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Cronje back from the Boks to lead the Golden Lions

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Ross Cronje will lead the Golden Lions this weekend in their first Currie Cup match of the season on Friday.

The Springbok have not travelled with the Boks to Argentina and has been released to play in the Currie Cup.

The Lions side to face Griquas this Friday are also boosted by Springboks Andries Coetzee and Courtnall Skosan.

The match will be played at Emirates Airline Park

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Jan-Louis la Grange, 12 Manni Rass, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronje (c), 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Len Massyn, 6 James Venter, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Corne Fourie, 1 Sti Sithole
Replacements: 16 HP van Schoor, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 PJ Steenkamp, 19 Vincent Tshituka, 20 Dillon Smit, 21 Tyrone Green, 22 Wandisile Simelane

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  1. So what now when the Boks have to play Australia and NZ in the latter half of the comp with Faf De Klerk back with his club?

    Not feeling Erasmus’ planning at all this season…

  2. That Lions team is a really good team. Going to take some stopping. Simelane on the bench is a really good player. There were talks that the Bulls were trying to lure him to PTA. Nothing has come of it, it seems. Good feet, good distribution and defense

  3. Cronje fine provincial player but we want more then that for the Boks – throw some youngsters in and see who pops up. Need speed to the ball and pass, maybe Schneider and warner? I don’t want reinach, cronje or faf box-kicking all away, we want speed on god ball to get the backs away.

  4. Faf is the best in RSA by a country mile and got a big mention on ‘Kick and Chase’ tonight by Rod Kafer during the tech analysis.

    Fact is he is not going to be playing in the latter more important half of the tournament.

    Cronje is the form half-back out of the South African teams…

    I don’t rate Van Zyl less so Papier, would arguably prefer Cameron Wright or maybe Schreuder to have been kept in the squad.

    Best Rassie start making some plans quicksmart with his selections…

    Many of the previous positions the Boks had world-class in… like half-backs, blind-siders, centres… are starting to thin out fast.

  5. @bryce_in_oz:

    Have not seen this news yet, where did you get this from?
    Not ideal for SA’s chancesin the RC but gives Erasmus an opportunity to test his 2nd and 3rd choice…
    Let’s be honest, no one is expecting us to win the damn thing (RC) anyway so build for EOY and Next year

  6. @JT:

    Mentioned across a few sites, pretty sure it was most recently in Neil De Kok’s column (which is always quite good) on Voldy.

  7. @bryce_in_oz:

    Thx – it is a pity because I would like to have seen how Pollard fairs against the Kiwis and Aussies with Faf. Pressure will now be on a less experienced or slower 9 which will put Pollard under pressure…

  8. @JT:

    This baying to the clubs (and players) at national level is ludicrous… Australia and New Zealand would not have a bar of it.

    What’s the point of playing your best players in the least important tests.

  9. JT… Sale said that they are happy to release Faf for the entire RC if that’s what Rassies wants… but now it’s come out that WLR is only available for the two more games including tomorrow… so it brings me back to the poorly selected bench.

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