Boshoff at full-back for Lions

Date published: April 30 2015

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Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made a handful of changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s clash with the Bulls in Pretoria.

In the forwards, Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys will return to the front row with Coetzee taking over from Armand van der Merwe while Redelinghuys replaces Jacques van Rooyen.

In the backline there have been two positional changes with Andries Coetzee shifting to left wing and Harold Vorster moving across to outside centre.

As a result, Marnitz Boshoff will start at full-back and Howard Mnisi will slot into the inside centre berth.

Alwyn Hollenbach has been drafted in to the match day side after Lionel Mapoe failed a late fitness test. Mapoe sustained a minor knock to the knee and has not recovered fully in time for Saturday's match.

Lions: 15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Andries Coetzee, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 20 Robert Kruger, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Alwyn Hollenbach, 23 Courtnall Skosan.
 
Date: Saturday, May 2
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19:10 (17:10 GMT, 03:10 AEST, 05:10 NZST)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Stephan Geldenhuys (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

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