Golden Lions ring the changes

Date published: August 20 2015

Golden Lions boss Johan Ackermann has rung the changes for Saturday's clash with the Sharks in Durban on Friday.

In the backline, Jaco van der Walt starts at full-back in place of Ruan Combrinck who shifts to the right wing. Courtnall Skosan, who wore the number 14 jersey in last weekend's triumph over the Pumas, moves over to the left wing where he replaces Sampie Mastriet.

The only other change in the back-line sees Stokkies Hanekom replacing the injured Harold Vorster at outside centre.

Up front, Ruan Dreyer takes over from Jacques van Rooyen at loosehead prop while Robbie Coetzee also comes in for Malcolm Marx.

MB Lusaseni (lock) and Kwagga Smith (flanker) have also been named in the run-on side in the final two changes.

Golden Lions: 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9  Ross Cronje, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1  Ruan Dreyer.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Stephan de Wit, 20 Ricky Schroeder, 21 Alwyn Hollenbach, 22 Anthony Volmink

Date: Saturday, August 22
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17:05 local (15:05 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Jaco Kotze
TMO: Marius Jonker