Lions coach Johan Ackermann has been forced to make changes to his side for Saturday's clash with the EP Kings.
Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has been forced to make several changes to his side for Saturday's clash with the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth.
Captain Warren Whiteley, who was drafted into the Springbok squad, will be replaced by Willie Britz, who moves up from the bench. Martin Muller will provide cover off the wood.
And in another setback, hooker Robbie Coetzee withdrew from the side after suffering a neck spasm and is replaced by Willie Wepener on the bench.
Golden Lions (Revised): 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Andries Coetzee, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Ricky Schroeder, 22 Howard Mnisi.
Date: Saturday, August 30
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 19:10 local (17:10 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Francois Pretorius, Lusanda Jam
TMO: Jason Jaftha