Lions change four for Griquas

Date published: September 23 2014

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s clash with Griquas in Kimberley.

In the forwards, prop Jacques van Rooyen and flank Warwick Tecklenburg will both start the match after moving up from the bench.

Meanwhile, in the back-line, Ross Cronje will start at scrum-half and Howard Mnisi will come in at inside centre to face his former team-mates.

Marnitz Boshoff has recovered from his injury and will look to make an appearance off the replacements bench this weekend.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe (c), 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Schalk van der Merwe/Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Derick Minnie, 19 Kwagga Smith, 20 Mark Richards, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Stokkies Hanekom.

Date: Saturday, September 27
Kick-off: 15:00 local (14:00 BST, 13:00 GMT)
Venue: GWK Park, Kimberley
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Referees: Oregopotse Rametsi, Jan Venter
TMO: Jason Jaftha