Lions change two for WP

Date published: August 21 2014

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Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made two changes to his side as they prepare to take on Western Province at Newlands.

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made two changes to his side as they prepare to take on Western Province at Newlands.

In the forwards, Willie Britz and Warwick Tecklenburg come into the back row at number eight and on the flank respectively. They will line up alongside Derick Minnie, who will captain the side.

Meanwhile in the backline, Ackermann has opted for consistency, selecting the same group which beat the EP Kings 60-19 at Ellis Park last Saturday.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Derick Minnie (capt), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Howard Mnisi.

Date: Saturday, August 23
Kick-off: 17:05 local (16:05 BST, 15:05 GMT)
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Marc van Zyl
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein
Assessor: Deon van Blommestein

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