Van der Walt back at 10 for Lions

Date published: September 4 2014

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Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man squad for Saturday's clash with the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man squad for Saturday's clash with the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.

Following last week's 41-22 win over the EP Kings, Ackermann has opted largely for consistency in his back-line.

Andries Coetzee moves from fly-half to full-back, while Ruan Combrinck – who was the full-back against the Kings – will run out at left wing, taking over from Courtnall Skosan.

Jaco van der Walt returns from injury and will wear the number 10 jersey.

In the forwards, Derick Minnie will start at number eight and will also captain the side while Willie Wepener starts in the hooker berth. They replace Willie Britz and

On the bench, Mark Richards could make his Golden Lions debut should he get a run out.

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

Date: Saturday, September 6
Kick-off: 19:10 local (18:10 BST, 17:10 GMT)
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Francois Pretorius, Lusanda Jam
TMO: Jason Jaftha

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