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Half centuries for Jantjies, Mapoe

10th July 2014 10:28


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50 caps: Elton Jantjies

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man side to face the Cheetahs at Ellis Park on Saturday.

In the forwards Ackermann has opted for consistency, making no changes to the group after last weekend's 34-17 win over the Rebels.

Meanwhile, in the backline, Elton Jantjies will start at fly-half as Marnitz Boshoff shifts to the bench.

Lionel Mapoe will start in the place of Deon van Rensburg, while Andries Coetzee comes in at full-back having returned from injury.

Jantjies and Mapoe both celebrate 50 Super Rugby caps on Saturday.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Derick Minnie, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Courtnall Skosan

Date: Saturday, July 12
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kickoff: 17:05 (local, 15:05 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Stuart Berry, Jaco van Heerden
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

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