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Lions change one for Sharks

10th April 2014 10:26


Derick Minnie Lions

Starting: Derick Minnie

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made just one change to his team for Saturday's clash with the Sharks at Ellis Park.

Ackermann has opted for consistency, as the only change come in the pack with Derick Minnie starting at flank.

As a result, Jaco Kriel drops to the bench to provide cover. Robbie Coetzee is also a welcome inclusion on the bench, having recovered from injury.

Alwyn Hollenbach comes in to provide cover in the place of JW Jonker.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Willie Britz, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 MB Lusaseni, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Alwyn Hollenbach.

Date: Saturday, April 12
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kickoff: 19:10 (local, 17:10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Stefan Breytenbach (both South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

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