Lions change two for Kings

01st Aug 2013, 14:41

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Ross Cronje: Starts at nine

Ross Cronje: Starts at nine

Lions boss Johan Ackermann has made two changes to his side for Saturday's promotion/relegation play-off with the Kings.

Lions boss Johan Ackermann has made two changes to his side for Saturday's second leg of their promotion/relegation play-off with the Kings in Johannesburg.

In the back-line, Deon Helberg replaces the injured Deon van Rensburg on the wing, while Ross Cronje will start at scrum-half in place of the injured Viaan van der Watt.

Guy Cronje takes his brother's place amongst the replacements as scrum-half cover.

The Lions beat the Kings 26-19 in Port Elizabeth last weekend and hold the advantage heading into Saturday's fixture.

Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Chrysander Botha.

Date:Saturday, August 3
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry