Golden Lions change one for Kings

Date published: August 14 2014

Lions boss Johan Ackermann has made one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the EP Kings in Johannesburg.

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Eastern Province Kings in Johannesburg.

Ackermann has opted for consistency by rewarding the side which beat the Blue Bulls 41-13 last weekend. Jaco van der Walt will start at fly-half where he replaces the injured Marnitz Boshoff.

Meanwhile, on the bench, Ackermann has drafted in Guy Cronje and Albertus 'Kwagga' Smith. Smith will make Currie Cup debut should he get a run out on 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 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 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 Willie Britz, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Howard Mnisi.

Date: Saturday, August 16
Kick-off: 14:30 local (13:30 BST, 12:30 GMT)
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Francois Pretorius, Sieg van Staden
Television match official: Willie Vos
Assessor: Dennis Immelman