Golden Lions change one for Pumas

Date published: August 11 2015

Golden Lions boss Johan Ackermann has made just one change to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Pumas in Johannesburg.

In the backline, Sampie Mastriet is bracketed with Anthony Volmink on the left wing.

The Lions secured a 51-14 victory over the Kings in their tournament opener in Port Elizabeth but face a difficult assignment against the Pumas, who beat the Sharks in Nelspruit in their first match. 

Golden Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Sampie Mastriet/Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Martin Muller, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 MB Lusaseni, 19 Steph de Wit, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Stokkies Hanekom, 22 Jaco van der Walt.

Date: Friday, August 14
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19:10 local (17:10 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Oregopotse Rametsi
Television match official: Johan Greeff