Kriel to lead Golden Lions

Date published: August 4 2015

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team to face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth, in the opening round of the 2015 Currie Cup competition on Saturday.

The team includes a mix of both youth and experience as Ackermann looks to once again bring young talent through into the senior group this season.

Lock Franco Mostert has been released from the Springbok training camp and has re-joined the Golden Lions ahead of Saturday's game.

Jaco Kriel will captain the side from flanker as last season's finalists kick off their campaign.

Golden Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 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: Saturday, August 8
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Kick-off: 14:15 (local, 12:15 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman 
Assistant Referees: Jason Jaftha, Francois Pretorius
TMO: Marius Jonker