Lions unleash Bok prop on WP

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:53
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The Golden Lions will field their best available team against Western Province in a warm-up match at Ellis Park on Friday.

In the forwards World Cup-winning Springbok prop CJ van der Linde returns in one of three changes.

The other two changes among the forwards see the return of seasoned campaigners Hendrik Roodt (at lock) and Sevens and Derick Minnie (on the flank).

I the backline there is just one change.

Fullback Chrysander Botha is currently on international duty with the Namibian team.

Ruan Combrinck moves into the starting line-up at No.15.

Golden Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Gavin Annandale, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Dylan des Fountain, 22 Lionel Cronje, 23 Kobus de Kock, 24 Julian Redelinghuys.

Date: Friday, June 14
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Gerrie de Bruin