Griquas call up a Bok for WP showdown

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:16
Large hilton lobberts h s 800

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas coach Peter Engledow has added some serious muscle to his pack for their Currie Cup crunch match against Western Province.

Springbok Hilton Lobberts is one of six changes - four to the forwards pack - for the Round Eight encounter in Kimberley on Friday.

Griquas are currently fourth on the standings with 19 points, while WP are in fifth place, one point behind.

The 30-year-old Lobberts, who last played for his country in 2007, has been named to partner Wandile Putuma at lock.

Mzwanele Zito drops out of the matchday squad, while Jonathan van Rensburg moves from lock to No.8 in place of Jason Fraser - who drops down to the replacement bench.

The fourth change in the pack sees veteran prop Steph Roberts returns in the place of Liam Hendricks.

The backline changes see Jacobus Jonker start on the right wing in place of Ederies Arendse, who moves to the left wing in place of the injured flyer with Alshaun Bock (hamstring strain).

Griquas: 15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Jacobus Jonker, 13 Johnathan Francke, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Ederies Arendse, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Wandile Putuma, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 Abraham le Roux, 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacement: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Devon Martinus, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 Jason Fraser, 20 Renier Botha, 21 Andre Swarts, 22 Eric Zana.

Date: Friday, September 23
Venue: Griqua Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Jaco Kotze
TMO: Marius Jonker

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 22 October 2017
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
Fri, 27 October 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Kings 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Ospreys v Dragons 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Munster 19h35 Sportsground
Sat, 28 October 2017
Australia v Barbarians 04h00 Sydney
Harlequins v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Twickenham
Saracens v London Irish 14h00 Allianz Park
Northampton Saints v Wasps 14h00 Franklin's Gardens
Treviso v Edinburgh 14h00 Stadio Monigo
Sharks v Western Province 15h00 Durban
Ulster v Leinster 17h15 Kingspan Stadium
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues 18h35 Parc y Scarlets
Zebre v Cheetahs 19h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 12 10 0 2 47
Western Province 12 7 0 5 37
Golden Lions 12 6 0 6 35
Blue Bulls 12 5 0 7 32
Free State Cheetahs 12 6 0 6 31
Pumas 12 4 0 8 27
Griquas 12 4 0 8 26