Ackermann shuffles front row again

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:33
Large robbie coetzee v free state cheetahs 2016 800

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made five changes to his starting team for their crunch Currie Cup clash against the Sharks at Ellis Park on Friday.

In the front row, Robbie Coetzee will start in the hooker berth with Springbok Malcolm Marx warming the bench.

The other change up front sees Ruan Dreyer start in place of Julian Redelinghuys who has joined the Springboks.

In the backline, Ross Cronjé is back in the No.9 jersey, while Andries Coetzee takes over from Sylvian Mahuza at fullback. 

In the midfield, Rohan Janse van Rensburg gets a starting berth ahead of Howard Mnisi.

The Currie Cup Premier Division Round Nine clash is effectively a knockout match, with the winner advancing to the play-offs at the expense of the other.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Koch Marx, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Albertus Smith (captain), 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Jean-Pierre du Preez, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Dylan Smith.   
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Fabian Booysen, 19 Cyle Brink, 20 Dillon Smit, 21 Howard Mnisi, 22 Sylvian Mahuza.

Date: Friday, September 30
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert 
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Stephan Geldenhuys Stephan
TMO: Willie Vos 

 

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 22 September 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Pumas 15h30 Bloemfontein
Cheetahs v Leinster 18h00 Bloemfontein
Glasgow Warriors v Munster 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Ulster v Dragons 18h35 Kingspan Stadium
Gloucester v Worcester Warriors 18h45 Kingsholm
Treviso v Ospreys 19h35 Stadio Monigo
Sat, 23 September 2017
Sharks v Blue Bulls 13h00 Durban
Bath v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Recreation Ground
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Saracens v Sale Sharks 14h00 Allianz Park
Connacht v Cardiff Blues 14h15 Sportsground
Western Province v Griquas 15h15 Newlands
Kings v Zebre 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Scarlets v Edinburgh 18h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sun, 24 September 2017
London Irish v Northampton Saints 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 14h00 Sandy Park
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 9 8 0 1 39
Free State Cheetahs 8 5 0 3 25
Golden Lions 9 4 0 5 25
Western Province 8 4 0 4 22
Pumas 9 4 0 5 22
Blue Bulls 8 3 0 5 20
Griquas 9 2 0 7 16