Griquas change it up for Golden Lions

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:02
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas coach Peter Engledow has rung the changes for his team's Currie Cup Round Two match.

The Kimberley-based Griquas head up to Johannesburg on Saturday, where they will face the Golden Lions at Ellis Park - a 'curtain raiser' to the Super Rugby semifinal between the Lions and the Hurricanes.

There are three changes to the backline that started in the 45-51 loss to the Blue Bulls last week.

Eric Zana replaces Adriaan Coertzen at fullback, with the captain moving to the right wing. Enver Brandt starts on the left wing and Koch Marx drops out of the matchday 22.

In the only other backline change George Whitehead comes in at flyhalf and Andre Swarts drops down to the replacements bench.

Changes up front see Wendal Wehr coming in on the flank in place of RJ Liebenberg, who drops down to the replacement bench.

Mzwanele Zito drops down to the bench as well.

Griquas: 15 Eric Zana, 14 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Pieter Janse van Vuren, 4 Floris Pelser, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Marius Fourie, 1 Liam Hendricks.
Replacements: 16 Abraham Le Roux, 17 Devon Martinus, 18 Mzwanele Zito, 19 RJ Liebenberg, 20 Renier Botha, 21 Ederies Arendse, 22 Jonathan Francke.

Date: Saturday, July 29
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 12.00 (10.00 GMT)
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Vusi Msibi
TMO: Marius Jonker with Lesego Legoete

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