Golden Lions change six for Bulls

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:02
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Golden Lions have made six changes to their team to face the Blue Bulls in a Currie Cup Round Three clash in Pretoria on Saturday.

Hooker Michael Willemse comes into the starting side to replace Pieter Jansen who drops down to the bench.

The other change in the front row sees Andrew Beerwinkel come in for Justin Ackermann, who drops out of the matchday 23.

In the loose trio, Fabian Booysen takes over the No.7 jersey from Robert Kruger.

In the backline, Marco Janse van Vuren gets a start in the No,9 jersey with Dillon Smit dropping out of the matchday squad.

Other changes in the backline sees Nicolaas Hanekom partner Jarryd Sage in the midfield, while Ashlon Davids gets an opportunity in the No.15 jersey.

Golden Lions: 15 Ashlon Davids, 14 Madosha Tambwe, 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Jarryd Sage, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Marco Janse van Vuren, 8 Ryan Kankowski (captain), 7 Fabian Booysen, 6 James Venter, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Andrew Beerwinkel, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Sithembiso Sithole. 
Replacements: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Nico du Plessis, 18 Bobby de Wee, 19 Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Jano Venter, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Jan-Louis la Grange.

Date: Saturday, August 5
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Egon Seconds
Assistant referees: Jaco, Kotze, Christopher Allison
TMO: Johan Greeff

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