Van Rooyen to lead Lions at Newlands

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:18
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Golden Lions travel will travel to Cape Town with a new captain in Jacques van Rooyen to face Western Province at Newlands.

Regular captain Ryan Kankowski is out of action with a groin strain.

Due to the injury to Dillon Smit (fractured ankle), Marco Jansen van Vuren moves to the No.9 position.
 
Robert Kruger is struggling with a bout of bronchitis and the coaching team will give him time until Thursday to make a call on his availability.
 
Andries Ferreira and Harold Vorster will also get their first start in this years' Currie Cup.
 
Meanwhile, Lions prop Ruan Dreyer received a call-up to the Springbok squad on Monday and coach Swys de Bruin said he was happy for the hard working prop. 

"It shows that his hard work during the Super Rugby paid off," said De Bruin."
  
Golden Lions: 15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Antony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Marco Janse van Vuuren, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Robert Kruger, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacques van Rooyen (captain), 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Corne Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Michael Willemse, 17 Johannes Jonker, 18 Rhyno Herbst, 19 Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Jack Hart, 21 Siya Masuku, 22 Aphiwe Dyantyi.

Date: Friday, August 18
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden 
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Kwezi Mqomboti 
TMO: Shaun Veldsman 

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