Davids gets pivotal role for Lions

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:14
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Five changes were made to the Golden Lions starting XV that will travel to Bloemfontein for the Currie Cup clash with the Free State Cheetahs on Saturday.

James Venter comes in at No.6 with Cyle Brink moving to blindside flank in the place of Robert Kruger who is out due to injury.

Ashlon Davids will slot in at flyhalf with Jaco van der Walt moving to fullback.

Sylvian Mahuza will start on the wing as Madosh Tambwe was included in the Golden Lions Under-21 side for their clash with the EP Kings at Ellis Park on Friday. 

Golden Lions: 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Antony Volmink, 10 Ashlon Davids, 9 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 James Venter, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacques van Rooyen (captain), 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Corne Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Rhyno Herbst, 19 Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Bradley Thain, 21 Nicolaas Hanekom, 22 Aphiwe Dyantyi.

Date: Saturday, August 26
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Jaco Kotze, Darren Colby
TMO: Johan Greeff with Lourens van der Merwe

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