Three Boks enough for Lions

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:40

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Golden Lions coach Zacharia de Bruin has not named all his Springboks in the starting XV to face the Free State Cheetahs in a crucial Currie Cup encounter.

Only three Springboks have been included in the Lions starting XV to face the Cheetahs at Ellis Park on Saturday.

There is one more on the replacement bench.

Ross Cronjé, Courtnall Skosan and Andries Coetzee will make their first appearances in this years' Currie Cup - while Malcolm Marx has been included on the bench.

In other changes Robbie Coetzee starts at hooker and Jacobie Adriaanse returns after a stomach bug kept him out of action last week.

Jaco van der Walt moves to flyhalf and Aphiwe Dyantyi from right to left wing.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Albertus Smith, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Len Massyn, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Rhyno Herbst, 19 Robert Kruger/Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Sylvian Mahuza.

Date: Saturday, October 14
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO: Johan Greeff

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