Whiteley back to lead Lions
Whiteley back to lead LionsSHARE
The Lions were forced to make a few changes after Martin Muller, who was named at lock in the starting XV, failed a fitness test on Friday.
Whiteley comes in at No.8 and takes over the captaincy from scrumhalf Ricky Schroeder while Muller's place will be taken up by Bobby de Wee, who moves from the bench.
Ruan Lerm moves to flank, as a result of Whiteley's inclusion, and Fabian Booysen is moved to the bench.
Golden Lions – revised: 15 Vainon Willis, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Gerdus van der Walt, 11 Mark Richards, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ricky Schroeder, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Ruaan Lerm, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Fabian Booysen, 19 Stephan de Witt, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 22 Salom Gavor.
Date: Saturday, October 10
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 16.00 (14.00 GMT)
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Francois Pretorius
TMO: Johan Greeff