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Lions forced into changes


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions on 7 Oct 2010 at 21:44
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The Lions were forced to make four late changes to their team that will face the Pumas in a Currie Cup clash in Johannesburg on Friday.

Centre Doppies la Grange, who pulled a hamstring early in last week’s 37-43 loss to the Cheetahs, has been ruled out – forcing a complete reshuffle in the backline.
Burton Francis, who was originally bracketed with La Grange in the midfield, replaces Michael Killian at fullback, Waylon Murray moves to inside centre in place of the injured La Grange, and Marius Delport comes off the bench to take Murray’s place at outside centre.

Bok flank Wikus Van Heerden, who was originally named on the bench, start at No.7 in place of the injured Joshua Strauss.

On the bench Renaldo Bothma comes in to fill the gap by Van Heerden’s promotion, Wandile Mjekevu comes into the spot vacated by Delport and Pieter Engelbrecht is on for Francis.

* Meanwhile the Lions announced that tickets for the match are just R10, and a family with children in primary school will enjoy free entrance for the youngsters.

Lions – revised: 15 Burton Francis, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Marius Delport, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Deon Van Rensburg, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Wikus van Heerden, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Van der Merwe (captain), 4 Trevor Hall, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Wayne Swart, 18 Johan Snyman, 19 JP Joubert, 20 Wandile Mjekevu, 21 Renaldo Bothma, 22 Pieter Engelbrecht.

This article is courtesy of rugby365.com



17 Comments

  • I hope this team can still pull this off, my LMS ambitions depends on it :???:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.10.10 06:44:24 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 1) :

    So do mine.. but I have kinda given up there.. I have lost my lifeline, so I dont think that there is much a chance that all those with lifelines will lose it this weekend.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.10.10 07:27:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : No we wont, 1 or 2 maybe, but definitely not all :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.10.10 07:30:47 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 1) : Come to think of it, maybe my SB pick is to high :???:

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.10.10 07:31:55 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 4) :

    What margin did you go with?

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.10.10 07:33:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 3) :

    And then its the battle of the best contributor right?

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.10.10 07:34:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • WPW would have had a different headline. “Lions un-axe WC winning Bok.” :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.10.10 07:36:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Somewhere in the mid 20′s. I do try not to talk to much crap :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.10.10 07:37:01 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    Haha.. The un-axing of Wikus van Heerden.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.10.10 07:38:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) :

    But to honest, the guy hasn’t shown the form we all know he is capable of so far this season.

    Hoping he gets back the form next year.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.10.10 07:39:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Remember I told you I’m working on the day of the final, turns out I forgot about the bye, so now I can see both, semi and final :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.10.10 07:41:03 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 11) :

    That is very lucky! Here I am moaning and bitching that they decide to play the final one week before the first tour match.

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.10.10 07:43:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 11) : Excellent. My 12hr days are starting tomorrow again so I should be completed before the semis so I should be able to see both. May miss tomorrow though

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.10.10 07:47:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) :

    12 hour days? Thats a bit rough oom..

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.10.10 07:50:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Richard
    How DARE YOU!! :evil:

    Next time, please refer to Doppies as the Lions’ ‘star centre’ ok??

    I’ll pretend this never happen, capish?? :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.10.10 08:30:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    FJELN!! :evil: :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.10.10 08:31:17 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) :

    Ek is baie jammer oom.. Sal nie weer gebeur nie.. lol

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.10.10 08:33:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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