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La Grange back for the Lions


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions on 24 Aug 2011 at 16:06
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There will be extra cover for the Lions’ forwards when they take on the Sharks in Johannesburg on Saturday, coach John Mitchell revealed on Wednesday.

SAPA reports that the Currie Cup log leaders included five forwards and two backline specialists in their list of replacements for the match with most of the focus expected to be on centre Doppies La Grange.

La Grange returns after a prolonged hamstring injury which he picked up during the team’s second round victory against Griquas.

Lock Wikus van Heerden is also back in the team after he withdrew from their previous match against Western Province at the last minute.

Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Josh Strauss (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Johan Snyman, 19 Michael Rhodes, 20 Warren Whiteley, 21 Doppies La Grange, 22 Burton Francis



24 Comments

  • How fitting that the game before the halfway mark is a top of the table clash.

    Sharks to win this by a good margin

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.08.11 16:07:49 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • GO SHARKS!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.08.11 16:19:42 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply
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  • Guess it`s way too early for me to expect a sharks team?

    Possible Option :
    Stefan, Richards, Ludik, Adi, Mvovo, Michalak, Charl, Kanko, Coetzee, Hargreaves, Bresler, Botes, Herbst, Burden, Van Staden.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.08.11 16:29:08 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • gee – you think they’ve got enough of our old boys in their team?

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.08.11 16:39:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Sharks v Sharks Old Boys. :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.08.11 16:43:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • This is a good Lions side so it is going to be a tough one in JHB – just like the S15 earlier this year or the Currie Cup game there last year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.08.11 16:48:38 by steve Reply

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  • looking forward to Chadwick v Cilliers :) (licks lips)

    Who’s the ref?

    I swear if it’s that vd Merwe joke, I’m going to scream

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.08.11 16:50:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @steve (Comment 6) : it’s building up to be a close one. I think if Freddy is on song again, it will go our way.

    Do you know who’s in the Lions u21 side yet?

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.08.11 16:56:00 by beet Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : it’s jaco peyper

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.08.11 16:56:01 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 9) : he’s ok, I think… can’t recall us having too many issues with him in the past?

    All I want is a ref who will recognise which side is dominating the scrums…

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.08.11 17:00:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 9) : Damn what happened to mark lawrence

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.08.11 17:01:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : I hope the scrums turn out to be a memorable contest. I get the feeling they’re going to be a bit of a headache.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.08.11 17:08:25 by beet Reply
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  • we could have our hands full with the combo of Snyman, Rhodes and Whiteley on the bench… three big lads who’ll look to turn the forward tide in their side’s favour in the second half… assuming it isn’t already going that way.

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.08.11 17:24:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : The extra l/fwd and no scrumhalf on the bench. :???: It will be interesting to see Doppies back in his old halfback position unless they see Killian filling the role as backup at no.9

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.08.11 17:29:06 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 14) : we’ll also have 5 forwards on the bench, but one of them will be Botes, who’s just a bit smaller than any of the Lions boys :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.08.11 17:38:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 14) : no, Doppies will be backup at 9… maybe a few early, hard hits on Bondesio wouldn’t be a bad idea?

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.08.11 17:39:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Go Lions you can win this one

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.08.11 07:00:38 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 17) : :mrgreen: You need to make sure you are completely awake before you get out of bed in the morning. :razz:

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.08.11 07:11:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    GO LIONS !!!!!

    i really feel more comfortable not being the favorites !!! hehe

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.08.11 07:23:56 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 19) :

    You are favorites. Just check the community picks on SB. ;-)

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.08.11 09:12:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 20) :

    Havent made my pics yet !!! waiting on the Sharks team first …

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.08.11 09:14:36 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 20) : Sportsbet offers even odds for this one.

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.08.11 09:14:47 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 8) : Re U21′s – dont know as yet – Should be much the same as the side that started against WP – they went quite well up front against WP with a few 1st choice guys out or injured early on so it will be interesting to see if they change anything. I know there are quite a few niggles and a bit of flu about that will also influence the 22 for Saturday.

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.08.11 09:22:36 by steve Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    In that starting side who are all the Sharks old boys other than Patrick Cilliers….and the Sharks have Ludik Deysel so what the dif actually?

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.08.11 12:52:48 by Hmmm Reply

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