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No changes for Lions


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content on 26 Oct 2011 at 14:12
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Lions coach John Mitchell has named an unchanged starting lineup to face the Sharks in Saturday’s Currie Cup final… meanwhile, the host union has confirmed that Coca Cola Park has already sold out for the weekend’s game, meaning the final will be played in front of a capacity crowd of more than 70 000.

Cobus Grobbelaar is again bracketed with Jaco Kriel on the bench, while Josh Strauss has been cleared of concussion to lead the Lions team.

Golden Lions:
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 CJ Van der Linde

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse/JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Warren Whiteley, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar/Jaco Kriel, 20 Butch James, 21 Dylan des Fountain, 22 James Kamana



52 Comments

  • I don’t know how much truth there is in the capacity crowd thing…I bought my tickets about an hour ago.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.10.11 14:25:28 by Letgo Reply
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  • I did buy them from Kings Park though, so maybe they feel those tickets are already sold.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.10.11 14:26:13 by Letgo Reply
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  • I CAN”T WAIT FOR THIS GAME! My first FULL strength Sharks game LIVE! And it’s the FINAL!

    Also not a bad squad from the Lions but, almost identical to the team to got a “50 KLAP”

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.10.11 14:27:04 by G West Reply
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  • It’s an auspicious day for the Hawera Cup it has to be said. :cool:

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.10.11 14:32:45 by klempie Reply

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  • They can fit 70k into the Coke Tin these days? :|

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.10.11 14:33:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 5) : 59000 plus the extra stands and suites..gonna be a cracker n i got hot seats on the half way line..east lower..3 rows from the front…boooyaaa…

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.10.11 14:35:51 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 6) : I’m driving down to Durban on Friday. :???:

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.10.11 14:36:29 by klempie Reply

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  • Make no mistake these might be the same players that played in Durban a couple weeks ago but their attitude and focus will be a lot different on Saturday!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.10.11 14:36:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • BIG spelling mistake there Rob, its no chance for the Lions ;)

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.10.11 14:40:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • @shaniboi (Comment 6) : I am also sitting in East lower!

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.10.11 14:46:18 by G West Reply
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  • I just hope the Shark’s psychiatrist is hard at work, other than that I’m not worried at all.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.10.11 14:47:25 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • 031-3088400

    Anyone still looking for tickets can phone the above number – Sharks ticket office! Or go to the ticket office.!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.10.11 14:58:54 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • Now we just have to wait till Sunday for the Sharks to announce their team.

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.10.11 14:59:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ice Ice Bokkie (Comment 12) : Are they doing a big-screen event at KP, drol?

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.10.11 15:04:52 by klempie Reply

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  • Anyone know who the ref will be?

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.10.11 15:13:28 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 15) : Must be Kaplan surely.

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.10.11 15:14:44 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 16) : @JarsonX (Comment 15) : Mark Laurence

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.10.11 15:17:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : I dunno – those are tickets allocated to the Sharks..

    @klempie (Comment 16) : Mark Lawrence

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.10.11 15:19:06 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • I thought Ellis Park had a 62000 seat capacity :|

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.10.11 15:22:23 by beet Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : drol? :shock:

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.10.11 15:22:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • What time is kickoff? 17:30?

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.10.11 15:24:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 21) : As far as I know its 17:00

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.10.11 15:25:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 20) : We have an understanding. ;-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.10.11 15:26:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 22) : Nope.

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.10.11 15:26:41 by Ben Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 23) : :cool: :razz:

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.10.11 15:27:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 20) : :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.10.11 15:27:45 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 17) : :cool:

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.10.11 15:58:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 11) : They don’t have one :(

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.10.11 16:18:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 24) : What do you mean “nope”? :) You asked he answered.

    AND he answered correctly, kick-off is at 17:00 :)

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.10.11 16:20:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : Where did you see that? Kickoff is at 17:30.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.10.11 16:22:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : On Sharksrugby it says 17:30??

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.10.11 16:22:54 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • @Ice Ice Bokkie (Comment 31) : Same on Computicket and on the Lions website. SuperSport had it as 17:00 but then they changed it to 17:30.

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.10.11 16:24:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : Because I wasn’t sure and so I asked. Then I checked and saw it is 17:30 and that’s why the “nope”. ;)

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.10.11 16:27:27 by Ben Reply
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  • 365 still has it as 17:00, Supersport and Saru had it as 17:00 but I see now that it has changed to 17:30.

    suits me perfectly as I won’t need to leave work early.

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.10.11 16:28:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : Suits me more than perfectly. Have to attend a wedding at 16:30! :roll:

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.10.11 16:29:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 33) : :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.10.11 16:31:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Check this out.

    http://Www.rugby365.com/tournaments/rwc/news/2814564.htm
    :shock:

    cheating bastards

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.10.11 16:32:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) :

    My first reaction was it missed ..checked on pvr and still thought so ..funnily all other angles are goonneee..

    Weren’t any replays ..

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.10.11 16:37:46 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 35) : what a wedding.. on cc- final day, wheres their priorities ;-)

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.10.11 16:39:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • @CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! (Comment 38) : THAT clip is the 1st footage of the game I have seen. :)

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.10.11 16:41:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No specialst scrummie on the bench does concern me ..lose Bandiso early and we are suddenly weaker in the backline. A big disruption for a final game ..

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.10.11 16:41:53 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :

    I ran thru it on pvr in 5min .. ;-)

    Truthfully this WC has left a sour taste in my mouth …

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.10.11 16:43:52 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 39) : My cousin is a Bulls fan and her husband to be is a Cheetah fan. :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.10.11 16:48:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 43) : Oh so they knew ages ago they weren’t going to be in the final. :)

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.10.11 17:05:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : On the SuperSport coverage from the other side of the poles the kick definitely appears to go over. Don’t forget that video can easily be manipulated, just as pictures can.

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.10.11 17:11:36 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 2) : That’s the thing. All block bookings have to be taken into account(remember our block booking for the Bulls SupeRugby clash?) so that’s what sells out a match like this fast. The people making the block booking have a limited time to make payment on the seats, but everyone knows that block-booked seats sell, so it’s a no-brainer really. The Sharks Supporters Club here in PTA booked 2000 tickets. They’ve all been snapped up!

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.10.11 17:15:51 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! (Comment 41) : you might not be alone in that problem, though

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.10.11 17:24:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : Yup! :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.10.11 17:40:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : It wasn’t over. What can you do?

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.10.11 08:01:18 by Letgo Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 46) : This game will be awesome then. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been to a full stadium. I’ve never been to a 60/70 000 plus stadium.

    I’m glad I decided to drive down to JHB for the game.

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.10.11 08:03:18 by Letgo Reply
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  • @G West (Comment 3) :

    Yea only shows 8 changes from that match … :roll:

    With that logic the sharks will have an identical team to the one we ran over in JHb in round one so the Lions must surely be favorites then :P

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.10.11 09:00:55 by Zibbie Reply
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  • L I O N S !!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.10.11 12:32:56 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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