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Lions select strong team for catfight – updated


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:51
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The Lions team to take on the Cheetahs in their derby match this weekend has been announced, with a team that closely emulates the team that lifted the Currie Cup not more than 4 months ago.

There seems to be some confusion surrounding this team, with certain sources claiming Michael Killian is injured, and others that he is on the bench. So the only REAL injury is that of Michael Rhodes, who we can sure of will not take the field.

The loose trio of Grobbelaar, Minnie and Strauss will have to face up to the likes of Heinrich Brussouw and Devon Raubenheimer to get the ball in hand. The most interesting match up of the match will be Elton Jantjies facing up to Johan Goosen in the battle of the young pivots.

Lions: Jaco Taute ; Deon van Rensburg, Doppies la Grange, Alwyn Hollenbach, James Kamana; Elton Jantjies, Michael Bondesio; Josh Strauss ©, Derick Minnie, Baywatch Grobbelaar, Franco van der Merwe, Wikus van Heerden/Hendrik Roodt, Pat Cilliers, Callie Visagie, JC van Rensburg.

Reserves: Martin Bezuidenhout, CJ van der Linde, Hendrik Roodt/Stephan Greeff, Warren Whiteley, Tian Meyer, Butch James, Michael Killian



49 Comments

  • Bondesio & Kamana played SR last year mate.

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.02.12 13:53:28 by hendrikp Reply
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  • Its a pity Rhodes is injured ..I have high hopes for this guy to make a serious impact this season.

    Well balanced lose trio and a settled backline.

    After a broken leg I’m hoping to see Kamana work his magic.

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.02.12 13:58:29 by csb Reply
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  • Is Tiaan Meyer the ex-Sharks Tiaan Meyer, or am I right in saying he was Tian Meyer?!

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.02.12 14:00:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) :

    I take that back. Double checked, and Bondesio sat on the bench twice last season, but didn’t get onto the field.

    Kamana has played though.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.02.12 14:00:14 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 4) :

    Thanks.. Sorry about that..

    I wasn’t sure, but it was in my source article, which must be wrong. Generally when something like that is in an article, you can take it as true..

    Article amended accordingly..

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.02.12 14:01:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) :

    Its my understanding he is the x-Shark .

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.02.12 14:02:58 by csb Reply

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  • lions need a decent scrummy.

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.02.12 14:05:04 by MJ Reply

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  • Cheetahs will need to defend to win this game.

    If they allow any long range tries, or turn over ball in their own 22, they can kiss this game goodbye. :|

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.02.12 14:05:43 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @MJ (Comment 7) :

    Bandesio didn’t let us down last year …his work rate and tackling was sublime in the CC final ..

    Sure he is no Vermaak or Hougaard but for now he’l have to do, its our back-up that concerns me …I guess we can always turn to Doppies as a last resort.

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.02.12 14:08:51 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 9) : agree, but you can’t judge him just on the final. just don’t think his service is good engough to bring the best out of jantjies, but we’ll have to see.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.02.12 14:19:21 by MJ Reply

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  • @MJ (Comment 7) : I think Bondisio is a decent scrummy.

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.02.12 14:24:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • @MJ (Comment 10) :

    Sure you can’t but he certainly isn’t a bad player …

    imo its his service thats keeping him first choice.

    He got to the rucks alot quicker than Vermaak and has a crisp pass ..I guess all will be revealed come Sat evening.

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.02.12 14:25:45 by csb Reply

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  • ok . it seems Killian wil be in place of Mapoe and CJ will be on the bench

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.02.12 14:28:42 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) :

    Serious?

    Killian is injured though?

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.02.12 14:30:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) :

    So is Mapoe injured ? or just lacking game time.

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.02.12 14:30:33 by csb Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 14) :

    Thats what I thought but word is he is fit to play ..very confusing.

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.02.12 14:31:21 by csb Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 14) :

    Note sure . all i heard from my source is that killian will be in place of mapoe .

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.02.12 14:33:56 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 16) :
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    I have checked two sources, and both have the same team as we do here..

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.02.12 14:35:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) :
    http://www.lionsrugby.co.za/index.php/all-rugby/super-14/1737-mitchell-sitcks-to-the-tried-and-trusted-with-tn-lions-team-

    Am thinking that’s probably the right one!

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.02.12 14:40:03 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 19) :

    hehe . greg . check the last name on that link’s team sheet please :P

    then come bow down to my awesomeness :P

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.02.12 14:51:48 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : Richard your bench is missing loose forward cover. Warren Whiteley.

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.02.12 15:07:44 by chucky Reply

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  • @chucky (Comment 21) :

    Thank you

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.02.12 15:09:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Man I hope the Cheetahs get their act together and pump these Okes. :mrgreen:

    I like Taute and Roodt tho and Elton when he’s in the x-factor mood. Also looking forward to seeing what Callie Visagie has to offer. So what is that 2 debutants for the Lions? 3 if Meyer gets on.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.02.12 15:20:31 by beet Reply
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  • If the lions lose this one the Cat will be amongst the pigeons! :mrgreen:

    Don`t really think they will though.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.02.12 15:32:21 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 20) : It says Michael Killian :?:

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.02.12 15:49:33 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 25) :

    hehe . yes :P

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.02.12 15:52:47 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 24) :

    i like the Lions being talked down . that is usually when they win :P

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.02.12 15:54:10 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Truth is if the Lions have any aspirations to do well in this tournament then we should be beating this Cheetahs side.

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.02.12 15:59:53 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 28) :

    Very good point..

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.02.12 16:02:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ross Cronje?

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.02.12 16:12:04 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 30) : Also Injured.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.02.12 19:51:41 by steve Reply

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  • And Guy Cronje is playing Varsity Cup..

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.02.12 19:54:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 28) :

    i agree ! no more excuses !! we need to win this one !!

    but i think Mitch will have the players minds in the right place .

    I BELIEVE !!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.02.12 20:12:10 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 33) :

    Dude its seriously Now or never for us … from what I hear this may very well be our last season …

    Better to burn out than to fade away :grin:

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.02.12 20:40:06 by csb Reply

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  • I BELIEVE too :cool:

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.02.12 20:40:33 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 34) : Doomed I tell you, doomed!

    Unless you buy JP du Plessis, Johan Goosen or Coenie vd W. Then you guys will win the WC and the Nobel prize for Astrophysics.

    Act now before its too late. Only you can save Lionkind.

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.02.12 21:08:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 36) :

    :lol: the end is nigh …

    I’m playing euro lotto as I type in the hope I can bail the canned Lions out of obscurity … :razz:

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.02.12 21:12:29 by csb Reply

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  • “>csb (Comment 37) :The Lions don’t need fancy European money, all they need is the strategic assassination of one Cheeky namesake of the guy Sherlock regularly flips off

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.02.12 21:21:15 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 36) : He’s from the house in the East not the West :mrgreen:

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  • Comment 45, posted at 22.02.12 22:44:46 by csb Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.02.12 22:45:07 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 46) : Cute

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.02.12 07:06:27 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 47) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.02.12 07:19:00 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 40) : @csb (Comment 41) : @csb (Comment 42) : @csb (Comment 43) : @csb (Comment 44) : @csb (Comment 45) :

    What he said !!!!

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