The Lions have opted for consistency in their team selection for this weekend’s clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, as coach Johan Ackermann has kept his starting fifteen unchanged from the team that beat the Bulls last weekend.
There are however, changes to the bench, where Ruan Dryer comes in for CJ van der Linde, Etienne Oosthuizen replacing Jaco Kriel, with Michael Rhodes now the loose forward cover.
Bandise Maku and Jaco Taute both remain on the bench and will be sure to have an impact at some point in the game.
Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willie Britz, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Michael Rhodes, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Jaco TauteTweet