Richard Ferguson

Lions make changes for Province clash

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content on 27 Sep 2012 at 08:29
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The Lions have made a few changes to their team that beat the Sharks last weekend, to face Western Province at Newlands. Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute have both been lost to the Boks, while Bandise Maku is unavailable.

Coach Johan Ackermann has selected Butch James at flyhalf, while Dylan des Fountain comes into midfield in place of Taute. Another change to the starting team sees Jaco Kriel getting a start ahead of Willie Britz, who drops to the bench.

On the bench, Bandise Maku is not available due to family commitments and is replaced by Martin Bezuidenhout, while Ruan Dreyer comes onto the bench for CJ van der Linde, who has been called into the wider Springbok squad.

There is also a welcome return to the bench for Deon van Rensburg, who takes James’ place.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon Van Rensburg, 22 James Kamana


  • still a good side this. The Lions certainly have lots of players on their books…

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.09.12 08:43:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Dylan Des Fountain. Eish.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.09.12 08:48:42 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 2) : what do you call something that just keeps coming back, no matter how many times you think you’ve got rid of it? :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.09.12 08:59:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • This dude was tipped to do great things, I’m still waiting on him to do one good thing. I think he took over Gus Therons record for most knock ons at WP.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.09.12 09:03:48 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • WP or Lions?

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.09.12 09:11:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 4) :

    Aah Gus Theron! :lol: :mrgreen:

    Forgot about him.

    Remember when Streuli selected him for the Boks?? :shock:

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.09.12 09:40:48 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : haha the bugger did his hamstring in the captains run. Into property now.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.09.12 09:46:09 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • best result in this match would be a draw i think or a wp win without a bonus point (which is more likely than with a bonus point :grin: )

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.09.12 10:29:34 by Dunx Reply

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  • Shuffling the deck chairs on the titanic . . . :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.09.12 11:52:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 8) : careful… WP have scored more tries than we have this campaign…

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.09.12 13:06:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • We are looking ominously good for this match!!! Go Liiiions!!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.09.12 14:09:31 by blesbeer Reply

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