Richard Ferguson

New look Lions for Russia clash


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content on 17 Jan 2013 at 12:49
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The Lions team to face Russia this Saturday in the first match of the Lions Challenge has been announced, with Johan Ackermann giving a host of new faces the chance to impress him.

Nomad flyhalf Lionel Cronje will start his first game for the Lions, linking up with Michael Bondesio in the halfbacks. JC Janse van Rensburg will lead the side against the 20th ranked Russians hoping to prepare themselves to take up the reigns as the fifth South African Super Rugby team again in 2014.

Bulls loosie Warwick Tecklenburg gets his first start in Lions colours, making the move across the Juksei at the end of last season, after an impressive start to his playing career at the Bulls. The centre combination of Harold Vorster and Stokkies Hanekom is an unknown quantity, but they are surrounded by Lions Anthony Volmink, Deon Helberg and the talented Andries Coetzee at fullback.

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (c).

Reserves: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Jacques Kotze, 19 Hugo Kloppers, 20 Claude Tshibidi, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Ruhan Nel.



42 Comments

  • Jaco Kriel?

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.01.13 13:01:06 by Talent Reply
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  • Can I be the first to say it?

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.01.13 13:06:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • If what you want to say is what I suspect you want to say then go right ahead and say it.

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.01.13 13:24:30 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 3) : what a KAK team

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.01.13 13:34:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Well I would not have used ‘kak’ since the owner of the website tends to frown upon the use of crude language (sometimes). But I understand in some situations ‘kak’ is unaviodable

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.01.13 14:24:48 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • So who is going to put money on the Russians to win this?

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.01.13 14:28:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 5) : he is quite lenient at other times though :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.01.13 14:34:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Absolutely fantastic to see Lionel starting a game at 10, don’t think he’s started in over a year

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.01.13 14:37:21 by Ludz Reply

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  • Give the team a chance just like we are giving the Kings one.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.01.13 14:43:11 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 9) : I’m giving them every chance to beat Russia, dude :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.01.13 14:51:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.01.13 14:53:30 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 1) :

    he is recovering from an injury and is given an extra week of rest … or thats the official statement …

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.01.13 07:31:56 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Finally some local rugby to look forward to….I’m starving for some rugby

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.01.13 12:54:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Penalty Lionel Cronje
    Lions 3
    Russia 0
    3min

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.01.13 19:07:05 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions get a kickable penalty, go for the line out

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.01.13 19:08:39 by Mutley Reply
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  • But knocks on at the line out

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.01.13 19:09:11 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty Lionel Cronje
    Lions 6
    Russia 0
    11min

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.01.13 19:13:58 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Deon Helberg

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.01.13 19:27:45 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted L. Cronje
    Lions 13
    Russia 0
    23min

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.01.13 19:28:47 by Mutley Reply
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  • Wow sounds as if the Russians is ea really good team.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.01.13 19:32:45 by JD Reply
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  • Penalty Russia
    Russia 3
    Lions 13
    38min

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.01.13 19:43:48 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty try for the Lions of a scrum

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.01.13 19:47:46 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted
    Lions 20
    Russia 3
    Halftime

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.01.13 19:48:28 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty Russia
    Russia 6
    Lions 20
    44min

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.01.13 20:03:57 by Mutley Reply
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  • Another penalty try for the Lions, they are dominating the scrums

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.01.13 20:09:39 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted
    Lions 27
    Russia 6
    48min

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.01.13 20:10:22 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Russia no12

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.01.13 20:11:47 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted from the corner
    Russia 13
    Lions 27
    50min

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.01.13 20:13:01 by Mutley Reply
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  • Geees! The ref is turning a nice friendly into a droopy game to watch!

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.01.13 20:13:35 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Try Roodt

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.01.13 20:20:11 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted
    Lions 34
    Russia 13
    55min

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.01.13 20:21:05 by Mutley Reply
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  • Sorry that the first Van Der Merwe the Russians meet is Lourens!LOL

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.01.13 20:21:10 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Try Warwick Tecklenburg

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.01.13 20:26:33 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted Boshoff
    Lions 41
    Russia 13
    61min

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.01.13 20:27:24 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Boshoff

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.01.13 20:37:55 by Mutley Reply
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  • Conversion missed
    Lions 46
    Russia 13
    72min

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.01.13 20:38:48 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Ruan Nel

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.01.13 20:48:03 by Mutley Reply
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  • Conversion missed
    Lions 51
    Russia 13
    Full Time

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.01.13 20:50:51 by Mutley Reply
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  • Go lions, the only unbeaten team for 2013 :)

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.01.13 21:53:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 39) : only cause they the only SA team to play against the mighty Mother Russia. Going to be a another story in their next few games.

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.01.13 20:18:54 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 40) : and in your expert opinion , do you think the Lions realize that ?

    i can somehow see that beating Russia will create a false sense of security ….

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.01.13 07:27:01 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 41) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.01.13 08:57:30 by Culling Song Reply
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