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Lions reshuffle pack for Kings Park


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 19 Feb 2015 at 11:09
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Lions coach Johan Ackermann has resisted making too many changes to his run-on side after Friday’s defeat to the Hurricanes at home and will take on the Sharks with the same backline. A few changes have been made up front, with more still on the bench.

In a huge blow to the side, talisman loos forward Jaco Kriel will not make the trip down to Durban due to a groin injury. Warwick Tecklenburg comes in to fill what the Lions website quaintly names the “right flanker” position – a term last used in the mid nineties – with Derick Minnie shifting to the open side. In the other change, Jacques van Rooyen starts at loose head prop ahead of Hond van der Merwe.

Marnitz Boshoff, perhaps a little fortunately, retains his position at flyhalf after a poor day with the boot last Friday, with Elton Jantjies covering off the wood.

There’s an entirely new forward contingent on the bench; Julian Redelinghuys and Robbie Coetzee are both fit and appear for the first time, while Ruaan Lerm and JP du Preez are young players looking to make their debuts in the competition. Centre Harold Vorster, named in 23, is also uncapped at this level.

Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen
Subs: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Schalk van der Merwe, 18. Julian Redelinghuys, 19. JP du Preez, 20. Ruaan Lerm, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. Harold Vorster



34 Comments

  • Mmm. Easy win for the sharks

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.02.15 11:15:29 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie, You spelled Lions wrong. It’s L I O N S not S h a r k s :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.02.15 11:22:13 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Yho! Goodluck to the Sharks’ scrum in the second half :D

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.02.15 11:22:56 by Mpandla Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 2) : Haha. No jaco kriel? And boshoff starts? No wsy José

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.02.15 11:27:01 by Zibbie Reply
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  • This team is a formidable one, though they don’t always (yet) appear as that much on paper.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.02.15 11:52:29 by Letgo Reply
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  • I really wish we were playing someone else this weekend, as apart from the Sharks, the next team I would love to see doing well in the S15 is the Lions – just love their approach to the game.

    Unfortunately one of these teams, draw possibility aside, will be sitting with a record of played 2, lost 2 at the start of the season. Not something I would wish either of these teams.

    That aside as a Sharks supporter I am relieved that: a) Jaco Kriel wont make the trip, and b) the coach has decided to give Boshoff another shot.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.02.15 13:25:55 by stevovo Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) : Boshoff wasn’t great on Friday, was he?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.02.15 13:38:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 2) : There is an edit option on the site. Wish they could use it to correct their spelling mistakes. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.02.15 13:43:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 7) : Not inspiring a lot of confidence at the moment im afraid

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.02.15 13:57:43 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 9) :

    Wonder if his performance in CC Final has affected him mentally?

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.02.15 14:18:09 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 10) : He has been struggling with form since his injury. Might be more of a rhythm thing

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.02.15 14:29:01 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 11) :

    Hope he can turn it around.

    Just not this week. ;-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.02.15 14:46:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 12) : this is an awful thing to say, but I don’t.

    I don’t want or need Marnitz Boshoff emerging as a credible flyhalf contender. It doesn’t server any of my purposes.

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.02.15 15:02:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : It is pretty awful.

    ;-)

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.02.15 15:05:21 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 14) : I’m mostly good otherwise

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.02.15 15:09:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 9) : He’s landing a 180 that even a pro skater would be proud of. :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.02.15 15:22:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Thought I was going to hell alone. :oops:

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.02.15 15:55:13 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 17) : as Michael Jackson once said, you are not alone

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.02.15 16:41:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : You’re a smooth criminal Rob. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.02.15 17:09:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 19) : I’m bad. You know it. Wooooh!

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.02.15 17:34:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Don’t be too harsh on The man in the mirror mate. :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.02.15 18:12:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 21) : you know, some days, I just can’t stop…. oh wait. :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.02.15 18:27:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : You are not alone. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.02.15 18:58:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : @Ben (Comment 23) : Universally speaking it’s water Under the bridge. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.02.15 19:02:32 by Ben Reply
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  • Game should be a… Thriller! Tadum-tish!

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.02.15 19:03:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Message to the Sharks. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.

    Enough meaning more points than the Lions on the scoreboard. :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.02.15 19:11:47 by Ben Reply
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  • Good option by the coaching team to test the bench strength and rotation options. All of these subs are strong contenders. Excited to see what they can do.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.02.15 19:59:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I feel like I missed a concert.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.02.15 20:48:17 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : @robdylan (Comment 15) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.02.15 23:15:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • With all those Michael Jackson references up there, I’d have thought someone would have said something about “Black or (umm…and) White!”

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.02.15 23:18:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Getting back to business: even though Kriel is out…and Boshoff is playing…and the front row is not at full strength…this Lions side as that “Hell, they make me nervous!” look about them…

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.02.15 23:20:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I would rather Jantjies start than Boshoff from a Sharks perspective. Jantjies wasn’t much better when he came on.

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.02.15 08:12:24 by money Reply

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  • This games gonna be a….Thriller.

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.02.15 08:32:32 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @money (Comment 32) : His kicking no, but his general play was much better.

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.02.15 08:59:36 by Southern_Shark Reply
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