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Clever, Wepener benched

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Super 14 on 23 Apr 2009 at 07:41

Hooker Willie Wepener and flank Todd Clever get a break when the Lions play the Western Force in their final Super 14 tour match in Perth on Friday.

Hans van Dyk comes in for Wepener in the No.2 jersey, and Clever’s place is taken by Robert Kruger.

Rugby 365 reports that both Wepener and Clever will be on the replacement bench.

JC Janse van Rensburg will start in place of injured loosehead prop Heinke van der Merwe – out for the rest of the season with

The 23-year-old prop, Van der Merwe, injured his knee in the team’s impressive 31-20 win over the Reds last weekend. He will undergo surgery back in South Africa and have been ruled out for up to four months – ruling the one-time Springbok out of contention for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

Those are the only changes Lions coach Eugene Eloff made to the team that beat the Reds last weekend.

The team remains without injured captains Cobus Grobbelaar and Jaque Fourie, both who have returned home already.

Lions: 15 Earl Rose, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Henno Mentz, 10 André Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Ernst Joubert (captain), 6 Robert Kruger, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Jannes Labuschagne, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Hans van Dyk, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Gert Muller, 18 Franco van der Merwe, 19 Gerhard Mostert, 20 Todd Clever, 21 Chris Jonck, 22 Shandre Frolick.

1 Comment

  • Good to see RSA’s 3rd best hooker getting a wee break… he’s been colossal this season…

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.04.09 10:26:23 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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