Cilliers starts for Lions

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 31 Jan 2011 at 16:23
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Former Sharks prop Patric Cilliers will start at tight head for the Lions against the Sharks in a Neo Africa Tri-Series warm up match at Newlands on Tuesday night. Cilliers, who excelled for the Sharks in the number 3 jersey before a knee injury some years ago, comes in to replace the injured Jacbie Adriaanse.

Baby Bok Jaco Taute, who played in the unfamiliar inside centre position against the Stormers on Friday, is back in his favourite number 15 shirt, with Michael Killian moving to the wing and Deon van Rensburg taking over as Waylon Murray’s midfield partner. Another former Sharks, Rory Kockott, picked up an injury against the Stormers, meaning a return to the number 9 shirt for Jano Vermaak.

In other news, the Lions are set to announce a big-name signing at a hastily-convened press conference at Lanseria Airport tomorrow morning. Persistent rumours suggest that Butch James might be the player in question.

Lions team:

15 Jaco Taute, 14 Tonderai Chavhanga, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Deon van Rensburg, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Andre Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe (capt), 4 George Earle, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg


  • hey! They’re not playing Mapoe against us…. that’s not fair!

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.01.11 16:26:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bring it on…I wish I could see this match.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.01.11 16:27:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • exciting to see Pat given a chance – pity that not for Sharks .

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.01.11 16:34:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • Cilliers v Mtawarira is going to be a sight to behold.

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.01.11 16:53:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Don`t be too quick to knock the lions scrum guys, they didn`t look half bad Friday night. Of course it was only against the stormers . . .

    Taute back at fullback and Killian on the wing should also be an improvement.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.01.11 17:33:55 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : eeep… 😳

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.01.11 17:55:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cilliers versus Beast? My money is easily on the Beast.

    Pretty handy Lions side though.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.01.11 18:39:18 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 7) : Couldnt agree more. Pat is handy in the loose, but has never been close to dominant at scrum time. Simply put, I would put good money on the fact that Beast will crush him. Badly.

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.01.11 19:00:53 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Bj botha and Butch to lions latest rumours i have heard…
    Does any one know what happened to Super Sport ukzn vs uwc?

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.01.11 20:00:36 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 9) : UKZN lost – quite badly, I fear. 33-9

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.01.11 20:07:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lol pity

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.01.11 21:39:18 by Talent Reply
  • This mornings Beeld confirms the Butch James signing. Good for them.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.02.11 07:56:10 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 12) : Apparently they have managed to get an early release for him.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.02.11 08:03:13 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 12) : Well , he must be looking at settling down cause he is getting married this saturday.

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.02.11 08:27:59 by King Deysel Reply
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  • Bliksem these Lions are going to get slaughtered tonight…

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.02.11 08:56:05 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 15) : You think? It seems like the Sharks are going to play their ‘B’ team against the Stormers….it’s a pity because that is the only one I’ll see although we know what we have in the ‘A’ side so it will be interesting to see what the other team can do!

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.02.11 08:59:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I’d just be happy if we can cross the tryline and put some points on the board.

    That monkey on our back not being able to finish off on attack needs to be removed if we are goin to have any success this season.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.02.11 09:26:17 by CSB Prince of the Concrete Jungle ;-) Reply

  • @King Deysel (Comment 14) : Thats what I like about Butch, always up for a challenge – get married, sign for the Lions and move to Joburg all in one go.

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.02.11 09:27:58 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) :
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    To me it shows that Plum knows what he wants and who he’s best players are. Unlike other coaches he does not need to test and try combinations with these warm-up games….very much inline with the champion sides from NZ like the Saders – you dont see them testing and trying – they know by now who is who in the zoo…

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.02.11 09:31:28 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) :


  • Comment 20, posted at 01.02.11 09:31:50 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • 17 days to go people!!! Where’s the vibe???? 😐

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.02.11 09:34:53 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 21) : You haven’t been around enough to create a vibe sussie! 😈

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.02.11 09:58:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 13) : The Lions have confirmed James as the new signing, but he will only be released from his European contract after their season is over.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.02.11 10:13:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : The paper makes it sound that it will be earlier than previously expected. But who cares 😛

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.02.11 10:40:48 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Don’t like to see PC name amoung them 🙁 but what and its good to see that the old pretoors is back where he belongs in red and not Black and White 🙂

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.02.11 13:08:22 by chaz Reply

  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 21) : :mrgreen: eeeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh can’t wait to get into it :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.02.11 13:09:17 by chaz Reply


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