Lions make one change for Province

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content on 17 Aug 2011 at 09:27
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A rotational change that sees Pat Cilliers come in at tighthead prop is the only change to the Lions run-on fifteen for this weekend’s game against Western Province.

Coach John Mitchell revealed that Jacobie Adriaanse – one of the best tightheads in the Currie Cup so far – has carried a huge workload over the first five rounds, hence the decision to give former Sharsk XV skipper Cilliers a run in the number 3 jersey.

A stickler for discipline, Mitchell dropped Mike Rhodes from the squad last week after the latter’s yellow card at Loftus. Having served his time, so to speak, Rhodes – a shoolmate of Cilliers’ at Michaelhouse – comes back into the number 18 jersey, replacing Joe Snyman, also a former Shark.

Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Warren Whiteley, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Jannie Boshoff.


  • Another tough one . if we want to be the best we need to beat the rest !!! GO LIOOONS !!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.08.11 09:46:37 by Zibbie Reply
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  • I don’t. know who to pick for this one. 😕

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.08.11 09:51:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Damn, Adriaanse is in my FL team! 👿

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.08.11 10:54:41 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 3) : But Pat is in mine :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.08.11 10:57:17 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 4) :

    yea mine as well !!! VIVA !!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.08.11 11:11:42 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Comment 6, posted at 17.08.11 12:19:45 by Franshark Reply
  • Lionel Mapoe impressed me at 13…

    Wont be a bad thing for Mvovo to try…but before Mvovo can make the move he needs to work on his defense big time…

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.08.11 12:53:11 by Hmmm Reply

  • Gonna be a tough one…
    And the Lions are destined for a loss and the WP hungry for a victory as it has been 2 games since their last one…

    Think WP will pip this one with the Lions getting a bonus point…

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.08.11 12:54:48 by Hmmm Reply

  • Glad to see that Hollenbach is healed as he has been playing real good int he midfield…

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.08.11 13:01:28 by Hmmm Reply

  • is this the same Morne that writes here

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.08.11 16:08:36 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Lions forwards starting to come to the party, if they beat WP upfront like the Sharks did their backline will be able to do the rest

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.08.11 20:57:07 by Mutley Reply

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