Richard Ferguson

Little change to Lions team

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, WP on 5 Oct 2011 at 13:24
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The Lions have made an injury enforced change to their loose trio, in the only change to their team to face Western Province at home this weekend.

Cobus Grobbelaar is out with a rib injury, with Warren Whiteley coming into the starting team, which resulted in a reshuffled loose trio, with Josh Strauss playing from the side of the scrum.

Jaco Kriel comes onto the bench to provide loose forward cover. There is also no sign of young scrumhalf Rudi Paige, as Doppies la Grange will cover the scrumhalf position from the centre position again.

Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss (captain), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 David Bulbring, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Burton Francis, 21 Dylan des Fountain, 22 James Kamana


  • 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage/Nic Groom, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nick Fenton-Wells, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg (captain), 1 JC Kritzinger

    Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Hilton Lobberts, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Pieter Louw, 21. Nic Groom/Louis Schreuder, 22. Johann Sadie

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.10.11 13:26:06 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Catrakilis back . Hopefully we can have Rhoads focus on all the injured WP players … 😉

    GO LIONS !!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.10.11 13:28:21 by Zibbie Reply
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  • hahaha allister coetzee has had enough of lionel cronje did you guys see him get angry when cronje stuffed up in the second half.

    They reaaly want lionel out. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.10.11 13:30:28 by Muzi Reply

  • I can’t understand why Sadie is on the bench other than the fact that he’s joining the Bulls. To me Klaasen at 12 and Sadie at 13 is the best combo in their squad.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.10.11 13:34:04 by beet Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 3) :

    And you bought him? What the hell for?

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.10.11 13:34:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : We bought lionel cronje because boshoff is going to the griquas.

    And Francois Brummer who i spent 3 years over hyping just does not want to play 😥

    Happy now

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.10.11 13:37:28 by Muzi Reply

  • @beet (Comment 4) : They are giving burton so called game time 😕 so that he gets ready for next years super 15…they know what they have in sadie.

    In a way allister is telling sadie “i can not wait for you to leave”

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.10.11 13:39:32 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 6) :

    No dude, Im asking this as a serious questions, no jokes..

    Do you know the thinking behind it? What about Fouche?

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.10.11 13:39:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 7) :

    In a must win match for their Currie Cup campaign, I think Sadie on the bench is a mistake..

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.10.11 13:41:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : I know how is piet lindeque playing i thought plumtree would give him a chance.

    Piet Lindeque is class…..

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.10.11 13:42:32 by Muzi Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : Louis Fouche is playing well but the bulls management think he is not yet ready for suer 15 rugby.

    Fouche will be playing vodacom cup rugby.

    Heyneke Meyer has identified cronje as morne steyn’s back up. 😕

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.10.11 13:45:09 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 11) : Are you sure about that? Lionel is another potential fullback, meaning that Louis could still be in the squad.

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.10.11 13:51:26 by beet Reply
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  • Lions to take it……blindfolded! 😈

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.10.11 13:51:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 12) : Yep lionel will play flyhalf.

    Zane Kirchner and Jurgen Visser will be the full backs!

    Louis will be the third choice flyhalf which means brummer is pretty much done with the bulls 😥

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.10.11 13:55:02 by Muzi Reply


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