Hollenbach replaces Mapoe for Lions

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 21 Feb 2014 at 09:06
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Lions coach Johann Ackermann has kept changes to a minimum ahead of Saturday’s round two VODACOM Super Rugby match against the DHL Stormers.

Willie Britz (bench lock) and Lionel Mapoe (starting 13) are the two injury casualties after last weeks surprise opening win over the TOYOTA Cheetahs; Ackermann has brought veteran Alwyn Hollenbach in to replace Mapoe, but he will wear his familiar number 12 jersey, meaning a move to 13 for Pumas man Stefan Watermeyer.

Britz’s spot on the bench goes to former Sharks age-group player Luvuyiso “MB” Lusaseni, who will earn a debut Super Rugby cap should he be called on. Also moving onto the wood as utility back is JW Jonker.

15. Chrysander Botha, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Stefan Watermeyer , 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Ruan Combrinck, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Franco Mostert, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. MB Lusaseni, 20. Warwick Tecklenburg, 21. Ross CronjΓ©, 22. JW Jonker, 23. Coenie van Wyk


  • Dont know if Watermeyer has the pase for an outside centre, but time will tell. Go Lions

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.02.14 10:45:59 by Mutley Reply
  • Come On Lions! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.02.14 12:02:31 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre
  • @Original Pierre (Comment 2) : I got my first ‘upset’ prediction correct with the Chiefs win! let’s see how I do with the Lions… πŸ˜›

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.02.14 13:15:07 by Greg Reply

  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : I dont think the Lions will be spreading too much ball to be honest.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.02.14 14:32:32 by SheldonK Reply

  • That’s not a altogether terrible looking lions side to be honest.
    Don’t think they will win because the Stormers are too defensive in their style but still an ok side.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.02.14 14:52:57 by John Galt Reply

    John Galt
  • @Greg (Comment 3) : it’s not an upset if I call it in my preview article, boet πŸ™‚

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.02.14 15:24:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : I called it the same way πŸ˜† the odds on the Chiefs were too high I reckon but definitely not complaining πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.02.14 15:27:17 by Greg Reply


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