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Cronjé, Helberg start for Lions


  • 01 Aug 2013

The Lions have made two forced changes for the second leg of the Super Rugby promotion-relegation play-offs.

Ross Cronjé starts at scrumhalf as Viaan van der Watt is unavailable due to injury. Coach Johan Ackermann has also been forced to bring Deon Helberg on to the wing in the place of the injured Deon van Rensburg

The Kings need to win Saturday's game in Johannesburg by eight points or more in order to retain their place in the Super Rugby competition. The Lions won last week's clash in Port Elizabeth 26-19.

Lions – 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (c).
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Chrysander Botha.

George Whitehead in for Catrakilis

How Jon Cardinelli and Ryan Vrede see the game unfolding

Photo: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images

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