Lions drop Jantjies
- 22 Aug 2013
Marnitz Boshoff will start at flyhalf for the Golden Lions against the Blue Bulls at Loftus, with Elton Jantjies on the bench.
Chrysander Botha takes the No 15 jersey from Boshoff, who wore it against the Sharks.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann has given new signing Willie Wepener a chance to make an immediate impact against his former employers, with the hooker having parted ways with the Bulls earlier in the month after the Pretoria outfit signed Bandise Maku (Kings) and Callie Visagie (Lions).
Franco van der Merwe returns from Springbok duty to slot into the second row in the only other change.
Golden Lions – 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Robert De Bruyn, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Guy Cronjé, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie (c), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Lambert Groenewald, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Tiaan Meyer, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Lionel Cronjé.
Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images
Juan adds value to sevens
Juan de Jongh has added a different dimension to the Blitzboks side since making his return to the sevens scene, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Time against new Bok coach
The late appointment of the next Springbok coach will hamper preparations and planning ahead of an important season for the Test side, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Aplon’s pulling his weight
Gio Aplon’s size has not counted against him in France, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.