Marx boosts Lions bench
- 12 Oct 2017
Springboks Ross Cronjé, Courtnall Skosan and Andries Coetzee will start, and Malcolm Marx will feature from the bench when the Golden Lions tackle the Free State Cheetahs in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Coach Swys de Bruin has opted for a new halfback pairing for this must-win clash. Cronjé replaces Marco Jansen van Vuren at scrumhalf, while Jaco van der Walt is preferred to Ashlon Davids at No 10.
Skosan's return to the back three sees Sylvain Mahuza dropping to the bench. Coetzee replaces Van der Walt at fullback.
Robbie Coetzee will start at hooker, while Bok star Marx will play from the bench. The other change to the pack sees Cyle Brink starting at blindside flank.
Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Len Massyn, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen (c).
Subs: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Rhyno Herbst, 19 Robert Kruger/ Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Sylvian Mahuza.
Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images
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