• Injuries hit Griquas hard

    Griquas have been forced to make several injury-enforced changes for their Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions in Kimberley on Saturday.

    Flyhalf Francois Brummer, eighthman Burger Schoeman, flank Marnus Schoeman and prop Steph Roberts are all unavailable.

    Brummer is replaced by Dean Grant, while Carel Greeff and Janro van Niekerk come into the starting lineup at No 8 and loosehead prop respectively. In a positional change, regular lock Jaco Nepgen packs down at openside flank as Schoeman moves to the bench.

    Wayne Stevens replaces Doppies la Grange in midfield and resumes the captaincy.

    Griquas – 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Wayne Stevens (c), 11 PJ Vermeulen, 10 Dean Grant, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Jaco Nepgen, 6 Ruaan Lerm, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Janro van Niekerk.
    Subs: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Simon Westraadt, 18 RJ Liebenberg, 19 Marnus Schoeman, 20 Abrie Griesel, 21 Jacquin Jansen, 22 Danie Dames.

    Photo: Louis Botha/Gallo Images

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    Simon Borchardt