Lions suffer late setback

Stokkies Hanekom will start at flyhalf for the Golden Lions against Western Province at Newlands after Jaco van der Walt withdrew due to injury.

Van der Walt sustained a knee injury during last weekend’s clash with the EP Kings at Ellis Park. The 20-year-old has been unable to recover in time for Saturday’s match but it's hoped that he will return to action next week.

As a result of Van der Walt’s withdrawal, Hanekom shifts from outside centre to flyhalf, Lionel Mapoe moves to 13, and Courtnall Skosan starts on the right wing.

Golden Lions (revised) – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Stokkies Hanekom, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Derick Minnie (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Guy Cronjé, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Howard Mnisi.

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