Golden Lions lose Ross Cronje to Boks

Ross Cronje and Makazole Mapimpi (Gallo)
Ross Cronje and Makazole Mapimpi (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The Golden Lions have named their side for Saturday's Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Loftus. 

Ross Cronje, who captained the side last weekend, has been left out of the squad completely with the union confirming that he will be part of the Springbok squad that travels to Australasia on Rugby Championship duty next week. 

The Lions are boosted, however, by the return of centre Lionel Mapoe while there are other Boks in the form of Andries Coetzee, Courtnall Skosan and Marvin Orie. 

Orie, meanwhile, will captain the side. 

Kick-off is at 16:05.

Teams:

Blue Bulls

15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Jonny Kotze, 12 JT Jackson, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 André Warner, 8  Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Jano Venter, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Hendré Stassen, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Matthys Basson

Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Conraad van Vuuren, 18 Ruan Nortje, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Tinus de Beer, 22 Duncan Matthews

Golden Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Len Massyn, 6 James Venter, 5 Marvin Orie (captain), 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Corne Fourie, 1 Sti Sithole

16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Vincent Tshituka, 21 Madosh Tambwe, 22 Wandisile Simelane

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