Currie Cup

Bok scrumhalf back in Lions starting XV for WP clash

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Ross Cronje (Gallo)
Ross Cronje (Gallo)

Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has made two changes to the team that will host Western Province in a Currie Cup clash in Johannesburg on Saturday night.

The two changes are both in the backline where Springbok scrumhalf Ross Cronje is back in the starting XV, rotating with Morne van den Berg.

Tiaan Swanepoel also replaces the injured EW Viljoen at fullback. Viljoen suffered a Grade 2 hamstring tear in last weekend's 20-17 win over Griquas and will be sidelined for four to six weeks.

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies will continue to lead the Lions, who currently lie fifth on the standings with two wins from seven matches.

Saturday's clash at Ellis Park is scheduled for 19:00.

Teams:

Lions

15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole

Substitutes: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 21 Roelof Smit, 22 Morne van den Berg, 23 Dan Kriel

Western Province

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes (from): 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Johan du Toit, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Tristan Leyds, 24 Jaco Coetzee, 25 Kade Wolhuter, 26 Rikus Pretorius

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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