Lions ring the changes for Province in Currie Cup

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his Currie Cup team to play in their fourth round Currie Cup clash against Western Province at Ellis Park on Friday.

Ackermann has made a handful of changes to the team that thumped the Blue Bulls 62-23 last weekend.

In the forwards, CJ van der Linde will start ahead of Jacques van Rooyen. An injury to Chris van Zyl, sees Willie Britz shift into the lock position.

Meanwhile, Warwick Tecklenburg and Lambert Groenewald are promoted to the starting side.

In the backline, Elton Janties will start at flyhalf with Marnitz Boshoff shifting into the fullback berth. Chrysander Botha drops out of the match day side due to injury.

On the bench, Hugo Kloppers, JJ Breet and Andries Coetzee are all new inclusions.

Golden Lions

1. CJ van der Linde,2. Willie Wepener,3. Ruan Dreyer,4. Willie Britz,5. Franco van der Merwe,6. Warwick Tecklenburg,7. Derick Minnie (c),8. Lambert Groenewald,9. Guy Cronje,10. Elton Jantjies,11. Anthony Volmink,12. Dylan Des Fountain,13. Robert De Bruyn ,14. Deon Helberg,15. Marnitz Boshoff

Replacements : 16. Robbie Coetzee,17. Jacques van Rooyen,18. Hugo Kloppers,19. JJ Breet,20. Jaco Kriel,21. Tian Meyer,22. Andries Coetzee

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