Ackermann makes six Lions changes for Bulls

Courtnall Skosan starts for the Golden Lions

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made several changes to his Super Rugby team to play in the Juskei derby battle against the Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.

In the forwards, Ackermann has made wholesale changes to the front row that lost 29-19 to the Western Force in Perth last week.

Schalk van der Merwe, Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys will all start in the front row this week.

Meanwhile, in the backline, Chrysander Botha will start at left wing, while Stokkies Hanekom comes in at outside centre.

Courtnall Skosan will fill the right wing berth, having recovered from injury.

Lions

15. Coenie van Wyk ,14. Courtnall Skosan ,13. Stokkies Hanekom,12. Alwyn Hollenbach,11. Chrysander Botha ,10. Marnitz Boshoff,9. Ross Cronje ,8. Warren Whiteley (c),7. Warwick Tecklenburg ,6. Jaco Kriel,5. Franco Mostert ,4. Rudi Mathee,3. Julian Redelinghuys,2. Robbie Coetzee,1. Schalk van der Merwe

16. Armand van der Merwe,17. Corne Fourie,18. Ruan Dreyer,19. Willie Britz ,20. Derick Minnie,21. Faf de Klerk,22. Elton Jantjies,23. Deon van Rensburg

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