Cronje and Jantjies start for Lions against Reds

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to play the Reds in Brisbane on Friday with Ross Cronje and Elton Janjies as the half backs.

Last week’s flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff drops to the replacements bench and Elton Jantjies resumes as starting flyhalf partnering Ross Cronje with Faf de Klerk dropping to the bench.

Sampie Mastriet shifts to left wing, making way for Ruan Combrinck who starts at right wing.

Harold Vorster returns to the starting line-up at inside centre, while Andries Coetzee starts at fullback.

In the forwards, Ackermann has made just one change for the game as Robbie Coetzee starts at hooker.


15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Ruan Combrinck , 13. Lionel Mapoe , 12. Harold Vorster , 11. Sampie Mastriet , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Ross Cronje , 8. Warren Whiteley (c) , 7. Warwick Tecklenburg , 6. Derick Minnie , 5. Franco Mostert , 4. Robert Kruger , 3. Ruan Dreyer , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe , 17. Jacques van Rooyen , 18. Julian Redelinghuys , 19. Martin Muller , 20. Jaco Kriel , 21. Faf de Klerk , 22. Marnitz Boshoff , 23. Howard Mnisi

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