Golden Lions change four in Currie Cup for Pumas

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has selected his team for Friday evening’s Currie Cup
clash against the Pumas in Nelspruit.

Ackermann has made four personnel changes to the starting forward group, which
downed the Sharks 31-16 last weekend. In the front row, Jacques van Rooyen will
start at loosehead prop, with Ruan Dreyer shifting to tighthead.

Additionally, Martin Muller will start at lock while Fabian Booysen returns
to the eighthman berth as a result of the injury to Ruaan Lerm.

As a result of a late quadriceps injury that captain Jaco Kriel sustained during
this morning’s captain’s run, Stephan de Wit has also been included
in the side at flank. The extent of Kriel’s injury is not known at this

A change in the Golden Lions backline sees Sampie Mastriet start at
wing, shifting Ruan Combrinck out to fullback. , , The match will get under
way at 19h10.

Golden Lions

15. Ruan Combrinck , 14. Sampie Mastriet , 13. Stokkies Hanekom , 12. Howard
Mnisi , 11. Courtnall Skosan , 10. Marnitz Boshoff , 9. Ross Cronje (c) , 8.
Fabian Booysen , 7. Stephan de Wit , 6. Kwagga Smith , 5. Franco Mostert , 4.
Martin Muller , 3. Ruan Dreyer , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Jacques van Rooyen

Replacements : 16. Malcolm Marx , 17. Julian Redelinghuys , 18. MB Lusaseni
, 19. Jano Venter , 20. Jaco van der Walt , 21. Alwyn Hollenbach , 22. Anthony

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