Lions make Currie Cup changes for Griquas

Jaco van der Walt will start for the Golden Lions

The Golden Lions have named their team to play the Griquas at Emirates Airline (Ellis) Park and have included the Van der Walt brothers Jaco and Gerdus

Jaco will wear the number ten jersey while Gerdus will be at inside centre partnering with Jacques Nel in midfield.

The side will be lead on the field by scrumhalf Ricky Schroeder while a host of Under 21 players have been given the opportunity to taste Currie Cup rugby in this last game of the pool stages.

Up front Robbie Coetzee returns after a two week lay-off and is joined by Pieter Scholtz at tighthead.

The locks are MB Lusaseni and Martin Muller while Kwagga Smith, Fabian Booysen and Ruaan Lerm will form the loose-trio.

Mark Richards and Sampie Mastriet are the wings and Vainon Willis the fullback.

The bench also boast few new faces in Mark Pretorius, Jacques van Rooyen, Bobby de Wee, Lohan Jacobs and Salom Gavor while Stephan de Witt and Rohan Janse van Rensburg will also watch proceedings from the sideline.

Golden Lions

1. Dylan Smith , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 3. Pieter Scholtz , 4. MB Lusaseni , 5. Martin Muller , 6. Kwagga Smith , 7. Fabian Booysen , 8. Ruaan Lerm , 9. Ricky Schroeder (c) , 10. Jaco van der Walt , 11. Mark Richards , 12. Gerdus van der Walt , 13. Jacques Nel , 14. Sampie Mastriet , 15. Vainon Willis

Replacements : 16. Mark Pretorius , 17. Jacques van Rooyen , 18. Bobby de Wee , 19. Stephan de Witt , 20. Lohan Jacobs , 21. Rohan Janse van Rensburg , 22. Salom Gavor

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