Whiteley at No.8 for Lions against Cheetahs

Warren Whiteley starts at No.8 but Jaco Kriel retains the captaincy

The Golden Lions have named their team to play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein with Jaco Kriel retaining the captaincy and Springbok number eight Warren Whiteley at 8.

Steph de Wit will be the third member of the loose-trio with Kwagga Smith moving to the bench.

The third change to the starting line-up is the inclusion of Jacques van Rooyen in the front row.

Lourens Erasmus retains his place at lock after a sterling performance last weekend.

The backline is unchanged.

Golden Lions

Andries Coetzee; Ruan Combrinck, Stokkies Hanekom, Howard Mnisi, Courtnal Skosan; Marnitz Boshoff, Ross Cronjé; Warren Whiteley, Steph de Wit, Jaco Kriel (capt), Franco Mostert, Lourens Erasmus, Julian Redelinghuys, Malcolm Marx, Jacques van Rooyen.

Replacements : Mark Pretorius, Ruan Dreyer, Fabian Booysen, Kwagga Smith, Jako van der Walt,Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Anthony Volmink

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