Golden Lions name Currie Cup team for Griquas

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his Currie Cup team to face the GWK Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.

In the forwards, Jacques van Rooyen will start ahead of CJ van der Linde, who drops to the bench.

Robbie Coetzee is also promoted to the starting line-up as Willie Wepener will provide cover.

Golden Lions u21 lock Ruan Venter will also start, as Willie Britz slots back into a loose forward position.

Jaco Kriel is also promoted to the starting team for this fixture.

Meanwhile, in the backline, Tian Meyer starts at scrumhalf, with Ross Cronje recovering from injury and providing cover off the wood.

Andries Coetzee also starts as Deon Helberg is dropped to the bench.

Golden Lions

1. Jacques van Rooyen ,2. Robbie Coetzee,3. Ruan Dreyer,4. Ruan Venter ,5. Franco van der Merwe,6. Jaco Kriel ,7. Derick Minnie (c),8. Willie Britz ,9. Tian Meyer,10. Elton Jantjies ,11. Anthony Volmink,12. Dylan Des Fountain,13. Robert De Bruyn ,14. Andries Coetzee,15. Marnitz Boshoff

Replacements : 16. Willie Wepener,17. CJ van der Linde ,18. JJ Breet,19. Warwick Tecklenberg,20. Ross Cronje,21. Deon Helberg,22. Ruhan Nel

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