Minnie leads Lions against Blue Bulls in Currie Cup

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his Currie Cup team to play the Blue Bulls with Derick Minnie as captain.

Minnie takes over the Lions captaincy from Lionel Mapoe who was in charge last week while Warren Whiteley is on international duty.

After last week’s 22-41 victory over the EP Kings Ackermann has opted largely for consistency in the Golden Lions backline.

Andries Coetzee will provide cover at fullback, while Ruan Combrinck will run out at left wing. Jaco van der Walt returns from injury and will start at flyhalf.

In the forwards, Derick Minnie will start at eighthman for this game while Willie Wepener starts in the hooker berth.

On the bench, Mark Richards could make his Golden Lions debut should he get a run out.

Lions

15. Andries Coetzee ,14. Lionel Mapoe,13. Stokkies Hanekom,12. Alwyn Hollenbach,11. Ruan Combrinck,10. Jaco van der Walt,9. Ross Cronje,8. Derick Minnie,7. Warwick Tecklenburg,6. Jaco Kriel,5. Franco Mostert,4. MB Lusaseni,3. Ruan Dreyer,2. Willie Wepener,1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe,17. Jacques van Rooyen,18. Martin Muller,19. Willie Britz,20. Kwagga Smith,21. Mark Richards ,22. Howard Mnisi

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