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Thu Apr 24 14:41:06 SAST 2014

Strauss moves to lock for Lions

Sapa | 28 August, 2012 13:110 Comments
Absa Currie Cup: MTN Golden Lions v DHL WP
Josh Strauss of the Lions during the Currie Cup match against Western Province at Ellis Park on August 25, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Image by: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

Golden Lions interim coach Johan Ackermann has made five changes to the run-on XV for their Currie Cup match against Griquas at Ellis Park on Friday evening.

CJ van der Linde replaces injured Jacobie Adriaanse at tighthead prop.

Joshua Strauss moves from flank to lock, replacing Hendrik Roodt, who is also injured.

Willie Britz will make his first start in place of Strauss, while flanker Jaco Kriel replaces Kobus Grobbelaar who drops to the bench.

In the backline, Ross Cronje starts at scrumhalf in place of Michael Bondesio who drops to the bench.

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies has been included and starts in the number 10 jersey, though he may be excluded depending on Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's squad announcement for the Australasian leg of their Rugby Championship campaign.

On the bench, Ruan Dreyer replaces Van der Linde and Michael Rhodes returns from injury.

Lions team: Andries Coetzee, JR Esterhuizen, Lionel Mapoe, Butch James, Anthony Volmink, Elton Jantjies, Ross Cronje, Warren Whiteley, Willie Britz, Jaco Kriel, Franco van der Merwe, Joshua Strauss, CJ Van der Linde, Bandise Maku, JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).

Replacements: Martin Bezuidenhout, Ruan Dreyer, Michael Rhodes, Cobus Grobbelaar, Michael Bondesio, Alwyn Hollenbach, Deon Helberg.

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