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Wed Apr 23 08:38:49 SAST 2014

Jantjies and Taute return to Lions for semi

Sapa | 16 October, 2012 12:360 Comments
Absa Currie Cup: MTN Golden Lions v Vodacom Blue Bulls in Johannesburg, South Africa
Elton Jantjies of the Lions drinks water during the Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park on October 13, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Image by: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

Lions coach Johan Ackermann on Tuesday made 11 changes to his starting XV to face Western Province in their Currie Cup semifinal clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Skipper JC Janse van Rensburg returns at loosehead prop in place of CJ van der Linde while Jacobie Adriaanse replaces Pat Cilliers at tighthead prop.

Lock Franco van der Merwe returns to the starting line-up ahead of Paul Willemse and Cobus Grobbelaar replaces Jaco Kriel at blindside flank, while Kriel shifts to openside flank, replacing Derick Minnie.

At the back of the scrum, Warren Whiteley is preferred ahead of Willie Britz.

In the backline, Elton Jantjies replaces Butch James at flyhalf with James moving to the bench. Springbok Jaco Taute starts in place of Deon van Rensburg at outside centre, while Ruan Combrinck shifts from fullback to right wing, replacing Deon Helberg in the process.

Michael Bondesio starts at scrumhalf in place of Ross Cronje and Andries Coetzee starts at fullback.

Lions team: Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Jaco Taute, Alwyn Hollenbach/Dylan des Fountain, Anthony Volmink, Elton Jantjies, Michael Bondesio, Warren Whiteley, Jaco Kriel, Cobus Grobbelaar, Franco van der Merwe, Michael Rhodes, Jacobie Adriaanse, Callie Visagie, JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).

Replacements: Bandise Maku, CJ van der Linde/Pat Cilliers, Hendrik Roodt, Derick Minnie, Ross Cronje, Butch James, Deon Helberg.

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