Jantjies back for Lions (team sheet)

Elton Jantjies has recovered from injury and will run out at pivot for the Gauteng union this Saturday at TeamsheetsNewlands against defending champions Western Province.

Coach Johan Ackerman has gone with a 5-2 forward split on the bench, expecting a tough battle against in-form Springboks Siya Kolisi, Duane Vermeulen and Eben Etzebeth.

Other changes include:

  • Ross Cronjé in at scrummy in place of the injured Michael Bondesio
  • Chrysander Botha shifts from fullback to wing to make way for last week’s flyhalf, Marnitz Boshoff
  • Deon Helberg drops out of the match 22
  • Springbok CJ van der Linde and Ruan Dreyer eplace Jacques van Rooyen and Julian Redelinghuys at loose and tight-head respectively
  • van Rooyen and Redelinghuys drop to the bench
  • Dynamic flanker Jaco Kriel starts ahead of Warwick Tecklenburg

Golden Lions – 15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Chrysander Botha, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Andries Coetzee, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie (c), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 CJ van der Linde.
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Warwick Tecklenburg, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Robert de Bruyn.

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