Griquas change as Lions roam

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:33
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas coach Peter Engledow has made four changes to his starting XV, ahead of the Golden Lions' arrival in Kimberley.

Griquas host the Lions on Friday in a Round Nine Currie Cup match.

The backline is unchanged from the side that lost narrowly 42-44 to the Blue Bulls in Pretoria last week.

Up front De Wet Kruger starts at No.8 in place of Jonathan Janse van Rensburg.

Shaun Mcdonald comes in at lock in place of Floris Pelser.

The front row has also been revamped, with Nicolaas Oosthuizen at tighthead prop for Stephan Kotze and Abraham le Roux at hooker in place of Wilmar Arnoldi.

Arnoldi and Kotze are both on the replacement bench.

Griquas: 15 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Koch Marx, 10 Andre Swarts, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 De Wet Kruger, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Pieter Janse van Vuren, 4 Shaun Mcdonald, 3 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 2 Abraham le Roux, 1 Liam Hendricks.
Replacements: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Stephan Kotze, 18 Sintu Manjezi, 19 Kevin Kaba, 20 Renier Botha, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Eric Zana.

Date: Friday, September 8
Venue: Kimberley Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 19.15 (17.15 GMT)
Referee: Egon Seconds
Assistant referees: Stephan Geldenhuys, Nico Schmahl
TMO: JJ Wagner

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