Griquas reaching for panic button
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas coach Brent Janse van Rensburg reached for the panic button after his team’s first loss of the season.
Janse van Rensburg made six changes, including axing Springbok Bjorn Basson, after the team’s 14-68 loss to the Free State Cheetahs last week.
Griquas travel to Pretoria on Saturday to take on the Blue Bulls in a Round Four encounter.
Victor Sekekete is promoted to the starting XV, at lock, in place of Johan Momsen.
The backline has been completely revamped.
Anthony Volmink starts at fullback, with captain George Whitehead moving from No.15 to flyhalf and Tinus de Beer dropping out of the matchday 23.
Eduan Keyter moves from outside centre to left win and the Bok, Bjorn Basson, dropping down to the bench.
Michal Haznar moves to outside centre from inside centre and Andre Swarts starts at No.12.
Griquas: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 George Whitehead (captain), 9 Zak Burger, 8 Neill Jordaan, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Victor Sekekete, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Mox Mxoli, 18 Johan Momsen, 19 Zandre Jordaan, 20 Chriswill September, 21 Chris Smit, 22 Bjorn Basson, 23 Ruan Kramer.
Date: Saturday, August 3
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Divan Uys
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Griffin Colby
TMO: Marius Jonker