Lions go to the Brink for Kimberley trip
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Golden Lions added some much-needed experience to their team for the trip to Kimberley and a Currie Cup crunch match on Saturday.
The Lions welcome back Springbok Marvin Orie for the vital clash – the final round of league action before the semifinals.
Cyle Brink will make his first start for the Lions this season, after a lengthy lay-off due to a broken wrist.
Duncan Matthews also gets his first start for the Lions.
Jamba Ulengo, who signed a two year deal with the Lions, is on the bench and might get his first run in the red and white.
Golden Lions : 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Duncan Matthews, 11 Stean Pienaar, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronje (captain), 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Ruben Schoeman, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Sithembiso Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Len Massyn, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Jan-Louis la Grange, 23 Jamba Ulengo.
Date: Saturday, August 24
Venue: Griqua Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Aimee Barrett-Theron
TMO: Lourens van der Merwe