Ackermann announces team for Sharks match

BY NATALI IVERSON - APRIL 8, 2015

Emirates Golden Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, has announced his team who will be taking on the Cell C Sharks in their Super Rugby match at the Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

Ackermann has made four changes to his team that beat the Vodacom Blue Bulls 22-18 last weekend.

Julian Redelinghuys has been placed at tighthead prop, with Ruan Dreyer moving to the bench.

Jaco Kriel will be returning to the starting line-up as flanker, with Derick Minnie moving down to the bench.

Ackermann has also made two changes to the backline, with Faf de Klerk starting at scrumhalf in place of Ross Cronje. Mark Richards will be making his Super Rugby debut at left wing, in place of Anthony Volmink.

Lions:

15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Mark Richards, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9.  Faf de Klerk, 8.  Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Jacques van Rooyen

Substitutes: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Derick Minnie, 21. Lohan Jacobs, 22. Marnitz Boshoff, 23. Howard Mnisi

 

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