Ackermann announces team to face Crusaders

BY NATALI IVERSON - MARCH 11, 2015

Emirates Golden Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, has announced his team who will be taking on the Crusaders in their next Super Rugby match in Christchurch on Saturday afternoon.

Ackermann has said that he wants his team to remain consistent, and has opted for the same starting side which beat the Blues 13-10 at North Harbour Stadium last weekend.

Only the bench will see changes, with new Lions recruit, Andries Ferreira, taking Robert Kruger’s place as lock cover with Marnitz Boshoff returning to the bench at the expense of Jaco van der Walt.

Lions:

15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Sampie Mastriet, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9.  Ross Cronje, 8.  Warren Whiteley (captain), 7.  Warwick Tecklenburg, 6.  Jaco Kriel, 5. Martin Muller, 4.  Franco Mostert, 3.  Julian Redelinghuys, 2.  Robbie Coetzee, 1.  Corne Fourie

Substitutes:

16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Andries Ferreira, 20. Derick Minnie, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Marnitz Boshoff, 23. Howard Mnisi

 

IMAGE courtesy of www.rugby365.com