Ackermann announces team to face Stormers
Emirates Golden Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, has made several changes to his team for the Super Rugby match against the DHL Western Province Stormers at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Lions have played two matches so far this season, against the Hurricanes and the Cell C Sharks, and lost both, which has resulted in Ackermann changing his backline as well as replacement line-up.
“We had to be honest with ourselves this week,” Ackermann said.
"There were some harsh words said. We weren't happy with our performance (last week),” he added.
Schalk van der Merwe, Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys will all start up front, with Jaco Kriel returning to the game as flanker, after being side-lined due to a minor groin injury last week.
Faf de Klerk has been placed at scrumhalf in place of Ross Cronje, with Elton Jantjies at flyhalf in place of Marnitz Boshoff.
Sampie Mastriet will be making his Super Rugby debut at right wing, along with Harold Vorster who has been placed at centre.
15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Sampie Mastriet, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8.Warren Whiteley (captain), 7.Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5.Martin Muller, 4.Franco Mostert, 3.Julian Redelinghuys, 2.Robbie Coetzee, 1.Schalk van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16.Armand van der Merwe, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Derick Minnie, 21. Ross Cronje, 22. Jaco van der Walt, 23. Howard Mnisi
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Toyota Free State Cheetah coach, Naka Drotske, has announced his team who will be taking on the Cell C Sharks for their Super Rugby match in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.
DHL Western Province Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, is worried about the availability of lock, Eben Etzebeth for this week’s Super Rugby match.
Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, has defended centre Frans Steyn’s aggressive tactics used in the Super Rugby match against the DHL Western Province Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
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Emirates Golden Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, has announced his team that will be facing the Blues for their 2015 Super Rugby match at the North Harbour Stadium in Auckland on Saturday.
Toyota Free State Cheetahs fullback, Willie le Roux, has said that there currently is good energy within his team, who are preparing for their fourth 2015 Super Rugby match against the Vodacom Blue Bulls at the Free State Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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