Ackermann makes changes for Brumbies match


Emirates Golden Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, has made three changes to his team who will be taking on the Brumbies in their Super Rugby match in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Faf de Klerk and Elton Jantjies will be returning to the team and have been placed at starting halfback, with Ross Cronje move down to the bench.

Jaco van der Walt has been placed at flyhalf in place of Marnitz Boshoff, who has not been selected.

Lionel Mapoe has made a full recovery from his injury and will be starting at right wing, with Ruan Combrinck moving to left wing.

Ackermann has also made two changes upfront.

Martin Muller has been placed at lock, in place of Andries Ferreira. Robert Kruger will be starting at flank, with Warwick Tecklenburg moving to the bench.


15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. Harold Vorster, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Ruan Combrinck, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Robert Kruger, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe


 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. MB Lusaseni, 20. Warwick Tecklenburg, 21. Ross Cronje, 22. Jaco van der Walt, 23. Howard Mnisi


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