Two changes to Lions for Blues match

BY NATALI IVERSON - MARCH 4, 2015

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.

Ackermann has made only two changes to his starting line-up that went up against the DHL Western Province Stormers last weekend, and lost 22-19.

Corne Fourie will make his first start this season at loosehead prop, with Ross Cronje starting at scrumhalf in place of Faf de Klerk, who has been put on the bench.

Lions team:

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. Robert Kruger, 20. Derick Minnie, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Jaco van der Walt, 23. Howard Mnisi