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Van der Linde & Jantjies back for Golden Lions

CJ van der Linde returns to the Golden Lions starting side

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Article Published: Thursday 17 October 2013|

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Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to play Western Province in the 2013 Currie Cup semi-final at Newlands on Saturday with CJ van der Linde returning to the starting side at loosehead.

In the forwards, Willie Wepener starts at hooker and Ruan Dreyer is also called up to the starting 15 at tighthead. Meanwhile, Jaco Kriel returns at flank.

The backline changes see Ross Cronje start at scrumhalf. Elton Jantjies will start at flyhalf, having recovered from injury.

Chrysander Botha switches to wing and Marnitz Boshoff will play at fullback.

On the bench Jacques van Rooyen and Julian Redelinghuys will provide cover. Warwick Tecklenburg is also dropped to the bench.

Tian Meyer and Robert de Bruyn will provide backline cover.

Golden Lions

1. CJ van der Linde,2. Willie Wepener,3. Ruan Dreyer,4. Chris van Zyl,5. Franco van der Merwe,6. Jaco Kriel,7. Derick Minnie (c),8. Warren Whiteley,9. Ross Cronje,10. Elton Jantjies,11. Anthony Volmink,12. Andries Coetzee,13. Lionel Mapoe,14. Chrysander Botha,15. Marnitz Boshoff

Replacements : 16. Robbie Coetzee ,17. Jacques van Rooyen,18. Julian Redelinghuys,19. Willie Britz,20. Warwick Tecklenburg,21. Tian Meyer,22. Robert de Bruyn

 
 
 
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Currie Cup Table

Currie Cup table (Premier Division)              Currie Cup Table
 
Team
P
W
L
D
PF
PA
PD
Bp
Ttl
1. 10 8 0 2 245 201 44 1 37
2. 10 7 3 0 271 223 48 5 33
3. 10 5 5 0 262 238 24 6 26
4. 10 4 5 1 326 296 30 8 26
5. 10 3 6 1 225 235 -28 3 17
6. 10 1 9 0 208 326 -118 7 11

(Updated each Monday to check with officials)