Whiteley returns to lead Lions

28th Aug 2014, 11:12

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Back at eight: Warren Whiteley

Back at eight: Warren Whiteley

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man squad to face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man squad to face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Ackermann has made a few changes to his run-on side. In the forwards, they welcome back captain Warren Whiteley at number eight.

Jaco Kriel will also start this match alongside Whiteley in the back row. In the front row, while Armand van der Merwe will make a start at hooker.

And in the back-line, Alwyn Hollenbach returns to action and will start at inside centre, while Andries Coetzee will fill the flyhalf slot.

Ruan Combrinck will start at his preferred position of full-back. Lionel Mapoe will run out at right wing and Stokkies Hanekom reverts to the outside centre berth.

Golden Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Andries Coetzee, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Ricky Schroeder, 22 Howard Mnisi.

Date: Saturday, August 30
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kickoff: 19:10 local (17:10 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Francois Pretorius, Lusanda Jam
TMO: Jason Jaftha