The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced the MTN Golden Lions team to play DHL Western Province on Saturday 25 August 2012 at Coca-Cola Park.
There are three changes to the starting line-up that played The Sharks in Durban last weekend:
- Butch James moves from Flyhalf to Inside Centre in place of Waylon Murray who sustained an injury, and following the return of Elton Jantjies from the Springboks
- Elton Jantjies replaces Butch James at Flyhalf
- Bandise Maku returns from injury and starts at Hooker in place of Callie Visagie who sustained an injury
- On the bench, there are two changes: Martin Bezuidenhout in place of Francois du Toit at Hooker and Deon Helberg in place of Guy Cronje at Utility Back
The team: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (Captain)
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon Helberg, 22 Ruan Combrinck