The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced the MTN Golden Lions team to play DHL Western Province on Saturday, 20 October 2012 in the second semi-final match of the 2012 Absa Currie Cup competition.
There are eleven changes to the starting line up who played the Bulls last weekend:
- JC Janse van Rensburg returns to Loose Head Prop in place of CJ van der Linde
- Jacobie Adriaanse replaces Pat Cilliers at Tight Head Prop
- Franco van der Merwe returns to the starting line up at Lock in place of Paul Willemse
- Cobus Grobbelaar replaces Jaco Kriel at Openside Flank
- Jaco Kriel starts at Blindside Flank in place of Derick Minnie
- Warren Whiteley replaces Willie Britz at Number Eight
- Michael Bondesio starts at Scrumhalf in place of Ross Cronje
- Elton Jantjies replaces Butch James at Flyhalf
- Jaco Taute starts in place of Deon van Rensburg at Outside Centre
- Ruan Combrinck moves from Fullback to Right Wing to replace Deon Helberg
- Andries Coetzee starts at Fullback
On the bench there are six changes:
- CJ van der Linde or Pat Cilliers will start at Replacement Prop in place of Jacobie Adriaanse. The final decision will be made on Thursday
- Hendrik Roodt replaces Franco van der Merwe at Utility Forward while Franco moves to the starting line up
- Derick Minnie plays at Utility Forward in place of Warren Whiteley
- Ross Cronje is at Replacement Scrumhalf in place of Whestley Moolman
- Butch James slots into Utility Back in place of Elton Jantjies who starts this week
- Deon Helberg is at Utility Back in place of Lionel Mapoe
This match will serve as Cobus “Baywatch” Grobbelaar’s Benefit Match ahead of his retirement. Following his many years of loyal service, Grobbelaar will be given a percentage of the gate takings from Saturday’s semi final match.
Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach / Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (Captain)
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 CJ van der Linde / Pat Cilliers, 18 Hendrik Roodt, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Deon Helberg.