MTN Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team to face the Blue Bulls, in round three of the 2013 ABSA Currie Cup, at Loftus on Saturday evening.
Ackermann has made several changes to his side which narrowly lost 33-25 to The Sharks in Durban last weekend.
In the forwards, lock Franco van der Merwe has returned from Springbok duty and will start this weekend. Willie Wepener has also been included in the starting team after recently joining the squad.
Meanwhile, in the backline, Marnitz Boshoff will start at flyhalf with Chrysander Botha promoted from the bench. As a result, Elton Jantjies drops to the wood.
Golden Lions: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Robert de Bruyn, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Guy Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie (Captain), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Jacques Van Rooyen
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Lambert Groenewald, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Tiaan Meyer, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Lionel Cronje.