Golden Lions coach Johan Ackerman has announced his side to take on the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in a Currie Cup fixture in Bloemfontein on Friday evening.
The team sees four changes to the starting line up that squeaked past Griquas last weekend, including a completely re-vamped front row that includes former Blue Bull Bees Roux at Tight Head Prop.
Herewith the GLRU media announcement:
TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS VS MTN GOLDEN LIONS:
MTN Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his side to take on the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, in round six of the ABSA Currie Cup, on Friday evening.
Ackermann has made four changes to his starting line-up, following last weekend’s 32-38 victory over the GWK Griquas in Kimberley.
In the forwards, CJ van der Linde will start at loosehead as Jacques van Rooyen drops to the bench. Willie Wepener will also start this match at hooker with Robbie Coetzee providing cover off the wood. Bees Roux will start at tighthead, while Warwick Tecklenberg is promoted from the bench.
There have been no changes to the MTN Golden Lions backline for this fixture.
The match will kick off at 19:10 on Friday.
MTN Golden Lions: 1 CJ van der Linde, 2 Willie Wepener, 3 Bees Roux, 4 Ruan Venter, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Warwick Tecklenberg, 7 Derek Minnie (Captain), 8 Willie Britz, 9 Tian Meyer, 10 Elton Jantjies, 11 Antony Volmink, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 13 Robert De Bruyn, 14 Andries Coetzee, 15 Marnitz Boshoff
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon Helberg, 22 Ruhan Nel.