Ashley Johnson back against Valke
The Emerging Bok Ashley Johnson will be back in the Griffons
fold when they host the Valke in Welkom on Saturday afternoon. The
Purple People Eaters will also have two new wingers in their side.
Former Shimlas winger Rudolf Steyn will make his first class
debut on the right wing and Springbok Sevens star Fabian Juries
will start on the left.
Cheetahs veteran Eddie Fredericks and stalwart Darryl Coeries
paid the price for allowing Pumas winger Allister Ketteldas and
fullback MJ Mentz running freely and scoring five tries between
them last weekend.
Johnson replaces his younger brother Herschol in the middle of
A fourth change is on the cards, with scrumhalf Gerrie Odendaal
having to prove his fitness. He has been bracketed with another
former Shimla Enrico Schultz.
The Griffons are in third spot on the First League log and have
to win this game to keep in touch with the two top sides, the Pumas
and the Eagles.
Th Griffons are the defending champions and the Valke are
currently in last place on the log, with in-house problems and a
brand new coach.
Cecil Afrika; Rudolf Steyn, Werner Griesel, Thabang Molefe,
Fabian Juries; Kennedy Tsimba, Gerrie Odendaal/Enrico Scholtz;
Nicky Steyn (capt), Marnus Briedenhann, Albert Parsons, Windpomp van
Rooyen, Gys Briedenhann, Sewes Oosthuizen, Ashley Johnson, Sarel
Replacements: Herschol Johnson, Kevin Stevens, Sandile India,
Shaun Botha, Enrico Schultz/Hugo Kleynhans, Eddie Fredericks,