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Rugby | SA Rugby

Lions change two for playoff match



The MTN Lions and Southern Kings teams have been named for Saturday’s second Vodacom Super Rugby playoff match, at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made just two forced changes to his side which beat the Kings 26-19 in Port Elizabeth last weekend.

In the backline, Deon Helberg replaces the injured Deon van Rensburg on the wing, while Ross Cronje will start at scrumhalf in place of the injured Vian van der Watt.

The Kings also had to make some changes in the backline, most notably at flyhalf, where George Whitehead takes over from the injured Demetri Catrakilis. Scott van Breda comes in on the wing and will be entrusted with the goal-kicking duties.

As a result of these changes, Marcello Sampson drops out of the squad, while Shane Gates will sit on the bench alongside Wesley Dunlop, with Waylon Murray promoted to the starting team at inside centre.

MTN LIONS: 15.Ruan Combrink, 14.Deon Helberg, 13.Stokkies Hanekom, 12.Dylan des Fountain, 11.Antony Volmink, 10.Elton Jantjies, 9.Ross Cronjé, 8.Warren Whiteley, 7.Derick Minnie, 6.Jaco Kriel, 5.Franco van der Merwe, 4.Hendrik Roodt, 3.Julian Redelinghuys, 2.Martin Bezuidenhout, 1.JC Janse van Rensburg (capt).
Replacements: 16.Robbie Coetzee, 17.Martin Dreyer, 18.Willie Britz, 19.Warwick Tecklenburg, 20.Guy Cronjé, 21.Marnitz Boshoff, 22.Chryzander Botha.

SOUTHERN KINGS: 15.SP Marais, 14.Hadleigh Parkes, 13.Ronnie Cooke, 12.Waylon Murray, 11.Scott van Breda, 10.George Whitehead, 9.Shaun Venter, 8.Jacques Engelbrecht, 7.Wimpie van der Walt, 6.Cornell du Preez, 5.Darron Nell (capt), 4.David Bulbring, 3.Kevin Buys, 2.Bandise Maku, 1.Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16.Charl du Plessis, 17.Hannes Franklin, 18.Steven Sykes, 19.Devin Oosthuizen, 20.Nicolas Vergallo, 21.Wesley Dunlop, 22.Shane Gates.

Date: Saturday, 3 August

Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Kick-off: 5pm CAT (SA, GMT+2) live on SSHD/SS1, the web and mobi

Referee: Stuart Berry

Assistant referees: Jason Jaftha, Marius Jonker

Television match official: Shaun Veldsman

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