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Boshoff at flyhalf for Lions

Former Blue Bull Marnitz Boshoff has the perfect chance to redeem himself after he was selected at flyhalf for the MTN Lions for Saturday’s Gauteng Cup friendly against the Vodacom Bulls at Orlando Stadium.

Boshoff’s move from fullback was one of six changes to the team that beat the Toyota Cheetahs 33-17 last weekend and one which again shows coach Johan Ackermann’s hand at experimenting with the players he has.

Boshoff, who left the Bulls two seasons back, has struggled to make the break into the senior ranks, and while he is partnered with the experienced Michael Bondesio, it will be interesting to see his approach to the game on Saturday.

Fullback Andries Coetzee is recalled to fullback, while Deon Helberg comes back onto the wing in the place of Ruhan Nel, who drops to the bench.

Alwyn Hollenbach faces a late fitness test to determine his availability, and if he doesn’t play Lionel Cronje is likely to slot into inside centre in his place while locks Franco Mostert and Hendrick Roodt – both also former Bulls – come back into the engine room.

LIONS: Andries Coetzee, Deon Helberg, Nicolaas Hanekom, Alwyn Hollenbach, Anthony Volmink, Marnitz Boshoff, Michael Bondesio, Willie Britz, Derick Minnie, Jaco Kriel, Franco Mostert, Hendrik Roodt, Ruan Dreyer,Francois du Toit, JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).

REPLACEMENTS: Robbie Coetzee, Jacques van Rooyen, JJ Breet, Warwick Tecklenberg, Ross Cronje, Lionel Cronje, Ruhan Nel.


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