Lions suffer Minnie blow

Derick Minnie will miss the Golden Lions’ Currie Cup clash against the Sharks on Saturday.

The eighthman suffered a knee injury during the Johannesburg union’s 43-20 victory over the Cheetahs last weekend.

Warren Whiteley takes his place in the loose trio, while Jaco Kriel provides cover on the bench.

Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (c).
Subs: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Guy Cronje, 22 Ruan Combrinck.