Lions pick new midfield

The Golden Lions have made three changes to their starting line-up for their Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Kimberley.

The Lions will have a new midfield in centre pair Alwyn Hollenbach and Deon van Rensburg, with Dylan des Fountain dropped to the bench and Lionel Mapoe on Springbok duty.

The other change is at scrumhalf with Ross Cronje replacing Michael Bondesio, who is out with a calf injury.

Flank Derick Minnie makes a comeback from injury and finds a place on the bench.

Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Butch James, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (c).
Subs: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Dylan des Fountain, 22 James Kamana.