Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
1 minute read
28 Aug 2014
1:28 pm

Whiteley back to lead the Lions

Rudolph Jacobs

After his brief stint with the Springboks, inspirational eighthman Warren Whiteley, has returned as captain of the Lions for their Currie Cup clash against the EP Kings on Saturday.

Warren Whiteley during a Lions training session at the Johannesburg Stadium. Picture: Gallo Images

Lions coach Johan Ackermann this morning also made four positional changes to his backline as flyhalf Jaco van der Walt is still not available due to a knee injury.

Centre Alwyn Hollenbach returns after a lengthy layoff, while Ackermann is testing fullback Andries Coetzee in the troublesome flyhalf position, replacing Stokkies Hanekom who shifts back to centre.

Lions: Ruan Combrinck, Lionel Mapoe, Stokkies Hanekom, Alwyn Hollenbach, Courtnall Skosan; Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje; Warren Whiteley (capt), Warwick Tecklenburg, Jaco Kriel, Franco Mostert, MB Lusaseni, Ruan Dreyer, Armand van der Merwe, Schalk van der Merwe. Bench: Robbie Coetzee, Jacques van Rooyen, Willie Britz, Derick Minnie, Kwagga Smith, Ricky Schroeder, Howard Mnisi