Murray to start against Rebels

The MTN Lions have been forced into a couple of changes to their starting line-up for their clash with the Rebels.

James Kamana starts in place of injured Andries Coetzee. Waylon Murray gets his first start of the season alongside Butch James with Lionel Mapoe moving to the right wing.

Michael Bondesio starts at scrumhalf in place of Tian Meyer who has been ruled out due to injury. Ross Cronje takes Bondesio’s place on the bench.

Ruan Dreyer, Ettiene Oosthuizen and JR Esterhuysen will make their first appearance for the Lions after being named in the replacements list.

MTN Lions:

15 James Kamana, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (capt.), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg. Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruaan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 JR Esterhuizen, 22 Ruan Combrinck

 

6 comments to Murray to start against Rebels

  • Muttley

    Goeie span, sou daarvan gehou het as Mapoe op buitesenter gehou was, hyt regtig begin goed lyk daar. Verder is dit seker maar die beste beskikbare span

  • LV

    Thanks Willa

    I swear I would have kept Mapoe at outside centre and placed Murray on the wing.

    I am dying to see what Waylon could do as a wingman.

  • Blesbeer

    Genugtig… Was ek in die kol met die span of was ek IN DIE KOL? Seker maklik as daar nie juis veel van n keuse is in die saak nie ne?

    Dag Combrink is beseer? Ek ken nie juis vir JR Esterhuizen nie maar die res van die reserwes lyk maar lig in die panty!!! Hoop eks verkeerd! Ons speel gelukkig die Rebelle sonder van hulle sterre ook!

    Waar is Ruan Botha? Hoop nie die man het ook ander weivelde gaan soek en
    Nou word hy uitgelaat nie? Kon onmoontlik nie sy plek verloor het aan Oosthuisen nie (al lyk Oosthuisen sOos n groot mannetjie)…

  • I won’t play Waylon on the wing. Just doesn’t have the pace IMO.

  • Lion86

    Have to agree Willa, maybe when he started playing super rugby in 2007, but he has had too many knee operations. He is too slow for a wing.

  • StefJo

    Wel dink julle Murray is stadiger as Deon van Rensburg?

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