Golden Lions 22-19 Western Province – Result – 5 December 2020


The Golden Lions face the prospect of a Currie Cup crunch match against Western Province at Ellis Park on Saturday 5 December.

Western Province will be eager to bounce back from a narrow defeat to the log-leading Bulls last weekend.

Golden Lions vs Western Province: Currie Cup 2020

The Lions had to fight back from 17-3 down to earn a victory when their match against Griquas was abandoned in the second half due to lightning.

Western Province opened the Currie Cup with a 20-22 defeat at Newlands on Saturday 28 November. They can move into second with a bonus point win.

The Lions could get themselves back into the Currie Cup race with a win and if they get a bonus point win they will leapfrog WP.

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Team news

Tiaan Swanepoel will make a starting debut for the Golden Lions at fullback in one of two changes to the side that grabbed a come-from-behind win last weekend.

He replaces the injured EW Viljoen, while the other change is at scrumhalf where Ross Cronje swaps places with Morne van den Berg in a rotation switch.

Western Province coach John Dobson reshuffled his backline for the clash, making three changes and two positional switches which sees Damian Willemse starting at fullback in place of the injured Warrick Gelant, while Tim Swiel will start at flyhalf in a new halfback pairing with Godlen Masimla.

Ruhan Nel has been drafted into the starting line-up at outside centre for the first time this season and will link up in the midfield with Dan du Plessis, who moves to inside centre.

Golden Lions – Currie Cup Starting XV

Lions: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole. Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 21 Roelof Smit, 22 Morné van den Berg, 23 Dan Kriel.

Western Province – Currie Cup Starting XV

Western Province: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff. Replacements (from): 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Johan du Toit, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Tristan Leyds, 24 Jaco Coetzee, 25 Kade Wolhuter, 26 Rikus Pretorius. Protection Status


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