Sigma Lions Made Nine Changes For Vodacom Bulls Clash


Sigma Lions speedster Boldwin Hansen will make a welcome return to Carling Currie Cup action when his team faces the Vodacom Bulls at Emirates Airline Park on Wednesday evening. Hansen last featured against the Cell C Sharks nearly a month ago in a match which saw him registered a five-pointer for his side.

It’s a first start of the season for exciting loose-forward Lindo Ncusane who’ll combine with Mark Snyman and the in-form Wits and former Lions U19 captain Cal Smid in the backrow.

The halfback pairing of Ginter Smuts and James Tedder, who did duty last week against the Griquas, will have the responsibility of steering the Lion’s attack against a determined Bulls outfit.

Head Coach Mziwakhe Nkosi believes this year’s competition theme has been about providing young players the opportunity to launch their careers.

“History has shown time and time again that the Currie Cup has earned many players call-ups to international club competitions and national honours,” explains Nkosi.

“We’ve consistently backed our youngsters within our system, and this is something we’ve been bold about from the start of our campaign,” he adds.

“We’ll be up for it tomorrow against a very good Bulls side. There are a few guys in the match 23 who’ll be eager to impress and make the most of the opportunity,’ he concludes.

Sigma Lions: 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Boldwin Hansen, 13 James Mollentze, 12 Luke Rossouw, 11 Zeilinga Strydom, 10 James Tedder, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Cal Smid, 7 Linda Ncusane, 6 Mark Snyman, 5 Simon Dionisio, 4 Lunga Ncube, 3. Asenathi Ntlabakanye (c), 2 Morne Brandon, 1 Kayden Kiewit. Replacements: 16 Ebot Buma, 17 Jacquoe-Lois du Toit 18 Chergin Fillies/Kabous Bezuidenhout, 19 Connor van Buuren, 20 Sask Ndlovu, 21 Jurich Claasens, 22 Tyler Boks, 23 Fred Zeilinga/Vaughen Isaacs