SA Rugby should be doing everything in its power to dissuade Lions coach Johan Ackermann from taking up an offer to head overseas, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
A host of Boks have returned to the Lions’ starting lineup for this Saturday’s clash against the Reds at Ellis Park.
The Lions will be without flank Cyle Brink when they host the Reds on Saturday, while there is also uncertainty over the availability of prop Dylan Smith. Brink had earned his first start of the season against the Jaguares on Saturday, but he had to leave the field early due to a left shoulder injury. The extent of the injury… Read more →
Nicolás Sánchez scored 21 points as the Jaguares stormed to a 36-24 win over a second-string Lions side in Buenos Aires on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI.
Lock Marvin Orie will start as one of nine changes to the Lions team to take on the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday. Courtnall Skosan, Harold Vorster, Ross Cronje, Warren Whiteley, Andries Ferriera and Robbie Coetzee are the only survivors from the side that thumped the Waratahs 55-36 at Ellis Park on last weekend. Orie, who joined the Lions… Read more →
The Lions have left four key players at home for their trip to Argentina where they will take on the Jaguares on Saturday. Springboks Elton Jantjies, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe and Franco Mostert will not be travelling with the 25-man squad. Janse van Rensburg stayed behind for the funeral of his mother who past away last Wednesday, while… Read more →
Johan Ackermann has confirmed that Rohan Janse van Rensburg will not be included in the Lions squad travelling to Argentina to face the Jaguares this Saturday. Van Rensburg’s mother passed away last week, but the Bok centre opted to play against the Waratahs, scoring a brace of tries, and dedicated his performance to her. Ackermann said that Janse van Rensburg… Read more →
Ross Cronjé and Robbie Coetzee will start ahead of Boks Faf de Klerk and Malcolm Marx when the Lions take on the Waratahs at Ellis Park this Saturday. Besides those unenforced changes, Harold Vorster comes into the midfield as a replacement for the injured Howard Mnisi. Meanwhile, Dylan Smith has recovered from his shoulder injury and will take his place on the… Read more →
Lions centre Howard Mnisi will be out of action for at least nine months as the result of a serious knee injury.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg scored a brace of tries as the Lions snatched a 28-25 win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.