Only ONE change to Lions SR squad from 2016

November 24, 2015 5
If continuity is important the Lions ha' goddit for 2016. The Lions 2016 squad just shows one change from the 2015 version. Kwagga Smit has been released for his Bok Sevens duty whilst his place is taken by JW Bell, the outstanding Pumas fullback from the past season. In accordance with the Lions' contracting policy,…

Alwyn Hollenbach retires from rugby

September 22, 2015 5
Super Rugby Lions veteran 30 year old Alwayn Hollenbach has announced his immediate retirement. It is with great regret that Xerox Golden Lions centre Alwyn Hollenbach has been forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect due to an recurring shoulder injury. The 30-year-old Hollenbach joined the Lions rugby family in 2009 and has since…

Most experienced Bok side ever for Japan

September 16, 2015 14
Coach Meyer has named the most experienced Bok team ever to play Japan in the RWC opener. Jean De Villiers skippers at 12. The most experienced Springbok side ever are bracing themselves for a different kind of challenge when the face Japan in their Rugby World Cup opener in Brighton on Saturday. Springbok coach Heyneke…

Schalk or Kriel?

June 19, 2015 22
Look at the stats and the answer is clear. So I hear many folks saying that "on form" Schalk Burger certainly deserves a call up to the Bok squad... but why look at "on form"... I mean.. what determines who is "on form" and who not. So in order to determine who is "on form"…

Gary Gold has also been told to “find a coach” for the Sharks

June 13, 2015 9
The C-Cells' DOR has apparently been instructed by John Smit to find an SR coach.   Yet again courtesy of SupeRugby Mag website While Gold has had the title of director of rugby since arriving in Durban from Japan just before the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament began, he has effectively been head coach of the…

Ludeke’s goooonnnnneeee

June 13, 2015 18
Under pressure after receiving a double championship team and taking them to an eleventh place finish, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has resigned.         Frans Ludeke has resigned as Vodacom Bulls coach, with Nollis Marais being appointed Currie Cup coach. So reports SupeRugbyMag. Bulls CEO Barend van Graan made the announcement after the…

Swys stays in Joburg

June 9, 2015 4
Lions backline and attacking coach Swys De Bruin yesterday said is not going to PE [caption id="attachment_54010" align="alignleft" width="219"] Generated by IJG JPEG Library[/caption]                     Following a great deal of media speculation, the Golden Lions Rugby Union wishes to confirm that Emirates Lions assistant coach Swys…

ARU to sell Rebels

May 15, 2015 2
The ARU says it has completed Heads of Agreement with a private company to purchase 100% of shares of the Rebels.   By: Davids         ARU has announced it has completed an in principle agreement to sell the whole of the Melbourne Rebels to a company called the Imperium Group (ICG). ARU…

Lions coach stays to end 2016

December 12, 2014 0
Johan Ackermann has confirmed he will stay on till October 2016 with the Lions. Lions head coach Johan Ackermann says he has agreed to a contract extension with GLRU until 31 October 2016. Although the contract is yet to be signed, Ackermann and Rudolph Straeuli the GLRU CEO have both confirmed that the coach will…

Lions get big name sponsorships

December 11, 2014 7
Chinese proposed Brumbies sponsor Huawei and former Force Sponsor Emirates have signed on as Lions SR sponsors   Emirates, a global connector of people and their passions, and the Lions, one of South Africa’s top rugby teams, today announced a five-year sponsorship agreement. The agreement will see Emirates become the title sponsor of the Lions…

20 Players for EOYT Bok camp

October 5, 2014 6
Prep camps and deals to rest players with provinces. Looks like SARU's getting something right. [caption id="attachment_47874" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Springboks[/caption]               A SARU media release this morning says a lot. Comppare this to 2006 when Jake White and Sharks and WP CEO's publicly fought for the right to release…

Two changes to Lions for top of table clash in Slaapstad

August 21, 2014 10
The Lions moved Warwick Tecklenburg and Willie Britz into the Starting XXII in the only changes for their clash with WP.     Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man side to take on DHL Western Province at DHL Newlands this Saturday. In the forwards, Willie Britz and Warwick Tecklenburg move…

New Look Bok jerseys

April 1, 2014 8
In keeping with its transformation policy SARU has decided to also change the Bok jersey. What do you think?ABSA and SARU have issued a joint statement saing that from this season on the Springboks will have a home and away strip. The away strip will retain the original green and yellow whilst the home strip…

New Currie Cup format to save Griquas

February 13, 2014 1
The new Currie Cup format will see the premiership expanded to eight sides.               Six are what will be called "anchor" teams and bizzarely include the EP as an anchor side despite the latter not being able to field a side able to qualify for CC Premiership for ten…
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