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Lions team for Russia


MTN Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced the following team to take on the Russian Bears in the inaugural Lions Challenge match this Saturday at Ellis Park. Kick-off is at 19h00.


1.        JC Janse van Rensburg                  (Captain)

2.        Martin Bezuidenhout

3.        Ruan Dreyer

4.        Hendrik Roodt

5.        Franco Mostert*

6.        Warwick Tecklenburg*

7.        Derick Minnie

8.        Willie Britz

9.        Michael Bondesio                             (Vice-Captain)

10.      Lionel Cronje*

11.      Anthony Volmink

12.      Harold Vorster*

13.      Stokkies Hanekom*

14.      Deon Helberg

15.      Andries Coetzee

16.      Francois du Toit

17.     Jacques van Rooyen*

18.     Jacques Kotze*

19.     Hugo Kloppers*

20.     Claude Tshibidi*

21.     Ross Cronje

22.     Marnitz Boshoff*

23.     Ruhan Nel*

*On debut for the MTN Lions

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  1. Lions 51-13.

    Was a good game.

    I wish Brendon could have watched it.

    The Russians played the game he suggests the Bokke play. With pods and attemted forward domination. If he had watched the Russians he would have seen what an idiot he is for suggesting the Boks play this kind of game plan.

    As it was the Lions were outstanding in arts and disappointing in others.

    Lionel Cronje and Franco Mostert were brilliant. Mostert dominated the lineouts whilst Cronje took the ball so flat he was crossing the advantage line almost at will.

    With Cronje running distribution, Verster, Hanekom and Helberg were causing havoc for the Russians.

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