This Lion will roar

January 11, 2013 8
It is not often that I get a warm, fuzzy feeling when I read something about administration in South African rugby, but the guts and determination of the Golden Lions Rugby Union who is arguably facing their biggest crisis in their 100+ year history is something that deserves more than just an honourable mention. I…

Where will it stop?

November 6, 2012 8
It is one thing to look for sympathy when you have to deal with a hand you were dealt, but you will find very little if the position you find yourself in was because of your own doing. The Lions and their supporters might feel that their relegation from Super Rugby was unfair, and as…

KDK upset with Allister

August 22, 2012 16
Golden Lions president Kevin de Klerk is upset after Western Province and Stormers coach Allister Coetzee hinted he might look at luring a few Lions players for next year's Super Rugby competition. Sport24 WP take on the Golden Lions in a Currie Cup clash in Johannesburg on Saturday and with the Lions out of the…

De Klerk refutes Lions player exodus

August 18, 2012 4
The President of the Golden Lions Rugby Union Kevin de Klerk on Friday issued the following statement in the wake of the SARU General Council decision to exclude the MTN Lions from the Super Rugby competition in 2013. Sport24 The statement reads: “As stated before, the decision taken at the SARU General Council meeting yesterday…

Standing tall

July 2, 2012 27
There has not been a lot of positives to report on from the Lions Rugby Union in recent months, but you have to respect how some members of the union are fronting up. The Lions came off another disappointing loss at Newlands in a dour, scrappy affair.  Much of this was due to Mark Lawrence…

Goodbye Lions, Hello Kings?

February 22, 2012 151
It can be goodbye Lions, hello Kings come 2013 as a political decision has been endorsed to allow only ONE TEAM per PROVINCE. Lappe Laubscher reporting exclusively for RuggaWorld.com asks the question of exactly who is uninformed and who is trying to fool who? PLEASE NOTE: The heading an intro is not the making of…

‘There will be no merger’ – De Klerk

February 10, 2012 9
Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) president Kevin De Klerk said the current five Super Rugby franchises met on Thursday to find a solution to the conundrum created by the SA Rugby Union’s decision to include the Southern Kings in Super Rugby in 2013. "We’ve been mandated by SARU as the five franchises to look at…

De Klerk rubbishes Lions liquidation rumours

January 16, 2012 16
Golden Lions Rugby Union President Kevin de Klerk has beaten off the latest media onslaught on his union with the same efficiency that saw his team secure Currie Cup glory last year. Jan de Koning - Rugby365 De Klerk, speaking to this website in an exclusive interview on Monday, dismissed reports that his union is…

Lessons from the past

August 17, 2011 42
Lessons from the past should provide the Lions rugby union with the vision needed to get them out of their current administrative crisis. The 21st century has not been kind to the Pride of Ellis Park (yes I know it’s called something else now but bare with me – there is an historical lesson in…

Lions circus turning into horror show

July 4, 2011 13
The absence of information will always lead to speculation, and whether it is fair or not, you would think that the Lions Rugby Union would have realised this after years of accusations of financial and administrative mismanagement. The latest episode in the sorry saga is a public mud-slinging contest between the Lions former partners, GUMA…

Lions, GUMA deal terminated

June 28, 2011 23
The shareholders agreement between the Lions and GUMA Tac has been terminated. The website, wetalkrugby, confirmed via a press release by the Lions Rugby Union that the deal between the union and Guma has been terminated. The Golden Lions Rugby Union today wishes to confirm that negotiations around the completion of the shareholders agreement with…

A silver lining

October 20, 2009 1
If the Lions are clever and really serious of turning a corner they should take the Jaque Fourie case which they lost, and turn it into a positive. Yesterday evening Frikkie Erasmus confirmed that an independent arbitrator found Jaque Fourie’s contract non-binding, which basically opens the door for Fourie to now move to Province and…