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Don’t you… Forget about me…

April 17, 2013
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Don’t you… Forget about me…

As you walk on by, will you call my name?
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Posted in Columnists, SANZAR, SARU, Super Rugby | 15 Comments »

Lions confirm squad for Challenge series

January 15, 2013
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The Lions released the names of 35 players that will make up their squad to compete in the Lions Challenge Series starting this weekend against Russia.
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This Lion will roar

January 11, 2013
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This Lion will roar

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.
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Posted in Columnists, Super Rugby | 8 Comments »

Lions announce the ‘Lions Challenge’

November 27, 2012
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Despite not playing Super Rugby, the Lions will have no shortage of game time next season after their 2013 fixture list was revealed on Tuesday.
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Posted in Other Tournaments, Other Unions / Teams | 3 Comments »

Mitchell back and raring to go

November 13, 2012
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Lions head coach John Mitchell returned to work at the Golden Lions Rugby Union offices yesterday morning, following a four month period of absence, and is looking forward to his future at the Union.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 16 Comments »

Where will it stop?

November 6, 2012
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Where will it stop?

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.
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Mitchell not guilty, wants his job back

November 5, 2012
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Suspended Golden Lions Rugby Union coach John Mitchell is committed to continuing in the role, buoyed by news that he has already been found not guilty of various charges of misconduct levelled against him by the GLRU, with a further six charges having been withdrawn by the Johannesburg-based club.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Discliplinary actions | 14 Comments »

Mapoe the ‘Mane’ Lion

October 24, 2012
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The Golden Lions Rugby Union held their annual Players Award Ceremony on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 where the players were acknowledged for their contribution to the Union throughout 2012.
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Josh Strauss joins Glasgow Warriors

September 11, 2012
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The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced this afternoon that Josh Strauss, the Glasgow Warriors rugby club in Scotland and the Lions concluded an agreement whereby Josh will move to the Glasgow Warriors until May 2015.
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Posted in Breaking News, Rugby Personalities | 7 Comments »

De Klerk refutes Lions player exodus

August 18, 2012
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De Klerk refutes Lions player exodus

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.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 4 Comments »

Lions fire Spencer, Taylor

August 2, 2012
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Lions fire Spencer, Taylor

The Lions rugby union has terminated the services of backline coach, Carlos Spencer, and conditioning coach, Wayne Taylor.
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Posted in Currie Cup, Rugby Administration | 11 Comments »

Lions, GUMA battle takes an ugly turn

January 24, 2012
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Lions, GUMA battle takes an ugly turn

Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) president Kevin de Klerk says the statement issued on Tuesday from their former partners Guma TAC was “filled with many half truths” and says the union had never been unwilling to pay back any money.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SA Rugby Soaps, SA Unions / Teams | 8 Comments »

De Klerk rubbishes Lions liquidation rumours

January 16, 2012
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De Klerk rubbishes Lions liquidation rumours

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.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 16 Comments »

Lions hit back at bankruptcy allegations

December 8, 2011
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Lions hit back at bankruptcy allegations

The Golden Lions Rugby union on Thursday hit back at rumours on social media and websites that they are bankrupt.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Rugby Administration | 12 Comments »

The Lions roar again

October 31, 2011
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The Lions roar again

The MTN Golden Lions recorded the most emphatic Absa Currie Cup final victory since 1980 when they beat The Sharks, champions in 2010, by 42-16 at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
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Posted in Currie Cup | 9 Comments »

Edenvale Panthers hits back at ban

August 20, 2011
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THE singing of President Jacob Zuma’s trademark song, Umshini wami, and ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s infamous Dubul’ iBhunu incited the violence between Edenvale Panthers Rugby Club (EPRC) and the Soweto Rugby Club (SRC).
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Posted in Disciplinary, Other Unions / Teams, Rugby Administration | 5 Comments »

Lessons from the past

August 17, 2011
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Lessons from the past

Lessons from the past should provide the Lions rugby union with the vision needed to get them out of their current administrative crisis.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration | 42 Comments »

Lions snub Jano for Bulls move

August 3, 2011
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Lions snub Jano for Bulls move

MTN Golden Lions coach John Mitchell has made three changes to the team that beat the Leopards last weekend for the Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.
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Lions punish Jano

August 3, 2011
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Lions punish Jano

The Golden Lions had no idea of scrumhalf Jano Vermaak’s plans to move across the Jukskei River to join their rivals, the Blue Bulls.
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Rugby News

July 21, 2011
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Lions circus turning into horror show

July 4, 2011
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Lions circus turning into horror show

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.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration | 13 Comments »

Lions still have pride / Mapoe injured

April 16, 2011
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Lions still have pride / Mapoe injured

Lions skipper Doppies la Grange has sounded a rallying cry for his side to show some pride and shake off the ‘close but no cigar’ tag that they have earned this season. Timmy Hancox writes for rugby365 that La Grange has described being named as the Lions captain as a “great honour” and is...
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Posted in Super 15 | 3 Comments »

Kamana suspended for 3 weeks

March 15, 2011
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Kamana suspended for 3 weeks

The Lions fullback James Kamana has been suspended for three weeks after a SANZAR judicial hearing held in Johannesburg on Tuesday found him guilty of dangerous play.
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Kamana in trouble

March 14, 2011
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Kamana in trouble

Lions fullback James Kamana will appear at a SANZAR judicial hearing in Johannesburg on Tuesday 15 March after being cited for a dangerous tackle during last Saturday’s Super Rugby clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Super 15 | 5 Comments »

Blues underestimating the Lions?

March 4, 2011
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Blues underestimating the Lions?

They have dished out some massive beatings to the Lions in the past, but are the Blues perhaps underestimating the resurgent Lions team?
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Re-capturing the Pride

February 16, 2011
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Re-capturing the Pride

There are many reasons why I will keep a very close eye on the Lions this year, and their on-field results won’t be one of them.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration | 6 Comments »

Lions target Bakkies signature

February 9, 2011
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Lions target Bakkies signature

It has been a rumour that has surfaced in recent days, and although everyone will deny it, it seems to be true.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 13 Comments »

Lions unleash Kamana

February 8, 2011
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Lions unleash Kamana

The Lions will unleash their Kiwi import, James Kamana against Argentine side Tucuman on Wednesday night.
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Posted in Super 15 | 6 Comments »

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