Tag: Lions Rugby

Lima Sopoaga to debut for All blacks

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Tweet   The team is: 1. Tony Woodcock (112) 2. Dane Coles (27) 3. Owen Franks (69) 4. Brodie Retallick (38) 5. James Broadhurst 6. Liam Messam (41) 7. Richie McCaw – captain (139) 8. Kieran Read (74) 9. Aaron Smith (38) 10. Lima Sopoaga 11. Charles Piutau (16) 12. Ma’a Nonu (95) 13. Conrad…

This Lion will roar

TweetIt 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.

Mitchell back and raring to go

TweetLions 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.

Where will it stop?

TweetIt 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.

Mitchell not guilty, wants his job back

TweetSuspended 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not guilty of various charges of misconduct levelled against him by the GLRU, with a further six charges having been withdrawn by the Johannesburg-based club.

Mapoe the ‘Mane’ Lion

TweetThe 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.

Josh Strauss joins Glasgow Warriors

TweetThe 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.

Lions, GUMA battle takes an ugly turn

TweetGolden 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.