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MTN LionsMTN Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced the following team to take on the Vodacom Bulls in the Gauteng Cup, taking place this Saturday at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Kick-off is at 15:00.


Lions Team: 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (Captain), 2 Francois du Toit, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 5 Franco Mostert, 6 Jaco Kriel, 7 Derick Minnie, 8 Willie Britz, 9 Michael Bondesio (Vice-Captain), 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 11 Anthony Volmink, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach*, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 14 Deon Helberg, 15 Andries Coetzee

Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 JJ Breet, 19 Warwick Tecklenberg, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Ruhan Nel

*Awaiting fitness test

12 Responses to Lions announce a strong squad to face Bulls in Orlando

  • 1

    Possibly the Lions strongest side available… let’s see what they do against the Bulls B side!

  • 2

    @ grootblousmile:
    Ross Cronje a VERY WEAK link. He’s no better than Vodacom Cup quality at best.

    Otherwise, as you say just about the best they can put out.

  • 3

    Like waht I saw from Hanekom,Helberg and Coetzee, both players shows potential
    Rest is pretty ordinary

  • 4

    I recon the Lions might just win this weekend… certainly no motivation lacking, more experienced and rounded side and this will be their 3rd outing for the year already.

    I recon the Bulls youngsters, although there is a lot of potential, will not gel and just too many new combinations and it’s their first effort of the year, with a side whose players will hardly see starting spots in Super Rugby in 2013.

    I expect much from Arno Botha, Lionel Mapoe, Jan Serfontein and Jano Vermaak though, no excuses from them!

  • 5

    Bulls by 15!

  • 6

    Two important things this Friday am.

    1. The SA 7’s have taken 2, YES 2 klaps in Wellington this morning losing firstly to Samoa and then to CANADA. Time for a change in management?

    2. Just registered for the RWC 2105 newsletter so that I can start planning a tour of monumenal proportions to go and watch.

    Myself and a couple of mates have committed to going, and GBS has expressed interest in joining us.

    Any other RT bloggers interested in joining us are more than welcome.

    I’ll set up an e-mail address this weekend and (with the webmonster’s blessing) publish an thread with the details that bloggers can respond to and we’ll see how it develops from there.

  • 7


    I am going to Orlando tomorrow!!!!!! Woooohooooo!!! I won tickets from Jacaranda, and must report to the station at 11h00 and then we go from there by bus!!!!!! SO STOKED!!!!

    At last!!! The rugby begins :-)

  • 8

    Oh and what is happening now with the BLITZBOKKE is shocking!!!!! Time for thorough overhaul of coaching and management of our 7’s Side!!!!

  • 9

    Grats Tripples!
    I was at the 2010 game between Bulls and Stormers and still one of the best experiences I ever had

  • 10

    @ Scrumdown:
    As long as you give me a chance to quote on the package.

  • 11

    10 @ Lion4ever:
    I thought you were with a cellular service provider?

  • 12

    @ Scrumdown:
    Scrumdown, that was my life just more than a year ago. I left to join the wife in travel agency we started abiut 7 years ago. After 15 years there, it was time to move on.


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