MTN Lions ChallengeThe Lions’ next scheduled MTN Lions Challenge match against Namibia in Windhoek, has been cancelled.


According to the Lions’ Facebook page, the match scheduled for Saturday, February 23 will no longer be played. No reason for the late cancellation was given.

As a result, the Lions’ next match will be against French side Mont de Marsan on March 16 at Ellis Park.

The Lions have won three of their four matches to date as they come to terms with life outside of Super Rugby.


Lions fixture list for 2013:
January 19: Lions 51-13 Russia
January 23: Lions 33-17 Cheetahs
February 2: Lions 33-38 Bulls
February 9: Lions 41-31 Kings
February 23: Namibia v Lions – Cancelled
March 16: Lions v Mont de Marsan – Ellis Park
April 13: US Invitational v Lions – Ervine, California
April 20: US Invitational v Lions – Vancouver, Canada
April 27: Chicago Lions v Lions – Chicago
May 11: Lions v Agen – Ellis Park
June 1: Lions v Samoa – Ellis Park
June 8: Lions v French Barbarians – Ellis Park
June 15: Lions v Stormers – Ellis Park
June 21: Lions v Sharks – Ellis Park
July 12: Lions v Montpellier – Ellis Park
July 20: Lions v Grenoble – Ellis Park
July 27: Super Rugby promotion/relegation -  TBA
August 3: Super Rugby promotion/relegation – Ellis Park

2 Responses to MTN Lions’ Namibia match cancelled

  • 1

    According to some reports elsewhere on the web, Namibia pulled out stating that their players lack of conditioning was the reason.

    Hope there is a compensation clause.

  • 2

    Feel for the Lions, being messed about here as well.


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