MTN Golden LionsThe Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) have once again changed or shifted the goal posts for the remaining schedule of The Lions Challenge.

The French Barbarians game, which was cancelled and substituted with a SA Barbarians game, now falls away too, and in stead the Lions now have a bye weekend on that weekend.

They can colour it anyway they like, but it stenches of more incompetence and poor execution of a season which was always going to be a difficult one for the embattled Union.

6 International games have now been canned already!

Here’s the Official Media Release by the GLRU:




The Golden Lions Rugby Union has made additional changes to the MTN Lions fixture schedule for the remainder of the Lions Challenge series.

Matches against Samoa (June 1st), the Stormers (June 14th) and the Sharks (June 21st) will still go ahead as scheduled.

There has, however, been a change to the proposed June 8th fixture against the South African Barbarians which will now be a bye weekend for the MTN Lions.

An additional match against local rivals the Blue Bulls has been scheduled for July 6th at Loftus Versveld.

Furthermore, the July 12th fixture against Montpellier has been replaced by a match against the Griquas at Ellis Park on Saturday July 13th.

Following the MTN Lions’ Vodacom Cup success, the team will look to continue their momentum and concentrate on their upcoming local fixtures, as they prepare for the Super Rugby promotion/relegation matches and the Currie Cup.

The promotion / relegation games are scheduled for Friday, July 26th (away) and Friday, August 2nd (home).

The updated fixture schedule for the remainder of 2013 is as follows:

Lions Challenge

01 June MTN Lions vs Samoa Ellis Park 14:30
14 June MTN Lions vs DHL Stormers Ellis Park 19:00
21 June MTN Lions vs The Sharks Ellis Park 19:00
06 July MTN Lions vs Blue Bulls Pretoria 16:30
13 July MTN Lions vs Griquas Ellis Park 15:00
26 July Promotion / Relegation TBC 19:10
02 August Promotion / Relegation Ellis Park 19:10

Currie Cup

10 August MTN Golden Lions vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs Ellis Park 15:00
16 August Sharks vs MTN Golden Lions Kings Park 17:05
24 August Vodacom Blue Bulls vs MTN Golden Lions Loftus Versfeld 17:05
30 August MTN Golden Lions vs DHL Western Province Ellis Park 19:10
07 September Griquas vs MTN Golden Lions GWK Park 15:00
13 September Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs MTN Golden Lions Free State Stadium 19:10
21 September MTN Golden Lions Vodacom Blue Bulls Ellis Park 17:05
27 September MTN Golden Lions vs Sharks Ellis Park 19:10
04 October DHL Western Province vs MTN Golden Lions Newlands 14:00
12 October MTN Golden Lions vs Griquas Ellis Park 15:00
19 October Currie Cup Semi-Finals TBC TBC
26 October Currie Cup Final TBC TBC

Test Match

05 October South Africa vs New Zealand Ellis Park 17:00

Tickets for all home games can be purchased online via Computicket or at the Ellis Park ticket office which can be reached on (011) 402 8644.

2 Responses to The Lions Challenge: The GLRU has made some more changes to the remaining games

  • 1

    Fark i am glad i am not a Lion supporter, would have cured me for life from watching rugby.
    Die is nou soos om die dolk te draai in jou hart.

    Dankie Bulle ek weet een ding , al mis ons die bus, ons gaan nie uitspeel teen die clowns nie.
    Mr De Klerk i never liked your face, even from your playing days, i always wished Moaner or John moer the shit out of you. You are not good news for the Golden Lions, you made them bronze Lions, like a old statue

  • 2

    Jeeeez, the GLRU have farked themselves solidly… but I still hope they get back into Super Rugby!


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