LIONS

Stormers hold off brave Lions

The Stormers defended excellently in the dying minutes to secure a 22-19 win over the Lions at Ellis Park, writes RYAN VREDE.


Catrakilis key for Stormers

The goal-kicking and game management of Demetri Catrakilis will shape the outcome of the South African derby at Ellis Park, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Lions give Boshoff the boot

Elton Jantjies will start at flyhalf for the Lions' match against the Stormers at Ellis Park on Saturday, while there's no place for Marnitz Boshoff in the squad.


Lions bolster lock stocks

Andries Ferreira has signed a two-year contract with the Golden Lions Rugby Union.


Sharks power past Lions

The Sharks overcame horrendous conditions and an improved second-half showing from the Lions to claim a 29-12 win in Durban, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Lambie to lift Sharks

Pat Lambie has a key role to play for the Sharks in dictating the match against the Lions at Kings Park on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Lions bulk up bench

Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys will return for the Lions from the bench against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.


Technical issues for Boshoff

Former Springbok flyhalf Braam van Straaten believes Marnitz Boshoff is struggling with some technical flaws in his kicking technique. BRENTON CHELIN reports.


Lions receive Bok boost

Lions prop Julian Redelinghuys will be available for selection ahead of Saturday's clash with the Sharks in Durban.


Lions won’t box players in

Johan Ackermann says he'll continue to give his players the freedom to make decisions despite the Lions' 22-8 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday.


Clinical Canes see off Lions

The Lions were made to pay for their missed opportunities as the Hurricanes claimed a 22-8 win at Ellis Park on Friday night, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Lions need Kriel to fire

Jaco Kriel will have to be at his best if the Lions are to get anything out of their match against the Hurricanes in Joburg on Friday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Lions possess ‘the next Bismarck’

Johan Ackermann believes new Lions hooker Malcolm Marx can become the next Bismarck du Plessis.


Junior Bok gets Lions start

Twenty-year-old Malcolm Marx will start at hooker for the Lions against the Hurricanes at Ellis Park on Friday.


Lions short on sharpness

Lions coach Johan Ackermann says the warm-up matches in Potchefstoom weren't ideal preparation for their opening Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes next weekend.


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