• Lions lash Valke, Leopards

    The Lions crushed the Valke 62-17 and the Leopards 103-0 in their warm-up matches on Saturday.

    In their first game, the Lions led 22-5 at the break, before replacing their entire team for the second half.

    Warren Whiteley, Anthony Volmink, Marnitz Boshoff and Ross Cronjé crossed the line in the first half, with Jacques van Rooyen (two), Ruan Combrink and Andries Ferreira dotting down in the second.

    The Lions then showed the Leopards no mercy in a shortened match.

    They led 47-0 at the break and continued to run riot in the second half until referee Jaco van Heerden ended the match early when they reached three figures.

    Lions – Tries: Warren Whiteley, Anthony Volmink, Marnitz Boshoff, Ross Cronjé, Jacques van Rooyen (2), Ruan Combrink, Andries Ferreira, TBC, TBC. Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff, Elton Jantjies (3).
    Valke –
    Tries: Friedie Olivier, Kyle Hendriks, TBC. Conversions: TBC.

    Lions squad – Ruan Ackermann, John-Wessel Bell, Fabian Booysen, Marnitz Boshoff, Cyle Brink, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ross Cronjé, Ashlon Davids, Francois de Klerk, Bobby de Wee, Stephan de Witt, Ruan Dreyer, Lourens Erasmus, Andries Ferreira, Corné Fourie, Nicolaas Hanekom, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Kriel, Robert Kruger, Ruan Lerm, Luvuyiso Lusaseni, Kock Marx, Malcolm Marx, Sampie Mastriet, Howard Mnisi, Franco Mostert, Martin Muller, Jacques Nel, Julian Redelinghuys, Cameron Rooi, Jarryd Sage, Pieter Scholtz, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Warwick Tecklenburg, Armand van der Merwe, Gerdus van der Walt, Jaco van der Walt, Jacques van Rooyen, Antony Volmink, Warren Whiteley.

    Lions – TBC

    Leopards – 15 Gene Willemse, 14 Dalen Goliath, 13 Rhyno Weppener, 12 Ian Heyns, 11 Khotso Leepile, 10 Sydney du Plessis, 9 Pieter Smith, 8 Tiaan Bezuidenhout, 7 Joshua van Niekerk, 7 Duren Fillies, 6 Molotsi Bouwer, 5 Francois Robberts, 4 Stembisa Mhlongo, 3 Roan Grobbelaar, 3 Lucky Ngcamu, 2 Dane van der Westhuizen, 1 Theo Ferreira.
    Subs: Gerrie le Roux, Dolf van Deventer, Stian van Blerk, Funani Mabala, Derek Taylor, Francois Nel, Eswyn Heyns, Alvino Montjies, Kabelo Motloung, Louis Grey, JP Naude.

    Lions –  Ruan Ackermann, John-Wessel Bell, Fabian Booysen, Marnitz Boshoff, Cyle Brink, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ross Cronjé, Ashlon Davids, Francois de Klerk, Bobby de Wee, Stephan de Witt, Ruan Dreyer, Lourens Erasmus, Andries Ferreira, Corné Fourie, Stokkies Hanekom, Rohan Janse vn Rensburg, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Kriel, Robert Kruger, Ruan Lerm, Luvuyiso Lusaseni, Kock Marx, Malcolm Marx, Sampie Mastriet, Howard Mnisi, Franco Mostert, Martin Muller, Jacques Nel, Julian Redelinghuys, Cameron Rooi, Jarryd Sage, Pieter Scholtz, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Warwick Tecklenberg, Armand van der Merwe, Gerdus van der Walt, Jaco van der Walt, Jacques van Rooyen, Antony Volmink, Warren Whiteley.

    Photo: SupaRugby