Consistency and experience were key factors when Lions boss Ivan van Rooyen named his team for their fourth round Rainbow Cup clash against the Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has expressed his disappointment at his side’s disjointed performance that led to a 26-21 Currie Cup semi-final defeat against the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday.
Following a thorough review of their previous Jukskei derbies, Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen believes his side is better prepared to face the Vodacom Bulls in the Currie Cup semi-finals.
Ivan van Rooyen has credited fullback Tiaan Swanepoel’s excellent goal-kicking performance as the catalyst for the Lions’ 22-19 comeback win over Western Province on Saturday.
Lions coach Ivan Rooyen says his team needs to learn to string an 80-minute performance together to turn the tide in the wake of their 30-25 loss to the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday.
Jake White has highlighted the benefits of the top franchises playing in the northern hemisphere, while retaining the opportunity for the Boks to still annually face the All Blacks.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has confirmed that it’s not required of his team to undergo another round of testing before their match against Griquas at Ellis Park on Friday.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen says Willem Alberts is looking lean and mean as the powerful ex-Springbok gets set to come up against his former team, the Sharks, on Friday.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen says player safety has to be the main priority after the Vodacom Super Rugby season was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen says he is happy with the fight his players showed in their agonising 33-30 loss to the Stormers at Ellis Park on Saturday.