The Lions have welcomed back stalwart flank Jaco Kriel for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash with Scarlets in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.
Burger Odendaal will take over the captaincy reigns in the injury-enforced absence of Jaco Kriel for the Lions when they take on Munster in a Vodacom United Rugby Championship match at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Jaco Kriel can breathe a sigh of relief after the Lions’ win against the Cardiff Blues last Saturday, but the skipper knows far more “hard work” lies ahead for his side.
Flank Jaco Kriel believes the Lions’ high error-rate in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship means the players have to accept responsibility for their results.
Jaco Kriel has been replaced by Sibusiso Sangweni in one of three changes to the Lions starting lineup for Friday’s match against Ulster in Belfast.
Jaco Kriel will start at openside flank for the Lions against Zebre in their first-ever Vodacom United Rugby Championship match in Parma on Friday night.
In the latest SA Rugby magazine, CRAIG LEWIS and DYLAN JACK debate which South African player will make the biggest impact at their new team.
Springbok and Lions loose forward Jaco Kriel talks about life during lockdown, South Africa’s new prospective provincial tournament, and how he felt watching Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU.
Four South Africans have been included in a Vodacom Super Rugby Team of the Decade based on home performances.
Lions loose forward Jaco Kriel doesn’t believe a champion can be declared should Vodacom Super Rugby not be completed.