Lions coach Swys de Bruin has hailed his side’s defensive structures following their 40-23 quarter-final victory against the Jaguares in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin says the presence of influential fit-again Springboks such as Warren Whiteley and Malcolm Marx has helped strengthen the ‘spine’ of the team, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin says he still believes the Stormers are a good side, despite their last-gasp 26-23 loss to the Johannesburg side at Newlands on Saturday.
Coach Swys de Bruin credited his young players after the Lions’ 26-19 win against the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday. Twenty-three-year-old wing Aphiwe Dyantyi made his Super Rugby debut, having starred for UJ in the Varsity Cup, while 20-year-old flank Hacjiva Dayimani came off the bench. Dyantyi produced a Man of the Match performance, which included a superb solo try. Dayimani won a last-minute… Read more →
Joburg’s pride are hoping for a case of third time lucky, writes CRAIG LEWIS. The Lions blew a golden opportunity to secure a historic Super Rugby title when they slipped to a 25-17 defeat against the Crusaders at Ellis Park in the 2017 final. A red card to influential flank Kwagga Smith in the first half certainly didn’t help their… Read more →
Swys de Bruin says the Lions must move forward proactively with a relatively new-look coaching group, writes CRAIG LEWIS. The Lions head into the 2018 Super Rugby season with a squad that remains largely unchanged from last year – albeit without Ruan Ackermann and Faf de Klerk – but there are some significant changes to the coaching staff. The departure… Read more →
Lions coach Swys de Bruin is unconcerned by the number of players who have been playing overseas during the off-season, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Among a number of key squad members, the likes of Elton Jantjies, Franco Mostert, Lionel Mapoe, Warren Whiteley and Lourens Erasmus have all spent time in Japan as part of an increasingly common dual-contract that sees them… Read more →