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Semi Final Preview: Lions vs Highlanders

I can’t believe that I’m actually saying it, but Saturday will see the Lions take to the field in their home stadium and play against the Otago Highlanders in the Super Rugby semi final. After much anguish and pain, the moment is so sweet and the journey so special, but best of all – it’s not over yet! 

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Congrats Lions!

Congratulations to Johan Ackermann, his coaching staff and the Lions players for beating the Crusaders and qualifying for the Super Rugby semi finals. Great stuff!

 

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Lions face the Test of Champions

Since 1998 the Crusaders have been in the play-offs every year except for 2001 and 2015 and every eventual Super Rugby champion had to beat the Crusaders in the play-offs. They are like the black mane lion that every young male has to test himself against as he grows up. On Saturday the Lions face their Test of Champions.

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Warren Whitely include in 25 man squad

The Lions included Warren Whiteley in the 25 man squad for the quarter final against the Crusaders and a final call will be made on Thursday after fitness tests. Some of the players who travelled to Argentina have picked up stomach bugs but should be training from Tuesday

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Jaguares Too Strong for Lions

The Lions Dirtrackers put in a spirited effort against the Jaguares – that lasted for 45 minutes, but from then on the Argentineans dismantled their visitors and crushed whatever idealistic thoughts that may have accompanied them on the long trip to Buenos Aires. 

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Press Release: Golden Lions proud of Juniors

The Golden Lions Rugby Union is proud to announce the results of their various Junior rugby teams in recent weeks which culminates in the Under 18 A side playing in the unofficial final of the Craven Week at Kearsney College on Saturday.

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Lions sign Marvin Orie

According to Super Sport The Lions have signed Marvin Orie from the Bulls as well as SA Schools A side lock PJ Steenkamp.

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Brave Trip to Argentina: Match Preview – Lions vs Jaguares

There was a tinge of poetic irony last week as the Kings stood, a well beaten team and had to watch and politely applaud as the Lions were crowned the Conference Winners. Quite amazing how the wheel has turned!

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The Lions squad to play the Jaguares

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has said that he is considering resting some key players for the trip to Argentina to play the Jaguares and the debate on whether the Lions should play their best team or rest players has been raging on the SA rugby web sites.

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Lions confirm conference leader spot

Apart from taking the Wooden Spoon the Lions have never won anything in Super Rugby since the Cats split into the Lions and the Cheetahs. This year they not only won the Africa 1 Conference but also confirmed their top spot of the combined South African Conference log. Congrats to the Lions management, Johan Ackermann and his coaching staff and to all the Lions players.

But the quest isn’t over!

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