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  • Baylion : The Lions side to take on the Sharks in Durban on Friday evening at 19:10 sees Marnitz Boshoff back at Flyhalf, the team is: Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe (captain), 12 Nicolaas Hanekom, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe. Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jacques van Ro
  • Baylion : FULL TIME: Xerox Golden Lions down Steval Pumas 29-15 at Ellis Park. They secured a bonus point in the process.
  • Baylion : HT: Lions 19 (3) – 3 (0) Pumas
  • Lion4ever : JANNES LABUSCHAGNE – EX-SPRINGBOK RUGBY – 2000 TO 2003. PLAYED OVER 113 GAMES FOR THE LIONS. Jannes will be sharing his Faith story with us this Friday evening 12 September at Allen High School, Landhuis road, Weltevreden park at 19h00. We invite you to come listen to Janne’s story and to enjoy the evening with us. Tea, coffee and a few eats will be served after the event.NOTE: Jannes will also be ministering at our gathering on Sunday 14th September at 9h00 – Allen Glen High School.
  • Lion4ever : JANNES LABUSCHAGNE – EX-SPRINGBOK RUGBY – 2000 TO 2003. PLAYED OVER 113 GAMES FOR THE LIONS. Jannes will be sharing his Faith story with us this Friday evening 12 September at Allen High School, Landhuis road, Weltevreden park at 19h00. We invite you to come listen to Janne’s story and to enjoy the evening with us. Tea, coffee and a few eats will be served after the event. You are further welcome to invite many of your friends, colleagues and family to be part of a great opportunity of h
  • Goofy : 15. Andries Coetzee 14. Lionel Mapoe 13. Stokkies Hanekom 12. Alwyn Hollenbach 11. Ruan Combrinck 10. Jaco van der Walt 9. Ross Cronje 8. Derick Minnie 7. Warwick Tecklenburg 6. Jaco Kriel 5. Franco Mostert 4. MB Lusaseni 3. Ruan Dreyer 2. Willie Wepener 1. Schalk van der Merwe 16. Armand van der Merwe 17. Jacques van Rooyen 18. Martin Muller 19. Willie Britz 20. Kwagga Smith 21. Mark Richards 22. Howard Mnisi
  • Goofy : Herold Voster included in the U/21 side for saturday. Thinking Lions would look similar to the team that took on the Kings
  • Goofy : Ek sien Maruis vd Westhuizen is weer die ref vir saterdag se game. Hoop hy los die keer sy kaarte by die huis.
  • Goofy : WTF. Nou moet Whiteley weer gaan sakke dra vir HM by die Bokke. Ek hoop darm die keer kry hy speel tyd. Daar verander die 678 vir saterdag weer.
  • jacques 01 : Ek stem saam met die uitslag Goofy. Dink nie ons het ons kanse gebruik nie. Net hartseer dat ons laas jaar 'n oorvloed van goeie losskakels gehad het en nou het ons net 2 beseerdes. Ons het niks om oor skaam te wees nie.
  • Goofy : Wonder nou net wie die supporters nou weer wil weg jaag.
  • Goofy : Well done to Province. The better team on the day.
  • TunaLion : Go LIONS!!! Will be great if you guys can take this one!
  • Ed_the_Lion : Lions 60 - Kings 19
  • Hoekvlag : Met die Pumas se drie vs Cheetahs afgelope naweek het ek self kop gekrap en wil die gou met julle deel. Moral of the story, moet nie opgee op daai bal wat oppad uit is by die kantlyn nie. «link»
  • bdb : Sterkte vir jul seisoen, jul span lyk goed en gelukkig. Ackers en Whiteley doen goed. Groete aan Ed en Willa. Ben die Bul vir altyd.
  • bdb : Wou net dankie sê vir daai ordentlike pakslae van Saterdag, maar lyk my dit het nie gewerk nie, Ludeke is nog afrigter, doen volgende keer 'n nog beter job asb !
  • bdb : Na twee JAAR ...
  • bdb : Na twee se gesukkel om julle wiskunde somme reg in te vul, het ek uiteindelik een antwoord reg geraai ....
  • bdb : Naand aan al my Leeu maats, veral Ed en Willa
  • golions : 15. Andries Coetzee 14. Ruan Combrink 13. Stokkies Hanekom 12. Howard Mnisi 11. Lional Mapoe 10. Marnitz Boshoff 9. Ross Cronje 8. Derick Minnie 7. Warwick Teclenburg 6. Jaco Kriel 5. Franco Mostert 4. Warren Whiteley 3. Ruan Dryer 2. Robbie Coetzee 1. Schalk vd Merwe
  • jacques 01 : Top of the list is the unfortunate training ground mishap that has again ruled out star scrumhalf Michael Bondesio, who will be sidelined for six weeks after he injured his knee ligaments.
  • jacques 01 : Other backs ruled out include Alwyn Hollenbach (with a shoulder injury), Deon van Rensburg (rib fracture), Anthony Volmink (shoulder injury) and Courtnall Skosan (fractured cheekbone).
  • jacques 01 : To add insult to injury star prop Julian Redelinghuys will spend the next six weeks on the sidelines with a torn calf muscle
  • hennas89 : Geen probleem jacques. Great minds think alike
  • jacques 01 : Sorry Henna's same article lol
  • jacques 01 : Sien Doppies le Grange is by Griekwas en ons kry Howard Mnisi. Ruan Lerm ook Griekwas toe
  • hennas89 : Here is interesting news «link» word ’n Griekwa - 5 Augustus 2014&FeatureID=2 2659&SectionID=3 7
  • Lion4ever : Very quiet on the Lions front?
  • Goofy : I suppose no news is good news
  • Baylion : Exeter Chiefs have signed Namibia fullback Chrysander Botha from the Lions
  • Lion4ever : Jacque Kallis has announced his retirement from all international cricket. Will still play in the IPL and for Sydney Thunder in T20 cricket. Farewell Jacques.
  • Lion4ever : 15. Coenie van Wyk 14. Deon van Rensburg 13. Stokkies Hanekom 12. Alwyn Hollenbach 11. Anthony Volmink 10. Marnitz Boshoff 9. Ross Cronje 8. Warren Whiteley 7. Warwick Tecklenburg 6. Jaco Kriel 5. Franco van der Merwe 4. Franco Mostert 3. Julian Redelinghuys 2. Robbie Coetzee 1. Schalk van der Merwe 16. Armand van der Merwe 17. Jacques van Rooyen/Corne Fourie 18. Ruan Dreyer 19. Willie Britz 20. Derick Minnie 21. Faf de Klerk 22. Elton Jantjies 23. Lionel Mapoe
  • Baylion : Vlg Beel kom Schalk van Heerden, Wikus se broer, Leeus toe
  • Baylion : Lions: 15. Coenie van Wyk, 14. Courtnall Skosan, 13. Stokkies Hanekom, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Chrysander Botha, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Rudi Mathee, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe Replacements: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Willie Britz, 20. Derick Minnie, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. Deon van Rensburg Stokkies
  • Baylion : Vlg Beeld: ie Leeus se enigste huidige Bok-voorspeler, die slot Franco van der Merwe, sal na die afloop van Super-rugby op sy eie versoek van sy Leeus-kontrak vrygestel word om sy rugby oorsee te gaan speel. Van der Merwe (31), wat tans op die krukkelys is, gaan sy loopbaan met die aanvang van die nuwe Europese seisoen in Augustus in Belfast by die Ierse spogklub, Ulster, voortsit.
  • canonharry : 3 deep kick offs 1 chase 1half hearted missed tackle. Slosaan at this level please go and watch Faf tackle and commit , not good enough
  • canonharry : 4 Blindside box kicks 4 pathetic halfharted non commiitted chases by Skosaan !!!
  • Goofy : I think we should put pressure on 9 & 10 to cut off the access to the backs
  • Goofy : 15. Lwazi Mvovo, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. S’bura Sithole, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Fred Zeilinga, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Willem Alberts, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Etienne Oosthuizen, 20. Keegan Daniel, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Paul Jordaan, 23. SP Marais
  • Goofy : Sharks team for saterday.
  • Muttley : I see that VOX is an associate sponser now
  • Mr-T : @mutley, according to, Guy played reserve 9, so seems like Bondesio again did not play.
  • Muttley : Our of weekend comes just in time. Does anybody know how Jantjies, Hollenbach, Bondisio and Boeboes palyed in the Vodacom Cup match. I know we lost but eould like to know if it looked like they are ready?
  • James : Hallo guys! Another win for THE LIONS! Does anybody have any more details regarding the supporters payments because I would like to get the banking details for my monthly debit order?
  • canonharry : Proud Lion
  • Baylion : It is with great sadness that we announce the retirement of Lions centre Dylan des Fountain. Dylan has suffered a recurring knee injury and has decided to retire from professional rugby. Thank you for all you have done for the Lions, Dylan! You will always be a part of our family
  • Baylion : 13, with Jonsson Workwear coming on board I can only assume that Kit group, a competitor and smaller sponsor, was negotiated out
  • 13 : I noticed the Kit Group logo was no longer on our jerseys yesterday. Have we lost them as a sponsor? Also are we still looking for a Super Rugby sponsor or will we be sponsorless the entire tournament?
  • LV : Golden Lions VC team came away with another 1 point win... they beat the Valke.
  • LV : Lionel Mapoe also put in some good tackles in the VC game.
  • Bosveldleeu : Stokkies, Muller en Marx is nog ver van SR af Volmink ook maar ek sweer hy kan nie slegter verdedig as Skosan nie.
  • Bosveldleeu : Na twee uiters swak games deur die Vodacom span moet ek se; Party spelers hoort in VC en ander hoort in SR. Die enigste speler in VC wat in SR hoort is Van Rooyen.
  • Lion4ever : Good move by Ackers. It will hopefully make Berry a bit more even handed on Saturday.
  • Baylion : «link» Lions coach Johan Ackermann has formally asked for "clarity" on certainly questionable rulings made by referee Jaco Peyper in their encounter with the Sharks last week. Ackermann - who made it clear he is not blaming the match officials for the 23-37 loss in Durban, he laid at the door of a "poor start" by his side and "a lack of discipline" - has written to SANZAR Games Manager Lyndon Bray and South African referees' boss Andr
  • Scrumdown : @jacques 01 & canonharry. It's Izak vd Westhuizen, former Cheetahs now with Edinburg and he's signed a 3 year deal with the Kings.
  • jacques 01 : Who is van der Westhuizen (Lock) that you referring to?
  • canonharry : Here van der Westhuizen (lock) is returning and talking to a union???
  • canonharry : Come back Stokkies
  • Goofy : Is die Bloggers op die site so upset met die verloor dat ons nie n match review kry die week? Of bestaan die review uit 2 woorde - Jaco Peyper.
  • Pofadder : @jacques 01, yes I agree. I thought the ref should have also worn blue camo the way he was helping the Bulls.
  • jacques 01 : How bad was the ref in the Bulls game luckily not ours?
  • jacques 01 : @ Stokkies SR. Totally agree and then he isn't 1st choice in VC. Biggest load of BS. @Canonharry agree with your assessment both against the Bulls and the Sharks we were on the receiving end. Steyn also held back Botha and that split second could have been the difference between a try or not.
  • canonharry : Binding on the arm, playing cleaning the scrumhalf, keeping your eyes on the ball and contesting in the air but concede a penalty, the ball of the foot when Botha missed the try? etc etc , real rubbish desisions and we got the worst
  • canonharry : On Peyper the sharks was the better team on the night I salute a Lions team that can and did compete and will beat even the sharks by seasons end.
  • Number12 : So after 4 games, the Lions have 8 points. The Lions certainly showed promise at times during these matches but have a few short comings which cost them. In the front row, strong scrums is often off setted by illegal scrum penalties which either release pressure on the opposition or results in points against the Lions (although I have to say that some of the calls against the Lions at scrum time, especially in the Bulls game seemed a bit strange). Someone to keep an eye on, is Malcolm Marx,
  • stokkies snr : You have played 4 outside centres in 4 games, that was the coaches choice when they decided who they want to back or not, they just ignored Stokkies and called him out of form, big confidence builder for him, get a life.
  • stokkies snr : You need to back a player, por form has a reason , wake up
  • Lion4ever : Injury, poor form in the warm ups. He is a good enough player to bounce back.
  • King Steve : How the Hell dis Stokkies go from 1st choice to 6th?
  • Lion4ever : 15. Chrysander Botha 14. Deon van Rensburg 13. JW Jonker 12. Stefan Watermeyer 11. Ruan Combrinck 10. Marnitz Boshoff 9. Faf de Klerk 8. Warren Whiteley (c) 7. Warwick Tecklenburg 6. Jaco Kriel 5. Franco van der Merwe 4. Franco Mostert 3. Julian Redelinghuys 2. Robbie Coetzee 1. Schalk van der Merwe 16. Willie Wepener 17. Jacques van Rooyen 18. Ruan Dreyer 19. MB Lusaseni 20. Willie Britz 21. Ross Cronje 22. Courtnall Skosan 23. Coenie van Wyk
  • Tascha : I read the Other day your attitude determines,the out come and if you want something bad enough you can have it, Well i think our Boys want to win more than the other Team and that is what they make happen you know like the law of attraction the thoughts you send out are what you get back? Well that is my opinion and why i think we are playing such amazing rugby!!!
  • Lion4ever : Still slow I the loosies.
  • Simba : Very strong BB team. They wanna take us on in the line outs with VM, JdP, vdM and GH as well at the breakdowns and scrums. Lots of bulk. d
  • Lion4ever : Beware of the wounded Bull. But we had a good win against them in the CC last year. And this side is not a respecter of reputation or records. I am confident of a Lions win on Saturday.
  • Johan : Agreed, Think the fact of their exodus of senior player really hurt them. We know all to well what impact that has on a union, but underestimating their capability's will be very foolish. They still have a lot of bite once they hit their straps.
  • LV : The Bulls are the most vulnerable I've seen in a decade!
  • LV : I know, they have been shocking. The question is - can they have 3 crappy games in a row and can the Lions have 3 blinders in a row. Is such a thing possible? Both teams are prisoners of their past.
  • Johan : I am very careful predicting a huge win for the Lions, Loftus will be a tough battle as all Jukskei derby's has been in the past. Although this year it seems that the Bulls are very poor and looks out of it.
  • LV : Hey Johan, despite the results, surely think that we can beat the Bulls in Pta is extremely bold.... can you just imagine?
  • LV : I do have a bachelors party on Saturday (my freinds) so I guess I will be recklace and irresponsible regardless of what happens at Loftus.
  • Johan : Lol..I agree with LV I will have to do something silly as well. I think the Lions will force them into making mistakes as they will be trying too hard. Hopefully the Lions will keep composure like last week.
  • Tascha : No No NO we are gonna make it 3 out of 3 and the irresponsible thing you will be doing is drinking :)
  • LV : Hey Tascha! I don't know what to think... I know we've won 2 and the Bulls have lost 2, but they still have a few Springboks and plenty more SR caps than we do. If we win 3 in a row, I'll have to do something really irresponsible on Saturday night then.
  • LV : Hey Tascha! I don't know what to think... I know we've won 2 and the Bulls have lost 2, but they still have a few Springboks and plenty more SR caps than we do. If we win 3 in a row, I'll have to do something really irresponsible on Saturday night then.
  • Johan : Hey Tascha, hoe gaan dit...dis way te stil hier..waar is Willa en almal?
  • Tascha : mmm ek reken die Leeus gaan n bleddie goeie show gee en ons gaan daai bulle ore aan sit
  • Tascha : Elooo Johan :)
  • Johan : More almal so wat is die gedagtes omtrent die bulle op loftus die naweek? Bly om te sien die stadium was toe nie n problem laas saterdag nie.
  • Tascha : elooo almal
  • LV : You can never replace a man like Minnie. The only small mercy is that we have quality depth in the loose forwards.
  • spuddy : That is terrible news for Minnie and the Lions
  • golions : Simba. he broke his cheek bone in 2 places and will be out for 12 weeks
  • Simba : Has anyone got any news on Minnie's injury?
  • Tascha : elooo was jare laas hier, hoe verander ek my pp?
  • canonharry : Ellispark was the place to be last night, The subtle little team things this team does is what makes them special, take a bow coach and team. Your values are tangible !!
  • Mr-T : Lions you beauties!!. WoW, awesome win.
  • Mr-T : Lions you beauties!!. WoW, awesome win.
  • canonharry : Should I stay home..mmm and the 50 friends ..But a valid point Johan
  • Lion4ever : Johan, I hope this wont be the case.

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July 2012
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The Battle of the Big Chokers

Barring the Crusaders, the rest of the semi finalists were all chokers – and big ones at that too. And with the record – holding Kiwis now finally ejected from the games, one of the remaining teams will be called Super Rugby Champions and the other will be known as the choker of all chokers!


Super Rugby 2012 – Final Chapters

While the Lions are left to deal with the controversy that never seems to be too far away from them, two South African teams and two New Zealand teams are left in the competition. Now it is no longer club verses club it is 2 rival rugby nations that will be hell bent on winning glory not only for themselves, but for their Father Lands and countrymen.


Mitchell’s Golden Parachute… Ehemmm Disciplinary Proceedings to Start Today

The Lions may not be playing any rugby at the moment, but still find it hard to keep away from controversy. Head Coach John Mitchell will begin his formal disciplinary proceedings this morning and I am sure that between the 2 parties some kind of financially crippling solution will be reached.


Lions to remain in SupeRugby

Now that the news has been broken, I can now at last say why I maintained that the Lions will play in SupeRugby next season.


Can the Lions Trump the Bulls?

Could this be the last Super 15 preview for the Lions as we currently know them to be for some to come? A question that is almost as daunting as the prospect of taking on the Bulls at
Loftus on Saturday.


Lions Name Almost Unchanged Team for Bulls Clash

There were 2 doubtful starters at the beginning of the week. Thankfully Lionel Mapoe has recovered enough to be selected but Franco van der Merwe didn’t make it.


Grant Hattingh Leaves for the Bulls

There can certainly be cause for litigation against SARU now as apart from the loss in sponsorship revenue and sponsorship exposure, a player has specifically left the Lions as a result of the uncertainty surrounding their Super Rugby future.


Calling all Bru’s

Come join my Currie Cup prediction game on SuperBru! It’s free and loads of fun. Just click here:

Pool name: WTR Currie Cup 2012

Pool code: healiota



Little Lions Cause Major Upset at Craven Week

The Golden Lions caused a major upset yesterday at the Craven Week when they defeated the much fancied KZN team in an enthrawling encounter, deemed to be the match of the day.


I’m a Lion, and always will be

I have been at times very critical of the Lions players over this season, not just due to the results but due to their individual performances. Some have been deserving and some have not, and with all the uncertainty of 2013, I want to re-affirm my uncompromising and undying support for the GLRU and the Lions players.