Former Lion now coaches Germany

2020-06-04

Former Lions wing Melvine Smith lives in Bonn, Germany and is the coach of the German rugby team. He was part of various Lions teams from 2000 to 2004 and played with some big names like Bryan Habana, Jaque Fourie, Cobus Grobbelaar, Gcobani Bobo, Kaya Malotana and the likes.

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Signed on the dotted line

2020-05-28

The Lions rugby family is proud to announce the following players have signed on the dotted line and will be Lions for the next two years 
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Iva Jantjies on lockdown with Elton

2020-05-22

Behind every athlete is an even stronger woman. This is definitely the case at the Lions and while the players get all the glory, little credit is given to the wives and girlfriends that support them day in and day out. In this section of Ladies of the Lions we hear how Ivana Jantjies manages three little boys and Elton during lockdown. 
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Law change welcomed far and wide

2020-05-20

Scoring a try against a post protector is a thing of the past. Lions players and defence coach all welcomed this recent law change announced by World Rugby.
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Lions Rugby Company Player Announcement

2020-05-16

The Lions Rugby Company would like to take the opportunity to thank all of their staff and players for understanding and embracing the difficult and very challenging times that was forced upon them by COVID-19.

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A Moment with Andre Pretorius

2020-05-14

He will be remembered for the way he eyed the poles before stepping up for his goal kick and placing the ball on a tee of sand as he did so.
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EPS Bids Farewell to MD

2020-05-08

Ellis Park Stadium (Pty) Ltd. bids farewell to Managing Director, Edgar Rathbone, who is set to join the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd. as CEO.
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Get to Know the Pride: Dan Kriel

2020-05-06

Q What does a normal day in lockdown look like?

A We wake up with the kids, make breakfast and spend some time together before the day starts. I then head to gym for prehab and my gym programme. Lunch follows, and then I help out around the house before the video session with the team. In the afternoon I usually go for a run, after which is some quality family time again.
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Baywatch remembers

2020-04-30

We had a catch-up with Cobus ‘Baywatch’ Grobbelaar on his days in lockdown with his family and reminiscing about his playing days. 
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Marx counting the days to get home

2020-04-20

Springbok and Lions hooker Malcolm Marx has been a revelation for his Japanese club the Shining Arcs since joining them at the end of 2019 and has scored five tries in their last four games before the season halted to a stop due to Covid-19. 
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Bayvel loses biggest battle

2020-04-15

Paul Bayvel, perhaps the finest scrumhalf ever to don the red-and-white Transvaal jersey, lost his fight in the  biggest battle of his life. 
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Avril Malan still going strong

2020-04-09

Avril Stefan Malan, the youngest ever Springbok captain in a Test Series at the age of 23 years and 126 days, celebrates his 83rd birthday today. 
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Get to Know the Pride: Len Massyn

2020-04-06

1.Best roommate on tour?

-Marnus (Schoeman). If Marnus is your roommate, you can be sure of laughs and you can always be yourself around him.

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Three changes to starting XV

2020-03-12

Frans van Wyk, Hacjivah Dayimani and Ruan Vermaak will get their first start on tour when the Emirates Lions run out against the Blues in Auckland on Saturday. 
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LRC deeply saddened by passing of Landman

2020-03-11

Piet Landman harvested rugby.

The official statistician of Transvaal and later Lions rugby passed away suddenly last Saturday morning at the relatively young age of 58 after being diagnosed with cancer only a fortnight ago.

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On Tour with the Emirates Lions Ep 4

2020-03-06

The Emirates Lions’ tour of Australia is drawing to close rapidly as they prepare for their Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Rebels in AAMI Park on Saturday evening (Australia time). 
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Alberts, Wandi get first starts

2020-03-05

Willem Alberts gets his first start in the red and white of the Emirates Lions when they face the Rebels in AAMI Park in Melbourne on Saturday evening. 
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Roomies spill the beans

2020-03-04

To room or not to room. That is the question. Well, when you are on a rugby tour, chances are you will have to room with a team mate. 
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Touring with the Emirates Lions Down Under Ep3

2020-03-02

The Emirates Lions had a very business oriented day on Monday.

It all started with intense team sessions in the team room of the hotel where game analysis was discussed at length with a lot of senior players giving their input.

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Touring with the Emirates Lions Down Under Ep2

2020-03-01

The Emirates Lions team arrived in Melbourne ahead of their Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Rebels on Sunday 29 February and checked into the very impressive Crowne Plaza Hotel on the banks of the Yarra river. 
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Touring with the Lions Down Under Ep1

2020-02-28

Media Manager Annemie Bester will be giving you a birds’ eye view of being on tour with the Emirates Lions up close and personal. 
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Emirates Lions kick off with loss

2020-02-28

The Emirates Lions could not kick off their tour of Australasia on a winning note as they went down 29-17 to the Waratahs in the Bankwest Stadium in Paramatta on Friday night. 
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Team Announcement: Waratahs vs Emirates Lions - 28 February 2020

2020-02-26

Waratahs vs Emirates Lions - 28 February 2020
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Role players vow to keep VSR

2020-02-26

With the stunning Sydney Opera House as the setting and the Harbour Bridge as back-drop the Lions Rugby Company pulled off a first ever event in Vodacom Super Rugby history by hosting a Business Breakfast  with some of the most influential role players in the Southern Hemisphere as part of a panel that discussed the way forward for rugby. 
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Lions gearing up for tour

2020-02-20

EMIRATES LIONS TOURING SQUAD                                  

The Emirates Lions depart for their tour of Australasia on Saturday 22 February at 18:50.

Coach Cash van Rooyen named a settled squad for their four-match tour of Australia and New Zealand in the next month.

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Emirates Lions' hearts broken

2020-02-15

The Emirates Lions got their hearts broken at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday as the centre of the DHL Stormers, Ruhan Nel, cantered over in the 82nd minute to award his team a 33-30 victory. 
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50th VSR cap for Smith

2020-02-14

Dylan Smith, the 25 year old prop of the Emirates Lions, reaches a special milestone on Saturday against the DHL Stormers at Emirates Airline Park when he will run out in his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby match.  
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Team Announcement: Emirates Lions vs DHL Stormers Emirates Airline Park (15:05)

2020-02-13

Emirates Lions prop Dylan Smith will run out in his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby game on Saturday when host the DHL Stormers at Emirates Airline Park at 15:05. 
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Green pick of the crop

2020-02-08

Tyrone Green was the pick of the crop as he not only scored his first ever Vodacom Super Rugby try but crossed the whitewash twice to help the Emirates Lions to a 27-20 victory over a gutsy Reds side at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. 
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Team Announcement: Emirates Lions vs Reds Emirates Airline Park (15:05)

2020-02-06

Springbok Andries Coetzee makes a welcome return to the Emirates Lions team for their first Vodacom Super Rugby game at home at Emirates Airline Park against the Reds on Saturday. 
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The Bone Collector is back

2020-02-06

They call him the Bone Collector, he has been tagged with some of the greatest rugby hits in recent times, the sort of weapon that wins the battle of the gain-line and one who sported amongst the highest tackle counts in the team. 
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Bushfires unite rugby fraternity

2020-02-04

In the support of Wires and the incredible work they are doing in the continuous effort to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals in Australia due to the widespread bushfires that have still not subsided, the  Lions Rugby Company and the Emirates Lions will be hosting a breakfast in Sydney where all proceeds will go to Wires. 
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Superior Jaguares too strong

2020-02-02

It was a disappointing start to the Emirates Lions campaign in this years Vodacom Super Rugby as they bowed out to the Jaguares in Buenos Aires early on Sunday morning SA time. 
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Lions help fight against bushfires

2020-01-31

We challenge all supporters,sponsors and stakeholders to open their hearts and join us with this worthy cause. 
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Jantjies leads from front

2020-01-31

Team Announcement: Jaguares vs Emirates Lion

Jose Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires (2 Feb, 01:00)

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Emirates Lions Travel Group To Argentina 2020

2020-01-27

Emirates Lions Travel Group to Argentina 2020 announcement
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Lions to support fight against Australia bushfires

2020-01-16

Lions to support fight against Australia bushfires

The Lions Rugby Company and the Emirates Lions team want to support the fight against the bushfires in Australia and will be making a contribution to WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service).

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Team Announcements

2020-01-16

The two Emirates Lions teams to take part in friendly matches against the Vodacom Blue Bulls are:

Friday 17 January Emirates Lions XV vs Vodacom Blue Bulls XV (Loftus B)     

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Lions confirm teams, management

2020-01-16

The Emirates Lions management for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season 
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Former Bok prop Ockie has died

2019-12-04

Former Springbok and Transvaal prop Ockie Oosthuizen passed away at the age of 64 early this morning. 
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2020 Vodacom Super Rugby Jersey Reveal

2019-11-28

Are you ready?

Do you feel that heartbeat pulsing through the new Canterbury home jersey?

It’s the heartbeat of Jozi. The new Lions jersey is iconic in its own way, designed to embody the spirit of One Family. One Team. One heartbeat.

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Pillars at the Lions

2019-11-25

Kitch Christie said: 'Give me a strong tighthead and I'll build you a strong team'. That is never truer than now with retired Springbok tighthead prop Julian Redelinghuys now heading up the Lions front-row factory in conjunction with another former Springbok Wessel Roux. 
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Green and Gold for Murray

2019-11-01

Ashleigh Murray (24) received her Springbok blazer from SA Rugby Referees Manager Banks Yantolo at the Golden Lions Rugby Referees Society 2019 Annual Awards Dinner at Rand Park Golf Club on Thursday evening. 
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Van Rooyen new head coach

2019-10-30

The Lions Rugby Company is pleased to announce Ivan van Rooyen as Head Coach of the Emirates Lions.

“Ivan van Rooyen is someone who can build on the successes of past years. He has proven his worth within the Lions Company Structures,” said Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the Lions Rugby Company (LRC).

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Five Lion Cubs in SA Under 20 squad

2019-10-14

Five Lion Cubs have been included in the South African Under 20 squad to tour Tbilisi, Georgia, from Wednesday, 27 November, to Thursday, 5 December, as part of the team’s preparations for the 2020 season. 
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Lions and Swys part ways

2019-10-11

Lions and Swys de Bruin part ways

After 7 years with the Lions, initially as an Assistant Coach and thereafter as Head Coach, Swys de Bruin will part with the Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd. This decision is mutual, and both Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd. and Swys de Bruin have parted ways amicably.

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Piwo in Test line-up

2019-09-30

The Golden Lions Rugby Union is proud of Piwokuhle Nyanda who has been included in the Springboks Women’s team who will face Scotland at the City Park Stadium in  Athlone, Cape Town, on Monday. 
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Lions face Bulls in main U19 clash

2019-09-27

The Golden Lions’ former Affie Regard Roets will come face to face with the Blue Bulls when these two teams meet in main match of the Under 19 Week at Emirates Airline Park on Friday. 
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Dayimani trains with Sevens

2019-09-17

Hacjivah Dayimani joined the Springbok Sevens squad on Monday as the wider Blitzboks training group converged at their base at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport to start preparation for the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. 
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Bok call-up for Piwo

2019-09-16

SA Select Women name exciting young mix for Spain encounter

The GLRU is very proud of Piwokuhle Nyanda for her inclusion in the SA Select Women's team to face Spain on Saturday.

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2020 Super Rugby Match Schedule

2019-09-10

2020 Super Rugby Match Schedule

The 2020 Super Rugby match schedule has been announced by SANZAAR. The tournament will kick-off with two derbies on Friday 31 January. The Blues will host the Chiefs at Eden Park in Auckland while later the same evening the Brumbies will host the Reds at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

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Lions fall short in final

2019-09-07

The Xerox Golden Lions nearly pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in Currie Cup final history, but ultimately fell just short as the Free State Cheetahs ran out 31-28 winners in Bloemfontein on Saturday to claim the trophy. 
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Team Announcement Xerox Golden Lions Currie Cup Final

2019-09-05

The Xerox Golden Lions team to play the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup final, brought to you by DirectAxis, shows one change from last week with Sti Sithole losing out due to a torn calf muscle sustained during training on Thursday. 
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Bongi leading from the front

2019-09-04

Bongi Nhleko, captain and number eight of the Xerox Golden Lions Womens’ team, talks about her life in rugby ahead of her teams’ fourth consecutive Provincial B Section final against SWD at 13:00 in Cape Town on Saturday. 
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Lions go blue for final

2019-09-04

Lions go blue for final

The Xerox Golden Lions will run out in their 22nd Currie Cup final when they face the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday and will do so in the not so unfamiliar royal blue jersey to commemorate 130 years of domestic rugby.

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Lions cruise into the final

2019-08-31

The Xerox Golden Lions powered into the final of the Currie Cup after defeating Griquas 34-19 in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Top of the log for large part of the season, Griquas’ stellar campaign has now halted abruptly. 

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Currie Cup Semi-Final Team Announcement

2019-08-29

The Xerox Golden Lions coaching staff picked an unchanged side for the Currie Cup semi-final against the Tafel Lager Griquas at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

Captain Ross Cronje and Marnus Schoeman both celebrate their 70th caps in Currie Cup. Cronje played in 55 for the Lions while the flankers’ stat include other teams.

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Behind every great man, there's a great woman

2019-08-26

As we wrap up this Womens' Month we had a chat to some amazing women in the Lions family. Behind every strong athlete, coach or rugby administrator is an even stronger woman. While these men get all the glory, little credit is given to the wives and girlfriends that support them day in and day out. 
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Lions clinch home semi

2019-08-24

The Xerox Golden Lions will host a home Currie Cup semi-final at Emirates Airline Park next weekend after winning their final match in the group stages against an upbeat Tafel Lager Griquas side by 27-26. 
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Springbok colours beckons for Piwo

2019-08-23

Piwokuhle Nyanda recently had a personal tally of 46 points when the Xerox Golden Lions womens’ team beat the Pumas 95-5 at Emirates Airline Park. She is currently also on the radar of Springbok Womens' coach Stanley Raubenheimer. 
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Xerox Golden Lions vs Tafel Lager Griquas

2019-08-22

The Xerox Golden Lions welcomes back Springbok Marvin Orie for the vital clash against the Tafel Lager Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday. 
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The Lions welcome Jamba Ulengo

2019-08-22

The Lions Rugby Company is proud to welcome Jamba Ulengo who will be part of Lions rugby for the next two years. 
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Lions hold onto 3rd position

2019-08-18

The Xerox Golden Lions managed to hold onto the third spot on the log despite losing 30-28 to the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park on Sunday afternoon thanks to their four tries and close final score. 
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Coffee and cookies with Rene Straeuli

2019-08-18

As a celebration of Women’s Month we sat down with Rene Straeuli, wife of Lions Rugby Company CEO Rudolf and mother to Rieze and Ruhan, over coffee and cookies at Waterkloof Hoerskool where she is an Afrikaans teacher and netball coach. 
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Xerox Golden Lions vs Cell C Sharks

2019-08-16

Frans van Wyk will make his debut for the Xerox Golden Lions when they host the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park on Sunday. Kick-off is at 14:00. 
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Q&A: Pieter Jansen, Xerox Golden Lions Hooker

2019-08-15

1. If you could play any other position, what would it be?
Definitely centre. It’s the position my dad played, and I feel when you are in the backline you have more space to play, and you can still be physical if need be. 

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To achieve and to protect

2019-08-13

Xerox Golden Lions number eight Hacjivah Dayimani’s name is a combination of the words Akiva, which means to protect and the Xhosa name Mpumelelo which means achiever.

And achieve Hacjivah does in abundance right now. The 21 year old black pearl is announcing himself in no uncertain way and it is only a matter of time before his name is highlighted in Green and Gold.

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Lions top of the log despite loss

2019-08-11

The Xerox Golden Lions, despite losing narrowly by 31-26 to the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday, managed to move to the top of the log after securing two bonus points. 
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Lions change 3 for Bulls clash

2019-08-08

The Xerox Golden Lions team to host the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday shows three changes from last weekend.

Eddie Fouche comes in for the injured Jan-Louis la Grange (concussion) at centre, lock Reinhard Nothnagel replaces Wilhelm van der Sluys (concussion) and Len Massyn gets the nod at flank.

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Lions only unbeaten CC side

2019-08-02

The Xerox Golden Lions remain the Come Kids of note after yet another victory was secured over the Toyota Free State Cheetahs by 24-22 after trailing at half-time 19-7.

The men from Jozi are now the only unbeaten side in this years’ Currie Cup.

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Lions up against log leaders

2019-07-30

Lions up against log leaders

The Xerox Golden Lions will face log leaders, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday evening.

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Good starts for Lions Women

2019-07-29

The Golden Lions got their SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial B Section campaign off to a winning start this weekend, scoring over 36 points in their opening match of the season. 
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Lions secure historic win

2019-07-27

The Xerox Golden Lions are the comeback kids as they once again fought from behind to secure a massively impressive 30-28 win over DHL Western Province in Cape Town on Saturday with quicksilver Tyrone Green scoring the winning try in spectacular fashion.

It was all WP in the early stages of the game and the home side were rewarded with their first try after just seven minutes.

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Orie back for WP clash

2019-07-25

The Xerox Golden Lions team to travel to Cape Town this weekend to face DHL Western Province welcomes back their Springbok Marvin Orie. 
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Emirates renews partnership with Emirates Lions

2019-07-23

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – 23 July 2019 – Emirates and Lions Rugby Company with EPS (Pty) Ltd. today announced the renewal of the Emirates Lions Vodacom Super Rugby team title sponsor contract, continuing a successful relationship that began in 2015. 
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Tambwe stars in Lions victory

2019-07-13

Wing Madosh Tambwe scored four tries as the Xerox Golden Lions began their 2019 Currie Cup campaign with a thrilling 38-37 win against the Pumas in Johannesburg on Saturday. 
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The Official Unofficial Team Commissioner

2019-07-13

The Xerox Golden Lions official unofficial team commissioner Jonathan needs no introduction. 

Coach Cash van Rooyen welcomed him at training this week and the message was clear:

LEEEUS, LEEEUS, LEEEEUS! #CurrieCupReloaded #LionsPride



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Lions host Pumas in season opener

2019-07-11

An exciting Xerox Golden Lions side brimming with youth and excitement is ready to kick off the Currie Cup at home against the Phakisa Pumas on Saturday. 
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The Lions Rugby Company team management for Currie Cup and Under 21

2019-07-02

Management Team for the Xerox Golden Lions and Management Team for the Xerox Golden Lions Under 21 team 
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South Africa vs Australia at Emirates Airline Park

2019-07-01

For the first time in 11 years, South Africa will host Australia at Emirates Airline Park, on Saturday 20 July 2019. Don't miss your chance to be part of the crowd that cheers on the Boks, ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September! 
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Van Rooyen back at CC helm

2019-06-28

Consistency was the key in the Lions Rugby Company’s appointment of the Coach of the Xerox Golden Lions for the 2019 DirectAxis Currie Cup season.

Ivan van Rooyen will retain the role of head coach of the Xerox Golden Lions after they just missed out on a spot in the final last year.

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Juniors travel to Durban

2019-06-27

The Xerox Golden Lions Under 21 side travels to Durban for a vital clash with the Cell C Sharks in the Under 21 Championship in Durban on Saturday.

The men from Jozi had an impressive win over the Free State Cheetahs last weekend.

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Marx extends Emirates Lions contract until 2021

2019-06-14

Malcolm Marx

In a significant boost for SA Rugby and the Lions Rugby Company, Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx has extended his contract with the Emirates Lions until 2021.

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Emirates Lions vs Vodacom Bulls

2019-06-14

The Emirates Lions made four changes for the all-important Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus on Saturday. 
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Junior Boks team news

2019-06-12

Sangweni starts against Baby Blacks

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux made three changes to his starting team to face New Zealand in their World Rugby U20 Championship Pool C decider in Rosario on Wednesday, with Sibusiso Sangweni (flank), Elrigh Louw (lock), and Thaakir Abrahams (wing) earning their first starts.


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Under 18 Bidvest Waltons Xerox Golden Lions Craven Week Team News

2019-06-12

Henco van Wyk of Monument Hoerskool will captain the Under 18 Bidvest Waltons Xerox Golden Lions Craven Week side this year.

The centre is the 9th Monna to lead the provincial side in the last ten years.  The only exception was Travis Gordon in 2017 who hails from KES.

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Lions ‘Caned on home turf

2019-06-08

Five tries by the Hurricanes was a mountain too far for the Emirates Lions to match as they went down 37-17 in Johannesburg on Saturday. 
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Emirates Lions team update for Hurricanes game on Saturday

2019-06-07

Stephan Lewies had to withdraw from the team due to a knee injury sustained at training on Thursday 
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Vodacom Super Rugby Match Report

2019-06-01

Kwagga shines as Lions roar

Kwagga Smith scored two tries as the Emirates Lions banked a crucial 41-22 bonus-point win against the DHL Stormers in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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Q & A with Sti Sithole

2019-05-29

Q: If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?

A: A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton. It’s my go-to feel good song.

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Q & A with Ruan Vermaak

2019-05-22

Q: What is the TV Programme you can’t miss?

A: It isn’t a new show, but I love Friends.

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Smith Schoeman & Co.

2019-05-19

Smith Schoeman & Co.

Smith and Schoeman sounds like a partnership with their names shining in glitter at a big company. In this case, however, Smith and Schoeman are in a partnership on the side of the Emirates Lions scrum and their names are shining bright in rugby circles.

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Vodacom Super Rugby Match Report

2019-05-18

Lions tame Highlanders

A late try by Emirates Lions winger Courtnall Skosan sealed the victory for the Emirates Lions as they downed the Highlanders 38-29 in their Vodacom Super Rugby match at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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Lions tame Highlanders

2019-05-18

A late try by Emirates Lions winger Courtnall Skosan sealed the victory for the Emirates Lions as they downed the Highlanders 38-29 in their Vodacom Super Rugby match at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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Q & A with Carlu Sadie

2019-05-17

Q: What is your (honest) opinion about Joburg?

I was a bit nervous heading up here, as everyone said Joburg isn’t really a nice place, but I have been really happy here. So, Joburg has been great!

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Lions changes for Waratahs game

2019-05-16

Vodacom Super Rugby

Malcolm Marx retains the captaincy for the Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

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Match Day Team News for 18 May

2019-05-16

Vodacom Super Rugby

Malcolm Marx retains the captaincy for the Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

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Lions win nail-biter

2019-05-10

On Saturday the Emirates Lions fought their way to a nail-biting 29-28 victory over the Waratahs at Emirates Airline Park. Replacement flyhalf Shaun Reynolds slotted a penalty 11 minutes from the end that proved to be the difference between the two sides in a slugfest, where both sides scored four tries apiece and the winner was in doubt until the last seconds. 
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Whiteley back to lead

2019-05-09

Warren Whiteley and James Venter will lead the Emirates Lions and Xerox Golden Lions XV when they run out to face the Waratahs and Valke in Vodacom Super Rugby and the Supersport Rugby Challenge respectively at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. 
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James Venter captains Xerox Golden Lions XV

2019-05-09

The Xerox Golden Lions XV are in action in a SuperSport Rugby Challenge curtain raiser against the Valke. The match kicks off at 12:00. 
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Super Rugby Challenge Match Report

2019-05-04

Lions XV on a winning streak

Three hat-tricks were scored by the Xerox Golden Lions XV – No 8 Jo-Hanko de Villiers and winger Madosh Tambwe dotting down three times in their victory over the Leopards in Wolmaransstad on Saturday. 

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Media Statement – Disciplinary Outcome

2019-05-02

Joey Mongalo

– Disciplinary Outcome

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Golden Lions XV team news

2019-05-02

Xerox Golden Lions XV flanker James Venter has been included in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge team line-up to face the Leopards in Wolmaransstad on Saturday. 
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Golden Lions XV kick off season with a win

2019-04-27

Lions VX start on a high note 
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Saders down brave Emirates Lions

2019-04-26

The Emirates Lions fought bravely, but their best efforts were not enough for a rampant Crusaders side, who won their Vodacom Super Rugby clash by 36-10 in front of the Christchurch faithful on Friday morning. 
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Emirates Lions vs Crusaders

2019-04-23

The Emirates Lions side to face the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday (9:35 SA time) shows four changes to the one that beat the Chiefs last weekend. 
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Rampant Lions roar again

2019-04-19

The Emirates Lions were in rampant form when they disposed of the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday morning, leading 20-0 at half-time and finally taking it 23-17.

Amid a week of adversity the team pulled together and showed some of the earlier form they are best known for and in the first half ran the home-side ragged with deft handling and foot skills.

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Whiteley takes the reigns

2019-04-17

Warren Whiteley resumes the captaincy of the Emirates Lions when they take on the Chiefs in the FMG Stadium in Waikato on Friday (09:35 SA time).

Whiteley returns seven weeks after suffering a pectoralis major muscle tear in the match against the Stormers in Cape Town. He joined the Lions on Sunday after passing a fitness test on Friday.

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Mapoe in 100th game for Emirates Lions

2019-04-11

Mapoe in 100th game for Emirates Lions

Lionel Mapoe is celebrating 100 Vodacom Super Rugby caps this weekend when the Emirates Lions take the field against the Brumbies at the GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday (11:45 SA time).

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Touring squad to Australasia

2019-04-08

Malcolm Marx will lead an experienced Emirates Lions squad when they depart for Australasia on Tuesday evening. 
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Strong Sharks thrash Lions

2019-04-05

The Cell C Sharks proved too strong for the Emirates Lions and claimed a 42-5 win over their hosts in a one-sided Vodacom Super Rugby encounter in Johannesburg. 
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Lions kick off Super Rugby Challenge in Windhoek

2019-04-05

The Xerox Golden Lions XV travel to Windhoek to face Namibia in their SuperSport Rugby Challenge opener on Saturday (kick-off 16:00). Prop Danie Mienie will lead a very young side against Namibia’s national team as they prepare for the World Cup. The Lions coaching staff are Sean Erasmus, Mzwakhe Nkosi and Wessel Roux. 
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Swys de Bruin commits for further two years

2019-04-02

Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the Lions Rugby Company, confirmed that Emirates Lions coach Swys de Bruin has committed to the LRC for another two years: “Swys (de Bruin) will remain at the Lions and has extended his contract with the Franchise until 2021. Lions Rugby remains a system driven Franchise focused on stability within the structures of our players and coaches,” Straeuli said. 
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Brink back for Sharks clash

2019-04-02

Emirates Lions flanker Cyle Brink makes his return to the playing field this weekend after seven months on the side-line with a knee injury for the big clash with the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park on Friday. The injury, sustained during a Springbok training session, was a bit of a freak accident as someone fell on him during training and he tore his right patella tendon just below the knee cap. 
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Lions grind out big win

2019-03-23

The Emirates Lions handed the Sunwolves another blow as they romped to a 37-24 win in Singapore on Saturday. It was confirmed this week that the Sunwolves will drop out of Vodacom Super Rugby in 2020. 
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New loosies for Sunwolves clash

2019-03-21

The Emirates Lions side to take on the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday (12:55 SA time) shows six changes from last weekend, with a few new combinations to kick off proceedings. 
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Lions claw way back

2019-03-16

Gianni Lombard kicked a last-minute penalty to hand the Emirates Lions a thrilling 36-33 comeback win over the Rebels in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. 
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Lions welcome back Marvin Orie

2019-03-14

Emirates Lions welcome back Marvin Orie

The Emirates Lions will face the Melbourne Rebels in a Vodacom Super Rugby game at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday with a new lock pairing as Marvin Orie returns to action.

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Lions restore pride

2019-03-09

The Emirates Lions put in an improved performance to beat the Jaguares 47-39 win at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. 
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Team to face Jaguares

2019-03-09

The Lions Rugby Company is excited about the wealth of talented junior players that have come through their ranks and knocked on the door of Vodacom Super Rugby. 
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Will Roodepoort succeed this time?

2019-03-08

Roodepoort, the pride of Lions rugby, will want improve on their performance in this year's Gold Cup when they meet their opponents from the 2014 Community Cup final - Rustenburg Impala - at Ruimsig on Saturday. 
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Emirates Lions will bounce back

2019-03-02

Swys de Bruin, coach of the Emirates Lions who went down 30-12 to the Vodacom Bulls at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday, vowed to fight back after the disappointing loss. 
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Marx to lead Emirates Lions

2019-02-28

Malcolm Marx takes over the captaincy of the Emirates Lions on Saturday when they host the Vodacom Bulls in Vodacom Super Rugby at Emirates Airline Park. 
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Stormers snatch victory in 85th minute

2019-02-23

A tense Vodacom Super Rugby match between the Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers ended in a last gasp victory to the home side, when they clinched a try in the 85th minute of the game at Newlands on Saturday. The Lions enjoyed more territory and made two of their scoring chances count. After 19 minutes, the men from Jozi were up 14-3. The Stormers struggled to score in the first half. SP Marais slotted a second penalty goal in the 29th minute. 
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Naudé on loan to Lions

2019-02-19

Franco Naudé will join the Lions Rugby Company on loan from the Vodacom Bulls with immediate effect. Naudé will bolster the Lions squad at centre.  
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Emirates Lions sign partnership with Sonda Sports

2019-02-15

The Lions Rugby Company is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sonda Sports which will allow our Emirates Lions squad to wear state-of-the-art rugby GPS trackers during all training sessions. 
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Strong Emirates Lions outfit for VSR opener

2019-02-12

Warren Whiteley will lead a strong Emirates Lions side when they take the field against the Jaguares in their Vodacom Super Rugby opener in Argentina on Saturday evening (23:40 SA time). 
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Spidey Whiteley ready to lead

2019-02-01

#SuperHeroSunday team list announced

Warren Whiteley is the real Spiderman when he leads the Emirates Lions against the Cell C Sharks at the Cape Town Stadium on #SuperHeroSunday.

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Hero-On-Hero combat has moved from the big screen to the rugby field

2019-01-31

SuperHeroSunday - some thing you never knew you needed

 Get your Spider-Man suit ready - Marvel is coming to South Africa in a big way as a plethora of superheroes get ready to invade Cape Town on Sunday, 3 February for #SuperHeroSunday.

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Lions embrace Sadie

2019-01-31

Meet our new young prop

Carlu Sadie, one of the fresh new faces at the Emirates Lions, has spoken about settling in with his new team mates in Johannesburg, moving from Bellville, the place he grew up in, and about the huge influence former Springbok prop Julian Redelinghuys has had on him. 

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Get your Spiderman rugby jersey today

2019-01-30

Get your Spiderman rugby jersey today

#SuperHeroSunday

The new Spiderman rugby jerseys are now available for you to purchase. Make sure you grab yours ahead of the #SuperHeroSunday match this weekend.

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Emirates Lions vs Vodacom Bulls friendly

2019-01-24

Mahuza to lead youngsters

The Emirates Lions will take on the Vodacom Bulls in a friendly on Saturday, 26 January at 15h00 at Loftus Versfeld B-field.

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GLRU appoints Meintjes as deputy

2018-12-05

The Golden Lions Rugby Union is proud to announce that Stephen Meintjes has been co-opted as a deputy to the Executive Committee. 
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Emirates Lions sign new sponsor

2018-11-27

Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd is proud to announce the signing of a three year contract with The Skills Development Corporation (SDC). 
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2019 Boksmart Coaching Course info released

2018-11-26

Complete your World Rugby Level 2 certification with the Golden Lions Rugby Union. Everything you need to know about Boksmart information and course dates can be found in our Amateur rugby section. 
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New ticketing partner for Emirates AIrline Park

2018-11-19

EPS (Pty) Ltd has acquired the services of a new ticketing partner, Ticketpro, ahead of the launch of their 2019 Lions Membership packages, to go on sale on Black Friday. 
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Start planning for the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby

2018-11-12

This just in. The 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby schedule has finally been released. Check it out to see when the Emirates Lions will be playing and plan your rugby weekends now. 
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Industry changes push player severance

2018-11-09

Due to the changes in the Rugby Industry whereby the decision to reduce professional players has been instigated the Lions Rugby Company (Pty) Ltd. has been involuntarily required to offer mutual severance packages to contracted players. 
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Lions victorious U/21 Coach gets full-time call-up to Junior Boks

2018-10-29

Bafana Nhleko, head coach of the victorious Xerox Golden Lions Under 21 side that won the SA Under 21 Championship at Newlands on Saturday, will join the SA Rugby coaching ranks as assistant coach to the Junior Springboks.  
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Lion Cubs thrash Bulls

2018-10-27

The Xerox Under 21 Lions Cubs scored a run-away 58-24 victory over their Blue Bulls counterparts at Newlands on Saturday to be crowned the national champions at this age group. 
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Xerox Golden Lions book Currie Cup semi-final spot

2018-10-13

The Xerox Golden Lions beat the iCOLLEGE Pumas 33-21 (halftime 21-14) with a bonus point, in their Currie Cup Premier Division match at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday. 
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Xerox Golden Lions U21 & U19 teams take on the Cell C Sharks

2018-10-04

Catch all the action when the Xerox Golden Lions U21 and U19 teams take on the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park on Friday, 5 October 2018. 
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Lions go down in wet Durban

2018-09-22

The Cell C Sharks retained their unbeaten status in the Currie Cup when they secured a 37-21 win over the Xerox Golden Lions in Durban on Saturday. The home side dominated for long periods although it took them some time to get going as wet weather made handling and underfoot conditions difficult.  
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WP end Lion's unbeaten run

2018-09-15

Western Province beat the Golden Lions 65-36 in a high scoring Currie Cup match at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon, to maintain their unbeaten run in the competition. 
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Xerox Golden Lions take on DHL Western Province

2018-09-13

The Lions Rugby Company will field three strong teams on Saturday 15 September when the Xerox Golden Lions Under 19, Under 21 and senior sides host the DHL Western Province sides. 
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Lions climb to the top of the Currie Cup log

2018-09-01

Shaun Reynolds was once again the Xerox Golden Lions’ general at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday, scoring 22 points in their 47-14 victory over the Toyota Free State Cheetahs. 
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Lions triumph in CC opener

2018-08-24

The Xerox Golden Lions triumphed by 62-41 over Tafel Lager Griquas at Emirates Airline Park on Friday evening after trailing 19-20 at halftime. 
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Pivot moved to 15 – Lions U19's to face the Sharks

2018-08-15

The Xerox Golden Lions Under 19 head coach Wessel Roux has moved his pivot Christian Humphries to fullback for Saturday’s Under 19 clash in Durban against the Sharks with Jonathan Viljoen getting his first start at ten in the competition. 
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