Veteran Valke lock Nico Luus has come out of retirement for the umpteenth time to join the Xerox Lions for this year’s ABSA Currie Cup competition.
Luus has represented the Eastern Gauteng side approximately 5000 times over the course of the last 30 years and has now finally been given a shot at the big time, with virtually every lock in the country unwilling to play for the Lions. Anton van Zyl and Dewald Senekal have left, while Gerhardt Mostert and Oupa Labuschagne are injured again.
Impressive former Boland lock Brad Mockford will also play for the Lions in the second row, along with warhorse Willem Stoltz and a raw youngster named Rob Andrew (pretty sure he’s not related to the former England flyhalf of the same name!).
Other new names in Jozi are Kevin Buys, Piet Engelbrecht and Johan Jackson. I’ve never heard of the former two, but the latter at least put in some reasonable performances for the Valke last year.
It’s going to be a loooong Currie Cup for the Lions, with a schoolboy coach and a squad full of journeymen.Tweet