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Lions bolster ranks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content on 22 Nov 2012 at 10:39
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In addition to the signing of former Shark XV fullback Kobus de Kock, which we reported some weeks back, the Golden Lions have snapped up a number of other young and fringe players to swell their 2013 ranks.

Bulls flyhalf Lionel Cronje is perhaps the most famous of these, with the former Free State and Western Province youngster now moving on to his fourth team in about as many years, after unhappy stints in both Cape Town and Pretoria. He’ll join a right-old scrum for flyhalf game-time in Joburg, though, with Guy Cronje, Marnitz Boshoff and a few other youngsters already in the picture.

Bulls lock Franco Mostert, who played a bit of Currie Cup this year, is also on his way, along with hooker Robbie Cootzee and another young lock in JJ Breedt. Also signed are former Maties centre Stokkies Hanekom, Maties lock Hugo Kloppers and TUT front-ranker Jacques van Rooyen.



16 Comments

  • Go LIONS!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.11.12 10:54:39 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : I remember the flack that Kevin Putt got for signing 13 players of similar ilk back in 2004…

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.11.12 11:05:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • It might be a good idea for them to get players that are not yet tarnished by the culture of the Lions. Quade Cooper should go to the Lions if he wants to experience a toxic culture!

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.11.12 13:43:50 by King Shark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : There were a few diamonds amongst the very very average.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.11.12 18:32:36 by lostfish Reply
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  • Jacques Botes being the biggest find in the dozen

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.11.12 01:31:04 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 5) : You are kidding right?

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.11.12 11:19:36 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 6) : He is spot on

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.11.12 11:23:13 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 5) : I’d say a tie between Botes and Ndungane

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.11.12 13:01:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 5) : NO WAIT!

    I just remembered that Bismarck du Plessis was one of them!!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.11.12 13:01:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • For those interested, the 13 players signed by Putt were:

    1. Danie Saayman

    2. Bismarck du Plessis

    3. Skipper Badenhorst

    4. Callie Wannenburg

    5. Braam Immelman

    6. Jacques Botes

    7. Jaco Gouws

    8. Ruan Pienaar

    9. Jacques Schutte

    10. Gcobani Bobo

    11. Dean Hall

    12. Odwa Ndungane

    13. Tshepo Kokoali

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.11.12 13:11:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • 5 boks in that list

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.11.12 13:20:11 by war1 Reply
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  • So old Putt should have gone with talent scout rather than coach

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.11.12 13:47:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 11) : 2 had already been Boks by the time he signed them

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.11.12 13:57:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : That would have been my pick.

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.11.12 16:20:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 14) : sorry, at the time, I completely forgot him

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.11.12 16:51:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : don’t think he was any good as a scout signing 13 players and only 6n of them was worth anything.
    @robdylan (Comment 13) : which two was bokke Bobo and Hall?

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.11.12 13:51:25 by JD Reply
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