The Golden Lions have signed former Junior Springbok and current Leopards lock MB Lusaseni after he had quite an impressive season in the First Division Currie Cup.
He has signed a two year contract with the Lions and will join the union at the beginning of 2014.
More good news for the Lions is that line-out giant Franco van der Merwe has also signed for another two years. He was impressive for the Sharks during this year’s Super 15 and they were surely interested to win him over. He decided to sign with the Lions though. Another player that signed is the winger/centre Lionel Mapoe who was on loan at the Bulls for the Super 15.
Meanwhile the Lions are busy preparing for their clash against the Blue Bulls this weekend at Ellis Park, where they will desperately looking for a win to keep up with the top of the log teams.
News out of the camp is that impressive loose forward Willie Britz will most likely not play due to a bit of a stiff neck, but will be back the following week. Lock Ruan Venter injured his knee and will most likely be out for the remainder of the season. This leaves Lions coach Johan Ackermann to do some thinking for the weekend because of a shortage of locks available for the Lions team.
More worrying will be the injury to Robert De Bruyn who broke his ankle in the game against the Cheetahs. De Bruyn came into the team because of a whole string of injuries at centre for the Lions with the Likes of Alwyn Hollenbach, Stokkies Hanekom, Lionel Mapoe and Deon van Rensburg all still out with injuries.
Some positive for Lions see Chrysander Botha likely to make his return after being out with injury for the last couple of weeks. This may mean the Likes of Andries Coetzee or even maybe Marnitz Boshoff taking the centre position this week.
The Lions beat the Blue Bulls in the last round of the competition 62-23. Ackermann will have some head scratching to do if they want to repeat that impressive performance….Tweet