Anyone remember Lambert Groenewald? The big flanker was a stalwart for the Sharks at age-group level, before being mysteriously cut from the senior ranks after a solitary Super Rugby appearance, back in 2011. [...]
It may originally have been billed as a near Super Rugby level clash between the Stormers and the Lions, but things being as they are, Friday nights’ match at Ellis Park will instead be little more than a friendly, pitching the Lions against a weakened and youthful Western Province outfit. [...]
Those following the news of late will have seen that the “Lions Challenge” tournament, aimed at keeping the Golden Lions team fit and motivated ahead of the Super Rugby promotion games in July, has been continually beset by match cancellations and withdrawals. One fixture, though, that is (currently) still on the table, sees the Lions face the Sharks at Ellis Park on 21 June. Which Sharks, exactly, they will face, remains to be seen. [...]
Johan Ackerman has named his Lions team to take on Samoa’s test side at Ellis Park on Saturday.
According to Beeld (yes, yes, I know…) the Sharks will no longer be able to call on the services of Lions loan players JC Janse van Rensburg and Derick Minnie, with both having returned to Johannesburg this week. [...]
The Sharks XV take on a strong Lions side in this afternoon’s Vodacom Cup quarter final. [...]
The Lions, having abandoned their much-vaunted “Challenge Series” against the best that the European and American Blind School could produce, have thrown all their weight behind winning the Vodacom Cup this season and head coach Johan Ackermann will thus be in charge of a strong side as they seek a victory in Friday’s quarter-final, against the Sharks XV at Kings Park. [...]
So, call me gorgeous , and call me blonde, but add Clairvoyant to that resume now!
As some of you might recall…mind you, or not…I wrote a little piece on the Bulls with their open chequebook some time ago. http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2012/07/18/did-the-bulle-win-the-blerrie-lotto/ [...]
The Kings have taken to Super Rugby like fish do to water, and have proven in ten short weeks that not only do they have the talent to win a few games, but that they fully deserve to be in the premier Southern Hemisphere rugby competition. [...]
Word coming out this morning is that Lions players Jaco Kriel and Andries Coetzee have joined up with the Sharks squad this morning. [...]
While I haven’t yet seen it “officially” confirmed anywhere, the talk on the grapevine is that Bok Jaco Taute’s horror knee injury, sustained in Bloemfontein on Friday, will keep him out of action for at least 9 months. [...]
The so-called “Lions Challenge” series that was meant to keep that union’s players in shape while they watch other teams playing Super Rugby has now descended int farce, with the news that the US leg of the series has been unilaterally canceled by the Golden Lions Rugby Union. [...]
Sharks prop Julian Redelinghuys has been named on the bench for the Lions this weekend, as part of an extended squad to take on French Top 14 stragglers Mont-de-Marsan. [...]
The Lions Challenge match scheduled to take place next weekend, between the Lions and Namibia, has been cancelled. [...]
The Kings faced the Lions in their first outing on Saturday in what some in the media called a “grudge” match, even though it was downplayed by Lions coach Johan Ackermann you can bet it was not the case for those Lions supporters turning out to watch the game. [...]