Bernard back in the fold

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content on 5 Feb 2008 at 06:24

Loffie Eloff has announced a squad of 30 guys to take to Durban on Wednesday for a warm-up match against the Sharks.

I wonder if he realises he can only have 15 on the park at any one time? Jokes aside, it’s a strong looking squad, that contains former Wilderness-man Roland Bernard, who is seemingly back in favour in Joburg after being mostly on the fringes the last few years.

The team will have their work cut out for them. I have seen the team the Sharks are likely to name and it’s a strong one!

Here is the Lions squad, courtesy of
Earl Rose, Louis Ludik, Heinie Gordon, Dusty Noble, Rayno Benjamin, Wigan Pekeur, Jaco Pretorius, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Walter Venter, Doppies la Grange, Thabang Molefe, Louis Strydom, Michael Killian, Jano Vermaak, Chris Jonck, RW Kember, Franco van der Merwe, Wilhelm Koch, Cobus Grobbelaar, Roland Bernard, Cobus Grobler, Alten Hulme, Gerhard Mostert, Willem Stoltz, Gavin Williamson, Ashton Constant, Ross Geldenhuys, Eugene Maqwelana, Heinke van der Merwe, JC van Rensburg.


  • What happened to Big Joe? 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.02.08 06:24:55 by wpw Reply
  • Doppies la Grange?

    Duane’s favourite center after Wynand Olivier. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.02.08 06:28:53 by wpw Reply
  • Big Joe? Might have failed a routine screening after the last Lions mixer!

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.02.08 06:34:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Are maybe his mommy said he must relax a bit

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.02.08 07:02:27 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • 😆 pjld

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.02.08 07:08:48 by wpw Reply
  • The winning squad….

    Only concerns:
    And if Doppies plays like he did last year….he def should be on that list…we need him in the form he was in ’06 CC (esp both games vs WP and the 1 vs Bulls)…

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.02.08 12:48:01 by Hmmm Reply

  • Glad Bernard is back…

    He outplayed the Lions for the Sharks a few years ago….
    And he then did great in the ’06 CC off the bednch (most steals/min than any other player)…
    Remember the tight game against the Sharks where he stole 3 balls in the last 5 min….


  • Comment 7, posted at 16.02.08 12:59:02 by Hmmm Reply

  • Well that is if he can reproduce that form….we don’t want another Solly case!?!?!? All promises and no delivery…..

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.02.08 12:59:54 by Hmmm Reply

  • Bernard was a king… really wish he could rediscover that touch.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.02.08 13:30:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • I agree Rob…
    We would have def lost that game vs the Sharks that day i not for his 10 min spell….

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.02.08 15:38:35 by Hmmm Reply

  • 16.02.08 15:38:35 – Hmmm

    Geez Rob and myself agre on somethng…LoL

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.02.08 15:39:23 by Hmmm Reply


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