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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:26 am 
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The Lions have turned to one of their own to help guide the young props in the squad ahead of this year’s Super Rugby tournament.

Julian Redelinghuys, the former Springbok No 3 who was forced to retire from the game two years ago after breaking his neck, will help coach the team’s props this season - and ensure the Lions remain one of the strongest and most feared scrumming units in the competition.

The 29-year-old, who worked as a life coach and mentor at the union last season following his decision to call time on his playing career, will work alongside forwards coach Phillip Lemmer in guiding the Lions in 2019.

“It’s great having Jules (Redelinghuys) back with us,” said young and exciting prop prospect Dylan Smith.

“Having all that experience will help a lot. He was a great tighthead in his day, and with a bunch of new props coming into our system, he’ll be able to help them understand our system and what’s needed. It’s going to be a big benefit to us all.”

https://www.iol.co.za/sport/rugby/super-rugby/lions-call-on-experienced-redelinghuys-to-nurture-props-18904661


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Saturday 26 January 2019 - Loftus B-field, kickoff at 15:00

Bulls - TBA

Lions - 15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Tyrone Green, 11 Wandisile Simelane, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Morne van der Berg, 8 Darrien-Lane Landsberg, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 MJ Pelser, 5 Rhyno Herbst, 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 Jan-Henning Champher, 1 Nathan Mcbeth.
Replacements: Pieter Jansen, Danie Minnie, Frans van Wyk, PJ Steenkamp, Roelof Smith, James Venter, Jo-Hanko de Villiers, Dian Schoonees, Bradley Thain, Eddie Fouche, Louritz van der Schyff, Jan-Louis la Grange, Stean Pienaar, Jeanluc Cilliers

Weird - Green at centre and Simelane on the wing


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:33 pm 
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Lions put out a small lightweight backline

Sylvian Mahuza:
Height: 1,78 m
Weight: 80 kg

Madosh Tambwe:
Height: 1,87 m
Weight: 83 kg

Mannie Rass:
Height: 1,74 m
Weight: 84 kg

Tyrone Green:
Height: 1,77 m
Weight: 80 kg

Wandisile Simelane:
Height: 1,78 m
Weight: 89 kg

Gianni Lombard:
Height: 1,78 m
Weight: 75 kg


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Really hope he steps up.

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Height: 1,78 m
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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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South Africa’s leading Super Rugby franchise have no problem snapping up unwanted players. And they tend to make them pretty good too.
Given the stable nature of their contracted squad over the past four years, the fact that the Lions have loaned two prominent players for the upcoming Super Rugby campaign is eye-catching.

The loan system in South African rugby isn’t quite that of soccer.

To some, the acquisition of Stephan Lewies (lock, Sharks) and Carlu Sadie (tighthead, Stormers) will point to some sort of structural weakness, the inability to attract a permanent signing overall or a lack of funds.

Yet you won’t find Bart Schoeman, the Lions’ high performance manager, defending this course of action.

In fact, South Africa’s leading franchise is known for poaching competitors’ unwanted members.

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The Lions’ loanees who became permanent signings

Faf de Klerk – Pumas (2014, 2015); Lions (2016, 2017)

Corne Fourie – Pumas (2014, 2015); Lions (2016-2018)

Robert Kruger – Leopards (2015); Lions (2016-present)

Dillon Smit – Leopards (2015); Lions (2016-present)

Akker van der Merwe – Leopards (2014); Lions (2014-2018)

Marnus Schoeman – Pumas (2017); Lions (2018-present)

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“Maybe it feels like we’re doing something new because we haven’t done it (loan players) so much in the last few years,” said Schoeman.

“But it’s not. When we returned to Super Rugby in 2014, we made liberal use of the system. We borrowed men like Faf de Klerk, Stefan Watermeyer, Coenie van Wyk, Corne Fourie and Akker van der Merwe from the Pumas and Leopards.

“We did so again the following year again and saw enough in some of those players to hand them full-time contracts with us.”

Indeed, men like De Klerk, Fourie and Van der Merwe all became permanent signings.

The beauty of this approach is twofold: it’s a reasonably sound way to determine whether a player will function effectively in the Lions’ system and also addresses the fundamental challenge of unions’ budgets being stretched more and more annually.

“For the past five years, we’ve been steadily cutting our number of players,” said Schoeman.

“It’s a reality, the pressure of having a big salary bill is become massive. Since I’ve been here, we’ve gradually reduced our contracted group from over 160 to 90. People would’ve already realised it last year when announced voluntary severance packages for various junior players. This economic environment is very tough.”

The Lions, however, don’t just target available players at random.

The culture established by Johan Ackermann and Swys de Bruin means it’s very important scout the right candidate, a player who’ll add balance to the ecosystem instead of disrupting it.

“We make a point of it to determine as much as possible whether a player shares our values. A guy like Stephan worked under Swys at the Sharks at junior level. We’ve received numerous first-hand accounts of what a humble and hard-working guy Carlu is,” said Schoeman.

What the genial Schoeman won’t necessarily mention explicitly – and understandably so – is that it makes business sense too.

Quality tightheads aren’t in oversupply in local rugby at the moment and also a position that requires years of refinement.

Should Sadie, for example, struggle, the Lions wouldn’t have the longer term obligation of having him on the books.

The economic climate doesn’t really allow for underperforming players to stay on the payroll, especially if they can’t be sold to another side.

“We’ve made a point of not contracting just for the sake of it. By all accounts Stephan and Carlu are filling unforeseen voids that arose from injuries to Lourens Erasmus and Johannes Jonker,” said Schoeman.

“We’ll always back a younger player in our system first, but it’s also not desirable to throw a youngster in at the deep end. It’s all about balancing your priorities and needs.”

https://citizen.co.za/sport/south-african-sport/sa-rugby-sport/super-rugby/2069260/why-the-loan-system-works-for-the-lions/


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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15': Bulls 14-0 Lions


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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22': Bulls 21-0 Lions


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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15': Bulls 14-0 Lions

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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Jensrsa wrote:
15': Bulls 14-0 Lions

Are you watching

No. Getting scores on Twitter


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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37': Bulls 21-5 Lions


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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HT: Bulls 21-10 Lions


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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68 min: Vodacom Bulls 21-10 Emirates Lions


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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79: Bulls 21-17 Lions


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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FT: Bulls 21-17 Lions

Not bad from the Lions youngsters. and it seems their defence picked up after 30 minutes


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Not bad from the Bulls no name players against the Lions rising stars.
A win is a win.


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Not bad from the Bulls no name players against the Lions rising stars.
A win is a win.

Seems the youngsters of both sides had a good run on attack and defence. Not sure how many will make the SR squads though


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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SUPER RUGBY REPORT: The Bulls started their 2019 campaign on a victorious note, beating the Lions 21-17 at the Loftus Versfeld B field in Pretoria on Saturday.

The Bulls dominated the Lions in the set-piece, while they also made the visitors pay for their ill-discipline and unforced errors.

The Bulls were making all the play in the opening five minutes.


A Massive scrum from the Bulls earned them an advantage and from there they went through phases and won the penalty for an infringement from the Lions at the breakdown.

The Bulls chose to scrum again after getting early dominance in the set-piece. The Bulls won another penalty for the Lions stealing the ball illegally at the breakdown, but some good work on defence from the visitors won them the turnover.

JT Jackson dotted down for the first try of the game for the Bulls. Manie Libbok converted and the Bulls were 7-0 after five minutes.

A dangerous tackle from the Lions straight after the try earned the Bulls a penalty. The Bulls set up a line-out inside the Lions 22.

The Lions conceded another penalty, the Bulls setting up the line-out drive five metres out – from which Franco Naude went over after a powerful surge at the line. Libbok converted and the Bulls raced into a 14-0 lead after 18 minutes.

Rosko Specman put on display his Sevens skills, as he pounced on a pass which went to ground inside the Bulls half and beat the cover. Libbok added the conversion and the Bulls had a 21-0 after 26 minutes.

The Lions were awarded their first penalty with 27 minutes played – testament to the Bulls’ discipline on defence.

The Lions set the attacking line-out on the Bulls five-metre line. The Bulls conceded another penalty. The Lions set another line-out, but good defence from the Bulls at the breakdown forced the turnover.

Another opportunity went abegging for the Lions after a handling error from a five-metre line-out.

Scrumhalf Morné van der Berg ran a good line for the Lions’ opening try. Gianni Lombard failed to convert.

The Lions hit back again in the last play of the half, as they counter-attacked down the wing and Stean Pienaar scored the try. Gianni Lombard was unsuccessful with the conversion again – the Bulls leading 21-10 at the break.

The Lions looked to up the pace of their game in the opening minutes of the second half, but more indiscipline cost them – as they conceded a penalty.

The Lions conceded two further scrum penalties, as the Bulls scrum dominance ‘became apparent.

To compound the Lions’ problems they conceded yet another penalty for offside just outside the Bulls 22.

With 77 minutes of the game played the Lions set themselves up to sneak a possible late winner, when James Venter scored a try. Jeanluc Cilliers converted and at 17-21 the game was set up for a thrilling finish.

The Bulls managed to hold on for a well-deserved victory.

https://rugby365.com/tournaments/super-rugby/news-super-rugby/lions-to-plug-their-porous-defence


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Lions Coach Swys de Bruin after Lions vs Bulls Super Rugby warm-up match on 26 January 2019


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-bull ... LgRPOg9D4s

For those that think 7s players cant make the transition because of Senatla and and Ruan Nel


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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#SuperRugby pre-season #Bulls vs #Lions - Lions tries

#SuperRugby Pre-season #Bulls v #Lions: Bulls tries


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Sards wrote:
https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-bulls-tries-pre-season-match/?fbclid=IwAR2I8S2vKG5YND4RA9X5JHXAK2j7RQH5M-MFksu-P42s9xTkJLgRPOg9D4s

For those that think 7s players cant make the transition because of Senatla and and Ruan Nel

Specman has lots of 15s experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-bulls-tries-pre-season-match/?fbclid=IwAR2I8S2vKG5YND4RA9X5JHXAK2j7RQH5M-MFksu-P42s9xTkJLgRPOg9D4s

For those that think 7s players cant make the transition because of Senatla and and Ruan Nel

Specman has lots of 15s experience.

And Senatla?


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Sards wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Sards wrote:
https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-bulls-tries-pre-season-match/?fbclid=IwAR2I8S2vKG5YND4RA9X5JHXAK2j7RQH5M-MFksu-P42s9xTkJLgRPOg9D4s

For those that think 7s players cant make the transition because of Senatla and and Ruan Nel

Specman has lots of 15s experience.

And Senatla?

You did not mention Specman. Why not?


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Sards wrote:
https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-bulls-tries-pre-season-match/?fbclid=IwAR2I8S2vKG5YND4RA9X5JHXAK2j7RQH5M-MFksu-P42s9xTkJLgRPOg9D4s

For those that think 7s players cant make the transition because of Senatla and and Ruan Nel

Specman has lots of 15s experience.

And Senatla?

You did not mention Specman. Why not?


you obviously did not watch the link..... :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Sards wrote:
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Sards wrote:
https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-bulls-tries-pre-season-match/?fbclid=IwAR2I8S2vKG5YND4RA9X5JHXAK2j7RQH5M-MFksu-P42s9xTkJLgRPOg9D4s

For those that think 7s players cant make the transition because of Senatla and and Ruan Nel

Specman has lots of 15s experience.

And Senatla?

Senatla isn't in the clip you referred to

Btw specman was a provincial 15s player before he played for the Blitzbokke, Senatla not


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Jensrsa wrote:
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https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/watch-bulls-tries-pre-season-match/?fbclid=IwAR2I8S2vKG5YND4RA9X5JHXAK2j7RQH5M-MFksu-P42s9xTkJLgRPOg9D4s

For those that think 7s players cant make the transition because of Senatla and and Ruan Nel

Specman has lots of 15s experience.

And Senatla?

Senatla isn't in the clip you referred to

Btw specman was a provincial 15s player before he played for the Blitzbokke, Senatla not


You can see the difference. He is a playmaker and he has gas.
One of my favorite blitzbokke.


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Wandisile Simelane het so onlangs soos 2017 nog in die skoolbanke gesit. Nou klim hy die rugbyleer so vinnig dat sy skooldae aansienlik verder terug in die verlede voel.

Die 20-jarige het homself in 2018 op die internasionale verhoog luidkeels aangekondig toe hy die gesamentlike voorste driedrukker op die o.20-Wêreldkampioenskap was. Nou wink sy eerste proesel Superrugby – net drie jaar nadat hy in ’n SA Skole-trui gespeel het.

“My pad as professionele rugbyspeler verloop sover fantasties,” het hy Donderdag gesê by die Johannesburg-stadion, waar die Leeus besig is met hul voorbereiding vir die naweek se Superheld-Saterdag-kragmeting teen die Haaie in die Kaap.

“Dit voel onwerklik – verlede jaar was ek nog by die Junior Wêreldbeker en nou wag Superrugby vir die Leeus. Ek is bevoorreg en ek geniet elke oomblik daarvan.”

Simelane, wat aan die Jeppe High School for Boys in Johannesburg gematrikuleer het, sê dit doen hom goed om omring te wees met senior spelers.

“As ’n jong speler is ek hier om te leer by die ouer ouens soos Lionel Mapoe en Courtnall Skosan. Ek is tans soos ’n spons wat al die kennis probeer opsuig.

“Dit voel nie asof daar druk op my is nie. As ’n groep ondersteun ons almal mekaar en die ouer ouens gaan uit hul pad om ons gemaklik te laat voel. Ons bring gereeld tyd saam as ’n groep deur waar ons net met mekaar gesels en bordspeletjies speel, wat ook baie help.”

Aphiwe (Dyantyi) het nie net vir my en die hele span geïnspireer nie, maar ook ander mense oor die hele Suid-Afrika heen.

By die Leeus, benadruk hy, is daar geen tekort aan rolmodelle nie.

“(Die Leeu- en Bok-vleuel) Aphiwe (Dyantyi) het nie net vir my en die hele span geïnspireer nie, maar ook ander mense oor die hele Suid-Afrika heen. Hy motiveer die kinders wat hom sien rugby speel – wat hy in ’n enkele jaar bereik het, is merkwaardig,” sê Simelane.

Simelane het verlede naweek baie aandag getrek tydens die Leeus se nederlaag teen die Bulle in ’n opwarmingswedstryd by Loftus Versfeld. Hoewel sy span die knie moes buig, glo hy daar was heelwat om oor positief te wees.

“Ek is bly die eerste wedstryd en die senuwees wat daarmee gepaardgaan, is uit die pad uit. Hoewel ons verloor het, het ons steeds goed gevaar as ’n groep en ek was heel tevrede met my persoonlike vertoning.”

Simelane, wat skade op vleuel sowel as buitesenter kan maak, sê hy gee nie tans aan enige posisie voorkeur nie.

“Ek sal enige posisie speel. Solank ek net op die veld kan wees, is ek tevrede,” sê hy. “My doelwit vir die jaar is net om soveel as moontlik speeltyd te kry. Ek sal sien in watter posisie ek meer gemaklik voel hoe meer ek speel.”

https://www.netwerk24.com/Sport/Rugby/simelane-soos-spons-op-leeus-oefenveld-20190131


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Hopefully he's our answer to #13 in the future. Him with Dan duP at 12 8)


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Hopefully he's our answer to #13 in the future. Him with Dan duP at 12 8)


Elton 10, Pollard 12, Simelane 13

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Hopefully he's our answer to #13 in the future. Him with Dan duP at 12 8)


Elton 10, Pollard 12, Simelane 13

:thumbup:

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saffer13 wrote:
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Hopefully he's our answer to #13 in the future. Him with Dan duP at 12 8)


Elton 10, Pollard 12, Simelane 13

:thumbup:

x(

The only time the Bok backline worked last year was when Elton came on and Handre moved to 12. Fact


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Jensrsa wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
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Hopefully he's our answer to #13 in the future. Him with Dan duP at 12 8)


Elton 10, Pollard 12, Simelane 13

:thumbup:

x(

The only time the Bok backline worked last year was when Elton came on and Handre moved to 12. Fact

That says more about our dire midfield than Elton imo.


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[quote="saffer13"][quote="Jensrsa"][quote="saffer13"][quote="Jensrsa"][quote="saffer13"]Hopefully he's our answer to #13 in the future. Him with Dan duP at 12 8)[/quote]

Elton 10, Pollard 12, Simelane 13

:thumbup:[/quote]
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The only time the Bok backline worked last year was when Elton came on and Handre moved to 12. Fact[/quote]
That says more about our dire midfield than Elton imo.[/quote]
This.


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saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
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Hopefully he's our answer to #13 in the future. Him with Dan duP at 12 8)


Elton 10, Pollard 12, Simelane 13

:thumbup:

x(

The only time the Bok backline worked last year was when Elton came on and Handre moved to 12. Fact

That says more about our dire midfield than Elton imo.

There are none so blind as those who will not see


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Same shit. Different year.
We are a predictable lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Lions 2019 SR thread
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Jensrsa wrote:
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The only time the Bok backline worked last year was when Elton came on and Handre moved to 12. Fact

That says more about our dire midfield than Elton imo.

There are none so blind as those who will not see

No bloody kidding. They're so blind their avatars get taken over.


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Lewies glad he left the Sharks
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Johannesburg - With Franco Mostert gone and Lourens Erasmus on the sidelines with injury, the news that Springbok and Sharks lock Stephan Lewies had chosen to join the Lions in the off-season couldn't have come at a better time for the Johannesburg franchise.

And Lewies, finding his career at a bit of a stalemate, couldn’t have chosen for a better offer to get him out of his comfort zone than joining up again with his under-19 coach Swys de Bruin, who is head coach of the Lions nowadays.

Lewies, who played one Test against Scotland in 2014, told SuperSport.com he was looking forward to getting out of his comfort zone in Johannesburg.

"I think I'd been with the Sharks for eight years. I left school here (in Pretoria) and then went there for eight years and it just felt at this stage I wasn't getting any better, I was staying the same.

"And to work with new coaches and in a new environment, just to meet new players, it was a good opportunity for me to grow as a person and as a player, so that’s why.

"Swys coached me a bit at under-19s and that obviously helps, knowing the coach and knowing how he works, and how he thinks out of the box. I enjoy the type of game he coaches and the type of game plan I think suits me, the way Swys coaches. It definitely made a difference," the 27-year-old said.

Lewies has been impressed by the changes at the Lions in the last few years, and it certainly played a part in his decision to return to Gauteng.

"When I started my senior rugby career - at age group rugby it was always tough playing the Lions, they always had good guys coming through. And then made my senior debut in 2013 in the Currie Cup - at that stage you always fancied yourself in beating the Lions in 2013 and 2014. And then it changed drastically.

"The Sharks struggled to beat them over the last few games and what they did at this union is magnificent. The hard work they put in here it talks for itself."

The loss of players like Mostert has opened a door for Lewies and one he is looking forward to exploiting.

"With those 'okes' leaving it leaves the door open for youngsters. When you think to the Lions in the past, it was all players coming from all over, and sometimes people say it's the players other unions didn't want - and all those players became Springboks.

"It speaks for the coaches here, the way they work with players here, and the way they make you a better player to fit into the team. I think that definitely is something for every player that inspires them to play better - working with coaches like that. I just want to add value to the team and play well while I’m here."

While this Sunday will see the Lions experimenting a lot more against the Sharks in the Superhero Sunday games at Cape Town Stadium, Lewies is hoping to add a bit more confidence to his game right now.

"We are just focusing on our own game. We implemented a lot of new stuff - everything is new for me, but I understand from the others that there is a lot of new stuff. Obviously you have to change to keep growing. So just to test the new stuff and take it from the training ground onto the field, and see where we have to improve.

"I think just confidence, and every player when they play with confidence they do well. I think in the last two years I lacked a bit of confidence and already I’ve got some confidence back playing under coach Swys. Playing with confidence is something I will work on and in all areas, that 1% getting better. My fitness has improved immensely already and that is the one area I’ve really been trying to improve. If you have to play in this game plan you have to be fit and that is probably the biggest area for me."


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Jens how do you feel knowing all your Lions wankathon threads are going to go up in a puff of smoke. You better take some screen grabs before the wipe. What a shame all that hard work gone for ever and ever.


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Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Kwagga Smith, Marvin Orie, 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Carlü Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Jacobie Adriaanse, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Dillon Smith, 22 Shaun Reynolds, 23 Sylvian Mahuza, 24 Ruan Combrinck, 25 Vincent Tshituka, 26 Rhyno Herbst.


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At least the Lions , Sharks and Bulls are taking this seriously.

Going to be awesome to see Marx and Dyanti in action

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