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Lions squad for S15 
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Lions 2018 Super Rugby squad:
Frontrow: Ruan Dreyer, Johannes Jonker, Jacques van Rooyen, Corne’ Fourie, Dylan Smith, Jacobie Adriaanse, Sti Sithole
Hookers: Robbie Coetzee, Malcolm Marx
Locks: Franco Mostert, Andries Ferreira, Lourens Erasmus, Rhyno Herbst, Marvin Orie
Flanks: Cyle Brink, Kwagga Smith, Jaco Kriel, Robert Kruger, Marnus Schoeman(Steval Pumas)
Nr8s: Warren Whiteley (captain), Willie Engelbrecht (Pumas), Hacjivah Dayimani(wits), Len Massyn

S/Hs: Ross Cronjé, Tian Meyer, Dillon Smith, Marco Jansen van Vuuren
F/Hs: Elton Jantjies, Shaun Reynolds, Ashlon Davids
Centres: RjvR, Lionel Mapoe, Howard Mnisi, Aphiwe Dyanti(wits), Harold Vorster
Wings: Ruan Combrinck, Courtnall Skosan(injured), Madosh Tambwe
Nr15s: Andries Coetzee, Sylvian Mahuza

Competitive squad. Some Experienced boks now since Lions readmissioned to Boks in 2016. Two Steval Puma players. The two Wits players came form the Lions initiative to award their young players with free scholarships and bursaries and the added advantage of the possibility of becoming a pro later on then after their studies. They also managed to get Wits a newcomer regarding rugby into the Varsity Cup with UJ (University of Johannesburg) and PU (Potch University) which gave them 3x Varsity Cup teams as feeders. Without spending millions they brought players into their system while catering for their careers outside of rugby at first.

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Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:40 pm
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Great opener Lions 26 Sharks 19
Lions on top in the scrums but lineouts too shabby. Great entertaining game. Was there. Got players tickets for free from a squad player not in the run-on team on the day. 30 000 plus crowd made for a great Lions support.
Aphiwe Dyanti was the mom. a Player that went through the Lions structures of a Free bursary at Wits (Lions promising youngsters get the free bursary at institutions in Lions country e.g. wits, UJ, Pukke) and after finishing his degree while playing in the Varsity Cup rugby and Lions u/19 and u/21 Dyanti was pulled into the Lions Super rugby squad.
Sharks : Robert du Preez at 10 and Phillip van der Walt loosie impressed
Lions : Jaques van Rooyen lh, Franco Mostert lock, Kwagga Smith nr6, Lionel Mapoe ouside centre and Dyanti all impressed

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