Johannesburg - Lions lock
Franco Mostert believes their Currie Cup season will set the momentum ahead of
Super Rugby next year.
The Golden Lions enjoyed a
dream Currie Cup campaign, putting together a 12-match winning streak to surge
to the domestic title. After winning all 10 league rounds (home and away), the men
from Johannesburg beat the Free State Cheetahs 43-33 in the semi-finals before
a memorable 32-24 victory over Western Province in the final.
It was the Lions’ 11th Currie
Cup title since the tournament’s inception.
Mostert believes the team’s
achievement will be a big boost ahead of their Super Rugby season in 2016.
“Winning the Currie Cup will
definitely set the right momentum,” Mostert told MyPlayers.co.za. “We’re
working hard to establish a winning culture here at the Lions. We want to win
“We enjoyed a great Currie
Cup season, which will give us the necessary belief. Our focus will now be on
preparing the squad for Super Rugby next season.”
Mostert also added thanks to
all the Lions supporters this season.
“On behalf of the team, I’d
like to thank all the fans for supporting us this year. We notice bigger crowds
coming out to back the team every week, and we hope this will continue in Super
Meanwhile, the Springboks
will play their final Rugby World Cup fixture this weekend when they face
Argentina in the Bronze Final on Friday.
Thereafter, the national team
is set for a new era with a wave of new talent coming through. Mostert is one
player who was rewarded with a national call-up this year.
Mostert hopes he can continue
to make a good impression in the near future.
“It was a huge honour to spend
some time with the Springboks this year,” said Mostert. “I learned a lot being
part of the squad and seeing how the system works. I also got to rub shoulders
with many players I look up to. Hopefully, I can play myself into the national
squad again. It would be a dream come true to become a Springbok.”
Mostert also passed on his
well wishes to the team ahead of their match against Los Pumas.
“Win or lose, the players in
South Africa are always behind the Boks. We can see them working hard and doing
their best to do the country proud. I know they have what it takes to finish
off the World Cup on a winning note.”
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