Lions confirm Challenge squad
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Johannesburg - The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) has confirmed the 35-man Lions squad that will participate in the Lions Challenge series.Click to enter the Sport24 SuperBru Super Rugby challenge!
Several new recruits will get their chance to shine when the Lions kick
off their season with a home game against Russia.
Johannesburg side, axed from Super Rugby at the expense of the Southern
Kings, will kick-start the new Lions Challenge series at Ellis Park against te touring Russians on
The GLRU organised matches against
international teams like the Russians and Samoa, a three-week tour of
North America, five games against top French opposition, and fixtures
against all five South African Super Rugby teams.
The series of
games ends on July 20, with Lions supporters having 12 matches,
including a Super Rugby promotion/relegation game on August 3, to look
forward to at Ellis Park.
Dylan des Fountain
Swys du Toit
JC Janse van Rensburg
CJ van der Linde
Deon van Rensburg
Jacques van Rooyen
Warren WhiteleyLions fixture list for 2013 (which includes Lions Challenge matches and excludes Currie Cup games):
January 19: Lions v Russia - Ellis Park
January 23: Lions v Cheetahs - Ellis Park
February 2: Lions v Bulls - Orlando Stadium, Soweto
February 9: Lions v Kings - Ellis Park
February 23: Namibia v Lions - Windhoek
March 16: Lions v Mont de Marsan - Ellis Park
April 13: US Invitational v Lions - Ervine, California
April 20: US Invitational v Lions - Vancouver, Canada
April 27: Chicago Lions v Lions - Chicago
May 11: Lions v Agen - Ellis Park
June 1: Lions v Samoa - Ellis Park
June 8: Lions v French Barbarians - Ellis Park
June 15: Lions v Stormers - Ellis Park
June 21: Lions v Sharks - Ellis Park
July 12: Lions v Montpellier - Ellis Park
July 20: Lions v Grenoble - Ellis Park
July 27: Super Rugby promotion/relegation first leg - TBA
August 3: Super Rugby promotion/relegation - Ellis Park