LIVE

    Lions face scrumhalf crisis

    2012-02-01 07:52
    Cape Town - Pumas scrumhalf Tian Meyer is training with the Lions’ Super Rugby squad as two of the regional side’s scrumhalves are sidelined with injury.

    Ross Cronjé and Whestley Moolman, who were respectively roped in from the Sharks and the Leopards in the off-season, will be out of action for at least a few weeks.

    Cronjé is suffering from a finger injury while Moolman has a niggle in a tendon in his heel.

    Since Jano Vermaak’s departure to the Bulls, Michael Bondesio has been the first-choice scrumhalf for coach John Mitchell's team.

    He was the only scrumhalf included in the squad that lost 28-6 to the Stormers in Cape Town on Friday night.

    Bondesio might have been one of the Lions’ stand-out performers, but questions regarding a suitable deputy for him remain.

    Meyer, 23, has been used as a utility player for the Pumas for the last two seasons. He mainly plays as a scrumhalf, although Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has employed him at centre in the past.

    The Lions play their next pre-season match against the Kings in George on Tuesday, February 14.

    Read More On:  super 15 rugby lions

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    11 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • Blitz
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
    • SS1
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
    • SS2
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
    • SS3
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    /Sport

    Fixtures

    27 March 2015
    • Hurricanes v Rebels, Westpac Stadium 08:35
    • Reds v Lions, Suncorp Stadium 11:00
    28 March 2015
    • Chiefs v Cheetahs, Waikato Stadium 05:30
    • Highlanders v Stormers, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Blues, Allianz Stadium 10:40
    • Sharks v Force, Growthpoint Kings Park 17:05
    • Bulls v Crusaders, Loftus Versfeld 19:10
    03 April 2015
    • Hurricanes v Stormers, Westpac Stadium 09:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 11:40

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Sharks centre Frans Steyn has been found NOT GUILTY of a dangerous tip-tackle against the Chiefs. Your thoughts?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.