Lions on the prowl for Van Zyl
Anton van Zyl (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - One of the Golden Lions' forgotten heroes, Western Province and Stormers lock Anton van Zyl, may well return to Johannesburg later this year to represent the Lions in the Currie Cup.
The Lions are urgently looking for lock reinforcements and 31-year-old Van Zyl is one of the locks in their sights.
It is believed that Van Zyl is considering his options at WP where younger locks such as Andries Bekker, Rynhardt Elstadt, De Kock Steenkamp and Eben Etzebeth may keep him out of the starting line-up in the coming months.
His experience will be worth a lot to the Lions, especially as they have struggled badly in the lineouts in the Super Rugby competition.
While Van Zyl started his career at WP, he played 45 games for the Lions between 2006 and 2008 and represented them in 30 Super Rugby matches.
Van Zyl captained WP with great success in last year's Currie Cup and also performed very well for the Barbarians against the Springboks in England.
The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) are not limiting their search for quality locks to South Africa and are looking at options world-wide.