Sharks coach Gary Gold is fully aware of the challenge that await his side in this weekend's clash against the Lions.
Jaco Kriel will lead the Lions against the Sharks at Ellis Park while Ruan Ackermann will stand in at No 8 in the place of Warren Whiteley.
Odwa Ndungane will start at fullback for the Sharks in Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Lions in Johannesburg.
While he is gutted to have lost his captain and leader, Lions coach Johan Ackermann believes the team are on course for the playoffs in Super Rugby.
The June International break has not done Super Rugby 2016 any favours, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The Sharks are set to be without Pat Lambie, Willie le Roux and Joe Pietersen for this weekend's trip to Ellis Park.
The appetising prospect of seeing the two Springbok frontline flyhalves testing their skills against one another may not happen.
The Lions will be without captain Warren Whiteley for the rest of the Super Rugby campaign.
New Zealand Rugby have released details of ticket sales timings and pricing for next year's tour of the British and Irish Lions.
Nick Mallett has lauded the impact several Lions players made in the Springboks’ 32-26 win over Ireland in Johannesburg.
Springbok flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff will lead the Golden Lions XV against Griquas in a Currie Cup Qualifier clash.
Springbok call-up Franco Mostert has highlighted his transfer to the Lions in 2013 as being critical to his career.
The Golden Lions Rugby Union has confirmed it has extended the contract of talented young flank Cyle Brink.
Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg says the team has put plans in place to ensure they continue their impressive Super Rugby form.
Rob Houwing pays tribute to what he feels is the most influential ethic planted in the Lions by coach Johan Ackermann … unity