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    Bok centre ready for Super Rugby

    2017-01-27 14:44

    Cape Town -  Springbok and Lions centre Lionel Mapoe is ready for Super Rugby action after returning home from his club duties in Japan.

    The 28-year-old, who plays for Japanese club Kubota Spears in the South African-off-season, announced on his official Twitter account on Friday that he was raring to go ahead of the new season.

    The 11-Test capped midfielder is one of a number of Lions players returning from Japan for Super Rugby.

    Others include skipper Warren Whiteley, lock Franco Mostert, flyhalf Elton Jantjies and flank Jaco Kriel.

    The Lions, meanwhile, are playing the Bulls in a pre-season match in Harare on Saturday and have sent a young squad to Zimbabwe.

    Lions squad for Zimbabwe trip:

    Le Roux Baard
    Ruan Brits
    Jean-Luc Cilliers
    Ashlon Davids
    Bobby De Wee
    Hacjivah Dyamani
    JP Du Preez
    Dean Gordon
    Wiehan Jacobs
    Marco Janse van Vuren
    Pieter Jansen
    Kyle Kruger
    Gerrie Labuschagne
    Jan-Louis Le Grange
    Koch Marx
    Siya Masuku
    Stean Pienaar
    Jarryd Sage
    Pieter Scholtz
    Victor Sekekete
    Bheki Shongwe
    Sthi Sithole
    Adré Smit
    Wayne Van der Bank
    Morne Van den Berg
    Gerdus Van der Walt
    Jano Venter
    Jaco Willemse

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