Lions name squad for Japan, NZ tour
Johannesburg - Lions head coach Johan Ackermann
has announced a 27-man touring squad for their Super Rugby tour to Japan and New
The side will be captained by Warren
The Lions kick off their campaign in
Tokyo on Saturday, February 27 (06:15 SA time) against the Sunwolves which will be followed by matches against the Chiefs (March 5, Hamilton) and Highlanders (March 12, Dunedin).
The team departs for Japan on Tuesday, February 23.
The Lions will play in their
black away jersey in this first ever historic Super Rugby game in Japan against
the new acquisition side the Sunwolves.
CEO of the Golden Lions Rugby Union, Rudolf
Straeuli, said that no player who missed the cut for
Super Rugby will be released to another union as they will fall in with the
Currie Cup side with immediate effect.
“No contracted player will be released
to other unions at this stage,” Straeuli confirmed.
Lions touring squad in alphabetical order:
Ruan Ackermann, Fabian Booysen, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Faf de
Klerk, Ruan Dreyer, Andries Ferreira, Corne Fourie, Rohan Janse
v Rensburg, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Kriel, Robert Kruger, Lionel Mapoe, Malcolm Marx, Howard Mnisi, Franco Mostert,
Julian Redelinghuys, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Warwick Tecklenburg, Armand van
der Merwe, Jaco van
der Walt, Jacques van
Rooyen, Harold Vorster, Warren Whiteley (captain)