Currie Cup

Lions back in navy blue!

2014-10-09 09:04
Derick Minnie (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - The Golden Lions will once again don their navy blue 125-year anniversary jersey when they tackle the Free State Cheetahs in a Currie Cup clash at Ellis Park on Saturday, the Lions' official website reports.

The team wore the jersey in their opening Currie Cup match of the season against the Blue Bulls and aim to go full circle as they wear the jersey once again this Saturday, as they conclude the league stages of the tournament.

The Golden Lions Rugby Union feels that it is important to acknowledge the rich history of the union, and also to maintain strong ties with all the previous Golden Lions players and members of administration.  

Included in Saturday’s festivities, there will be a raffle which supporters can enter to win a 125-year framed jersey which has been signed by the entire Golden Lions squad and management.

The tickets for the raffle are available for R50 and can be bought at the team store on the Ellis Park grand stand before the game on Saturday. The winner will be drawn after the semi-finals of the Currie Cup.

Additionally, the jerseys worn by the Golden Lions during Saturday’s match will all be signed and auctioned off in the upcoming weeks. The proceeds made will go to different charities of the Golden Lions Rugby Union’s choice.

Saturday's game at Ellis Park kicks off at 17:00.


Golden Lions:


Free State Cheetahs:

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 AJ Coertzen, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Lappies Labuschagne, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Torsten van Jaarseveld (captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 George Marich, 18 Henco Venter, 19 Neil Claassen, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 22 Maphutha Dolo


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