Lions will 'roar' even louder

2011-10-12 13:30

Johannesburg - Manie Reyneke believes the Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) will go from strength to strength under new leadership.

Reyneke stepped down as chief executive of the GLRU on Tuesday.

"Being a part of the Lions was a lifelong dream come true, but it is now time to move on," Reyneke said.

"I am pleased with what has been achieved during my four years as CEO of the union and I leave with no regrets.

"The structures put in place will see the union go from strength to strength over the next few years."

The GLRU said Reyneke would assist in restructuring the union over the next three months.

"I'm not 100 percent sure what I'll do thereafter, but I do have several options," Reyneke said.

While the GLRU began the process of finding a replacement for Reyneke, Ruben Moggee would fill the chief executive's post in an acting role and would be assisted by the board of directors.


  • Andy C - 2011-10-12 13:54

    Good riddance

      Awol - 2011-10-12 13:57

      I second that!!!!

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-12 16:16

      One way TRAFFIC, Sharks ALL the way!!!! Sharks by 30+ WP Forever!!!!!!!

      Juan - 2011-10-13 08:33

      @wpblikksem gaan speel met jou sussie toe.........

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-13 09:06

      @Juan- Ek repeat, it's gonna be ONE WAY Traffic!!!! Sharks by 30+ Bulls SUCK, WP forever!!!!!

      Juan - 2011-10-13 09:25

      Ja net so eentonig soos die wp ne? Ons het julle leke geeet op Coca Cola park en ons gaan weer.....

      Wide Awake - 2011-10-13 15:38

      Everybody forget 19 August 2011 - WP 28 - Lions 20 (Newlands) - in my opinion the score is one all until semi-finals ! Best of Luck to all teams this weekend !!!

  • Awol - 2011-10-12 14:02

    Under Reynecke's tenure, brilliant players were lost like Habana (not so much a brilliatn player anymore), Jacque Fourie, Jano Vermaak, Schalk Brits but to mention a few. May the next CEO see the true value of players like Josh Strauss, Elton Jantjies and Jaco Tuate and not lose them to "bigger" unions! Mr Reynecke, thank you for loving the lions as much as their supporters do but shame on you what you and your predessor did with the union the past eight years!! May we get someone with true business sense and a ability to properly develop our younger talnet to feed into the big boys team.

      Awol - 2011-10-12 14:14

      For that matter include Willem Alberts in that fray as well!!!

  • Christiaan - 2011-10-12 14:12

    Josh Strauss cant play Rugby, don't think other unions are interested!!

      Awol - 2011-10-12 14:23

      What Josh have you been looking performing loosie in the currie cup this year. Two to three years and he will have the green and gold on his back. Brilliant captain, since he took over from Doppies the team has gone from strength to strength. Rumours has it that WP is willing to go on their knees...zipper down for his services...

      CrisCross - 2011-10-12 14:42

      Christiaan go comment on the ballet articles, you clearly know nothing about rugby thanks

      Chris Holtshausen - 2011-10-12 19:10

      Christiaan, Josh is a true product of the WP. It will not really take a lot to get him back at the WP. Problem is they don't really need him.

      ROOIHART - 2011-10-12 21:00

      Jy "claim" Josh....tog wou wp hom nie 'n kans gee. Vreemd...

  • red - 2011-10-12 14:33

    An ex rugby player with NO business brain... He was the sole cause of the Lions slump these past few years - Its only through Dick Muirs vision and supported by Kevin de Klerk, that they have shown success (Yes the Kiwi Coaches aquisition). I wish they get a businessminded CEO, win the Currie Cup, get more money in from MTN, and then other top players would want to come to this union, then you would be looking at quite a successful future. Good riddance Manie Reyneke - may we never hear from you again.

      Andy C - 2011-10-12 17:31

      Dick Muir? Are you smoking your Weet Bix? Muir made an even bigger disgrace of my beloved Lions than I thought was possible. But I agree with you on Manie Reyneke - absolute shocker that he managed to stay in his post so long - first protected by Jannie Ferreira and then Kevin de Klerk.

      Baylion - 2011-10-13 07:24

      The only good thing Muir did for the Lions was to pull in John Mitchell

  • TOLDUSO - 2011-10-12 14:47

    Yes Manie, your head has got to big since you left Jan De Klerk.

  • Carl Muller - 2011-10-12 15:53

    Good luck to the Lions. I do hope you will take the Cup home with you in a few weeks. You not only earned it, you also deserve it.... Bulls forever...

      Chris Holtshausen - 2011-10-12 19:16

      Shame...coming from a Blue Bull - loser. Enige span nou solank dit net nie die WP is nie?!!! Reg geraai ne?!!!! Ai, dis seer ne?!!!

      HP - 2011-10-13 10:22

      Yes Lions derserve it, they done well up to now in the currycup. Yeah bulls forever.. how far they loosing this time or not. our blue blood never changes ehehe. next time we will wil more games I just believe it...

  • Bennie - 2011-10-12 16:21

    Sterkte Manie, ek dink nie al die dinge kan op jou kop geplaas word nie. Judas Fourie het jou bedrieg, so ook Willem en Ludick. Jy het maar net die overflow gekry vanaf die grootste Nar ooit en dit was Jannie Ferreira. Hy hoort voor 'n vuurpeleton. Hy het nie net Leeurugby verwoes nie, maar ook amper Springbokrugby met die aanstelling van Pdivvy.

  • katman - 2011-10-12 16:45

    Moenie dat die deur jou op jou gat slaan oppad uit nie.

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