Currie Cup

Mostert: Lions primed for Super Rugby

2015-10-27 08:28
Franco Mostert (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Lions lock Franco Mostert believes their Currie Cup season will set the momentum ahead of Super Rugby next year.

The Golden Lions enjoyed a dream Currie Cup campaign, putting together a 12-match winning streak to surge to the domestic title. After winning all 10 league rounds (home and away), the men from Johannesburg beat the Free State Cheetahs 43-33 in the semi-finals before a memorable 32-24 victory over Western Province in the final.

It was the Lions’ 11th Currie Cup title since the tournament’s inception.

Mostert believes the team’s achievement will be a big boost ahead of their Super Rugby season in 2016.

“Winning the Currie Cup will definitely set the right momentum,” Mostert told “We’re working hard to establish a winning culture here at the Lions. We want to win every game.

“We enjoyed a great Currie Cup season, which will give us the necessary belief. Our focus will now be on preparing the squad for Super Rugby next season.”

Mostert also added thanks to all the Lions supporters this season.

“On behalf of the team, I’d like to thank all the fans for supporting us this year. We notice bigger crowds coming out to back the team every week, and we hope this will continue in Super Rugby.”

Meanwhile, the Springboks will play their final Rugby World Cup fixture this weekend when they face Argentina in the Bronze Final on Friday.

Thereafter, the national team is set for a new era with a wave of new talent coming through. Mostert is one player who was rewarded with a national call-up this year.

Mostert hopes he can continue to make a good impression in the near future.

“It was a huge honour to spend some time with the Springboks this year,” said Mostert. “I learned a lot being part of the squad and seeing how the system works. I also got to rub shoulders with many players I look up to. Hopefully, I can play myself into the national squad again. It would be a dream come true to become a Springbok.”

Mostert also passed on his well wishes to the team ahead of their match against Los Pumas.

“Win or lose, the players in South Africa are always behind the Boks. We can see them working hard and doing their best to do the country proud. I know they have what it takes to finish off the World Cup on a winning note.”

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