Currie Cup

Pukke star joins Lions

2016-04-20 17:05
Sylvian Mahuza and Johan Ackermann (Photo supplied)

Johannesburg - The Golden Lions Rugby Union has announced the signing of utility back Sylvian Mahuza.

Mahuza joins the Lions from the NWU-Pukke where he was instrumental in the side reaching the Varsity Cup final and ultimately taking the title home.

Mahuza will be available to the Lions with immediate effect.

“I don’t have words the describe how I feel. I am just so thankful for the opportunity to join the Lions. I will make the most of this chance that has come my way. I just have to mention the NWU-Pukke as they were the cornerstone of my career up to now. I didn’t have any resources to build a future and the Puk made everything possible. They developed me and gave me the skills that I currently have,” Mahuza said via a press statement.

Mahuza will start at fullback for the Golden Lions in their Currie Cup Qualifying match against the Blue Bulls at Alberton Rugby Club on Saturday.

Golden Lions team:

15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Selom Gavor, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Jacques Nel, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ricky Schroeder, 8 Ruaan Lerm (captain), 7 Robert Kruger, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Martin Muller, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Arnout Malherbe

Substitutes: 16 Jannes Snyman, 17 Clinton Theron, 18 Nico Du Plessis, 19 Bobby De Wee, 20 Stephan De Wit, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Jarryd Sage

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