Rugby

Lions update upcoming fixtures

2013-05-30 14:21
Golden Lions president Kevin de Klerk (File)
Johannesburg - The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) has made additional changes to the Lions' schedule for the remainder of the Lions Challenge series.

Matches against Samoa (June 1), the Stormers (June 14) and the Sharks (June 21) will still go ahead as scheduled.

There has, however, been a change to the proposed June 8 fixture against the South African Barbarians which will now be a 'bye' weekend for the Lions.

An additional match against local rivals the Blue Bulls has been scheduled for July 6 at Loftus Versveld.

Furthermore, the July 12 fixture against Montpellier has been replaced by a match against the Griquas at Ellis Park on Saturday, July 13.

Following the Lions’ Vodacom Cup success, the team will look to continue their momentum and concentrate on their upcoming local fixtures, as they prepare for the Super Rugby promotion/relegation matches and the Currie Cup.

The promotion/relegation games are scheduled for Friday, July 26 (away) and Friday, August 2 (home).

Updated Lions Challenge fixture list for 2013:

January 19: Lions 51-13 Russia
January 23: Lions 33-17 Cheetahs
February 2: Lions 33-38 Bulls
February 9: Lions 41-31 Kings
February 23: Namibia v Lions - Cancelled
March 16: Lions 56-24 Mont de Marsan
April 13: US Invitational v Lions - Cancelled
April 20: US Invitational v Lions - Cancelled
April 27: Chicago Lions v Lions - Cancelled
May 11: Lions v Agen - Ellis Park - Cancelled
June 1: Lions v Samoa - Ellis Park - 14:30
June 14: Lions v Stormers - Ellis Park - 19:00
June 21: Lions v Sharks - Ellis Park - 19:00
July 6: Lions v Blue Bulls - Loftus Versfeld - 16:30
July 13: Lions v Griquas - Ellis Park - 15:00
July 26: Super Rugby promotion/relegation - TBA - 19:10
August 2: Super Rugby promotion/relegation - Ellis Park - 19:10

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