Lions suffer late setback

2009-04-30 11:57

Johannesburg - Lions captain Cobus Grobbelaar will not play in Friday's Super 14 match against Crusaders in Johannesburg and will be replaced by Vodacom Cup flank Johan van Deventer.

Grobbelaar's ankle flamed up again during the captain's run on Thursday morning. It will be Van Deventer's debut. He is a former SA Schools and national junior player.

Jaque Fourie takes over the captaincy from Grobbelaar.

Revised Lions team:

15. Louis Ludik, 14. Jannie Boshoff, 13. Jaque Fourie (captain), 12. Doppies la Grange, 11. Deon van Rensburg, 10. Andre Pretorius, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Willem Alberts, 7. Ernst Joubert, 6. Johan van Deventer, 5. Jannes Labuschagne, 4. Anton van Zyl, 3. Lawrence Sephaka, 2. Willie Wepener, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16. Hans van Dyk, 17. Gert Muller, 18. Gerhard Mostert, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Chris Jonck, 21. Earl Rose, 22. Michael Killian.


  • Anonymous User - 2009-04-30 12:40

    Another set back. Me thinks the entire Lions team, apart from Fourie, Vermaak, Ludik, Joubert and Wepener should be put out to pasture. The team needs new blood!

  • Anonymous User - 2009-04-30 14:14

    I have been a lions supporter for a long time but I dont think it matters anymore who does or doesn't play in the current team as they have been losing just about every game they play. How can those players motivate themselves if they are losing every weekend it surely must get to them at some stage. Maybe they need more mental coaching that physical training.

  • Roelof - 2009-04-30 16:13

    The only person who needs to be put out is '' Big Talk'' Loffie, get rid of him, he has done more bad than good. The team has a lot of good players, they just need some direction. Come on Jake we need you.

  • Sharky - 2009-04-30 17:09

    I am praying for the Lions to klap the Crusaders - and push them down the log a bit. The thing is the Lions are not as bad as their scores indicate. They have GOT to turn it around!

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