Jaco Kriel seeks Lions return - report

    2020-01-27 10:33

    Cape Town - Springbok flank Jaco Kriel is reportedly eager to return to the Lions.

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    The 30-year-old currently plies his trade at English club Gloucester - who are coached by former Lions mentor Johan Ackermann.

    However, according to Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, Kriel wants to return home and has already spoken to both the Lions and Gloucester about a possible move back to Johannesburg.

    The report added that Kriel could be back at Ellis Park within "the next month or two".

    He was on the Lions' books between 2010 and 2018, before joining Gloucester.

    Kriel has had a torrid time at Kingsholm, with injuries limiting him to just 16 appearances and is hoping a move back to the Lions could re-ignite his career.

    Kriel was a star performer during his time at the Lions, playing a big role in the team making three consecutive Super Rugby finals between 2016 and 2018.

    He also played 11 Tests for the Springboks between 2016 and 2017.

    - Compiled by Herman Mostert

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