Rugby

Ackermann picks son in Lions squad

2015-11-25 07:50
Ruan Ackermann (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - An interesting addition to the Lions' Super Rugby squad is the inclusion of coach Johan Ackermann's son, Ruan.

The Lions on Tuesday announced their squad for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Ruan Ackermann, 19, has featured for the Lions' junior teams as well as their Vodacom Cup side.

Unlike his famous father, who played 13 Tests at lock for the Springboks, Ackermann junior is a loose forward.

The Lions, the 2015 Currie Cup champions, finished second in this year's South African Super Rugby conference and eighth in the overall standings.

Lions' 2016 Super Rugby squad:

Andries Coetzee, JW Bell, Ruan Combrink, Lloyd Greeff, Courtnall Skosan, Sampie Mastriet, Anthony Volmink, Koch Marx, Selom Gavor, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Stokkies Hanekom, Howard Mnisi, Harold Vorster, Lionel Mapoe, Jacques Nel, Gerdus van der Walt, Marnitz Boshoff, Jako van der Walt, Elton Jantjes, Ashlon Davids, Ross Cronjé, Faf de Klerk, Ricky Schroeder, Dillon Smit, Marco van Vuren, Warren Whiteley, Fabian Booysen, Ruaan Lerm, Jano Venter, Steph de Wit, Jaco Kriel, Derick Minnie, Warwick Tecklenburg, Ruan Ackermann, Cyle Brink, Victor Sekekete, Robert Kruger, Lourens Erasmus, MB Lusaseni, Franco Mostert, Martin Muller, JP du Preez, Andries Ferreira, Bobby de Wee, Robbie Coetzee, Malcolm Marx, Akker van der Merwe, Ramone Samuels, Jacques van Rooyen, Dylan Smith, Corné Fourie, Julian Redelinghuys, Ruan Dreyer, Justin Ackerman, Pieter Scholtz

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