Absa Currie Cup FINAL 25 Oct 2014 DHL Western Province 19 Xerox Golden Lions 16
Absa Currie Cup
18 Oct 2014 Xerox Golden Lions 50 Cell C Sharks 20
Absa Currie Cup
03 Oct 2014 Cell C Sharks 26 Xerox Golden Lions 23
Absa Currie Cup
27 Sep 2014 GWK Griquas 8 Xerox Golden Lions 46
Absa Currie Cup
19 Sep 2014
Xerox Golden Lions 29  Steval Pumas 15
Absa U21 Competition 
19 Sep 2014
Xerox Golden Lions u21s
20 Cell C Sharks U21s 28
Absa U19 Competition
19 Sep 2014 Xerox Golden Lions u19s
41 Cell C Sharks U19s
Absa Currie Cup
13 Sep 2014 Xerox Golden Lions 35 DHL WP 33
Absa U21 Competition  13 Sep 2014 Xerox Golden Lions u21s
42 DHL WP u21s
Absa U19 Competition
13 Sep 2014 Xerox Golden Lions u19s
28 DHL WP u19s
Absa Currie Cup 06 Sep 2014 Vodacom Blue Bulls 36 Xerox Golden Lions 
Absa U21 Competition 06 Sep 2014 Vodacom Blue Bulls u21s
25 Xerox Golden Lions u21s
Absa U19 Competition 06 Sep 2014 Vodacom Blue Bulls u19s
37 Xerox Golden Lions u19s
Absa Currie Cup
30 Aug 2014 EP Kings 22 Xerox Golden Lions 41
Absa U21 Competition
30 Aug 2014 Toyota Free State Cheetahs u21s 12 Xerox Golden Lions u21s
Absa U19 Competition
30 Aug 2014 Toyota Free State Cheetahs u19s 34 Xerox Golden Lions u19s
Absa Currie Cup
23 Aug 2014 DHL Western Province 27 Xerox Golden Lions 14
Absa U21 Competition
23 Aug 2014 DHL Western Province u21s 24 Xerox Golden Lions u21s 22
Absa U19 Competition
23 Aug 2014 DHL Western Province u19s 50 Xerox Golden Lions u19s 31
Absa Currie Cup
16 Aug 2014 Xerox Golden Lions  60 EP Kings 19
Absa U21 Competition
16 Aug 2014 Xerox Golden u21s 113 Border u21s 3
Absa U19 Competition
16 Aug 2014 Xerox Golden Lions u19s 7 EP Kings u19s 18
Absa Currie Cup 09 Aug 2014 Xerox Golden Lions 41 Vodacom Blue Bulls 13
Absa U21 Competition 09 Aug 2014 Xerox Golden Lions u21s 41 Vodacom Blue Bulls u21s 30
Absa U19 Competition 09 Aug 2014 Xerox Golden Lions u19s 11 Vodacom Blue Bulls u19s 36
Absa U21 Competition
01 Aug 2014 Cell C Sharks U21s 19 Xerox Golden Lions U21s 30
Absa U19 Competition
01 Aug 2014 Cell C Sharks U19s 24 Xerox Golden Lions U19s 27
Absa U21 Competition 26 July 2014 Xerox Golden Lions U21s 36 Leopards U21s 13
Absa U19 Competition 26 July 2014 Xerox Golden Lions U19s 14 Leopards U19s 27
Vodacom Super Rugby
12 July 2014 Lions 60 Toyota Cheetahs 25
Vodacom Super Rugby
04 July 2014 Lions 34 Rebels 17 
Vodacom Super Rugby 31 May 2014 Lions 32 Vodacom Bulls 21
Vodacom Super Rugby
24 May 2014 Force 29 Lions 19
Vodacom Super Rugby 17 May 2014 Waratahs 41 Lions 13
Vodacom Cup - FINAL
16 May 2014 Griquas 30 Golden Lions 6
Vodacom Cup - SEMI-FINAL 10 May 2014 Blue Bulls 15  Golden Lions 16
Vodacom Super Rugby 10 May 2014 Highlanders  23  Lions  22
Vodacom Super Rugby
03 May 2014 Chiefs 38 Lions 8
Vodacom Cup
02 May 2014 Sharks XV 20 Golden Lions 27
Vodacom Super Rugby 19 April 2014 DHL Stormers 18 Lions 3
Vodacom Super Rugby
12 April 2014 Lions  12  Cell C Sharks 25
Vodacom Super Rugby 05 April 2014 Lions 7 Crusaders 28
Vodacom Super Rugby 22 Mar 2014 Lions 23 Queensland Reds 20
Vodacom Cup 22 Mar 2014 Vodacom Blue Bulls 22 Golden Lions 20
Vodacom Super Rugby 15 Mar 2014 Lions 39 Blues 36
Vodacom Cup 15 Mar 2014 Golden Lions 23 Valke   22
Vodacom Super Rugby 08 Mar 2014 Cell C Sharks 37 Lions 22
Vodacom Super Rugby 01 Mar 2014 Vodacom Bulls 25 Lions 17
Vodacom Super Rugby 22 Feb 2014 Lions 34 DHL Stormers 10
Vodacom Super Rugby 15 Feb 2014 Toyota Cheetahs 20 Lions 21
ABSA Currie Cup 19 Oct 2013 Western Province 33 MTN Golden Lions 16
ABSA Currie Cup 12 Oct 2013 MTN Golden Lions  35 GWK Griquas 28
ABSA Currie Cup 05 Oct 2013 DHL Western Province 36 MTN Golden Lions 23
ABSA Currie Cup 27 Sep 2013 MTN Golden Lions 25 The Sharks 31
ABSA Currie Cup 21 Sep 2013 MTN Golden Lions 35  Vodacom Blue Bulls  26
ABSA Currie Cup 13 Sep 2013 Toyota Free State Cheetahs 26 MTN Golden Lions 23
ABSA Currie Cup 07 Sep 2013 GWK Griquas 32 MTN Golden Lions 38 
ABSA Currie Cup 30 Aug 2013 MTN Golden Lions 31  DHL Western Province 31 
ABSA Currie Cup 24 Aug 2013 Vodacom Blue Bulls 23 MTN Golden Lions 62
ABSA Currie Cup 16 Aug 2013 The Sharks  33 MTN Golden Lions 25
ABSA Currie Cup 10 Aug 2013 MTN Golden Lions  29 Toyota Free State Cheetahs 30
Super Rugby promo/releg. 03 Aug 2013 MTN Lions 18
Southern Kings 23
Super Rugby promo/releg. 26 July 2013 Southern Kings 19 MTN Lions 26
Lions Challenge 13 July 2013
MTN Lions 26 Griquas
Lions Challenge 21 June 2013 MTN Lions 33
The Sharks 29
Lions Challenge 15 June 2013  MTN Lions 42
Western Province 12 
Lions Challenge 01 June 2013  MTN Lions 74
Samoa 14 
Lions Challenge 16 Mar 2013 MTN Lions 56
Mont de Marsan 24
Lions Challenge 09 Feb 2013  MTN Lions 41
Kings 31 
Lions Challenge 03 Feb 2013  Bulls 38
MTN Lions 32

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What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming 2014 season?



The Lions management have named a versatile 33-man squad for the 2014 Super Rugby competition, with the coaches opting to combine both youth and experience.

At prop, regular 2013 performers Julian Redelinghuys, Jacques van Rooyen and Ruan Dreyer have cemented their places in the squad. Corne Fourie joins the Lions on loan from the Pumas for the tournament, while Schalk van der Merwe has signed with the Golden Lions Rugby Union for the season from the Free State Cheetahs.

Seasoned Super Rugby campaigner Willie Wepener has booked his spot in the squad, with the talented Robbie Coetzee and Malcolm Marx also being selected at hooker. Marx will look to make the step up after coming through the Golden Lions ranks from U21 level in 2013.

Four locks have been selected, with Luvuyiso ‘MB’ Lusaseni primed for his Super Rugby debut. Springbok Franco van der Merwe will take charge at lineout time, with Martin Muller and Franco Mostert also putting their hands up for selection. 

In the loose forward positions, regular Lions players Willie Britz, Jaco Kriel, Derick Minnie and Warwick Tecklenburg will run out during the tournament. Captain Warren Whiteley will lead from the front in the eighthman berth. 

Meanwhile, in the backline, scrumhalves Michael Bondesio and Francois ‘Faf’ de Klerk have been selected. Bondesio will provide a healthy dose of experience, while De Klerk will be hungry to make his Super Rugby debut after joining the Lions on loan from the Pumas.

At flyhalf, Marnitz Boshoff will take the reins. Elton Jantjies will also fill the number ten jersey as soon as he is fully recovered from his shoulder injury.

Coenie van Wyk, a Pumas loan player, joins the Lions ranks as a utility back. Additional utility backs included in the squad are Ruan Combrinck (fullback/wing) and new Lions signing Courtnall Skosan (wing/centre). JW Jonker also joins the Lions in 2014 and can fill several backline positions. 

In the midfield, Pumas high-flyer Stefan Watermeyer cracked the nod after consistent performances during the 2014 pre-season. Alwyn Hollenbach will also bring experience at inside centre.  The experienced Lionel Mapoe returns to the Lions for the competition, following his loan stint at the Bulls during the 2013 tournament. 

At wing, Deon Helberg and Deon van Rensburg have put their hands up for selection. High-flyer Anthony Volmink will also run out once he has recovered from injury.

Finally, at fullback, Namibian international Chrysander Botha has secured his spot in the final squad. Andries Coetzee will link up with the group after he has completed treatment for his recently sustained knee injury.

2014 Lions Super Rugby Squad:

Michael Bondesio
Marnitz Boshoff
Chrysander Botha
Willie Britz
Andries Coetzee
Robbie Coetzee
Ruan Combrinck
Francois de Klerk
Ruan Dreyer
Corne Fourie
Deon Helberg
Alwyn Hollenbach
Elton Jantjies
JW Jonker
Jaco Kriel
Luvuyiso Lusaseni
Lionel Mapoe
Malcolm Marx
Derick Minnie
Franco Mostert
Martin Muller
Julian Redelinghuys
Courtnall Skosan
Warwick Tecklenburg
Franco van der Merwe
Schalk van der Merwe
Deon van Rensburg
Jacques van Rooyen
Coenie van Wyk
Anthony Volmink 
Stefan Watermeyer
Willie Wepener
Warren Whiteley


2014/10/27 - Having reached the conclusion of the 2014 rugby season, it is important to reflect upon the achievements and milestones that the Golden Lions Rugby Union was able to celebrate, as a result of the efforts and support from all stakeholders, staff, EXCO members, players and supporters of the Union. Firstly, in the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby ... More

Thrilling Absa Currie Cup final expected!

2014/10/24 - By GreenSmile Productions Passion, pride, prestige, glory, grandeur, splendour, tradition and the ultimate prize in South African rugby! The Lions have released an inspirational video to motivate the players and fans to #BELIEVE This is what is at stake when DHL Western Province and the Xerox Golden Lions... More

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT - Absa Currie Cup Final

2014/10/23 - Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to take on DHL Western Province for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup final, taking place in Cape Town this Saturday. Ackermann has once again opted for consistency, making just one change to his match day 22. The only change sees Jacques van Rooyen return to the side to provide ... More

Golden Lions will tackle WP in Currie Cup final

2014/10/19 - By GreenSmile Productions Xerox Golden Lions will tackle DHL Western Province in the Absa Currie Cup final at Newlands next Saturday. Coach Johan Ackermann charges demolished the Cell C Sharks 50-20 (23-3 half-time) at Ellis Park on Saturday. Xerox Golden Lions captain Warren Whitely said afterwards the game was a wonderful advertis... More

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT - Semi-Final - Xerox Golden Lions vs Cell C Sharks

2014/10/16 - Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man side to take on the Cell C Sharks in an Absa Currie Cup semi-final at Ellis Park on Saturday. Ackermann has opted largely for consistency going into the match, making just one change to the team which beat the Toyota Free State Cheetahs 47-7 last weekend. The single ch... More

Q&A with Armand "Akker" van der Merwe

2014/10/15 - ­­By GreenSmile Productions Q & A with Xerox Golden Lions hooker Armand “Akker” van der Merwe 1. Where does your nickname "Akker" come from? My grandfather was called Akker, as well as my father. And as the first born son in our family, the tradition was carried on with me. 2. Tell me about your earliest rugby memory? I remember... More

COMPETITION: Schools and Clubs

2014/10/15 - Calling all schools and clubs in the Johannesburg area! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CLUB COMPETITION: The Golden Lions Rugby Union invites all clubs to participate in our competition to win tickets to the Absa Currie Cup semi-final on Saturday afternoon. The Xerox Golden Lions wi... More

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Xerox Golden Lions U21 Semi-Final

2014/10/15 - The Xerox Golden Lions U21s have put in a solid performance overall this season and have made it to the semi-finals of the Absa U21 Competition. Xerox Golden Lions U21 head coach Russell Winter has named his 22-man side to take on the Vodacom Blue Bulls U21s at Loftus in their semi-final match on Friday. The match kicks off at 15h00. ... More


2014/10/14 - Following an extensive disciplinary hearing this evening, the Golden Lions Rugby Union can confirm that Morne Oberholzer has been found guilty of improper and unacceptable behaviour displaying blatant disrespect towards a referee. He was also found guilty of physical abuse of a player following an incident, which took place at Roodepoo... More



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