COMPETITION  DATE TIME  HOME TEAM  VS AWAY TEAM  VENUE 






 Vodacom Super Rugby 25 April   17:05  Emirates Lions Toyota Cheetahs  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Cupe - North 25 April  TBC  Golden Lions   Leopards  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Super Rugby 02 May  19:10  Vodacom Bulls  Emirates Lions Loftus Versfeld 
 Vodacom Cup - North 02 May  TBC  Golden Lions   Griquas Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Super Rugby 09 May  15:00  Emirates Lions Highlanders  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Cup - North 09 May  TBC  Down Touch Griffons  Golden Lions  North West Stadium 
 Vodacom Super Rugby 16 May  17:05  Emirates Lions Brumbies  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Cup - Quarter Finals 16 May  TBC  TBC  TBC TBC
 Vodacom Super Rugby 23 May  17:05  Toyota Cheetahs  Emirates Lions Free State Rugby Stadium 
 Vodacom Cup - Semi Finals 23 May  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
 Vodacom Super Rugby 30 May 19:10  Emirates Lions Waratahs  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Cup - Final 30 May  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC 
 Vodacom Super Rugby 06 June  17:05  DHL Stormers  Emirates Lions DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium 
 Vodacom Super Rugby - Quarter Final 19 June  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC 
 Vodacom Super Rugby - Quarter Final 20 June  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC 
 Vodacom Super Rugby - Semi Final 26 June  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC 
 Vodacom Super Rugby - Semi Final 27 June  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC 
 Vodacom Super Rugby - Final 06 July  TBC  TBC TBC  TBC 
 Castle Lager Rugby Championship 25 July TBC Springboks All Blacks Emirates Airline Park
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 VODACOM CUP North 2nd: XEROX GOLDEN LIONS 3 3 0 0 108 36 72 2 14
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GLRU Bids Farewell to Franco van der Merwe

2014/04/24



Following a seven-year relationship, the Golden Lions Rugby Union will release lock Franco van der Merwe at the request of the player.

The Springbok has opted to take up a new challenge abroad and will join Ulster at the conclusion of the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby competition.

Van der Merwe has celebrated a lengthy and prosperous career at the GLRU, winning the Absa Currie Cup tournament with the Golden Lions side in 2011, assisting the team in gaining readmission to the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament in 2013 and also earning Springbok selection in 2013.

Additionally, Van der Merwe celebrated 100 caps for the Golden Lions and was named the GLRU Player of the Year in 2013. He has stamped his authority as one of the most respected senior players in the squad.

While Van der Merwe will not travel with the Lions for their Vodacom Super Rugby tour to Australasia, as a result of injury, the 31-year-old will look to end his Lions tenure off on a high as he aims to make a comeback in July. 

In the meantime, Van der Merwe will spend time assisting the Golden Lions U19 forwards as he has done for several weeks.

Golden Lions Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer Manie Booysen expressed his gratitude for Van der Merwe’s years of service and wished him all the best for his future endeavours.

“We would like to thank Franco for all his contributions to Lions rugby over the years. We are grateful to have had a player of his calibre within our ranks,” shared Booysen.

“The management and staff of the GLRU would like to wish Franco and his wife all the best for their move abroad and their future prospects. We hope to see more of Franco in future and would love to have him involved in our structures, once more, in the years to come.”


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