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

Coca-Cola U18 Craven Week
15-18 July 2014 TBC Golden Lions Free State HTS Middelburg,
Vodacom Super Rugby 12 July 2014 17H05 Lions  Toyota Free State Cheetahs Ellis Park Stadium
Absa Currie Cup 09 August 17H05 Xerox Golden Lions Vodacom Blue Bulls Ellis Park Stadium
Absa Currie Cup 16 August 14H30 Xerox Golden Lions  EP Kings Ellis Park Stadium
Absa Currie Cup 23 August 17H05 DHL Western Province Xerox Golden Lions Cape Tpwn
Absa Currie Cup 30 August 19H10 EP Kings Xerox Golden Lions Nelson Mandela Bay 
Absa Currie Cup 06 September 19H10 Vodacom Blue Bulls Xerox Golden Lions  Pretoria
Absa Currie Cup 13 September  17H05 Xerox Golden Lions DHL Western Province  Ellis Park Stadium
Absa Currie Cup 19 September 19H10  Xerox Golden Lions Steval Pumas  Ellis Park Stadium
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GLRU Bids Farewell to Franco van der Merwe


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.”

Clash of the heavyweights at Ellis Park!

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2015-2016 GLRU Contracting Update

2014/07/15 - The Golden Lions Rugby Union is proud to announce, following an extensive and elaborate planning and procurement process, the marquee player signings for the upcoming season.  While financial constraints remain a challenge for the GLRU, retaining talent remains the Union’s main priority. This is not unheard of as all South African rugby... More

Springbok Cornerstones at the Helm

2014/07/14 - Not many Unions in world rugby can say they are fortunate enough to boast four international Test rugby stars at their helm. Golden Lions Rugby Union president Kevin de Klerk, Chief Executive Officer Rudolf Straeuli, Executive Committee member Ashwin Willemse and head coach Johan Ackermann – all previous Golden Lions/Transvaal and Sprin... More

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT - Lions vs Cheetahs - Vodacom Super Rugby Round 19

2014/07/10 - Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man side to face the Toyota Cheetahs at Ellis Park on Saturday. In the forwards Ackermann has opted for consistency, making no changes to the group after last weekend’s 34-17 win over the Rebels. Meanwhile, in the backline, Elton Jantjies will start at flyhalf as Marnitz Boshoff shifts... More


2014/07/04 - In recognition of a fruitful 125-year partnership with the City of Johannesburg, the Lions will play tonight’s Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Rebels with the City’s logo on their match jerseys. Synonymous with several notable events such as the 1995 Rugby World Cup final, the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, t... More

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT - Lions vs Rebels - Vodacom Super Rugby Round 18

2014/07/01 - Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 23-man side to take on the Rebels at Ellis Park on Friday evening. In the forwards Ackermann has opted largely for consistency, selecting the same front row and loose trio that faced the Bulls before the June Test break.  The only change in the forwards sees Springbok lock Franco van der ... More

FAQs: Lions' Share Test Ticket Package

2014/06/25 - LIONS' SHARE TEST PACKAGE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 1. What does the Ticket Package include? It includes the Test ticket between SA and NZ on 4 October, two remaining Vodacom Super Rugby Games, all ABSA Currie Cup Games and exclusive benefits from the Lifestyle Partner, Sun International. 2. What is the Price of the Package? R1050... More

GLRU Provincial Schools Teams Named

2014/06/11 - The Golden Lions Rugby Union is pleased to announce the following provincial schools teams for the 2014 season: U/16 ACADEMY TEAM VEREENINGING; 29 JUNE-3 JULY 2014 1R STEENKAMP                  DINAMIKA 2STEVEN MATTHYSER          LINDEN 3DEWALD SCHOEMAN          MONUMENT 4RYNHARD CRONJE           NOORDHEUWEL 5CHRISTOPHER HAVENGA ... More


2014/06/10 - The Golden Lions Rugby Union can confirm that flyhalf Elton Jantjies has requested a release from his Absa Currie Cup contract, in order to complete a loan transfer to Japanese club NTT Shining Arcs.  While the deal is yet to be concluded, Jantjies’ request has been granted as the Union believes the opportunity abroad will develop the 2... More



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