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
Warm-Up Matches 31 January 15:00
 Leopards/NWU-Pukke  Lions XV/Golden Lions  Olien Park, Potchefstroom
Vodacom Super Rugby 13 February 19:10 Emirates Lions Hurricanes Emirates Airline Park
Vodacom Super Rugby 21 February 19:10 Cell C Sharks Emirates Lions Growthpoint Kings Park
 Vodacom Super Rugby 28 February  19:10  Emirates Lions DHL Stormers  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Super Rugby 07 March  08:35  Blues  Emirates Lions North Harbour Stadium 
 Vodacom Cup - North 07 March  TBC  Namibia  Golden Lions  TBC 
 Vodacom Super Rugby 14 March  05:30  Crusaders  Emirates Lions AMI Stadium 
 Vodacom Cup - North 14 March  TBC  Limpopo   Golden Lions  New Peter Mokaba Stadium 
 Vodacom Super Rugby 20 March  10:40  Melbourne Rebels  Emirates Lions AAMI Park 
 Vodacom Cup - North 21 March  TBC  Golden Lions  Blue Bulls  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Super Rugby 27 March  11:00  Reds   Emirates Lions Suncorp Stadium 
 Vodacom Cup - North  28 March  TBC Valke   Golden Lions  Barnard Stadium 
 Vodacom Super Rugby 04 April  17:05  Emirates Lions Vodacom Bulls  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Super Rugby 11 April  17:05  Emirates Lions Cell C Sharks  Emirates Airline Park
 Vodacom Cup - North 11 April  TBC  Golden Lions   Pumas  Emirates Airline Park
 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
Kicks off 15 February 2015

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

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.”


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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT - 2015 Warm-Up Games

2015/01/29 - The Emirates Lions and Lions XV sides will participate in two warm-up matches ahead of the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby and Vodacom Cup tournaments. The matches against NWU-Pukke XV and the Leopards will be played at 15h00 and 16h40 respectively on Saturday, 31 January at Olien Park in Potchefstroom. The mixed strength sides selected by h... More


2015/01/25 - The Golden Lions Rugby Union is thrilled to announce the re-signing of several senior marquee players, ahead of the 2015 season. Capped Springbok trio Marnitz Boshoff and Julian Redelinghuys as well current Emirates Lions captain Warren Whiteley, have all extended their contracts until 2016. Additionally, Jaco Kriel and Ruan Dreyer – ... More


2015/01/24 - The Golden Lions Rugby Union would like to formally announce the appointments of Brent Janse van Rensburg, Dr Anri van Tonder, Rupert Oberholster and Bongani Mashiya.  Janse van Rensburg’s role will include the coaching of the u19 forwards as well as contributing to the newly established High Performance department as High Performance C... More


2015/01/21 - Technology provider Huawei has linked up with the Golden Lions Rugby Union and will be an official associate sponsor and the official smartphone, tablet & talkband supplier of the senior team for the 2015 season. Huawei will also be providing devices to the other four Vodacom Super Rugby franchises. Announcing the sponsorship deal tod... More


2014/12/12 - Emirates Airline Park will once again play host to the annual Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and the All Blacks in 2015. The Test will take place on Saturday, 25 July.  The stadium has held the momentous match over the past two years and on both occasions the ground reached full capacity of 64 000 supporte... More


2014/12/10 - Emirates, a global connector of people and their passions, and the Lions, one of South Africa’s top rugby teams, today announced a five-year sponsorship agreement.  The agreement will see Emirates become the title sponsor of the Lions Super Rugby team and have naming rights to the Lions home ground Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The announ... More

2015 GLRU Contracting Update

2014/12/09 - Coming off a highly successful 2014 rugby season in all areas, the GLRU is proud to announce the final signings of players for the 2015 season The GLRU has worked hard in maintaining growth potential in junior players and increasing depth where needed.  U/19 CONTRACTED PLAYERS FOR 2015  Baard Le Roux (SA Schools) Bester Driaan Bhana ... More


2014/12/03 - Ellis Park played host to the annual glittering Golden Lions Rugby Union Player Awards event on Wednesday evening, where several individuals were acknowledged for their achievements during the 2014 season. The GLRU celebrated the Springbok capping of three players in 2014, namely Warren Whiteley, Julian Redelinghuys and Marnitz Boshoff.... More



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