Lions off to Argentina


Posted on July 12, 2016

The Emirates Lions coaching staff has picked an exciting team out of the Super Rugby squad to travel to Argentina for their Vodacom Super Rugby fixture against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday 16 July at 23:40.

Ross Cronjé will lead the side and will have the experienced Howard Mnisi to help with the leadership duties.

The team leaves for Argentina on Wednesday 13 July from OR Tambo International Airport.

“This is a great opportunity for our whole group to experience and express themselves at Super Rugby level and to make sure everybody is prepared at the highest level. The 15 players that stay behind will have time to work hard physically for the next round of important Super Rugby matches that lie ahead. It also gives us the chance to do some medical rehabilitation with some of them. With the long travelling hours to Argentina one loses a lot of time that could have been spent working with these players.

“That being said, we have a lot of faith in the players that we send to Argentina. They have been part of our extended squad for the whole year and must be ready to play in a play-off game should we need them and we regard this as vital preparation,” said Johan Ackermann, coach of the Emirates Lions.

Media needing interviews while the team is Argentina will need to send an email with questions to our Media Manager Annemie Bester ( Audio from the post-match press conference will be available to the media after the game.


Emirates Lions vs Jaguares


15 Sylvian Mahuza

14 Koch Marx

13 Stokkies Hanekom

12 Howard Mnisi

11 Anthony Volmink

10 Jaco van der Walt

9 Ross Cronjé ©

8 Cyle Brink

7 Robert Kruger

6 Stef de Witt

5 Lourens Erasmus

4 Martin Muller

3 Jacques van Rooyen

2 Akker van der Merwe

1 Corné Fourie


16 Ramone Samuels

17 Clinton Theron

18 Pieter Scholtz

19 Fabian Booysen

20 Ruaan Lerm

21 Dillon Smit

22 Jacques Nel

23 Shaun Reynolds

24 Bobby de Wee

25 Ashlon Davids

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