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Lions unleash vd Merwe, Alberts & Swanepoel for Cardiff clash
Lions unleash vd Merwe, Alberts & Swanepoel for Cardiff clash

Lions unleash vd Merwe, Alberts & Swanepoel for Cardiff clash

New Emirates Lions recruit, Edwill van der Merwe is set to make his debut for the Johannesburg side when the Lions take on Cardiff Rugby on Sunday in Round 6 of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship (VURC) at Emirates Airline Park.

25th Nov 2021

Team News

Emirates Lions Confident Ahead of Cardiff Encounter
Emirates Lions Confident Ahead of Cardiff Encounter

Emirates Lions Confident Ahead of Cardiff Encounter

Emirates Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli and Head Coach Ivan van Rooyen briefed the media today ahead of the team’s first home game of the Vodacom Rugby Championship against Cardiff Rugby.

23rd Nov 2021

Team News

Analysing opposition is key – Van den Berg
Analysing opposition is key – Van den Berg

Analysing opposition is key – Van den Berg

Emirates Lions forwards coach, Albert van den Berg believes studying opposition tactics remain a crucial aspect of team preparation. The former Bok lock will be at the helm of his team’s forward and line-out play ahead of their first home fixture against Cardiff Rugby in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship (VURC) at Emirates Airline Park on Sunday, 28 November.

19th Nov 2021

Team News

Coaches Talk: Ivan van Rooyen
Coaches Talk: Ivan van Rooyen

Coaches Talk: Ivan van Rooyen

The Emirates Lions have resumed their preparations for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship after a short break, and after a busy week of training, we had a catch up with Lions head coach, Ivan van Rooyen.

4th Nov 2021

Team News

Emirates Lions Injury Report
Emirates Lions Injury Report

Emirates Lions Injury Report

Tiaan Swanepoel and Willem Alberts are both fit to play after long term injuries.

3rd Nov 2021

Team News

Van der Sluys Calls Time On His Career
Van der Sluys Calls Time On His Career

Van der Sluys Calls Time On His Career

Emirates Lions lock forward, Wilhelm van der Sluys has called time on his professional rugby career.

2nd Nov 2021

Team News

Lions Clinch SA Rugby u20 Cup
Lions Clinch SA Rugby u20 Cup

Lions Clinch SA Rugby u20 Cup

A man of the match performance by Jurich Claasens with both the boot and general play ensured the Lions U20 played tactical rugby in key areas of the field.

2nd Nov 2021

Team News

Lions u20 ready for final challenge
Lions u20 ready for final challenge

Lions u20 ready for final challenge

"Our approach will not be too different. Obviously, they have grown as a team as well, and there is just a bigger responsibility on us to execute our plans better this time around," explains Roux.

29th Oct 2021

Team News

I didn’t need to play, I wanted to
I didn’t need to play, I wanted to

I didn’t need to play, I wanted to

Looking ahead to this weekend's SA Rugby U20 Cup Final at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday, Selengbe describes the tournament as being a "blast" so far.

28th Oct 2021

Team News

Powerhouse Venter
Powerhouse Venter

Powerhouse Venter

Ruan Venter has displayed sterling performances in this year’s SA Rugby u20 competition so far, with the latest of those on show against the Cell C Sharks u20 in the semi-final at Emirates Airline Park. Ruan put in a solid shift, having made 14 tackles and 12 carries.

26th Oct 2021

Team News

upcoming fixtures

Emirates Lions

VS

Cardiff

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sun 28/11/2021

Kick Off: 16:00

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Emirates Lions

VS

Munster

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 04/12/2021

Kick Off: 17:30

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Leinster

VS

Emirates Lions

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Fri 07/01/2022

Kick Off: 21:35

RDS Arena, Dublin

Vodacom Bulls

VS

Emirates Lions

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 29/01/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Emirates Lions

VS

Cell C Sharks

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 05/02/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

DHL Stormers

VS

Emirates Lions

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 12/02/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Emirates Lions

VS

DHL Stormers

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 19/02/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Cell C Sharks

VS

Emirates Lions

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 05/03/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Jonsson Kings Park

Emirates Lions

VS

Vodacom Bulls

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 19/03/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Emirates Lions

VS

Ospreys

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 26/03/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Emirates Lions

VS

Edingburgh

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 02/04/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Emirates Lions

VS

Connacht

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 23/04/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Emirates Lions

VS

Benetton

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 30/04/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Dragons

VS

Emirates Lions

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sat 21/05/2022

Kick Off: TBC

Rodney Parade, Newport

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Lions unleash vd Merwe, Alberts & Swanepoel for Cardiff clash

Emirates Lions Confident Ahead of Cardiff Encounter

Analysing opposition is key – Van den Berg

Coaches Talk: Ivan van Rooyen