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VISAGIE LEADS LIONS IN CRUCIAL KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE CUP CLASH

The Jaco Visagie led Emirates Lions are in action this Saturday in Treviso against Italian outfit Benetton in a Round of 16 clash of the EPCR Challenge Cup. Kick-off at the Stadio Monigo is at 18:30 (SA time)

VISAGIE LEADS LIONS IN CRUCIAL KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE CUP CLASH
VISAGIE LEADS LIONS IN CRUCIAL KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE CUP CLASH

PROMISING LIONS PROP CALLS TIME ON HIS CAREER

A career-ending medical condition has forced talented loosehead prop Rhynardt Rijnsburger to retire from the sport.

PROMISING LIONS PROP CALLS TIME ON HIS CAREER
PROMISING LIONS PROP CALLS TIME ON HIS CAREER

EMIRATES LIONS PREPARE FOR PHYSICAL URC JUKSKEI CLASH

The Emirates Lions make the trip across the Jukskei this Saturday for Round 9 of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship against the Vodacom Bulls. Victory for the men from Johannesburg this weekend could see them shift into the play-off spot zone, something head coach Ivan van Rooyen hopes could build confidence ahead of a gruelling local derby calendar.

EMIRATES LIONS PREPARE FOR PHYSICAL URC JUKSKEI CLASH
EMIRATES LIONS PREPARE FOR PHYSICAL URC JUKSKEI CLASH

WOLHUTER IN LINE FOR LIONS DEBUT, DREYER RETURNS FOR CHALLENGE CUP

The Emirates Lions head into Round 4 of the EPCR Challenge Cup for an encounter against Welsh outfit Ospreys in what will be the Johannesburg side’s first home fixture of 2024. After the disappointment of last week’s defeat against Pool B leaders Montpellier, Ivan van Rooyen’s men will be looking at achieving a positive result in front of the Lions faithful this Sunday afternoon at Emirates Airline Park.

WOLHUTER IN LINE FOR LIONS DEBUT, DREYER RETURNS FOR CHALLENGE CUP
WOLHUTER IN LINE FOR LIONS DEBUT, DREYER RETURNS FOR CHALLENGE CUP

TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH AS LIONS TAKE ON MONTPELLIER IN CHALLENGE CUP DUEL

It’s one vs two in Round 3 of the EPCR Challenge Cup this Saturday night as the Emirates Lions take on Pool 2 leaders Montpellier.

TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH AS LIONS TAKE ON MONTPELLIER IN CHALLENGE CUP DUEL
TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH AS LIONS TAKE ON MONTPELLIER IN CHALLENGE CUP DUEL

LIONS DEBUTS FOR OOSTHUIZEN, ROETS, HANSEN AND CRONJE FOR PERPIGNAN CHALLENGE CUP OPENER

The Emirates Lions will open their 2023/24 EPCR Challenge Cup account against French outfit USA Perpignan this Sunday at the Stade Aimé Giral.

LIONS DEBUTS FOR OOSTHUIZEN, ROETS, HANSEN AND CRONJE FOR PERPIGNAN CHALLENGE CUP OPENER
LIONS DEBUTS FOR OOSTHUIZEN, ROETS, HANSEN AND CRONJE FOR PERPIGNAN CHALLENGE CUP OPENER

LIONS NAME 26 PLAYERS FOR PERPIGNAN CHALLENGE CUP TRIP

Emirates Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has named the 26 players who will do duty for him in France for his sides’ first Investec Challenge Cup outing of the 2023/24 season against Perpignan this Sunday.

LIONS NAME 26 PLAYERS FOR PERPIGNAN CHALLENGE CUP TRIP
LIONS NAME 26 PLAYERS FOR PERPIGNAN CHALLENGE CUP TRIP

PIETERSE THE WAY FORWARD FOR LIONS

The Lions Rugby Company have announced the appointment of Barend Pieterse as the new Emirates Lions forwards and lineout coach.

PIETERSE THE WAY FORWARD FOR LIONS
PIETERSE THE WAY FORWARD FOR LIONS

STEYN SIGNS FOR LIONS

Former Springbok and two-time British and Irish Lions series winner Morne Steyn joins the Emirates Lions ahead of the 2023/24 Vodacom United Rugby Championship and EPCR Challenge Cup season.

STEYN SIGNS FOR LIONS
STEYN SIGNS FOR LIONS

HEAVYWEIGHT CLASHES TO SAVOUR FOR 2023/24 SEASON AS EPCR POOL DRAWS COMPLETED

The first key step in preparation for the 2023/24 EPCR season was taken today (Wednesday 21 June) when the pool draws for the Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup were staged at the superbly-appointed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

HEAVYWEIGHT CLASHES TO SAVOUR FOR 2023/24 SEASON AS EPCR POOL DRAWS COMPLETED
HEAVYWEIGHT CLASHES TO SAVOUR FOR 2023/24 SEASON AS EPCR POOL DRAWS COMPLETED