Emirates Lions Squad for Dragons - Lions rugby

Emirates Lions Squad for Dragons

Lock Reinhard Nothnagel leads the Emirates Lions for his team's final Vodacom United Rugby Championship match in Wales.

Kick-off is at 14:00.

Emirates Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen named a 28-man squad ahead of his team’s final Vodacom Rugby Championship match against Welsh outfit Dragons.

The Johannesburg-based franchise departs on Tuesday, 17 May 2022.

Emirates Lions Head Coach, Ivan van Rooyen:

“We’re quite pleased with the squad we’ve selected ahead of our final URC match in Newport against the Dragons.”

“As mentioned last week, it gives us an opportunity as a franchise to cast our eye towards the future, and we believe that the bulk of this group will form part of that core.”

“Once again, this approach is in line with our strategy of developing within our structures and some of these names are proof of that.”

“In saying that, Dragons will be a tough outfit to play in their own backyard. However, it offers a few our players an opportunity to impress.”

Emirates Lions 28-man group

Forwards: Sti Sithole, JP Smith, Jannie du Plessis, Jaco Visagie, PJ Botha, Ruan Dreyer, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Reinhard Nothnagel (c), Ruan Venter, Ruben Schoeman, Sibusiso Sangweni, Vincent Tshituka, Francke Horn, Jarod Cairns, Morne Brandon, PJ Steenkamp.

Backs: Morne van den Berg (vc), Andre Warner, Jordan Hendrikse, Tiaan Swanepoel, Matt More, Manuel Rass, Henco van Wyk, Edwill van der Merwe, Stean Pienaar, Quan Horn, Sanele Nohamba, Rabz Maxwane.