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Lions Squad

(As at 9 April 2018)

The Lions take part in three different competitions every year, namely Super Rugby, Currie Cup and SuperSport Challenge. These competitions overlap, and different players are used in the different competitions.


Lions Super Rugby Squad - 2018

The Lions announced their 2018 Super Rugby Squad on 30 January 2018 and the squad of 40 players is:

Jacobie Adriaanse, Cyle Brink, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ross Cronje, Ashlon Davids, Hacjivah Dayimani, Ruan Dreyer, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Willie Engelbrecht, Lourens Erasmus, Andries Ferreira, Corne Fourie, Rhyno Herbst, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Marco Jansen van Vuren, Elton Jantjies, Johannes Jonker, Jaco Kriel, Robert Kruger, Sylvian Mahuza, Lionel Mapoe, Malcolm Marx, Len Massyn, Christiaan Meyer, Howard Mnisi, Franco Mostert, Marvin Orie, Shaun Reynolds, Marnus Schoeman, Sti Sithole, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Kwagga Smith, Madosh Tambwe, Jacques van Rooyen, Harold Vorster , Warren Whiteley.

Players from the 2017 Squad not in the 2018 squad - Justin Ackerman, Ruan Ackermann, Fabian Booysen, Faf de Klerk, Jacques Nel, Akker van der Merwe, Jaco van der Walt, Hencus van Wyk, Anthony Volmimk

New in the squad since last year: Jacobie Adriaanse, Ashlon Davids, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Willie Engelbrecht, Rhyno Herbst, Len Massyn, Christiaan Meyer (On loan from Griquas), Marnus Schoeman (On loan from Pumas)



Lions Currie Cup Squad - 2017

The following players played in the 2017 Currie Cup for the Lions:

Justin Ackerman, Andrew Beerwinkel, Cyle Brink, Fabian Booysen, Robbie Coetzee, Ashlon Davids, Hacjivah Dayimani, Bobby de Wee, Ruan Dreyer, Nico du Plessis, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Andries Ferreira, Corne Fourie, Stokkies Hanekom, Rhyno Herbst, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Marco Jansen van Vuren, Pieter Jansen, Johannes Jonker, Ryan Kankowski, Robert Kruger, Jan-Louis la Grange, Sylvian Mahuza, Siya Masuku, Jacques Nel, Marvin Orie, Shaun Reynolds, Kwagga Smith, Madosh Tambwe, Bradley Thain, Jarryd Sage, Sti Sithole, Dillon Smit, Morne van den Berg, Jaco van der Walt, Jacques van Rooyen, James Venter, Jano Venter, Anthony Volmimk, Harold Vorster, Michael Willemse

 

Warren Whiteley

Warren Whiteley
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate18 September 1987
Height1.92m
Weight97kg
Currie Cup Caps52 (6 as captain)
Currie Cup Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Currie Cup Debut2010
Super Rugby Caps83 (62 as captain)
Super Rugby Scoring14 tries and 70 points
Super Rugby Debut2011
SchoolGlenwood

 

Jacques van Rooyen

Jacques van Rooyen
PositionProp
Birthdate24 October 1986
Height1.86m
Weight122kg
Currie Cup Caps48 (9 as captain)
Currie Cup Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Currie Cup Debut2014
Super Rugby Caps56
Super Rugby Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Super Rugby Debut2014
SchoolPretoria North High

 

Ross Cronje

Ross Cronje
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate26 July 1989
Height1.80m
Weight88kg
Currie Cup Caps47 (5 as captain)
Currie Cup Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Currie Cup Debut2012
Super Rugby Caps68
Super Rugby Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Super Rugby Debut2012
SchoolMichael House

 

Jaco Kriel

Jaco Kriel
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate21 August 1989
Height1.84m
Weight97kg
Currie Cup Caps44 (9 as captain)
Currie Cup Scoring20 tries and 100 points
Currie Cup Debut2010
Super Rugby Caps69
Super Rugby Scoring21 tries and 105 points
Super Rugby Debut2011
SchoolStanderton High

 

Robbie Coetzee

Robbie Coetzee
PositionHooker
Birthdate2 May 1989
Height1.85m
Weight105kg
Currie Cup Caps44
Currie Cup Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Currie Cup Debut2013
Super Rugby Caps38
Super Rugby Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Super Rugby Debut2014
SchoolEldoraigne High School

 

Ruan Dreyer

Ruan Dreyer
PositionProp
Birthdate16 September 1990
Height1.86m
Weight110kg
Currie Cup Caps43
Currie Cup Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Currie Cup Debut2012
Super Rugby Caps67
Super Rugby Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Super Rugby Debut2012
SchoolMonument

 

Andries Coetzee

Andries Coetzee
PositionFullback
Birthdate1 March 1990
Height1.81m
Weight86kg
Currie Cup Caps42
Currie Cup Scoring8 tries and 63 points
Currie Cup Debut2012
Super Rugby Caps68
Super Rugby Scoring8 tries and 57 points
Super Rugby Debut2012
SchoolMiddelburg Technical

 

Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate1 August 1990
Height1.76m
Weight88kg
Currie Cup Caps42
Currie Cup Scoring4 tries and 479 points
Currie Cup Debut2010
Super Rugby Caps95
Super Rugby Scoring9 tries and 873 points
Super Rugby Debut2011
SchoolFlorida

 

Albertus Kwagga Smith

Kwagga Smith
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate11 June 1993
Height1.80m
Weight80kg
Currie Cup Caps34 (3 as captain)
Currie Cup Scoring21 tries and 105 points
Currie Cup Debut2014
Super Rugby Caps28
Super Rugby Scoring10 tries and 50 points
Super Rugby Debut2015
SchoolHTS Middelburg

 

Lionel Mapoe

Lionel Mapoe
PositionCentre
Birthdate13 July 1988
Height1.82m
Weight87kg
Currie Cup Caps32 (5 as captain)
Currie Cup Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Currie Cup Debut2011
Super Rugby Caps85
Super Rugby Scoring27 tries and 135 points
Super Rugby Debut2011
SchoolFichardtpark High School, Bloemfontein

 

Howard Mnisi

Howard Mnisi
PositionCentre
Birthdate13 July 1989
Height1.86m
Weight100kg
Currie Cup Caps31 (3 as captain)
Currie Cup Scoring13 tries and 65 points
Currie Cup Debut2014
Super Rugby Caps38
Super Rugby Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Super Rugby Debut2015
SchoolStanderton High School

 

Jacobie Adriaanse

Jacobie Adriaanse
PositionProp
Birthdate19 July 1985
Height1.78m
Weight112kg
Currie Cup Caps31
Currie Cup Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Currie Cup Debut2011
Super Rugby Caps20
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2011
SchoolPaarl Gimnasium

 

Ruan Combrinck

Ruan Combrinck
PositionWing
Birthdate10 May 1990
Height1.83m
Weight97kg
Currie Cup Caps29
Currie Cup Scoring12 tries and 148 points
Currie Cup Debut2012
Super Rugby Caps53
Super Rugby Scoring19 tries and 128 points
Super Rugby Debut2012
SchoolMichael House

 

Courtnall Skosan

Courtnall Skosan
PositionWing
Birthdate24 July 1991
Height1.84m
Weight90kg
Currie Cup Caps23
Currie Cup Scoring10 tries and 50 points
Currie Cup Debut2014
Super Rugby Caps54
Super Rugby Scoring25 tries and 125 points
Super Rugby Debut2014
SchoolBrackenfell

 

Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Rohan Janse van Rensburg
PositionCentre
Birthdate11 September 1994
Height1.86m
Weight100kg
Currie Cup Caps23
Currie Cup Scoring9 tries and 45 points
Currie Cup Debut2015
Super Rugby Caps33
Super Rugby Scoring18 tries and 90 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolWaterkloof

 

Franco Mostert

Franco Mostert
PositionLock
Birthdate27 November 1990
Height1.98m
Weight103kg
Currie Cup Caps22
Currie Cup Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Currie Cup Debut2014
Super Rugby Caps72 (4 as captain)
Super Rugby Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Super Rugby Debut2014
SchoolBrits

 

Cyle Brink

Cyle Brink
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate16 January 1994
Height1.90m
Weight98kg
Currie Cup Caps18
Currie Cup Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Currie Cup Debut2016
Super Rugby Caps29
Super Rugby Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolKES

 

Malcolm Marx

Malcolm Marx
PositionHooker
Birthdate13 July 1994
Height1.88m
Weight119kg
Currie Cup Caps17
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2014
Super Rugby Caps46
Super Rugby Scoring20 tries and 100 points
Super Rugby Debut2014
SchoolKES

 

Harold Vorster

Harold Vorster
PositionCentre
Birthdate11 October 1993
Height1.86m
Weight92kg
Currie Cup Caps16
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2014
Super Rugby Caps41
Super Rugby Scoring8 tries and 40 points
Super Rugby Debut2015
SchoolFrans du Toit

 

Sylvian Mahuza

Sylvian Mahuza
PositionWing
Birthdate29 July 1993
Height1.78m
Weight80kg
Currie Cup Caps14
Currie Cup Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Currie Cup Debut2016
Super Rugby Caps27
Super Rugby Scoring10 tries and 50 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolOuteniqua

 

Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith
PositionProp
Birthdate26 February 1994
Height1.81m
Weight102kg
Currie Cup Caps13
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2015
Super Rugby Caps26
Super Rugby Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolKES

 

Aphiwe Dyantyi

Aphiwe Dyantyi
PositionWing
Birthdate26 August 1994
Height1.82m
Weight87kg
Currie Cup Caps13
Currie Cup Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps6
Super Rugby Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Super Rugby Debut2018
SchoolDale College

 

Robert Kruger

Robert Kruger
PositionLock / Loose Forward
Birthdate28 April 1988
Height1.92m
Weight105kg
Currie Cup Caps13
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2009
Super Rugby Caps32
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2009
SchoolStanderton

 

Marvin Orie

Marvin Orie
PositionLock
Birthdate15 February 1993
Height1.98m
Weight104kg
Currie Cup Caps13
Currie Cup Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps8
Super Rugby Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Super Rugby Debut2014
SchoolTygerberg

 

Ashlon Davids

Ashlon Davids
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate24 June 1993
Height1.70m
Weight85kg
Currie Cup Caps12
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 11 points
Currie Cup Debut2015
Super Rugby Caps1
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolSchoonspruit Hoërskool, Malmesbury

 

Marco Jansen van Vuren

Marco Jansen van Vuren
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate14 June 1996
Height1.88m
Weight88kg
Currie Cup Caps12
Currie Cup Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps4
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2018
SchoolTransvalia

 

Lourens Erasmus

Lourens Erasmus
PositionLock
Birthdate14 June 1993
Height2.00m
Weight115kg
Currie Cup Caps11
Currie Cup Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Currie Cup Debut2015
Super Rugby Caps34
Super Rugby Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolGarsfontein

 

Rhyno Herbst

Rhyno Herbst
PositionLock
Birthdate5 July 1996
Height1.98m
Weight120kg
Currie Cup Caps10
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps0
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby DebutN/A
SchoolTBC

 

Hacjivah Dayimani

Hacjivah Dayimani
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate23 September 1997
Height1.88m
Weight99kg
Currie Cup Caps9
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps5
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2018
SchoolJeppe

 

Andries Ferreira

Andries Ferreira
PositionLock
Birthdate29 March 1990
Height1.97m
Weight120kg
Currie Cup Caps9
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2016
Super Rugby Caps43
Super Rugby Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Super Rugby Debut2015
SchoolAfrikaanse Hoër Seunskool

 

Corne Fourie

Corne Fourie

Position : Prop
Born: 2 Sepember 1988
1.87m and 118kg
Currie Cup Caps : 9
Currie Cup Scoring : 1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut : 2016
Super Rugby Caps : 57
Super Rugby Scoring : 4 tries and 20 points
Super Rugby Debut : 2014
School : Hoërskool Waterkloof

 

Dillon Smit

Dillon Smit
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate11 December 1992
Height1.75m
Weight80kg
Currie Cup Caps8
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Currie Cup Debut2016
Super Rugby Caps15
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2015
SchoolHoërskool Middelburg

 

Sti Sithole

Sti Sithole
PositionProp
Birthdate31 March 1993
Height1.80m
Weight109kg
Currie Cup Caps6
Currie Cup Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps1
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolWestville

 

Madosh Tambwe

Madosh Tambwe
PositionWing
Birthdate12 May 1997
Height1.87m
Weight83kg
Currie Cup Caps6
Currie Cup Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps8
Super Rugby Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Super Rugby Debut2016
SchoolParktown

 

Johannes Jonker

Johannes Jonker
PositionProp
Birthdate22 August 1994
Height1.84m
Weight118kg
Currie Cup Caps5
Currie Cup Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps19
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2017
SchoolHudson Park High School

 

Len Massyn

Len Massyn
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate21 May 1997
Height1.91m
Weight98kg
Currie Cup Caps4
Currie Cup Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps2
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby DebutN/A
SchoolMonument

 

Shaun Reynolds

Shaun Reynolds
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate15 June 1995
Height1.87m
Weight91kg
Currie Cup Caps3
Currie Cup Scoring1 tries and 31 points
Currie Cup Debut2017
Super Rugby Caps4
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 2 points
Super Rugby Debut2017
SchoolGoudveld

 

Willie Engelbrecht

Willie Engelbrecht
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate27 July 1992
Height1.90m
Weight94kg
Currie Cup Caps0
Currie Cup Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Currie Cup DebutN/A
Super Rugby Caps0
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby DebutN/A
SchoolN/A

 

Marnus Schoeman

Marnus Schoeman
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate9 February 1989
Height1.78m
Weight96kg
Currie Cup Caps0
Currie Cup Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Currie Cup DebutN/A
Super Rugby Caps5
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby Debut2018
SchoolWaterkloof

 

Christiaan Meyer

Christiaan Meyer
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate16 May 1994
Height1.74m
Weight65kg
Currie Cup Caps0
Currie Cup Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Currie Cup DebutN/A
Super Rugby Caps0
Super Rugby Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Super Rugby DebutN/A
SchoolEG Jansen

 
 
 
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