Squad (As at 19 May 2024)



In 2023/2024 the Lions take part in the URC, Challenge Cup and Currie Cup.

Squad - 2023/2024 URC, Challenge Cup and 2024 Currie Cup

The following players played for the Lions in this period:

Willem Alberts, PJ Botha, Morne Brandon, Andries Coetzee, Ehrich Cronje, Ruan Dreyer, Ruan Delport, Zander du Plessis, Izan Esterhuizen, Corne Fourie, Travis Gordon, Boldwin Hansen, Jordan Hendrikse, Francke Horn, Quan Horn, Rynhardt Jonker, Richard Kriel, Darrien-Lane Landsberg, Gianni Lombard, Marius Louw, Sibahle Maxwane, Johan Mulder, Morgan Naude, Sanele Nohamba, Reinhard Nothnagel, Asenathi Nthlabakanye, Etienne Oosthuizen, Stean Pienaar, JC Pretorius, Manuel Rass, Raynard Roets, Sibusiso Sangweni, Ruben Schoeman, Hanru Sirgel, JP Smith, Ruan Smith, Nico Steyn, Ruhan Straeuli, Emmanuel Tshituka, Morne van den Berg, Edwill van der Merwe, Conraad van Vuuren, Henco van Wyk, Ruan Venter, Jaco Visagie, Kade Wolhuter

Ruan Dreyer
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 16 September 1990Height: 1.86mWeight: 110kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:19312 tries and 60 pointsDebut: 2012
Currie Cup:667 tries and 35 pointsDebut: 2012
URC:381 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:784 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2012
Friendlies:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Rainbow Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Andries Coetzee
Position: Fullback
Birthdate: 1 March 1990Height: 1.81mWeight: 86kgSchool: Middelburg Technical
Caps for the Lions:
Total:17225 tries and 177 pointsDebut: 2012
Currie Cup:518 tries and 65 pointsDebut: 2012
URC:143 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:91 tries and 8 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:9813 tries and 89 pointsDebut: 2012
Willem Alberts
Position: Lock/Loose Forward
Birthdate: 11 May 1984Height: 1.92mWeight: 120kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:117 (1 as captain)13 tries and 67 pointsDebut: 2007
Currie Cup:409 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2007
URC:25 (1 as captain)0 tries and 2 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:414 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2007
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Rainbow Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Morne van den Berg
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 24 October 1997Height: 1.75mWeight: 75kgSchool: Linden
Caps for the Lions:
Total:9217 tries and 85 pointsDebut: 2017
Currie Cup:223 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2017
URC:4813 tries and 65 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:71 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Super Rugby:60 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2020
Rainbow Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Corne Fourie
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 2 September 1988Height: 1.87mWeight: 118kgSchool: Waterkloof
Caps for the Lions:
Total:899 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2014
Currie Cup:153 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2016
URC:80 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Super Rugby:646 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2014
Jaco Visagie
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 8 July 1992Height: 1.88mWeight: 105kgSchool: Augsburg Agricultural
Caps for the Lions:
Total:84 (13 as captain)6 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2020
Currie Cup:32 (10 as captain)4 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2020
URC:411 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:7 (3 as captain)1 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
PJ Botha
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 20 January 1998Height: 1.82mWeight: 100kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:8312 tries and 60 pointsDebut: 2019
Currie Cup:174 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2019
URC:525 tries and 25 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:61 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:42 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Ruben Schoeman
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 14 March 1996Height: 1.98mWeight: 116kgSchool: Grey Kollege
Caps for the Lions:
Total:829 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2019
Currie Cup:284 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2019
URC:374 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2020
Rainbow Cup:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Reinhard Nothnagel
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 25 September 1997Height: 2.01mWeight: 110kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:74 (17 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:23 (2 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
URC:33 (12 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:4 (1 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: N/A
Rainbow Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:5 (2 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Emmanuel Tshituka
Position: Lock/Loose Forward
Birthdate: 16 June 2000Height: 1.94mWeight: 106kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:7416 tries and 80 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:163 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:4410 tries and 50 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:83 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Francke Horn
Position: Loose Forward
Birthdate: 24 May 1999Height: 1.90mWeight: 103kgSchool: Paarl Boys' High School
Caps for the Lions:
Total:73 (7 as Captain)21 tries and 105 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:17 (6 as Captain)2 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021 (2020 Season)
URC:4517 tries and 85 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Rainbow Cup:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:3 (1 as Captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Asenathi Nthlabakanye
Position: Tighthead Prop
Birthdate: 28 July 1998Height: 1.85mWeight: 101kgSchool: St Stithians
Caps for the Lions:
Total:67 (6 as captain)3 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:19 (6 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:342 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:81 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Edwill van der Merwe
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 12 April 1996Height: 1.80mWeight: 90kgSchool: Paul Roos
Caps for the Lions:
Total:6230 tries and 150 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:85 tries and 25 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:4721 tries and 105 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:74 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2022
Quan Horn
Position: Fullback
Birthdate: 27 June 2001Height: 1.81mWeight: 84kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:6215 tries and 75 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:111 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:4411 tries and 55 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:73 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2022
Jordan Hendrikse
Position: Flyhalf
Birthdate: 28 June 2001Height: 1.86mWeight: 72kgSchool: Glenwood
Caps for the Lions:
Total:606 tries and 448 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:82 tries and 86 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:393 tries and 250 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:71 tries and 72 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:40 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:20 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Manuel Rass
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 19 April 1998Height: 1.74mWeight: 84kgSchool: Paarl Boys' High School
Caps for the Lions:
Total:584 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2017
Currie Cup:242 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2017
URC:222 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Super Rugby:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2020
Rainbow Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Stean Pienaar
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 13 May 1997Height: 1.79mWeight: 97kgSchool: Menlopark
Caps for the Lions:
Total:5511 tries and 55 pointsDebut: 2019
Currie Cup:369 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2019
URC:152 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2024
Rainbow Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
JP Smith
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 24 January 1990Height: 1.88mWeight: 124kgSchool: Paarl Gimnasium
Caps for the Lions:
Total:552 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:401 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:81 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Sibusiso Sangweni
Position: Loose Forward
Birthdate: 27 November 2000Height: 1.89mWeight: 98kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:544 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:214 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:270 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Friendlies:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Sibahle Rabz Maxwane
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 14 August 1995Height: 1.81mWeight: 83kgSchool: Dale College
Caps for the Lions:
Total:5019 tries and 95 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:146 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:248 tries and 40 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:62 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:42 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:21 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Ruan Venter
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 29 Nobember 2002Height: 1.97mWeight: 115kgSchool: Paarl Boys High
Caps for the Lions:
Total:497 tries and 35 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:82 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:374 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Sanele Nohamba
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 19 January 1999Height: 1.64mWeight: 69kgSchool: Durban High
Caps for the Lions:
Total:4710 tries and 302 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:81 tries and 61 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:337 tries and 198 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:62 tries and 43 pointsDebut: 2022
Marius Louw
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 24 October 1995Height: 1.82Weight: 95kgSchool: Grey College
Caps for the Lions:
Total:43 (33 as captain)14 tries and 70 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:2 (2 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:34 (25 as captain)9 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:7 (6 as captain)5 tries and 25 pointsDebut: 2022
Gianni Lombard
Position: Flyhalf
Birthdate: 22 January 1998Height: 1.78mWeight: 78kgSchool: Paarl Boys' High School
Caps for the Lions:
Total:413 tries and 96 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:80 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2018
URC:191 tries and 60 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:82 tries and 23 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:60 tries and 3 pointsDebut: 2019
Ruhan Straeuli
Position: Lock/Loose Forward
Birthdate: 4 November 1998Height: 1.93mWeight: 107kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:384 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:173 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:151 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Friendlies:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Morgan Naude
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 11 August 1998Height: 1.79mWeight: 108kgSchool: Nelspruit
Caps for the Lions:
Total:361 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:231 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:60 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Darrien-Lane Landsberg
Position: Flanker
Birthdate: 26 July 1998Height: 1.99Weight: 111kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:351 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:131 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:140 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:80 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Ruan Smith
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 24 January 1990Height: 1.88mWeight: 123kgSchool: Paarl Gymnasium
Caps for the Lions:
Total:341 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:120 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:150 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:71 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Henco van Wyk
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 7 May 2001Height: 1.81mWeight: 92kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:3412 tries and 60 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:62 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:2410 tries and 50 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Morne Brandon
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 25 November 2000Height: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:314 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:153 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:80 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Rainbow Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
JC Pretorius
Position: Flank
Birthdate: 29 January 1998Height: 1.80mWeight: 85kgSchool: Middelburg
Caps for the Lions:
Total:318 tries and 40 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:94 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:153 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:71 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Rynhardt Jonker
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 18 April 2000Height: 1.78mWeight: 90kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:242 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:102 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Jarod Cairns
Position: Flanker
Birthdate: 18 May 2001Height: 1.87mWeight: N/ASchool: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Caps for the Lions:
Total:202 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:172 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Boldwin Hansen
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 26 March 2001Height: 1.89mWeight: 93kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:208 tries and 40 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:188 tries and 40 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Nico Steyn
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 12 April 2002Height: 1.77mWeight: 78kgSchool: Glenwood
Caps for the Lions:
Total:196 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:136 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Hanru Sirgel
Position: Flank
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:193 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:143 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Richard Kriel
Position: Wing
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:183 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:163 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Ruan Delport
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 3 July 2002Height: n/aWeight: n/aSchool: n/a
Caps for the Lions:
Total:180 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:130 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Travis Gordon
Position: Loose Forward
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:17 (2 as captain)1 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:12 (2 as captain)1 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Tyler Bocks
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 8 February 2001Height: 1.90mWeight: 94kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:160 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:160 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
PJ Steenkamp
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 3 January 1998Height: 1.95mWeight: 100kgSchool: Garsfontein
Caps for the Lions:
Total:141 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:121 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2018
URC:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Raynard Roets
Position: Flank
Birthdate: 9 April 2001Height: 1.97mWeight: 108kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:133 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:103 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Ehrich Cronje
Position: Centre
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:122 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:82 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2024
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Matt More
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 25 November 1998Height: 1.92mWeight: 101kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:110 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Vaughen Isaacs
Position: Flyhalf
Birthdate: 29 March 1999Height: 1.76mWeight: 79kgSchool: Marlow
Caps for the Lions:
Total:111 tries and 66 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:111 tries and 66 pointsDebut: 2022
Jan-Louis la Grange
Position: Fullback
Birthdate: 19 March 1997Height: 1.86mWeight: 88kgSchool: Paarl Boys' High School
Caps for the Lions:
Total:100 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2017
Currie Cup:100 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2017
James Mollentze
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 8 July 1999Height: 1.81mWeight: 98kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:102 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:82 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Friendlies:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Banele Mthenjane
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 18 February 2000Height: 1.81mWeight: 114kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:101 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:80 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:21 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Lunga Ncube
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 26 May 2000Height: 1.97mWeight: 112kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:100 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:90 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Izan Esterhuizen
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 8 May 2001Height: 1.91Weight: 112kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:100 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2024
Challenge Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2024
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Jurich Claasens
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 9 July 2001Height: 1.67mWeight: 70kgSchool: Garsfontein
Caps for the Lions:
Total:91 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:91 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Zander du Plessis
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 8 April 2000Height: 1.90Weight: 90kgSchool: Grey College
Caps for the Lions:
Total:90 tries and 2 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:60 tries and 2 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Divan Rossouw
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 12 March 1996Height: 1.83mWeight: 89kgSchool: Windhoek Gymnasium
Caps for the Lions:
Total:82 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:32 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Luke Rossouw
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 28 July 1998Height: 1.85mWeight: 101kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:81 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:60 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Friendlies:21 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Mark Snyman
Position: Loose Forward
Birthdate: 12 March 1999Height: 1.81mWeight: 98kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:81 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:71 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Zeilinga Strydom
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 5 May 2001Height: 1.89mWeight: 95kgSchool: Garsfontein
Caps for the Lions:
Total:82 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:82 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Conraad van Vuuren
Position: Prop
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:81 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2024
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Dameon Venter
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 10 December 1999Height: 1.85mWeight: 105kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:72 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Friendlies:21 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Chergin Fillies
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 8 July 1997Height: 1.80mWeight: 120kgSchool: Waterkloof
Caps for the Lions:
Total:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
Kabous Bezuidenhout
Position: Prop
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Bradley Thain
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 23 March 1997Height: 1.78mWeight: 74kgSchool: Paarl Boys' High School
Caps for the Lions:
Total:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2018
Mandisi Oupa Mtiyane
Position: Lock/Loose Forward
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
James Tedder
Position: Flyhalf
Birthdate: 18 April 1997Height: 1.91mWeight: 95kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:60 tries and 12 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:60 tries and 12 pointsDebut: 2022
Cal Smid
Position: Number 8
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:60 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:60 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Etienne Oosthuizen
Position: Lock
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:60 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2024
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Ngia Selengbe
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 28 July 1998Height: 1.85mWeight: 101kgSchool: KES
Caps for the Lions:
Total:52 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Friendlies:32 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Aidynn Cupido
Position: Flyhalf
Birthdate: 4 September 1996Height: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Simon Dionisio
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 8 August 2000Height: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Ginter Smuts
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 7 September 1998Height: 1.74mWeight: 82kgSchool: EG Jansen
Caps for the Lions:
Total:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Ilunga Mukendi
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 7 May 1997Height: 1.84mWeight: 88kgSchool: Glenwood
Caps for the Lions:
Total:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Renzo du Plessis
Position: Flank
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Prince Nkabinde
Position: Wing
Birthdate: N/AHeight: 1.80mWeight: 102kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Friendlies:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Lindo Ncusane
Position: Flank
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Kayden Kiewit
Position: Prop
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Jacque-Lois du Toit
Position: Prop
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Sasko Ndlovu
Position: Flank
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Heiko Pohlmann
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 16 January 2002Height: 1.85mWeight: 128kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Junior White
Position: Lock
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Sango Xamlashe
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 22 October 1998Height: 1.81Weight: 96kgSchool: Selborne College
Caps for the Lions:
Total:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Emile van Heerden
Position: Lock
Birthdate: n/aHeight: n/aWeight: n/aSchool: n/a
Caps for the Lions:
Total:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Connor van Buuren
Position: Lock
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Stephen Bashera
Position: Prop
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
FP Pelser
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 30 March 1995Height: 2.00mWeight: 112kgSchool: Witteberg
Caps for the Lions:
Total:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Darnell Osuagwu
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 29 December 1999Height: 1.77mWeight: 110kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:11 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:11 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Sibusiso Shongwe
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 9 September 2001Height: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Johan Mulder
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Okuhle Siyeni
Position: Prop
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Ebot Buma
Position: Prop
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Kelly Mpeku
Position: Wing
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Bronson Mills
Position: Centre
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Kade Wolhuter
Position: Flyhalf
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2024
Challenge Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2024

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Squads from previous years:

Super Rugby Squad - 2019



Not officially announced, the players involved in the matches were:

Jacobie Adriaanse, Cyle Brink, Jan-Henning Campher, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ross Cronje, Hacjivah Dayimani, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Tyrone Green, Nic Groom, Rhyno Herbst, Pieter Jansen, Elton Jantjies, Robert Kruger, Stephan Lewies, Gianni Lombard, Sylvian Mahuza, Lionel Mapoe, Malcolm Marx, Nathan McBeth, Franco Naude, Marvin Orie, Carlu Sadie, Marnus Schoeman, Wandisile Simelane, Sti Sithole, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Kwagga Smith, Vincent Tshituka, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Frans van Wyk, James Venter, Ruan Vermaak, Harold Vorster, Warren Whiteley.

Currie Cup Squad - 2019



Not officially announced, the players involved in the matches were:

Jacobie Adriaanse, PJ Botha, Cyle Brink, Jan-Henning Campher, Ross Cronje, Hacjivah Dayimani, Chergin Fillies, Eddie Fouche, Tyrone Green, Rhyno Herbst, Pieter Jansen, Johannes Jonker, Leo Kruger, Jan-Louis la Grange, Len Massyn, Duncan Matthews, Nathan McBeth, Reinhard Nothnagel, Marvin Orie, Stean Pienaar, Manuel Rass, Shaun Reynolds, Marnus Schoeman, Ruben Schoeman, Wandisile Simelane, Sti Sithole, Dillon Smit, Dylan Smith, Madosh Tambwe, Vincent Tshituka, Jamba Ulengo, Wayne van der Bank, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Frans van Wyk, James Venter

Super Rugby Squad - 2018



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

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.

Currie Cup Squad - 2018



The Lions announced their 2018 Currie Cup Squad on 21 August 2018 and the squad of 29 players was:

Jacobie Adriaanse, Stephen Bashera, Driaan Bester, Andries Coetzee, Ashlon Davids, Hacjivah Dayimani, Pikkie de Villiers, Corne Fourie, Selom Gavor, Rhyno Herbst, Pieter Jansen, Marco Jansen van Vuren, Johannes Jonker, Sylvian Mahuza, Len Massyn, Siya Masuku, Danie Mienie, Howard Mnisi, Reinhard Nothnagel, Siya Nzuzo, Shaun Reynolds, Bheki Shongwe, Wandisile Simelane, Sti Sithole, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Madosh Tambwe, James Venter, Anthony Volmink.

“Forwards win games, backs decide by how much.”