Lions Squad (As at 23 July 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.

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 Volmink

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

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
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate18 September 1987
Height1.92m
Weight97kg
SchoolGlenwood
Currie Cup
Caps52 (6 as captain)
Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Debut2010
Super Rugby
Caps86 (65 as captain)
Scoring14 tries and 70 points
Debut2011

Jacques van Rooyen
PositionProp
Birthdate24 October 1986
Height1.86m
Weight122kg
SchoolPretoria North High
Currie Cup
Caps48 (9 as captain)
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps64
Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Debut2014

Ross Cronje
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate26 July 1989
Height1.80m
Weight88kg
SchoolMichael House
Currie Cup
Caps47 (5 as captain)
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2012
Super Rugby
Caps73
Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Debut2012

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

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

Ruan Dreyer
PositionProp
Birthdate16 September 1990
Height1.86m
Weight110kg
SchoolMonument
Currie Cup
Caps43
Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Debut2012
Super Rugby
Caps76
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2012

Andries Coetzee
PositionFullback
Birthdate1 March 1990
Height1.81m
Weight86kg
SchoolMiddelburg Technical
Currie Cup
Caps42
Scoring8 tries and 63 points
Debut2012
Super Rugby
Caps77
Scoring9 tries and 64 points
Debut2012

Elton Jantjies
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate1 August 1990
Height1.76m
Weight88kg
SchoolFlorida
Currie Cup
Caps42
Scoring4 tries and 479 points
Debut2010
Super Rugby
Caps104
Scoring9 tries and 946 points
Debut2011

Albertus "Kwagga" Smith
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate11 June 1993
Height1.80m
Weight80kg
SchoolHTS Middelburg
Currie Cup
Caps34 (3 as captain)
Scoring21 tries and 105 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps37
Scoring12 tries and 60 points
Debut2015

Lionel Mapoe
PositionCentre
Birthdate13 July 1988
Height1.82m
Weight87kg
SchoolFichardtpark High School, Bloemfontein
Currie Cup
Caps32 (5 as captain)
Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Debut2011
Super Rugby
Caps91
Scoring27 tries and 135 points
Debut2011

Howard Mnisi
PositionCentre
Birthdate13 July 1989
Height1.86m
Weight100kg
SchoolStanderton High School
Currie Cup
Caps31 (3 as captain)
Scoring13 tries and 65 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps40
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2015

Jacobie Adriaanse
PositionProp
Birthdate19 July 1985
Height1.78m
Weight112kg
SchoolPaarl Gimnasium
Currie Cup
Caps31
Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Debut2011
Super Rugby
Caps24
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2011

Ruan Combrinck
PositionWing
Birthdate10 May 1990
Height1.83m
Weight97kg
SchoolMichael House
Currie Cup
Caps29
Scoring12 tries and 148 points
Debut2012
Super Rugby
Caps62
Scoring23 tries and 148 points
Debut2012

Courtnall Skosan
PositionWing
Birthdate24 July 1991
Height1.84m
Weight90kg
SchoolBrackenfell
Currie Cup
Caps23
Scoring10 tries and 50 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps57
Scoring26 tries and 130 points
Debut2014

Rohan Janse van Rensburg
PositionCentre
Birthdate11 September 1994
Height1.86m
Weight100kg
SchoolWaterkloof
Currie Cup
Caps23
Scoring9 tries and 45 points
Debut2015
Super Rugby
Caps39
Scoring19 tries and 95 points
Debut2016

Franco Mostert
PositionLock
Birthdate27 November 1990
Height1.98m
Weight103kg
SchoolBrits
Currie Cup
Caps22
Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps81 (10 as captain)
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2014

Cyle Brink
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate16 January 1994
Height1.90m
Weight98kg
SchoolKES
Currie Cup
Caps18
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps35
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2016

Malcolm Marx
PositionHooker
Birthdate13 July 1994
Height1.88m
Weight119kg
SchoolKES
Currie Cup
Caps17
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps52
Scoring24 tries and 120 points
Debut2014

Harold Vorster
PositionCentre
Birthdate11 October 1993
Height1.86m
Weight92kg
SchoolFrans du Toit
Currie Cup
Caps16
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps49
Scoring11 tries and 55 points
Debut2015

Sylvian Mahuza
PositionWing
Birthdate29 July 1993
Height1.78m
Weight80kg
SchoolOuteniqua
Currie Cup
Caps14
Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps31
Scoring11 tries and 55 points
Debut2016

Dylan Smith
PositionProp
Birthdate26 February 1994
Height1.81m
Weight102kg
SchoolKES
Currie Cup
Caps13
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2015
Super Rugby
Caps34
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2016

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

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

Marvin Orie
PositionLock
Birthdate15 February 1993
Height1.98m
Weight104kg
SchoolTygerberg
Currie Cup
Caps13
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps17
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2014

Ashlon Davids
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate24 June 1993
Height1.70m
Weight85kg
SchoolSchoonspruit Hoërskool, Malmesbury
Currie Cup
Caps12
Scoring1 tries and 11 points
Debut2015
Super Rugby
Caps3
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2016

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

Lourens Erasmus
PositionLock
Birthdate14 June 1993
Height2.00m
Weight115kg
SchoolGarsfontein
Currie Cup
Caps11
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2015
Super Rugby
Caps43
Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Debut2016

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

Hacjivah Dayimani
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate23 September 1997
Height1.88m
Weight99kg
SchoolJeppe
Currie Cup
Caps9
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps11
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018

Andries Ferreira
PositionLock
Birthdate29 March 1990
Height1.97m
Weight120kg
SchoolAfrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
Currie Cup
Caps9
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps46
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2015

Corne Fourie
PositionProp
Birthdate2 Sepember 1988
Height1.87m
Weight118kg
SchoolWaterkloof
Currie Cup
Caps9
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps62
Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Debut2014

Dillon Smit
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate11 December 1992
Height1.75m
Weight80kg
SchoolHoërskool Middelburg
Currie Cup
Caps8
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps19
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2015

Sti Sithole
PositionProp
Birthdate31 March 1993
Height1.80m
Weight109kg
SchoolWestville
Currie Cup
Caps6
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps2
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2016

Madosh Tambwe
PositionWing
Birthdate12 May 1997
Height1.87m
Weight83kg
SchoolParktown
Currie Cup
Caps6
Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps12
Scoring9 tries and 45 points
Debut2016

Johannes Jonker
PositionProp
Birthdate22 August 1994
Height1.84m
Weight118kg
SchoolHudson Park High School
Currie Cup
Caps5
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps26
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017

Len Massyn
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate21 May 1997
Height1.91m
Weight98kg
SchoolMonument
Currie Cup
Caps4
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps3
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018

Shaun Reynolds
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate15 June 1995
Height1.87m
Weight91kg
SchoolGoudveld
Currie Cup
Caps3
Scoring1 tries and 31 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps6
Scoring1 tries and 7 points
Debut2017

Marnus Schoeman
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate9 February 1989
Height1.78m
Weight96kg
SchoolWaterkloof
Currie Cup
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A
Super Rugby
Caps14
Scoring6 tries and 30 points
Debut2018

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

Nic Groom
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate21 February 1990
Height1.71m
Weight81kg
SchoolRondebosch Boys High
Currie Cup
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A
Super Rugby
Caps8
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2018

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