Squad (As at 4 December 2023)



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, Andries Coetzee, Ruan Dreyer, Ruan Delport, Corne Fourie Jordan Hendrikse, Francke Horn, Quan Horn, Richard Kriel, Darrien-Lane Landsberg, Marius Louw, Sibahle Maxwane, Morgan Naude, Sanele Nohamba, Asenathi Nthlabakanye, JC Pretorius, Manuel Rass, Sibusiso Sangweni, Ruben Schoeman, Hanru Sirgel, JP Smith, Ruan Smith Emmanuel Tshituka, Morne van den Berg, Edwill van der Merwe Henco van Wyk, Ruan Venter, Jaco Visagie

Ruan Dreyer
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 16 September 1990Height: 1.86mWeight: 110kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:18512 tries and 60 pointsDebut: 2012
Currie Cup:667 tries and 35 pointsDebut: 2012
URC:321 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:30 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:16925 tries and 177 pointsDebut: 2012
Currie Cup:518 tries and 65 pointsDebut: 2012
URC:143 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:61 tries and 8 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:9813 tries and 89 pointsDebut: 2012
Jaco Kriel
Position: Loose Forward
Birthdate: 21 August 1989Height: 1.84mWeight: 97kgSchool: Standerton High
Caps for the Lions:
Total:141 (14 as captain)45 tries and 225 pointsDebut: 2010
Currie Cup:50 (9 as captain)20 tries and 100 pointsDebut: 2010
URC:17 (4 as captain)4 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:5 (1 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:6921 tries and 105 pointsDebut: 2011
Willem Alberts
Position: Lock/Loose Forward
Birthdate: 11 May 1984Height: 1.92mWeight: 120kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:11113 tries and 67 pointsDebut: 2007
Currie Cup:409 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2007
URC:210 tries and 2 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:50 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
Sti Sithole
Position: Loosehead Prop
Birthdate: 31 March 1993Height: 1.80mWeight: 109kgSchool: Westville
Caps for the Lions:
Total:954 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2016
Currie Cup:433 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2017
URC:250 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:191 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2016
Rainbow Cup:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Corne Fourie
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 2 September 1988Height: 1.87mWeight: 118kgSchool: Waterkloof
Caps for the Lions:
Total:869 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2014
Currie Cup:153 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2016
URC:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Super Rugby:646 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2014
Morne van den Berg
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 24 October 1997Height: 1.75mWeight: 75kgSchool: Linden
Caps for the Lions:
Total:7914 tries and 70 pointsDebut: 2017
Currie Cup:223 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2017
URC:3811 tries and 55 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 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
Ruben Schoeman
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 14 March 1996Height: 1.98mWeight: 116kgSchool: Grey Kollege
Caps for the Lions:
Total:799 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2019
Currie Cup:284 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2019
URC:354 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:30 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
PJ Botha
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 20 January 1998Height: 1.82mWeight: 100kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:729 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2019
Currie Cup:174 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2019
URC:433 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:42 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Jaco Visagie
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 8 July 1992Height: 1.88mWeight: 105kgSchool: Augsburg Agricultural
Caps for the Lions:
Total:69 (10 as captain)5 tries and 25 pointsDebut: 2020
Currie Cup:32 (10 as captain)4 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2020
URC:311 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Reinhard Nothnagel
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 25 September 1997Height: 2.01mWeight: 110kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:63 (17 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:23 (2 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2018
URC:23 (12 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:3 (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:6210 tries and 50 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:163 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:356 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:51 tries and 5 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:60 (7 as Captain)18 tries and 90 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:17 (6 as Captain)2 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021 (2020 Season)
URC:3514 tries and 70 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:21 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Rainbow Cup:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:3 (1 as Captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Manuel Rass
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 19 April 1998Height: 1.74mWeight: 84kgSchool: Paarl Boys' High School
Caps for the Lions:
Total:564 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2017
Currie Cup:242 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2017
URC:212 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:20 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
Asenathi Nthlabakanye
Position: Tighthead Prop
Birthdate: 28 July 1998Height: 1.85mWeight: 101kgSchool: St Stithians
Caps for the Lions:
Total:56 (6 as captain)3 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:19 (6 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:252 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:61 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Sibusiso Sangweni
Position: Loose Forward
Birthdate: 27 November 2000Height: 1.89mWeight: 98kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:534 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:214 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:260 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Friendlies:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Andre Warner
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 20 September 1993Height: 1.84mWeight: 87kgSchool: Tygerberg High
Caps for the Lions:
Total:52 (2 as captain)10 tries and 50 pointsDebut: 2020
Currie Cup:18 (2 as captain)3 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2020
URC:203 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2020
Rainbow Cup:53 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Stean Pienaar
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 13 May 1997Height: 1.79mWeight: 97kgSchool: Menlopark
Caps for the Lions:
Total:5211 tries and 55 pointsDebut: 2019
Currie Cup:369 tries and 45 pointsDebut: 2019
URC:142 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Rainbow Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Quan Horn
Position: Fullback
Birthdate: 27 June 2001Height: 1.81mWeight: 84kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:5110 tries and 50 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:111 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:356 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:53 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2022
Edwill van der Merwe
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 12 April 1996Height: 1.80mWeight: 90kgSchool: Paul Roos
Caps for the Lions:
Total:5128 tries and 140 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:85 tries and 25 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:3719 tries and 95 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:64 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2022
Sibahle Rabz Maxwane
Position: Wing
Birthdate: 14 August 1995Height: 1.81mWeight: 83kgSchool: Dale College
Caps for the Lions:
Total:4616 tries and 80 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:146 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:236 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:42 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:21 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Jordan Hendrikse
Position: Flyhalf
Birthdate: 28 June 2001Height: 1.86mWeight: 72kgSchool: Glenwood
Caps for the Lions:
Total:465 tries and 366 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:82 tries and 86 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:293 tries and 206 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 34 pointsDebut: 2022
Rainbow Cup:40 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:20 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
Ruan Venter
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 29 Nobember 2002Height: 1.97mWeight: 115kgSchool: Paarl Boys High
Caps for the Lions:
Total:436 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:82 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:313 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:41 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
JP Smith
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 24 January 1990Height: 1.88mWeight: 124kgSchool: Paarl Gimnasium
Caps for the Lions:
Total:431 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:301 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:60 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Ruhan Straeuli
Position: Lock/Loose Forward
Birthdate: 4 November 1998Height: 1.93mWeight: 107kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:364 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:173 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:151 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Friendlies:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Tiaan Swanepoel
Position: Fullback
Birthdate: 4 June 1996Height: 1.80mWeight: 88kgSchool: Stellenberg High School
Caps for the Lions:
Total:357 tries and 200 pointsDebut: 2020
Currie Cup:186 tries and 146 pointsDebut: 2020
URC:120 tries and 17 pointsDebut: 2021
Super Rugby:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2020
Rainbow Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:31 tries and 38 pointsDebut: 2021
Sanele Nohamba
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 19 January 1999Height: 1.64mWeight: 69kgSchool: Durban High
Caps for the Lions:
Total:358 tries and 222 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:81 tries and 61 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:235 tries and 136 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:42 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:343 tries and 92 pointsDebut: 2018
Currie Cup:80 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2018
URC:161 tries and 56 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:42 tries and 23 pointsDebut: 2022
Super Rugby:60 tries and 3 pointsDebut: 2019
Marius Louw
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 24 October 1995Height: 1.82Weight: 95kgSchool: Grey College
Caps for the Lions:
Total:32 (22 as captain)7 tries and 35 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:2 (2 as captain)0 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:25 (16 as captain)5 tries and 25 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:5 (4 as captain)2 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Ruan Smith
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 24 January 1990Height: 1.88mWeight: 123kgSchool: Paarl Gymnasium
Caps for the Lions:
Total:291 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:120 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:140 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:31 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Henco van Wyk
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 7 May 2001Height: 1.81mWeight: 92kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:2812 tries and 60 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:62 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:1910 tries and 50 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Morne Brandon
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 25 November 2000Height: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:274 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:153 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2021
URC:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:21 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Rainbow Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Friendlies:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Darrien-Lane Landsberg
Position: Flanker
Birthdate: 26 July 1998Height: 1.99Weight: 111kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:251 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:131 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:80 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Morgan Naude
Position: Prop
Birthdate: 11 August 1998Height: 1.79mWeight: 108kgSchool: Nelspruit
Caps for the Lions:
Total:230 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:150 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Rynhardt Jonker
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 18 April 2000Height: 1.78mWeight: 90kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:212 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:102 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:70 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Pieter Jansen van Vuren
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 2 April 1991Height: 1.94mWeight: 110kgSchool: Klerksdorp
Caps for the Lions:
Total:200 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:40 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:140 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Challenge Cup:20 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:188 tries and 40 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:188 tries and 40 pointsDebut: 2022
Rhynardt Rijnsburger
Position: Prop
Birthdate: n/aHeight: n/aWeight: n/aSchool: n/a
Caps for the Lions:
Total:161 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:80 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:51 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Travis Gordon
Position: Loose Forward
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:16 (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:20 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
JC Pretorius
Position: Flank
Birthdate: 29 January 1998Height: 1.80mWeight: 85kgSchool: Middelburg
Caps for the Lions:
Total:164 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:94 tries and 20 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:50 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
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
Nico Steyn
Position: Scrumhalf
Birthdate: 12 April 2002Height: 1.77mWeight: 78kgSchool: Glenwood
Caps for the Lions:
Total:146 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2022
Currie Cup:136 tries and 30 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Ruan Delport
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 3 July 2002Height: n/aWeight: n/aSchool: n/a
Caps for the Lions:
Total:130 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:90 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:10 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
Michael van Vuuren
Position: Hooker
Birthdate: 28 September 1991Height: 1.88mWeight: 115kgSchool: Grey High PE
Caps for the Lions:
Total:113 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:53 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
Challenge Cup:30 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
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
Raynard Roets
Position: Flank
Birthdate: 9 April 2001Height: 1.97mWeight: 108kgSchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:103 tries and 15 pointsDebut: 2023
Currie Cup:103 tries and 15 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
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
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
Zander du Plessis
Position: Centre
Birthdate: 8 April 2000Height: 1.90Weight: 90kgSchool: Grey College
Caps for the Lions:
Total:70 tries and 2 pointsDebut: 2022
URC:60 tries and 2 pointsDebut: 2022
Challenge Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
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
Richard Kriel
Position: Wing
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:72 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:72 tries and 10 pointsDebut: 2023
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
Hanru Sirgel
Position: Flank
Birthdate: N/AHeight: N/AWeight: N/ASchool: N/A
Caps for the Lions:
Total:61 tries and 5 pointsDebut: 2023
URC:61 tries and 5 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
Izan Esterhuizen
Position: Lock
Birthdate: 8 May 2001Height: 1.91Weight: 112kgSchool: Monument
Caps for the Lions:
Total:20 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2021
Currie Cup:10 tries and 0 pointsDebut: 2022
Friendlies:10 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
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

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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.”