Lions Squad (As at 15 October 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 - 2018

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

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 Volmimk.

Players from the 2017 Squad not in the 2018 squad - Justin Ackerman, Andrew Beerwinkel, Cyle Brink, Fabian Booysen, Robbie Coetzee, Bobby de Wee, Ruan Dreyer, Nico du Plessis, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Andries Ferreira, Stokkies Hanekom, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Ryan Kankowski, Robert Kruger, Jan-Louis la Grange, Jacques Nel, Marvin Orie, Kwagga Smith, Bradley Thain, Jarryd Sage, Morne van den Berg, Jaco van der Walt, Jacques van Rooyen, Jano Venter, Harold Vorster, Michael Willemse

New in the squad since last year: Stephen Bashera, Driaan Bester, Selom Gavor, Danie Mienie, Howard Mnisi, Reinhard Nothnagel, Siya Nzuzo, Bheki Shongwe, Wandisile Simelane.

players not in the squad that played in Currie Cup - Ross Cronje, Tyrone Green, Jan-Louis la Grange, Gianni Lombard, Lionel Mapoe, Marvin Orie, Manuel Rass, Bradley Thain, Vincent Tshituka, PJ Steenkamp, HP van Schoor


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
Caps88 (67 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
Caps66
Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Debut2014

Ross Cronje
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate26 July 1989
Height1.80m
Weight88kg
SchoolMichael House
Currie Cup
Caps49 (7 as captain)
Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Debut2012
Super Rugby
Caps75
Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Debut2012

Andries Coetzee
PositionFullback
Birthdate1 March 1990
Height1.81m
Weight86kg
SchoolMiddelburg Technical
Currie Cup
Caps46
Scoring8 tries and 65 points
Debut2012
Super Rugby
Caps79
Scoring9 tries and 64 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
Caps78
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2012

Elton Jantjies
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate1 August 1990
Height1.76m
Weight88kg
SchoolFlorida
Currie Cup
Caps43
Scoring4 tries and 487 points
Debut2010
Super Rugby
Caps106
Scoring9 tries and 968 points
Debut2011

Lionel Mapoe
PositionCentre
Birthdate13 July 1988
Height1.82m
Weight87kg
SchoolFichardtpark High School, Bloemfontein
Currie Cup
Caps37 (6 as captain)
Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Debut2011
Super Rugby
Caps93
Scoring27 tries and 135 points
Debut2011

Jacobie Adriaanse
PositionProp
Birthdate19 July 1985
Height1.78m
Weight112kg
SchoolPaarl Gimnasium
Currie Cup
Caps36
Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Debut2011
Super Rugby
Caps24
Scoring0 tries and 0 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
Caps39
Scoring14 tries and 70 points
Debut2015

Howard Mnisi
PositionCentre
Birthdate13 July 1989
Height1.86m
Weight100kg
SchoolStanderton High School
Currie Cup
Caps36 (3 as captain)
Scoring14 tries and 70 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps42
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2015

Ruan Combrinck
PositionWing
Birthdate10 May 1990
Height1.83m
Weight97kg
SchoolMichael House
Currie Cup
Caps29
Scoring12 tries and 145 points
Debut2012
Super Rugby
Caps64
Scoring23 tries and 148 points
Debut2012

Courtnall Skosan
PositionWing
Birthdate24 July 1991
Height1.84m
Weight90kg
SchoolBrackenfell
Currie Cup
Caps29
Scoring15 tries and 75 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps59
Scoring27 tries and 135 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
Caps83 (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
Caps36
Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Debut2016

Sylvian Mahuza
PositionWing
Birthdate29 July 1993
Height1.78m
Weight80kg
SchoolOuteniqua
Currie Cup
Caps20
Scoring10 tries and 50 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps31
Scoring11 tries and 55 points
Debut2016

Malcolm Marx
PositionHooker
Birthdate13 July 1994
Height1.88m
Weight119kg
SchoolKES
Currie Cup
Caps17
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2014
Super Rugby
Caps54
Scoring27 tries and 135 points
Debut2014

Marvin Orie
PositionLock
Birthdate15 February 1993
Height1.98m
Weight104kg
SchoolTygerberg
Currie Cup
Caps19 (3 as captain)
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps19
Scoring2 tries and 10 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
Caps51
Scoring11 tries and 55 points
Debut2015

Rhyno Herbst
PositionLock
Birthdate5 July 1996
Height1.98m
Weight120kg
SchoolMonument
Currie Cup
Caps16
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Dylan Smith
PositionProp
Birthdate26 February 1994
Height1.81m
Weight102kg
SchoolKES
Currie Cup
Caps13
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2015
Super Rugby
Caps36
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
Caps15
Scoring7 tries and 35 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

Hacjivah Dayimani
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate23 September 1997
Height1.88m
Weight99kg
SchoolJeppe
Currie Cup
Caps15
Scoring7 tries and 35 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps12
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018

Corne Fourie
PositionProp
Birthdate2 September 1988
Height1.87m
Weight118kg
SchoolWaterkloof
Currie Cup
Caps15
Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps64
Scoring6 tries and 30 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

Dillon Smit
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate11 December 1992
Height1.75m
Weight80kg
SchoolHoërskool Middelburg
Currie Cup
Caps13
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2016
Super Rugby
Caps21
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2015

Lourens Erasmus
PositionLock
Birthdate14 June 1993
Height2.00m
Weight115kg
SchoolGarsfontein
Currie Cup
Caps11
Scoring4 tries and 20 points
Debut2015
Super Rugby
Caps45
Scoring5 tries and 25 points
Debut2016

Pieter Jansen
PositionHooker
Birthdate21 March 1995
Height1.83m
Weight103kg
SchoolEG Jansen
Currie Cup
Caps13
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Sti Sithole
PositionProp
Birthdate31 March 1993
Height1.80m
Weight109kg
SchoolWestville
Currie Cup
Caps12
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps2
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2016

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

Madosh Tambwe
PositionWing
Birthdate12 May 1997
Height1.87m
Weight83kg
SchoolParktown
Currie Cup
Caps8
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
Caps9
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps28
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017

Len Massyn
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate21 May 1997
Height1.91m
Weight98kg
SchoolMonument
Currie Cup
Caps10
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps3
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018

James Venter
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate21 August 1996
Height1.82m
Weight92kg
SchoolGlenwood
Currie Cup
Caps10
Scoring3 tries and 15 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Shaun Reynolds
PositionFlyhalf
Birthdate15 June 1995
Height1.87m
Weight91kg
SchoolGoudveld
Currie Cup
Caps9
Scoring4 tries and 103 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps6
Scoring1 tries and 7 points
Debut2017

Bradley Thain
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate23 March 1997
Height1.78m
Weight74kg
SchoolPaarl Boys High
Currie Cup
Caps5
Scoring1 tries and 5 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Jan-Louis la Grange
PositionFullback
Birthdate19 March 1997
Height1.86m
Weight88kg
SchoolPaarl Boys' High School
Currie Cup
Caps4
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Wandisile Simelane
PositionCentre
Birthdate21 March 1998
Height1.78m
Weight89kg
SchoolJeppe
Currie Cup
Caps6
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Vincent Tshituka
PositionFlank
Birthdate10 September 1998
Height1.95m
Weight93kg
SchoolNorthcliff High School
Currie Cup
Caps3
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Reinhard Nothnagel
PositionLock
Birthdate25 September 1997
Height2.01m
Weight110kg
SchoolMonument
Currie Cup
Caps4
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Manuel Rass
PositionCentre
Birthdate19 April 1998
Height1.74m
Weight84kg
SchoolPaarl Boys' High School
Currie Cup
Caps2
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2017
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Danie Mienie
PositionProp
Birthdate1 March 1991
Height1.78m
Weight114kg
SchoolMerensky
Currie Cup
Caps3
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

HP van Schoor
PositionHooker
Birthdate23 October 1997
Height1.80m
Weight106kg
SchoolHoër Landbouskool Oakdale
Currie Cup
Caps1
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Tyrone Green
PositionWing
Birthdate5 March 1998
Height1.77m
Weight80kg
SchoolJeppe
Currie Cup
Caps1
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

PJ Steenkamp
PositionLock
Birthdate3 January 1998
Height1.95m
Weight100kg
SchoolHoërskool Garsfontein
Currie Cup
Caps1
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Stephen Bashera
PositionProp
BirthdateN/A
HeightN/A
WeightN/A
SchoolN/A
Currie Cup
Caps2
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Nic Groom
PositionScrumhalf
Birthdate21 February 1990
Height1.71m
Weight81kg
SchoolRondebosch Boys High
Currie Cup
Caps3 (1 as captain)
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A
Super Rugby
Caps8
Scoring2 tries and 10 points
Debut2018

Driaan Bester
PositionLock
Birthdate25 May 1996
Height1.93m
Weight103kg
SchoolMiddelburg
Currie Cup
Caps3
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Gianni Lombard
PositionFullback
Birthdate22 January 1998
Height1.78m
Weight75kg
SchoolPaarl Boys
Currie Cup
Caps2
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
Debut2018
Super Rugby
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A

Marnus Schoeman
PositionLoose Forward
Birthdate9 February 1989
Height1.78m
Weight96kg
SchoolWaterkloof
Currie Cup
Caps0
Scoring0 tries and 0 points
DebutN/A
Super Rugby
Caps16
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

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