Lions (rugby)

 
Lions face the ultimate test against Crusaders
Lions face the ultimate test against Crusaders
It’s disheartening to scavenge around for positives on this one. The Crusaders have never lost a playoff game at Christchurch. They have remained...
Lions SA’s only hope at title
Lions SA’s only hope at title
There’ll be a sense of distorted déjà vu as Super Rugby’s playoffs get underway this weekend. For the third straight year, the Lions stand as...
The Lions’ long journey to the final
The Lions’ long journey to the final
Five years ago, in June 2012, John Mitchell was suspended from coaching the Lions. It took a gang of lawyers and six months for the union to sever...
Hurricanes to put Lions to the test
Hurricanes to put Lions to the test
So it comes down to this: the Lions have to beat two of the Hurricanes, Chiefs and Crusaders in successive weekends to win their first Super Rugby...
Leaner, hungry Lions eye history
Leaner, hungry Lions eye history
The Lions are once again the best team in South Africa. The Johannesburg-based team has emerged from the tumult of the amateur era when, coached by...
Lions test the waters for the Boks
Lions test the waters for the Boks
It may sound daft but the result of a game in Auckland may have more bearing on the immediate future of Springbok rugby than the third and final...
Lions should reach final, but a return to the Super 12 of old would be first prize
Lions should reach final, but a return to the Super 12 of old would be first prize
There are three games left in the Super Rugby season and each should be a cracker – “should” being the operative word, because every fixture is...
Sanzar’s stupidity is showing
Sanzar’s stupidity is showing
A number of bad decisions were made by Sanzaar (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina Rugby) before the expansion to the Super 18. The...
Slaptjips junior slips quietly on to centre stage
Slaptjips junior slips quietly on to centre stage
While Warren Whiteley and Jaco Kriel were pocketing plaudits and man-of-the match awards for the Golden Lions earlier this season, Harold Vorster...
Deja vu may return to haunt lusty Lions
Deja vu may return to haunt lusty Lions
In week three of this year's Super Rugby competition, the Lions lost 22-19 to the Stormers in Johannesburg. This Saturday the two sides meet again in...
Rugby: Cats with contrasting fortunes
Rugby: Cats with contrasting fortunes
Two years ago the Cheetahs were the good-news team of South African rugby. They made the Super Rugby playoffs for the first time in the history of...

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