Lions Announce 2020 Management Team And Squad For Super Sunday Against The Bulls

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The Lions confirmed their management for the 2020 season. As expected Ivan van Heerden was announced as the head coach with Elton Jantjies trusted with the captaincy for the day. A final squad and captain for the season will only be decided on during next week.

Sean Erasmus is the new Defence Coach, Neil de Bruin is the Attack, Backs & Skills Coach. Julian Redelinghuys is the scrum coach with ex captain Warren Whitely is appointed as the Line-out coach. Phillip Lemmer will be the Collisions & Rucking Coach with Wynand Ellis the Technical Analyst.

The team to play the Vodacom Bulls Sunday is: 15. Tiaan Swanepoel, 14. Jamba Ulengo, 13. Duncan Matthews, 12. Dan Kriel, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Elton Jantjies (Capt), 9. Andre Warner, 8. Len Massyn, 7. Vincent Tshituka, 6. Marnus Schoeman, 5. Marvin Orie, 4. Ruben Schoeman, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Pieter Jansen, 1. Dylan Smith. Replacements: 16. Jan Henning Campher, 17. Sti Sithole, 18. Frans van Wyk, 19. Roelof Smit, 20. Cyle Brink, 21. Morne van der Berg, 22. Manual rass, 23. Tyrone Green, 24. Jo-Hanko de Villiers, 25. Wilhelm vd Sluys, 26. Jan-Louis la Grange, 27. Wandisile Simelane.

Friday 17 January Emirates Lions XV vs Vodacom Blue Bulls XV (Loftus B): 15. MuziManyike, 14. Jan-Louis la Grange, 13. WandisileSimelane, 12. James Mollentze, 11. Stean Pienaar, 10. Shaun Reynolds, 9. Dillon Smit, 8. DiaanSchoonees, 7. Jo-Hanko de Villiers, 6. MJ Pelser, 5. Wilhelm van der Sluys (captain), 4. DarrienLandsberg, 3. Carlu Sadie, 2. Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1. NathanMcBeth. Replacements: 16. PJ Botha, 17. Leo Kruger, 18. Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19. Adrian Alberts, 20. Travis Gordon, 21. Francke Horn, 22. Tinus Combrinck, 23. Louritzvan der Schyff, 24. Prince Nkabinde, 25. Mandisi Mathiyane, 26. Dameon Venter, 27. BoitumeloTsatsane.