Lions confirm Currie Cup management

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The Lions Rugby Company is proud to announce the Xerox Golden Lions Currie Cup Management Team.

The management team for the Xerox Golden Lions has been finalized ensuring sustainability within the Lions Rugby family.

Head Coach: Swys de Bruin

Attack Coach: JP Ferreira

Defence Coach: Joey Mongalo

Forward Coach: Victor Matfield

Conditioning Coach: Ivan van Rooyen

Team Physician: Dr Rob Collins

Physiotherapist: Preven Appalsamy

Biokineticist: Jannie Klingbiel

Massage Therapist: Ram Mpila and Carol Dickson

Team Manager: Mustapha Boomgaard

Assistant Team Manager: Johane Singwane

“Whilst we are very proud to be able to promote our junior staff giving them the opportunity to grow I welcome another Springbok into the Lions Family” explains Rudolf Straeuli CEO of the Lions Rugby Company.

Mongalo coached the Lions Under 19 side to provincial champions in 2016, his first year as head coach for the Junior side and was an assistant coach for the Junior World Cup in 2015.

Matfield joins Swart on a consultancy basis to ensure added emphasis on lineouts and scrummaging respectively.

Lions Rugby has opted to utilize Matfield to add value and leadership within the Lions Team drawing from his vast experience from both South African and International Rugby.

Over the course of his career, Matfield has won the Currie Cup final three times (2002, 2004 & 2009), the Super 14 title in 2007, 2009 and 2010, the Tri-Nations in 2004 and 2009 and the Rugby World Cup in 2007 emphasizing his value to the Company.

“I love the culture of the Lions and felt that I wanted to be a part of it. I also played under Swys (de Bruin) while at Griquas and became a Springbok under his tutorship,” Matfield explained.

The history and passion displayed by Swys and Victor with the sustainability of the coaching staff allow the team dynamics to grow from strength to strength.

Team list:

  1. Corne Fourie
  2. Robbie Coetzee
  3. Johannes Jonker
  4. Robert Kruger
  5. Marvin Orie,
  6. Cyle Brink
  7. Fabian Booysen
  8. Ryan Kanskowski ©
  9. Dillon Smit
  10. Jaco van der Walt
  11. Antony Volmink
  12. Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  13. Jacques Nel
  14. Madosh Tambwe
  15. Sylvian Mahuza
  16. Michael Willemse
  17. Sti Sithole
  18. Bobby de Wee
  19. Hacjivah Dayimani
  20. Marco Janse van Vuuren
  21. Siya Masuku
  22. Aphiwe Dyantyi

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