PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Charles Dumbwin
 
Comments: 39
Article views: 1741
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Charles Dumbwin's badges.
 

Lions, time to LeeuLoop!

17 August 2012, 07:06
And so we finally have it, the decision to boot the failed Lions Rugby Union out of Super Rugby.  And not a moment too soon!

Now, we’ll have the usual keg-loads of ‘snot en trane’, but it’s no more than the average Lions’ supporters excrete on any given weekend when their team gets smashed.

What’s more important is that we embrace transformation in sport and the commitments of SARU and the Presidents Council to government, ensuring the entrance of the Eastern Province rugby region into Super Rugby.

I can hear the Lions supporters already, complaining about how poor the Kings will be, what a stupid idea this is, blah blah.  Well, if it’s about performance, then the Lions should have been booted out years ago.  There’s a bigger picture here, and it’s bigger than Lions Rugby.  Okay, stupid statement cause most things are bigger than Lions Rugby.

So let’s quickly look ahead to next season and see what changes are on the cards for Lions supporters: 

Well firstly, they won’t be sitting in an empty stadium watching their team get hammered by some Super Rugby team.  Well, the stadium will still be empty of course, but they’ll be watching their beloved Lions competing in the Vodacom Cup on a Friday night.

Lions supporters will also be able to watch all the live Super Rugby games from packed pubs around Joburg, or even from the comfort of their own homes, seeing as though their stadium will probably be hosting live jukskei matches or bowling competitions on Saturday afternoons.  Hey don’t joke, I hear bowling is a contact sport.

But wait, there’s more!  Lions supporters, now freed from the shackles of failure, will be able to choose a new team from among SA’s elite rugby unions.  Since most of the Lions ‘stars’ will no doubt be snapped up for a song by the EP Super Kings, might I suggest the Lions supporters get their orders in early for their 2013 season Kings jerseys?

Lastly, it’s not only the Lions supporters and the Kings union that benefit from this sensible and overdue decision, but the Sharks supporters too!

With the Lions out, Sharks supporters won’t have to suffer the constant humiliation of being demolished by the Lions at Ellis Park.  They also won’t have to embrace the shame of watching their Durbanite team choke during another playoff match which...  Sorry, ha-ha, silly me, the Sharks will always choke during a playoff match.

On second thoughts, why limit Brand & Coke Park to only jukskei and bowling?  Might as well toss in tennis, cricket and even snooker.  As Robbie says, ‘tennisballe, krieketballe, snoekerballe as jy wil...  solank jy net leeuloop!’

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
39 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Onthatile Mogotji
Back to colonialization – 39 year...

In 1976 students all over South Africa protested when the government of the time wanted to introduce Afrikaans into black schools. The infamous Soweto uprising and the killing of people as a consequence. Read more...

19 comments 1331 views
Submitted by
Blackie Coco White
Why racism in rugby must fall...

On that fateful day in 1995, when a great black icon - other than Shaka or Dingaan - dared to cross the threshold of a laager, time stood still... And a country held its collective breath.  Read more...

20 comments 620 views
Submitted by
Hubert Khobane
R 19 billion and 36 000 ghost emp...

The Northwest Province has set a record, no not a local record, nor a national record, but for that matter and international record! Read more...

7 comments 792 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
Memories OF Rats On Okinawa 44 Ye...

Last night Elena made a list of all of the countries that she had visited around the world. Her list came to 22-23 countries. Read more...

6 comments 720 views
Submitted by
Edward Strick
Farewell South Africa

Leaving South Africa is extremely hard no matter how excited you are about your new ventures, the exit stamp at immigration is your first “final boarding call”.  Read more...

22 comments 3944 views
Submitted by
Nelson Kgwete
Public servants are already force...

Axed EFF MP Andile Mngxitama is attempting to revive his political career through a new movement called Land First Black First and is threatening to stage a revolution that would see, amongst other things, public representatives and government officials being compelled to use government facilities, including schools and hospitals.  Read more...

2 comments 561 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.