Ackermann's son on Lions bench

2015-01-29 14:12

Lions coach Johan Ackermann's son, Ruan, has been named on the Lions bench for a pre-season outing.

Ackermann committed to Lions

2014-12-12 08:26

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has assured fans that he is fully committed to the team and not interested in moving to Japan.

Ackermann targeted by Japanese

2014-12-10 09:06

The Lions will have to fight tooth and nail to keep their coach Johan Ackermann in SA after being targeted by a top club in Japan.

'Tahs inspire ball-in-hand Lions

2014-10-24 08:12

The Golden Lions will draw inspiration from Super Rugby champions the Waratahs when they face WP in the Currie Cup final.

WP aim to banish final ghosts

2014-10-23 05:00

In search of their first victory in a home final at Newlands since 2001, WP will have to tame a rampant Golden Lions side.

Lions not falling for mind games

2014-10-21 20:30

Johan Ackermann was having none of the mind games that he believes WP have been playing ahead of the Currie Cup final.

Coach praises Lions bench

2014-10-19 15:00

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann believes the impact his substitutes resulted in their semi-final victory over the Sharks.

Lions favourites against Sharks

2014-10-17 14:35

The Golden Lions will be bullish about their chances when they face the Sharks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Lions look to secure home semi

2014-10-09 19:04

With a home semi-final still on the line, the Golden Lions have opted for their strongest possible starting XV.

Coach praises Lions defence

2014-09-29 07:11

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackerman has lauded his side's defence as one of their strong points in their 46-8 win over the Griquas.

Lions in good position - coach

2014-09-20 13:29

With only three weeks left before the Currie Cup playoffs, Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann says they are well-placed.

Lions opt for consistency

2014-09-16 12:02

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man side to tackle the Pumas in a Currie Cup clash at Ellis Park.

Can Lions end WP's run?

2014-09-12 18:00

If the Golden Lions want to keep their playoff hopes alive, they need to end Western Province's unbeaten Currie Cup run.

Lions coach blasts scrum calls

2014-09-08 17:30

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has lashed out at the way the scrums were officiated during their loss to the Blue Bulls.

Beefy Lions bench for Bulls

2014-09-05 05:00

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has explained why he has chosen a five-two split on his bench for their clash with the Blue Bulls.

WP show off attacking prowess

2014-08-24 16:10

Western Province have shown their attacking prowess in their Currie Cup victory over the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Ackermann: Pressure on WP

2014-08-20 10:12

Golden Lions coach Johann Ackermann says the pressure will be on Western Province when his side tackle the Capetonians at Newlands.

No Super hangover for Lions

2014-08-08 14:04

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has warned his charges not to go into the Absa Currie Cup over-confident.

Lions boast awesome foursome

2014-07-15 14:10

This year's Super Rugby surprise packages, the Lions, are in a fortunate position to have four former Springbok stars at their helm.

Lions aim to finish strong

2014-07-03 17:44

The Lions hope to finish their season in the way they started it, defying their critics by having their best ever Super Rugby season.

A choice of Bok 10s for Lions

2014-07-01 11:30

Lions coach Johan Ackermann will have to decide which backline general will be his first choice on Friday.

New front row for Lions

2014-05-28 12:57

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has picked a new front row for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Ellis Park.

Lions have 'higher standards'

2014-05-05 07:45

Lions coach Johan Ackermann says they ascribe to higher standards than what they dished up against the Chiefs.

Lions could lose five players

2014-04-16 13:39

Lions coach Johan Ackermann may be forced to change a third of his team ahead of the clash against the Stormers at Newlands.

Jake happy with away win

2014-04-13 21:38

Cell C Sharks coach Jake White says that he is pleased with his side's performance in their away win against the Lions.


Ackermann: Now we can compete!

2014-12-12 10:00

Lions coach Johan Ackermann says their new sponsorship deal will enable them to keep talented players at the union.

Lions: Ackermann staying put

2014-12-11 09:10

The Golden Lions Rugby Union is not worried about reports stating that coach Johan Ackermann is in high demand in Japan.

Lions' scrum plan for Newlands

2014-10-24 12:00

The Golden Lions have targeted the engine room - and more specifically the scrums - as they prepare for the Currie Cup final.

Lions name side for Newlands

2014-10-23 11:28

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team for their Currie Cup final against Western Province in Cape Town.

Lions a team of happy 'rejects'

2014-10-22 21:00

Despite facing their toughest game, Johan Ackermann’s band of “rejects” have the world is at their feet at the moment.

Lions will win Currie Cup - Bullet

2014-10-21 05:00

James Dalton believes the Golden Lions superior scrum will lay the foundation for a victory in the Currie Cup final.

WP v Lions: It’s been a while

2014-10-18 23:20

A 28-year drought as finalists together will be broken when WP tackle the Lions in the Currie Cup showpiece, writes Rob Houwing.

Lions name team for Sharks

2014-10-16 11:11

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team to take on the Sharks in their Currie Cup semi-final at Ellis Park.

Ackermann extends Lions stay

2014-10-03 07:26

The Golden Lions Rugby Union has announced the extension of the contract of head coach, Johan Ackermann until October 31, 2016.

Lions won't take Griquas lightly

2014-09-23 21:21

With the Golden Lions sitting pretty in second place on the Currie Cup log they will be careful to underestimate the Griquas.

Lions target defensive lapses

2014-09-16 14:41

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann would like his charges to eliminate lapses in defence when they take on the Pumas.

Lions building home fortress

2014-09-14 14:00

Beating the log-leading Western Province has given Lions coach Johan Ackermann hope that they could turn Ellis Park into a fortress.

Mapoe to skipper Lions

2014-09-11 11:29

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man side to front Western Province at Ellis Park.

Coach: No flow in Lions' game

2014-09-07 17:25

Johan Ackermann has described the Golden Lions' loss to the Bulls as "the most boring game of rugby" he has seen for a long time.

Lions make late changes

2014-08-29 14:18

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has been forced to make several changes to his Currie Cup side for the match against the EP Kings.

Lions lose another flyhalf

2014-08-22 16:01

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has been forced to withdraw flyhalf Jaco van der Walt from his side to face WP.

Lions' win comes at a cost

2014-08-10 22:13

The Golden Lions' comprehensive defeat of the Blue Bulls could prove costly after Marnitz Boshoff left the field with an arm injury.

Injury worries in Lions camp

2014-08-06 09:06

The Lions have suffered key injury blows ahead of their opening Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park.

Lions' tenacity rewarded

2014-07-13 16:45

The Lions' best-ever Super Rugby season came to an emphatic climax with their biggest victory in the competition.

Lions set to bow out in style

2014-07-01 17:13

The Lions will be looking to finish the round-robin stage of the S15 with a flourish to complete one of their best seasons.

Bulls aim to add to Lions' woes

2014-05-29 22:08

The Bulls will have their 11th straight victory over the Lions in their sights when they travel to Ellis Park.

Wholesale changes for Lions

2014-05-22 09:16

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made several changes to his team to face the Western Force in Perth.

Lions' hunger not gone

2014-04-17 18:24

Lions captain Warren Whiteley believes the team has not lost any of their drive despite a losing patch.

Lions deserved more - coach

2014-04-14 07:46

Lions coach Johan Ackermann says his side did not deserve to go down by the margin they did against the Sharks.

Lions to regain attacking edge

2014-04-11 16:19

Lions coach Johan Ackermann says his team will not be scared to be adventurous against the log-leading Sharks at Ellis Park.

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