Super Rugby

Stalwarts extend stay at Lions

Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)
Johan Ackermann (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) on Tuesday announced that coach Johan Ackermann as well as several senior players have extended their contracts with the union until 2017 and beyond.

The GLRU negotiated long-term contract extensions with most of their senior players to compliment the contract extensions of senior coaching staff members.

“The GLRU also has a strong contingent of young players in their player pool. We are very excited about the University of Johannesburg who will host the Varsity Cup semi-final, the UJ Young Guns who qualified for the final and Wits who has been promoted to the Varsity Cup for 2017 after winning the Varsity Shield,” commented Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the GLRU.

As the process of extending more players is currently underway, the following players can be confirmed to have committed for 2017 and longer:

Warren Whiteley

Jaco Kriel

Julian Redelinghuys

Malcolm Marx

Robbie Coetzee

Jacques van Rooyen

Dylan Smith

Ruan Dreyer

Robert Kruger

Ruan Ackermann

Fabian Booysen

Jano Venter

Dillon Smit

Elton Jantjies

Harold Vorster

Lionel Mapoe

Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Andries Coetzee

Courtnall Skosan

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