Gift an article

Dusting off trainers, making 'Grobbies' a monster: Lions, Bulls show pre-season isn't exact science

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Loading, please wait...
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Sanele Nohamba in pre-season. (Lions Rugby Company/Facebook)
Sanele Nohamba in pre-season. (Lions Rugby Company/Facebook)

There's no such thing as a perfect pre-season, particularly in South African rugby's brave new world of competing in Europe domestically and in the southern hemisphere internationally.

There's always a desire for the luxury of more time to bulk up a Ruan Nortje even further or being able to sharpen skills.

In the end, however, Ivan van Rooyen - whose Lions host the Bulls at Ellis Park next Saturday to kick-off the second season of the URC - sums it up best.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Try FREE for 14 days
Already a subscriber? Sign in