he Lions have so far experienced something of everything in this year’s Super Rugby tournament. They were completely overpowered by the Jaguares in Argentina, while regaining their voice against the Reds. Last week in Johannesburg, however, the Stormers broke their hearts again with the winning three.
Now they are leaving for Australia and New Zealand tomorrow, where the Waratahs, Rebels, Blues and Highlanders await them.
On last year’s tour, the Johannesburgers turned heads for the Chiefs in Hamilton, but they got bogged down in other power struggles against the Crusaders and the Brumbies.
- The tour group:
Forwards: Willem Alberts, Jan-Henning Campher, Hacjivah Dayimani, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter Jansen, Len Massyn, Marvin Orie, Carlu Sadie, Marnus Schoeman, Ruben Schoeman, Sti Sithole, Dylan Smith, Vincent Tshituka, Wilhelm van der Sluys and French van Wyk.
Backers: Andries Coetzee, Tyrone Green, Elton Jantjies, Dan Kriel, Manual Rass, Shaun Reynolds, Wandisile Simelane, Courtnall Skosan, Jamba Ulengo, Morné van den Berg, Andre Warner.