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Sport24.co.za | Stalwarts extend stay at Lions


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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