Pressure heaped on Loffie

Lions president Jannie Ferreira has hinted that Leon Boshoff ‘s job is not the only one in danger – Loffie Eloff is also in line for the chop.

Boshoff has been accused of making racist remarks after the Lions’ 56-18 defeat to the Stormers. The Lions’ forwards coach allegedly told Lawrence Sephaka and Earl Rose that if they weren’t black they would be out of a contract.

When contacted by this website Boshoff declined to comment on the allegations.

He has been suspended pending an investigation, while Ferreira would not comment on Boshoff’s situation until the investigations have been completed.

The Lions face the Brumbies at Ellis Park on Saturday and Ferreira said another embarrassment like Newlands and Eloff’s job could be in danger.

‘If we don’t perform again on Saturday, everyone will be under even more pressure,’ said Ferreira. ‘We will then have to make some serious decisions.’

The Lions coach has vowed to see out his contract, which ends on 31 October.

‘If I do not achieve the goals that I set, I will humbly stand down and move on,’ said Eloff. ‘But until then, my heart and soul is in the red and white and with this province, the team and supporters.’

The Lions are currently involved in their usual wooden spoon battle with the Cheetahs and sit 13th on the log.

At the beginning of their three-year plan the Lions aimed for the play-offs in 2009, but Eloff told before this campaign that the team’s goal has been readjusted to finish in the top half of the log – which still looks a long way off at the moment.