Lions bolster squad

The Lions have already made several signings during the off-season as they head into next year’s Super Rugby campaign.

It’s been reported that seven young players have joined the Currie Cup champions since the end of the domestic season.

The Cronje brothers, halfback pair Guy and Ross, have left the Sharks for the move to Johannesburg. The 22-year-old twins from Michaelhouse have been in the KZN structures since 2006, but after a lack of senior opportunities, they’ve decided to move on. This takes the count of former Sharks players in the Lions squad to seven, as the likes of Pat Cilliers, Michael Rhodes, Waylon Murray and Warren Whiteley have all made the same transfer recently.

The Lions have also recruited a second set of brothers in scrumhalf Whestley and centre Bradley Moolman, who represented the Leopards and Bulls U21s respectively this year. Other signings include Maties duo lock Stephan Greef and hooker Callie Visagie while lock Hendrik Roodt also joins after spending the year with Griquas.