Currie Cup latest – Lions turn down Soccer City move

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Lions turn down Soccer City move – The Lions have rejected an offer to make Soccer City their official home stadium, and will continue being based at Ellis Park.

The GLRU and Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) sent out a joint press release on Monday, confirming that negotiations for a possible stadium switch fell through.

‘We were informed by the Lions that discussions between us have concluded and that our offer was not acceptable to the Lions and that Ellis Park will remain the home of the Lions. We are hugely disappointed that the Lions turned down our offer to host its Currie Cup and Super Rugby home fixtures at the Soccer City Complex’, said SMSA CEO Jacques Grobbelaar.

Lions president Kevin de Klerk added: ‘We have fantastic rugby matches coming to Ellis Park and look forward to seeing the home of the Golden Lions packed to capacity on a regular basis.

‘The Lions will pursue any reservations about the stadium’s locality and will continue to provide a friendly, pleasing environment as has been done over the past few years.’

Habana extends WP stay – Bryan Habana has signed a three-year contract extension with WP and the Stormers.

The 28-year-old has been linked with moves to France and Japan this year, but the Springbok wing has decided to remain in Cape Town after his current contract expires at the end of the season. It has been reported that he will be paid less than his initial Province deal over the next three years.

Habana first signed with WP in 2010 after spending four years with the Bulls.