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    Posted: 14-Sep-2021 at 1:50pm
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"We're pretty excited about this group."

The Emirates Lions have today announced a 33-man touring squad ahead of their inaugural United Rugby Championship (URC) campaign.

The Johannesburg- based outfit, face Italian side Zebre on Heritage Day in their opening fixture of the Northern Hemisphere competition.

Head coach Ivan ‘Cash’ van Rooyen believes the traveling group has what it takes to negotiate the unfamiliar conditions the men in red and white will encounter over their 4-week tour.

Commenting on the selections, coach Ivan Van Rooyen said: “We’re pretty excited about this group.”

“As a coaching unit, we’ve been fortunate enough to have time to discuss and plan how we want to approach the URC. This was coupled with a few on-field sessions before settling on a final 33.”

“We expect conditions to be challenging up North, but at the same time looking forward to competing and establishing ourselves as the competition progresses,” concluded the Emirates Lions mentor.

A welcome return to the side for lock Wilhelm van Der Sluys after fully recovering from a shoulder injury. Also included in the touring party are new loan recruits Pieter Jansen van Vuren, Eddie Fouche, Matt More, Morgan Naude and Ginter Smuts. Springboks Ross Cronje (ankle surgery) and Willem Alberts (hamstring rehabilitation) were not considered for selection, so too talented playmaker Gianni Lombard (ankle injury) All three however form part of the greater URC squad and will be available for selection once fully recovered.

Emirates Lions URC Touring Squad

Forwards (19)

PJ Botha, Morne Brandon, Ruan Dreyer, Jannie Du Plessis, Francke Horn, Pieter Jansen van Vuren, Jaco Kriel Morgan Naude, Reinhard Nothnagel, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Carlu Sadie, Sibusiso Sangweni, Ruben Schoeman, Sti Sithole, Ruhan Straeuli, Emmanuel Tshituka, Vincent Tshituka, Wilhelm van der Sluys and Jaco Visagie.

Backs (14)

Eddie Fouche, Jordan Hendrikse, Sibahle ‘Rabz’ Maxwane, Matt More, Burger Odendaal, Stean Pienaar, Manuel Rass, Divan Rossouw, Wandisile Simelane, Ginter Smuts, Jamba Ulengo, Morne Van den Berg, EW Viljoen and Andre Warner.

Emirates Lions tour fixtures

24 September- Zebre vs Emirates Lions (Parma)

1 October- Scarlets vs Emirates Lions (Llanelli)

9 October- Glasgow Warriors vs Emirates Lions (Glasgow)

15 October- Ulster vs Emirates Lions (Belfast)
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The usual suspects met 'n handvol Griekwa en Pumas, maar geen Gideon van der Merwe nie.
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So Lombard is nog besiikbaar vir die Leeus.
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Jaco Kriel is omtrent die enigste naam wat my so klein bietjie excited maak. Jammer om dit te se maar die res van die groep is maar meh.. 
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Originally posted by Attie Karate Attie Karate wrote:

So Lombard is nog besiikbaar vir die Leeus.
Ja, seker net tot November, dis mos wanneer die transfers gebeur. Dis ook dan seker wanneer Edwill by ons sal aansluit, asook die nuwe signings, indien enige.
Ek hoop egter ons kan hom hou indien hy fiks is.
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Originally posted by emiel1 emiel1 wrote:

The usual suspects met 'n handvol Griekwa en Pumas, maar geen Gideon van der Merwe nie.
Ja dit lyk vir my hulle kon nie saam stem op terme nie
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En Strauli se seun is nogsteeds daar.

Nee wat, sal na November maar na die Leeus weer kyk
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Originally posted by Leeubok Leeubok wrote:

Jaco Kriel is omtrent die enigste naam wat my so klein bietjie excited maak. Jammer om dit te se maar die res van die groep is maar meh.. 
Ek hoop ek is verkeerd, maar ek voel hy gaan min impak hê. Ek voel hy gaan homself probeer bewys en weer beseer raak of hy gaan net nie weer goed genoeg wees nie. Meeste spelers wat so lank sukkel soos hy kom bitter selde terug en met ñ enkel besering neem ek aan hy het baie spoed verloor. Maar weereens, ek hoop ek is verkeerd.

Ek stem saam met jou oor die groep, maar ek glo ook prestasies op die veld in nie ñ ware weergawe van die spelers se vermoë nie. Dis eerder ñ resultaat van ñ magdom beserings en swak afrigting. 

Ons spelers is nie noodwendig sterre nie, maar hul verdien beslis nie laaste plek in die CC nie.
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Originally posted by Lion1986 Lion1986 wrote:

En Strauli se seun is nogsteeds daar.

Nee wat, sal na November maar na die Leeus weer kyk

En Viljoen. Ek sou eerder sommer vir Zeilinga saam gevat het as 15.
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Originally posted by Attie Karate Attie Karate wrote:

Originally posted by Lion1986 Lion1986 wrote:

En Strauli se seun is nogsteeds daar.

Nee wat, sal na November maar na die Leeus weer kyk

En Viljoen. Ek sou eerder sommer vir Zeilinga saam gevat het as 15.

Is Pelser beseer?
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Originally posted by Attie Karate Attie Karate wrote:

Originally posted by Lion1986 Lion1986 wrote:

En Strauli se seun is nogsteeds daar.

Nee wat, sal na November maar na die Leeus weer kyk

En Viljoen. Ek sou eerder sommer vir Zeilinga saam gevat het as 15.

Wel ja Viljoen, Ras ,PJ Botha die lys gaan aan.

Elke unie betrek hul goeie u/20 spelers om hul exposure te gee. Al moeg vir die bestuur.
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I see Swys is going to shimlas , we were stupid to let him go. Surely if shimlas could afford him, we can….

On the squad . Same players , new tournament, all we can do is hope we are not the laughing stock of the comp
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Originally posted by Attie Karate Attie Karate wrote:

Originally posted by Leeubok Leeubok wrote:

Jaco Kriel is omtrent die enigste naam wat my so klein bietjie excited maak. Jammer om dit te se maar die res van die groep is maar meh.. 
Ek hoop ek is verkeerd, maar ek voel hy gaan min impak hê. Ek voel hy gaan homself probeer bewys en weer beseer raak of hy gaan net nie weer goed genoeg wees nie. Meeste spelers wat so lank sukkel soos hy kom bitter selde terug en met ñ enkel besering neem ek aan hy het baie spoed verloor. Maar weereens, ek hoop ek is verkeerd.

Ek stem saam met jou oor die groep, maar ek glo ook prestasies op die veld in nie ñ ware weergawe van die spelers se vermoë nie. Dis eerder ñ resultaat van ñ magdom beserings en swak afrigting. 

Ons spelers is nie noodwendig sterre nie, maar hul verdien beslis nie laaste plek in die CC nie.

Wat ek bedoel het is Kriel is die enigste "ster" speler in ons groep. Ja ek weet ook nie of hy ooit weer sal speel soos hy in die verlede gedoen het nie, maar selfs al behaal hy net 50% gaan hy beter wees as meeste van die ander ouens in ons squad. 

Ek sien uit na die kompetisie, maar ek verwag nie veel van die leeus nie. Ek hoop maar stilletjies hul kan ons verras en darem nie heel laaste eindig nie. Ek sal tevrede wees met so mid-log
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Originally posted by Niela Niela wrote:

I see Swys is going to shimlas , we were stupid to let him go. Surely if shimlas could afford him, we can….

On the squad . Same players , new tournament, all we can do is hope we are not the laughing stock of the comp

I'm not too convinced hey.. He had his chance at the lions. Took a champion team, made one more final (albeit not as convincingly) and from there the slide began. Maybe as a consultant in the background?
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Originally posted by Attie Karate Attie Karate wrote:

Originally posted by Attie Karate Attie Karate wrote:

Originally posted by Lion1986 Lion1986 wrote:

En Strauli se seun is nogsteeds daar.

Nee wat, sal na November maar na die Leeus weer kyk

En Viljoen. Ek sou eerder sommer vir Zeilinga saam gevat het as 15.

Is Pelser beseer?
Wil ek ook weet.. Het baie van hom verwag en nou lyk dit of hy net gaan verdwyn. Dit wil ook voorkom of die Leeus nie meer glo aan 'n ware oopkant spesialis flank nie, wat 'n moerse fout is.
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Alberts and Roelof Smit also missing from the squad. Smit isn't a loss because he only plays 15min in a season, but Alberts added a lot of grunt and physicality to our pack.

Also can't understand why Pelser is not there, he is a better option than Kriel at this stage
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What is happening to Nathan McBeth ? Is he going to Scotland?
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My grootste teleurstelling is dat MJ Pelser nie span gemaak het. Kan nie verstaan hy is deur al die Unie spelers as die mees opkomende jong speler tydens Super Unlock gekies. Maak nie sin!

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Eksien op NEWS24 dat DAN KRIEL 'n kontrak geteken het met SEATTLE SEAWOLVES in die USA vir 3 jaar vanaf 2022 - 2024.
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Originally posted by Red_Machine Red_Machine wrote:

Alberts and Roelof Smit also missing from the squad. Smit isn't a loss because he only plays 15min in a season, but Alberts added a lot of grunt and physicality to our pack.

Also can't understand why Pelser is not there, he is a better option than Kriel at this stage

Alberts and Smit are injured as far as I know.

No idea about Pelser.
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Fully agreed about Pelser. He was voted by all the players in SA as the best young and up and coming player during the SA Rainbow Cup and now he is suddenly not there. Does not make sense to me. Make me furious that they leave a talented player like that out of the squad!!!! Especially that most of the loose forwards that were selected ahead of him is definitely not better than him!
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Rumors' have it that the backline coach was given the boot, while the defensive coach for the past 3 years, Sean Erasmus has been redeployed in a new role in the coaching setup as breakdown coach. If true, it would be a little strange than Erasmus,(who has coached at school level at KZN and Western Cape) as well as many of youngsters from the Western Cape & KZN who came up north with him, are all still part of a mediocre setup, while other youngsters, some of which were junior Boks, get pushed aside or ignored.
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Originally posted by emiel1 emiel1 wrote:

Rumors' have it that the backline coach was given the boot, while the defensive coach for the past 3 years, Sean Erasmus has been redeployed in a new role in the coaching setup as breakdown coach. If true, it would be a little strange than Erasmus,(who has coached at school level at KZN and Western Cape) as well as many of youngsters from the Western Cape & KZN who came up north with him, are all still part of a mediocre setup, while other youngsters, some of which were junior Boks, get pushed aside or ignored.

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Soos ek verstaan is Loubcher die nuwe agterlyn afrigter. Het persoonlik nie 'n probleem met sy aanstelling nie.

Edited by emiel1 - 16-Sep-2021 at 7:01pm
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