First home game for Lions

The Emirates Lions continue to work hard to achieve consistency as they head into their first home-game of the Rainbow Cup SA against the DHL Stormers at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

Centre Burger Odendaal will run out in front to lead the team.

Coach Ivan van Rooyen ahead of this weekend’s clash: “We look forward to playing our first home game of the competition. The players have all worked hard and we look forward to a great clash.”

The Emirates Lions will be hosting three home games in the following weeks:

Saturday 22 May
15h30: Emirates Lions v Vodacom Bulls (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

Saturday 5 June
16h00: Emirates Lions v Cell C Sharks (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

Saturday 12 June
16h00: DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

“We would have loved to share these three matches with you. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and fans during these unprecedented times. We hope to see you back at the Park soon,” said Pieter Burger, Managing Director of EPS.

Referee Appointments:

  • Referee: AJ Jacobs
  • Assistant Referees: Rasta Rashivenge, Morne Ferreira
  • TMO: Cwengile Jadezweni

Kick-off is at 13:30.

Emirates Lions vs DHL Stormers: EW Viljoen; Rabz Maxwane, Wandisile Simelane, Burger Odendaal (captain), Courtnall Skosan; Jordan Hendrikse, André Warner; Francke Horn, Vincent Tshituka, MJ Pelser, Reinhard Nothnagel, Ruben Schoeman, Carlu Sadie, Jaco Visagie, Sti Sithole. Replacements: PJ Botha, Ruan Dreyer, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Willem Alberts, Emmanuel Tshituka, Morné van den Berg, Fred Zeilinga, Dan Kriel