The Lions Rugby rugby team for 2023/2024

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Here is the list of players of the Lions for the 2023/2024 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
South Africa Asenathi NTLABAKANYE Prop 25 y/o 15/04/1999 1.82 m 153 kg 6 ft 24 st; 337.31 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Conraad VAN VUUREN Prop 28 y/o 04/09/1995 1.83 m 115 kg 6 ft 18 st; 253.53 lb PRO
South Africa Jean-Pierre SMITH Prop 34 y/o 24/01/1990 1.86 m 124 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Morgan NAUDÉ Prop 25 y/o 11/08/1998 1.81 m 108 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Ruan DREYER Prop 33 y/o 16/09/1990 1.86 m 115 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
South Africa Ruan SMITH Prop 34 y/o 24/01/1990 1.86 m 123 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 5.17 lb; 271.17 lb PRO
South Africa Corné FOURIE Hooker 35 y/o 02/09/1988 1.87 m 118 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO
South Africa Jaco VISAGIE Hooker 31 y/o 08/07/1992 1.88 m 107 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
South Africa Jacques-Lois DU TOIT Hooker - - - - - - PRO
South Africa Morné BRANDON Hooker 23 y/o 25/11/2000 1.84 m 106 kg 6 ft 16 st; 233.69 lb PRO 2026
South Africa PJ BOTHA Hooker 26 y/o 20/01/1998 1.81 m 105 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2025
Zimbabwe Darrien-Lane LANDSBERG Lock 25 y/o 26/07/1998 1.96 m 111 kg 6 ft 5 in 17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb PRO
South Africa Etienne OOSTHUIZEN Lock 31 y/o 22/12/1992 1.98 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO
South Africa Raynard ROETS Lock 23 y/o 09/04/2001 1.97 m 108 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Reinhard NOTHNAGEL Lock 26 y/o 25/09/1997 2.02 m 117 kg 6 ft 8 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Ruan VENTER Lock 21 y/o 29/11/2002 1.98 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Ruben SCHOEMAN Lock 28 y/o 14/03/1996 1.99 m 124 kg 6 ft 6 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO 2026
Congo Emmanuel TSHITUKA Back row 23 y/o 16/06/2000 1.94 m 106 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Francke HORN Back row 25 y/o 24/05/1999 1.90 m 106 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Hanru SIRGEL Back row 26 y/o 08/05/1998 1.90 m 103 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Izan ESTERHUIZEN Back row 23 y/o 08/05/2001 1.91 m 112 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO
South Africa Jarod CAIRNS Back row 23 y/o 18/05/2001 1.87 m - 6 ft 2 in - PRO
South Africa JC PRETORIUS Back row 26 y/o 29/01/1998 1.86 m 92 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO
South Africa Renzo DU PLESSIS Back row - - - - - - PRO 2026
South Africa Ruan DELPORT Back row 21 y/o 03/07/2002 - - - - PRO 2026
South Africa Ruhan STRAEULI Back row 25 y/o 04/11/1998 1.93 m 112 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Sibusiso SANGWENI Back row 23 y/o 27/11/2000 1.89 m 102 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 0.87 lb; 224.87 lb PRO
South Africa Travis GORDON Back row 25 y/o 15/03/1999 1.88 m 104 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO
South Africa Willem ALBERTS Back row 40 y/o 11/05/1984 1.92 m 120 kg 6 ft 4 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Johan MULDER Scrum-half 24 y/o 06/08/1999 1.76 m 85 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO
South Africa Morné VAN DEN BERG Scrum-half 26 y/o 24/10/1997 1.75 m 82 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Nico STEYN Scrum-half 22 y/o 12/04/2002 1.77 m 77 kg 5 ft 10 in 12 st 1.76 lb; 169.76 lb PRO
South Africa Sanele NOHAMBA Scrum-half 25 y/o 19/01/1999 1.67 m 69 kg 5 ft 6 in 10 st 12.12 lb; 152.12 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Jordan HENDRIKSE Fly-half 22 y/o 28/06/2001 1.86 m 89 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 0.21 lb; 196.21 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Kade WOLHUTER Fly-half 22 y/o 28/06/2001 1.82 m 93 kg 6 ft 14 st; 205.03 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Zander DU PLESSIS Fly-half 24 y/o 08/04/2000 1.90 m 90 kg 6 ft 3 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO
South Africa Erich CRONJÉ Centre 27 y/o 01/01/1997 1.84 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb PRO
South Africa Henco VAN WYK Centre 23 y/o 07/05/2001 1.80 m 92 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Manuel RASS Centre 26 y/o 19/04/1998 1.74 m 88 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Marius LOUW Centre 28 y/o 24/10/1995 1.82 m 97 kg 6 ft 15 st; 213.85 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Rynhardt JONKER Centre 24 y/o 18/04/2000 1.80 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO
South Africa Boldwin HANSEN Winger 23 y/o 26/03/2001 1.92 m 98 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO
South Africa Edwill VAN DER MERWE Winger 28 y/o 12/04/1996 1.81 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Rabz MAXWANE Winger 28 y/o 14/08/1995 1.81 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Stean PIENAAR Winger 27 y/o 13/05/1997 1.78 m 97 kg 5 ft 10 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Andries COETZEE Fullback 34 y/o 01/03/1990 1.81 m 92 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO
South Africa Gianni LOMBARD Fullback 26 y/o 22/01/1998 1.78 m 78 kg 5 ft 10 in 12 st 3.96 lb; 171.96 lb PRO
South Africa Quan HORN Fullback 22 y/o 27/06/2001 1.81 m 84 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO 2026
South Africa Richard KRIEL Fullback 23 y/o 07/07/2000 1.94 m 95 kg 6 ft 4 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
South Africa Rhynardt RIJNSBURGER Prop 23 PRO retired on medical advice

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Ruan VENTER - 21 years old
  • Oldest player : Willem ALBERTS - 40 years old
  • Average : 26 years old
  • Lightest player : Sanele NOHAMBA - 69 kg
  • Heaviest player : Asenathi NTLABAKANYE - 153 kg
  • Average weight : 103 kg