The Lions Rugby squad for 2022/2023

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Here is the list of players of the Lions for the 2022/2023 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 23 y/o 15/04/1999 1.82 m 153 kg 6 ft 24 st; 337.31 lb PRO
South Africa Jean-Pierre SMITH Prop 33 y/o 24/01/1990 1.86 m 124 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Morgan NAUDÉ Prop 24 y/o 11/08/1998 1.81 m 108 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Rhynardt RIJNSBURGER Prop 22 y/o 11/02/2001 1.88 m 118 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO
South Africa Ruan DREYER Prop 32 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 33 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 Sti SITHOLE Prop 29 y/o 31/03/1993 1.80 m 114 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Jaco VISAGIE Hooker 30 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 Michael VAN VUUREN Hooker 31 y/o 28/09/1991 1.87 m 106 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO
South Africa Morné BRANDON Hooker 22 y/o 25/11/2000 1.84 m 106 kg 6 ft 16 st; 233.69 lb PRO
South Africa PJ BOTHA Hooker 25 y/o 20/01/1998 1.81 m 105 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
Zimbabwe Darrien-Lane LANDSBERG Lock 24 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 Emile VAN HEERDEN Lock 22 y/o 08/08/2000 2.00 m 106 kg 6 ft 7 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb
South Africa Pieter JANSEN VAN VUREN Lock 31 y/o 02/04/1991 1.94 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Reinhard NOTHNAGEL Lock 25 y/o 25/09/1997 2.02 m 117 kg 6 ft 8 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Ruan VENTER Lock 20 y/o 29/11/2002 1.98 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Ruben SCHOEMAN Lock 26 y/o 14/03/1996 1.99 m 124 kg 6 ft 6 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO
Congo Emmanuel TSHITUKA Back row 22 y/o 16/06/2000 1.94 m 106 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO
South Africa Francke HORN Back row 23 y/o 24/05/1999 1.90 m 106 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO
South Africa Jaco KRIEL Back row 33 y/o 21/08/1989 1.84 m 101 kg 6 ft 15 st; 222.67 lb PRO
South Africa Jarod CAIRNS Back row 21 y/o 18/05/2001 1.87 m - 6 ft 2 in - PRO
South Africa JC PRETORIUS Back row 25 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 Ruhan STRAEULI Back row 24 y/o 04/11/1998 1.93 m 112 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO
South Africa Sibusiso SANGWENI Back row 22 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 23 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 38 y/o 11/05/1984 1.92 m 120 kg 6 ft 4 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO
South Africa André Riaan WARNER Scrum-half 29 y/o 02/09/1993 1.84 m 93 kg 6 ft 14 st; 205.03 lb PRO
South Africa Morné VAN DEN BERG Scrum-half 25 y/o 24/10/1997 1.75 m 82 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Sanele NOHAMBA Scrum-half 24 y/o 19/01/1999 1.67 m 69 kg 5 ft 6 in 10 st 12.12 lb; 152.12 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Jordan HENDRIKSE Fly-half 21 y/o 28/06/2001 1.86 m 89 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 0.21 lb; 196.21 lb PRO
South Africa Zander DU PLESSIS Fly-half 22 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 Henco VAN WYK Centre 21 y/o 07/05/2001 1.80 m 92 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO
South Africa Manuel RASS Centre 24 y/o 19/04/1998 1.74 m 88 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO
South Africa Marius LOUW Centre 27 y/o 24/10/1995 1.82 m 97 kg 6 ft 15 st; 213.85 lb PRO
South Africa Matt MORE Centre 24 y/o 25/11/1998 1.92 m 101 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 12.67 lb; 222.67 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Rynhardt JONKER Centre 22 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 Sango XAMLASHE Centre 24 y/o 22/10/1998 1.81 m 96 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO
South Africa Edwill VAN DER MERWE Winger 26 y/o 12/04/1996 1.81 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO
Congo Ilunga MUKENDI Winger 25 y/o 07/05/1997 1.84 m 88 kg 6 ft 13 st; 194.01 lb PRO
South Africa Rabz MAXWANE Winger 27 y/o 14/08/1995 1.81 m 90 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO
South Africa Stean PIENAAR Winger 25 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 32 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 25 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 21 y/o 27/06/2001 1.81 m 84 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
South Africa James TEDDER Fly-half 25 PRO Gone to SA XV (Fra)

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Ruan VENTER - 20 years old
  • Oldest player : Willem ALBERTS - 38 years old
  • Average : 26 years old
  • Lightest player : Sanele NOHAMBA - 69 kg
  • Heaviest player : Asenathi NTLABAKANYE - 153 kg
  • Average weight : 103 kg