The Lions Rugby squad for 2020/2021

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Here is the list of players of the Lions for the 2020/2021 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 22 y/o 15/04/1999 1.82 m 134 kg 6 ft 21 st; 295.42 lb PRO
South Africa Banele MTHENJANE Prop 21 y/o 18/02/2000 1.84 m 114 kg 6 ft 17 st; 251.33 lb PRO
South Africa Carlü SADIE Prop 24 y/o 07/03/1997 1.80 m 124 kg 5 ft 11 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO
South Africa Jannie DU PLESSIS Prop 38 y/o 16/11/1982 1.88 m 121 kg 6 ft 2 in 19 st 0.76 lb; 266.76 lb PRO
South Africa Nathan MCBETH Prop 22 y/o 08/06/1998 1.89 m 109 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO
South Africa Ruan DREYER Prop 30 y/o 16/09/1990 1.86 m 113 kg 6 ft 1 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO
South Africa Sti SITHOLE Prop 28 y/o 31/03/1993 1.80 m 109 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Dameon VENTER Hooker 21 y/o 10/12/1999 1.85 m 105 kg 6 ft 1 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
South Africa Jan-Henning CAMPHER Hooker 24 y/o 10/12/1996 1.86 m 109 kg 6 ft 1 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO
South Africa Morné BRANDON Hooker 20 y/o 25/11/2000 1.84 m 106 kg 6 ft 16 st; 233.69 lb PRO
South Africa PJ BOTHA Hooker 23 y/o 20/01/1998 1.81 m 104 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO
South Africa Lunga NCUBE Lock 20 y/o 26/05/2000 1.97 m 112 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO
South Africa Reinhard NOTHNAGEL Lock 23 y/o 25/09/1997 2.02 m 110 kg 6 ft 8 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2024
South Africa Ruben SCHOEMAN Lock 25 y/o 14/03/1996 1.99 m 122 kg 6 ft 6 in 19 st 2.96 lb; 268.96 lb PRO
South Africa Wilhelm VAN DER SLUYS Lock 29 y/o 14/08/1991 1.98 m 112 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2021
Congo Emmanuel TSHITUKA Back row 20 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 21 y/o 24/05/1999 1.90 m 103 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO
South Africa Hacjivah DAYIMANI Back row 23 y/o 23/09/1997 1.88 m 99 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb PRO
South Africa Izan ESTERHUIZEN Back row - - - - - - PRO
South Africa Jaco KRIEL Back row 31 y/o 21/08/1989 1.84 m 100 kg 6 ft 15 st; 220.46 lb PRO 2022
South Africa Len MASSYN Back row 23 y/o 21/05/1997 1.92 m 104 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO 2021
South Africa Mandisi MTHIYANE Back row 22 y/o 21/01/1999 - - - - PRO
South Africa Mark SNYMAN Back row 22 y/o 12/03/1999 1.81 m 98 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO
South Africa Marnus SCHOEMAN Back row 32 y/o 09/02/1989 1.80 m 100 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb PRO 2021
South Africa MJ PELSER Back row 22 y/o 28/07/1998 1.85 m 101 kg 6 ft 1 in 15 st 12.67 lb; 222.67 lb PRO
South Africa Roelof SMIT Back row 28 y/o 11/01/1993 1.87 m 108 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO
South Africa Ruhan STRAEULI Back row 22 y/o 04/11/1998 1.93 m 107 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
South Africa Sibusiso SANGWENI Back row 20 y/o 27/11/2000 1.89 m 98 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO
Congo Vincent TSHITUKA Back row 22 y/o 10/09/1998 1.95 m 107 kg 6 ft 5 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
South Africa Willem ALBERTS Back row 37 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 27 y/o 02/09/1993 1.84 m 88 kg 6 ft 13 st; 194.01 lb PRO
South Africa Dillon SMIT Scrum-half 28 y/o 11/12/1992 1.75 m 80 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO
South Africa Morné VAN DEN BERG Scrum-half 23 y/o 24/10/1997 1.75 m 80 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO
South Africa Ross CRONJÉ Scrum-half 31 y/o 26/07/1989 1.81 m 88 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO
South Africa Fred ZEILINGA Fly-half 28 y/o 11/12/1992 1.75 m 82 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO
South Africa Jordan HENDRIKSE Fly-half 19 y/o 28/06/2001 1.86 m 72 kg 6 ft 1 in 11 st 4.73 lb; 158.73 lb PRO 2022
South Africa Luke ROSSOUW Fly-half 22 y/o 04/01/1999 1.84 m 95 kg 6 ft 14 st; 209.44 lb PRO
South Africa Burger ODENDAAL Center 28 y/o 15/04/1993 1.87 m 98 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO
South Africa Dan KRIEL Center 26 y/o 17/03/1995 1.92 m 103 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO
South Africa EW VILJOEN Center 26 y/o 09/05/1995 1.92 m 104 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO
South Africa James MOLLENTZE Center 21 y/o 08/07/1999 1.81 m 98 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO
South Africa Manuel RASS Center 23 y/o 19/04/1998 1.74 m 84 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO
South Africa Wandisile SIMELANE Center 23 y/o 21/03/1998 1.78 m 88 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO 2022
South Africa Courtnall SKOSAN Winger 29 y/o 24/07/1991 1.84 m 90 kg 6 ft 14 st; 198.42 lb PRO
Namibia Divan ROSSOUW Winger 25 y/o 12/03/1996 1.87 m 89 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 0.21 lb; 196.21 lb PRO 2022
Congo Ngia SELENGBE Winger 19 y/o 09/06/2001 1.82 m 92 kg 6 ft 14 st; 202.83 lb PRO
South Africa Prince NKABINDE Winger 21 y/o 11/12/1999 1.80 m 104 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO
South Africa Rabz MAXWANE Winger 25 y/o 14/08/1995 1.81 m 83 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO
South Africa Stean PIENAAR Winger 23 y/o 13/05/1997 1.78 m 97 kg 5 ft 10 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO
Namibia Tiaan SWANEPOEL Fullback 24 y/o 04/06/1996 1.80 m 88 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO 2024

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
South Africa Wiehahn HERBST Prop 32 PRO Gone to Sharks on a short-term deal
South Africa Elton JANTJIES Fly-half 30 PRO Gone tu Pau (FRA) for the end of the season

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Jordan HENDRIKSE - 19 years old
  • Oldest player : Jannie DU PLESSIS - 38 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Jordan HENDRIKSE - 72 kg
  • Heaviest player : Asenathi NTLABAKANYE - 134 kg
  • Average weight : 101 kg