In a statement the Lions said they “would like to confirm that the following players have all re-signed with the Lions: Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Kwagga Smith, Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Dylan Smith.
Yesterday six Springboks extended contracts, including Warren Whiteley, Malcolm Marx, Ross Cronje, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Cyle Brink and Marvin Orie.
However, the significant fact is that Whiteley and Marx have only signed on for one more year – until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
The possibility that Marx and Whiteley have not signed on for longer must raise some concern.
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Other players who recently extended their stay at Ellis Park include Andries Coetzee, Elton Jantjies, Lionel Mapoe and Courtnall Skosan – who will all be at the union until 2020.
Super Rugby’s three-times losing Finalists, the Lions, have confirmed the departure of a host of senior players.
Seasoned prop Jacques van Rooyen has signed with Bath.
He joins players like Ruan Dreyer, Jaco Kriel and Rohan Janse van Rensburg – who are also heading for the exit door.
Kriel (flank) and Dreyer (prop) are both joining former Lions coach Johann Ackermann at Gloucester.
Bok lock Franco Mostert is also listed on the club’s new recruits, but the Lions are disputing the legitimacy of this contract.
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