Lions re-sign four of their Super Rugby stars

Johannesburg based Super Rugby side the Lions have announced that they have re-signed several senior marquee players ahead of the 2015 season.

Springbok trio Marnitz Boshoff and Julian Redelinghuys as well current Lions captain Warren Whiteley, have all extended their contracts until 2016.

Additionally, Jaco Kriel and Ruan Dreyer – both who joined the Springbok squad for their 2014 year-end tour of the Northern Hemisphere – have also opted to renew their contracts.

This positive news comes just three weeks before the commencement of the 2015 season, providing the team with an added boost and additional consistency.

High Performance Manager Bart Schoeman is thrilled to have secured the services of prominent senior stalwarts.

“Having re-signed these players will certainly add to the confidence and continuity at the GLRU and will assist the Union in meeting the goals we have set ourselves since our readmission into the Super Rugby tournament in 2014,” said Schoeman.

“These senior players join Derick Minnie, Stokkies Hanekom, Warwick Tecklenburg, Sampie Mastriet, Franco Mostert and other experienced players in extending their contracts with the GLRU.

“Combining these signings with a host of talented junior players, currently contracted to the Union, the future really does look bright for the Lions.”

Additionally, the GLRU will engage in contractual negotiations with selected senior and junior players in the weeks leading up to the start of the 2015 season.

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