“It Comes Down To Us As Players” – Francke Horn


Francke Horn returned from a lengthy spell out due to undergoing ankle surgery and celebrated his return for the Emirates Lions with a man-of-the-match performance against the Glasgow Warriors.

“It’s awesome to be back. It was quite a tough few months watching the guys play and not getting the results. So being back on the park and being able to contribute again was amazing,”

Horn made it clear that he is totally committed to the Emirates Lions during a media opportunity earlier this week.

“I love this team. We work really hard. To have two yellow cards and a red card in the match and still pull it through, I am so proud of the guys and it was a great team effort."

“Last weekend’s game shows you that this team can still go forward. We had a lot of discussions and we are on the right path going forward."

“I think there is a lot to look forward to and I don’t think success is far away. If we take our opportunities and we stick to the plan, I think we can maybe be a surprise in the next six months.”

“Our backs were against the wall but we told each other that we have more than enough talent to still do the job and I think we showed it on Saturday."

“There were times when we played with 13 or 14 men, especially in the last 15 minutes with Glasgow throwing everything at it."

“We just decided we are not going to back down and this week things are a lot better."

“We know that one game is not going to make us a good team. We are going to have to back up this performance across the river (Against the Vodacom Bulls).”

“A lot of people talk about the winless record. I don’t think the players focus too much on that, this week we have a strategy and a plan and I think if we can execute that then it can be a competitive game."

“It comes down to us as players to buy into it and stick to it.”