Springboks – Emirates Lions Gave Exposure To Their Players To Hopefully Become Great Springboks


Lions assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher said the inclusion of Henco van Wyk, Sanele Nohamba, Jordan Hendrikse, Quan Horn, Ruan Venter and Morne van den Berg was part of their plan to fast-track the players, allowing them to get exposure at this level to hopefully become great Springboks one day.”

“We hope they will get an opportunity to take it further than just the alignment camp, but we are all excited, we are excited for them. And I think that is a step in the right direction for us."

“A lot of credit must also go to our recruitment system, these boys played for us at junior level and ideally that’s what we are looking for."

“For them to make the step-up from junior rugby and get into the United Rugby Championship (URC) or the Challenge Cup squad. But we are really excited and can’t wait for their opportunity.”

“A lot of credit must go to them, they are working really hard. I think it is a great opportunity, just to get into a different environment, to get a feel for what it is like to be part of a Springbok set-up where the intensity is right up there,” Loubscher said.

“The preparation, the attention to detail, and getting a feel of training with someone like a Pieter-Steph du Toit. I hope they are going to come back and all the intellectual property will filter through to our players and our squad. Who knows, maybe we will see five more players there.”

“That was our game plan from the start, to fast track those boys, give them the opportunity, get exposure at this level and hopefully they can become great Springboks one day.”