Lions Player Losses & Gains

Lions player losses and gains linked to the SARU decision to kick the Lions out of Super Rugby

Gains:

Warwick Tecklenburg – flank (Bulls)
Marnitz Boshoff – flyhalf (Griquas)
Kobus de Kock – fullback (Sharks/College Rovers)
Franco Mostert – lock (Bulls)
Jacques van Rooyen – loosehead prop (Pretoria Police)
Hugo Kloppers – lock (Maties) (WP u/19, WP u/21, WP Vodacom Cup)
Stokkies Hanekom – Centre (SWD Eagles) (WP u/19, WP u/21, 2009 Boks u/20)
Lionel Cronje – fyhalf/fullback (Bulls)
JJ Breet – lock (Bulls)
Robbie Coetzee – hooker (Bulls)
Lambert Groenewald – Loose forward (Sharks/Italy/Spain)

On Loan (Confirmed):

Elton Jantjies – Stormers
Franco van der Merwe – Sharks
Jaco Taute – Stormers (injured)
Callie Visagie – Bulls
Lionel Mapoe – Bulls (injured)

Losses so far:

Earlier: Michael Killian – Kings
Earlier: Doppies la Grange – Treviso
12 Jul 2012: Grant Hattingh – Bulls (he was only on a short term contract till the end of Super Rugby)
14 Aug 2012: Rudy Paige – Bulls (decision made before announcement on 16 Aug)
24 Aug 2012: Jacobie Adriaanse – Llanelli Scarletts (Wales)
25 Aug 2012: Caylib Oosthuizen – Cheetahs
27 Aug 2012: Paul Willemse – Bulls
28 Aug 2012: Ruan Botha – WP
11 Sept 2012: Josh Strauss – Glasgow Warriors (Scotland)
14 Sept 2012: Etienne Oosthuizen – Brumbies (Australia)
19 Sept 2012: Wikus van Heerden – Retired
3 Oct 2012: Pat Cilliers – Stormers
3 Oct 2012: Michael Rhodes – Stormers
15 Oct 2012: Cobus Grobbelaar – Retired
30 Oct 2012: Bandise Maku – Kings
31 Oct 2012: Butch James – Sharks
1 Nov 2012: Waylon Murray – Kings
Not sure when: Sebastian de Chaves – Mont de Marsan, France
21 Dec 2013: JC Janse van Rensburg – Bayonne
June 2013: Hendrik Roodt – Grenoble
July 2013: Elton Jantjies – Stormers (Offer to be made)
July 2013: Jaco Taute – Stormers

Sources (but not the only ones):

http://www.sudrugby.com/transferts/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2012%E2%80%9313_Super_Rugby_transfers

The players who are extending or are signing their first contracts are

2013 Under 19s:

Malcolm Marx (2012 SA Schools), hooker, 2013 – 2014
Jano Venter (2012 SA Schools), loose forward 2013 – 2014
Akhona Sihunu (2012 SA Schools) scrumhalf 2013 – 2014
Jaco van der Walt (2011 SA Schools) flyhalf 2013 – 2014

2013 Under-21s:
Mark Pretorius, hooker, 2013
Gideon Muller, prop, 2013
Ruan Venter, lock, 2013 – 2014
Stephan de Witt, loose forward, 2013 – 2014
Ruan Lerm, loose forward, 2013 – 2014
Fabian Booysen, loose forward, 2013
Jacques Kotze, prop – 2013
Marais Schmidt – flyhalf
Vian van der Watt – scrumhalf

New/extended contracts or still contracted
2013 Seniors:

Francois du Toit , hooker 2013 – 2014
Ruan Dreyer, prop, 2013 – 2014
Derick Minnie, loose forward, 2013 – 2014
Willie Britz, loose forward, 2013 – 2014
Warwick Tecklenberg, loose forward, 2013 – 2014
Marais Schmidt, flyhalf, 2013 – 2014
Robert du Bruyn Centre 2013
Anthony Volmink, wing, 2013 – 2014
JR Esterhuizen, wing, 2013
Deon Helberg, wing, 2013
Andries Coetzee, fullback/flyhalf – 2013 – 2014
Ruan Combrinck, Wing/fulback – 2013
Marnitz Boshoff, flyhalf – 2013 – 2014
JC Janse van Rensburg, prop – 2013 – To Bayonne, France
CJ van der Linde, prop – 2013
Hendrik Roodt, lock – 2013
Jaco Kriel, flank – 2013
Stephan Greeff, lock – 2013
Warren Whiteley, eighthman – 2013
Michael Bondesio, scrumhalf – 2013
Ross Cronje, scrumhalf – 2013
Whestley Moolman, scrumhalf – 2013
Guy Cronje, flyhalf – 2013
Alwyn Hollenbach, centre – 2013
Dylan Des Fountain, centre – 2013
Bradley Moolman, centre – 2013
Deon van Rensburg, centre/wing – 2013
Deon Helberg, centre/wing – 2013
James Kamana, wing/fullback – 2013
Jacques van Rooyen – loosehead prop
Kobus de Kock – fullback
Lionel Cronje – fyhalf/fullback (Bulls)
JJ Breet – lock (Bulls)
Robbie Coetzee – hooker (Bulls)

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