Mass exodus at Lions
NEWS: The Lions revealed that there will be 10 players heading for the exit door as the franchise look to rebuild.
The players on the list to leave the Johannesburg side include Springbok duo Ruan Combrink and Lionel Mapoe.
The pair have not been named in the Springboks squad and are rumoured to head abroad.
Scrumhalf Nic Groom has already revealed that he will join Pro14 side Edinburgh.
While lock Stephan Lewies has signed for Premiership side Harlequins.
The rest of the names on the list includes wing Sylvian Mahuza, hooker Robbie Coetzee, prop Danie Mienie, loose forward Robert Kruger and centre pair Harold Vorster and Franco Naude.
Player Announcement: The Lions Rugby Company bids farewell to the following players:@R_Combrinck15 @robbie_CL2
Robert Kruger@HaroldVorster @13LionelMapoe14 @lewies4
Franco Naude#LionsPride pic.twitter.com/0VmU3BTINk
— Xerox Golden Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) July 2, 2019
Meanwhile, the Johannesburg side finalises their Currie Cup coaching staff and also revealed who will lead the Under-21 team.
The Currie Cup head coach Ivan van Rooyen will be assisted by forward coach Philip Lemmer, attack coach Neil de Bruin and defence coach Sean Erasmus.
While, Joey Mongalo, who was the Super Rugby defence coach, will take over as head coach of the Under21 side.
Assisting the 34-year-old is Wessel Roux (Forwards) and Mziwakhe Nkosi (attack).