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Lions bring in experienced No.10

SQUAD UPDATE: Flyhalf Fred Zeilinga has joined the Lions’ touring squad ahead of their United Rugby Championship Round Four clash against Ulster in Belfast on Friday.


The Lions are currently without Jordan Hendrikse and Eddie Fouché, who have both returned home.

Hendrikse fractured his right ankle during the Lions’ second-round match against Scarlets.

The young playmaker is expected to be out of action for at least three months.

Fouche injured his ankle in training last week Thursday.

EW Viljoen wore the No.10 jersey in the Lions’ 9-13 defeat to the Glasgow Warriors in Round Three.

Meanwhile, lock Pieter Jansen van Vuren injured his left MCL against the Warriors and he will also be returning to South Africa.


“It’s always unfortunate losing players to injury, but those are the realities of rugby,” Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen.

“We welcome Fred to the group and wish Pieter, Jordan and Eddie a speedy recovery.”

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