Lions bring in Varsity Cup star
SQUAD UPDATE: The Lions have brought in some extra flyhalf cover after Jordan Hendrikse’s long-term injury.
The Johannesburg outfit revealed that Varsity Cup star James Tedder will be joining them “on a trial basis”.
Hendrikse fractured his right ankle during the Lions’ second-round match against Scarlets in the United Rugby Championship.
Hendrikse will be travelling back to South Africa for possible surgery.
He is expected to be out of action for at least three months.
Tedder helped the University of Cape Town reach the Final of Varsity Cup 2021.
The Lions also have Eddie Fouche in their squad he is set to wear the No.10 jersey going forward.
“I am happy to have James part of the squad,” said Lions assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher.
“I was fortunate enough to coach him at the Sharks. So he will add massive value.”
Meanwhile, the Lions have also brought it experienced prop, JP Smith.
Smith joins the Lions on a two-year deal. His previous team was the LA Giltinis in the USA.
The 31-year-old and his twin brother Ruan represented the Brumbies and Reds in Super Rugby.
JP has a number appearance for Western Province to his name between 2015 and 2016.
The Lions Rugby Co is excited to welcome the following players to the Pride:
— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) October 4, 2021