Can Lions spark Ellis Park revival?

JUAN KARSTEL wants to see the Lions apply their innovative minds to drawing a bigger crowd to the home of South Africa’s best Super Rugby team.

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Braai-time with the Lions

LISTEN: Lions coach Johan Ackermann and four of his stalwarts take a break from a team braai to chat about their dream season, and this week’s semi-final showdown against the Highlanders.

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770 – Stats

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Investors pull plug on Kings rescue plan

The investors behind the plan to save the Kings from a financial crisis have reportedly pulled out, casting doubt over the union’s ability to field a team in the Currie Cup.

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Jantjies and Mostert rated MVPs

The Lions’ Elton Jantjies and Franco Mostert enjoyed lots of love in the Vodacom Player ratings, while Sharks flyhalf Garth April suffered a brutal flaying.

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Semi-finals preview

If the Lions beat the Highlanders, and the travel-weary Chiefs upset the Canes, the Super Rugby final will be played at Ellis Park for the very first time!

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Top guns to take off at Ellis Park

Try-scoring aces Ruan Combrinck and Waisake Naholo will go full thrusters in what promises to be a supersonic duel for survival at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Currie Cup ready to launch!

Western Province and the Blue Bulls resume the north-south derby at Loftus Versfeld in the opening round of the 2016 Currie Cup on Friday, August 5.

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Raters mouse-up for Lions

The Raters reacted swiftly and decisively to the Vodacom Stats XV by voting in a quartet of Crusader-eating Lions replacements.

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It’s time the Springboks play like Lions

DAN RETIEF extols the virtues of the rugby that has carried the Lions to the Super Rugby semi-finals, and he hopes the Springboks are ready to copy and paste.

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Reel Rugby

WATCH: Video highlights of the quarter-finals as the Lions pounced on the Crusaders, the Sharks and Stormers were well beaten by Kiwi opponents, and the Highlanders saddled the Brumbies.

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