Lions duo cleared to play

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:27
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NEWS: Golden Lions hooker Robbie Coetzee and centre Rohan Janse Van Rensburg have both been cleared at disciplinary hearings on Monday.

They will travel with the team to Cape Town, to take on Western Province in a Currie Cup Round Six match at Newlands on Friday.

Blue Bulls fullback Duncan Matthews, meanwhile, will have a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after being cited for a dangerous tackle in their clash against Western Province last Saturday.

Coetzee received a red card in the 51st minute in the 31-47 loss to the Sharks, after his boot made contact with an opposition player's face.

However, his actions were deemed as "entirely accidental", with no intention of kicking his opponent.

Janse van Rensburg's citing, also for a dangerous tackle, was not upheld.

The outcome of Matthews’ disciplinary hearing is expected to be announced on Tuesday.

While the two Lions players were cleared, the team could be without scrumhalf Dillon Smit and captain Ryan Kankowski.

Smit fractured his ankle against the Sharks and will undergo surgery on Friday.

He is likely to miss the rest of the competition.

Kankowski strained his groin and is undergoing scans on Monday.

The Lions - who are without seven Springboks and a handful of Super Rugby stars that are playing abroad during the Currie Cup season - have won just once in four matches this season.

They are in sixth place on the seven-team standings with nine points - two points behind the fifth-placed WP.

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Sun, 24 September 2017
London Irish v Northampton Saints 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 14h00 Sandy Park
Fri, 29 September 2017
Sharks v Golden Lions 17h00 Durban
Newcastle Falcons v London Irish 18h35 Kingston Park
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 18h35 Sixways
Sale Sharks v Gloucester 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Leinster v Edinburgh 19h35 RDS Arena
Scarlets v Connacht 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sat, 30 September 2017
Griquas v Free State Cheetahs 12h00 Kimberley
Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs 13h00 Welford Road
Munster v Cardiff Blues 13h30 Thomond Park
Northampton Saints v Harlequins 14h00 Franklin's Gardens
Cheetahs v Ospreys 14h00 Bloemfontein
Wasps v Bath 14h00 Ricoh Arena
Zebre v Ulster 14h35 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Bloemfontein
Dragons v Kings 18h35 Rodney Parade
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 10 9 0 1 43
Free State Cheetahs 9 6 0 3 30
Western Province 9 5 0 4 27
Golden Lions 9 4 0 5 25
Pumas 10 4 0 6 24
Blue Bulls 9 3 0 6 20
Griquas 10 2 0 8 16