VIDEO: Lance joins Reds after Rebels release

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:13

NEWS: The Queensland Reds have added further experience to their backline for the 2018 Super Rugby season, with the signing of Jono Lance.

The 27-year-old flyhalf has played more than 50 Super Rugby games and won two Super Rugby trophies and National Rugby Championship title since making his debut for the Reds back in 2011.
 
His seven years as a professional have seen him play for the Reds, Waratahs and Western Force, along with a recent stint with Worcester Warriors in the English Premiership.
 
Lance said he was happy to return to Ballymore, where his rugby career started.
 
"I spent a lot of time at Ballymore in the early stages of my career so it was a great feeling to be driving back through the gates again," he said.
 
"I know the guys have been working hard in the pre-season so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens the next few weeks. It's really exciting to get back and pull on the Reds jersey again."
 
Reds head coach Brad Thorn said Lance was a good fit for the squad and provided added depth and experience.
 
"Jono is a great addition to the squad. He's well known as a good bloke and a tough footballer. He'll bring plenty of experience and smarts to the backline," Thorn said.
 
Lance was originally contracted to the Melbourne Rebels for the 2018 season but has been released to the Reds immediately. He will join his teammates today as preparations continue for their first pre-season fixture, an opposed training session Ballymore on Friday, February 2.

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Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
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Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
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Rebels 87 4 0 4 21
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 15
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
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Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Blues 8 2 0 6 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Jaguares 9 4 0 5 16
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14