Lionel Mapoe rugby player
Lionel Mapoe rugby player

Lionel Mapoe

13th Jul 1988 1.82m/90kg Outside Centre

What If The Springboks Needed To Select Players From Europe and Australasia For The Rugby Championship?

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienaber is set to kick off his tenure as the new Springbok coach during the Rugby Championship which is set to be held exclusively in New Zealand. However, Nienaber has...

The Talented Group Of Stars From The U20s Class Of 2008

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2008, Sixteen teams assembled in Wales for what was then dubbed as 'the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship 2008'.   The competition replaced the U21 IRB Junior World Championship...

Super Rugby Highlights: Sharks v Lions

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Derby delight for the Sharks, who saw off the Lions 27-17 at Kings Park, with Curwin Bosch, Dan du Preez and Makazole Mapimpi on the scoreboard for the home team.Lionel Mapoe and Cyle Brink touched down...

Warren Whitely ruled out of Crusaders clash

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions captain Warren Whiteley has failed a late fitness test and has been ruled out of their match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday, confirms sarugbymag.     Whiteley,...

Combrinck returns to the Lions starting line up

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions head coach Swys de Bruin has made a number of changes to his side for their first tour match in Australiasia.   Veteran centre Lionel Mapoe will celebrate his 100th Super Rugby match for the...

Simelane & Green left out of Lions' Australasian touring squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Youngsters Wandisele Simelane and Tyrone Green have been left out of the Lions' Australasian touring squad but have been included on the list of six players who have been put on standby.   Harold...

"He is footballer, wherever you play him" - Swys de Bruin on why Aphiwe Dyantyi is playing 13

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Swys de Bruin surprised by moving Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi to 13. Here he explains why along with Lionel Mapoe, who will partner Dyantyi against the Sharks.       Credit:...

Stunning Lions fightback ends Rebels' winning start

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Rebels looked to be cruising towards a big away win, the Lions rallied and sensationally stole victory on Saturday.     The Lions mustered an incredible second-half response to deny...

Combrinck, Lewies & Smith Start For The Lions

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three changes have been made to the Emirates Lions starting line-up for the Vodacom Super Rugby encounter with the DHL Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.         Ruan Combrinck...

Lions name squad for Super Rugby opener vs Jaguares

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Whiteley will lead a strong Emirates Lions side when they take the field against the Jaguares in their Vodacom Super Rugby opener in Argentina on Saturday evening (23:40 SA time).     Each...