Lions spoilt for choice in halfback department


SPOTLIGHT: Saturday's win over the Ospreys in Swansea was an example of the depth the Lions are building among their halfbacks.

After starting the season with Jordan Hendrikse and Morne van den Berg in the opening round against the Bulls in Johannesburg, the Lions decided to test out a new halfback combination in Wales in the form of Gianni Lombard and Sanele Nohamba.

There was some rustiness, but there was enough there to show that they have a bright future together with the Lions.

"Everyone puts their hands up for selection and obviously the coaches back whoever they have to back and try new combinations, " said Nohamba, who was named man of the match for his role in the 28-27 win in Swansea.

"I think it worked well with me and Gianni on Saturday.

"It was the first time we played together.

"We just backed each other up and trusted each other and everything took off from there."

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