Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
1 minute read
29 Aug 2014
1:05 pm

Mapoe new Lions captain

Rudolph Jacobs

Wing Lionel Mapoe has been named new Lions captain on Friday morning for their Currie Cup clash against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night.

FILE PICTURE: Lionel Mapoe of the Lions. Picture: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images.

Mapoe takes over from No 8 Warren Whiteley who had been instructed to team up with the Springboks.

Willie Britz takes over as No 8, while hooker Willie Wepener will also come onto the bench as a late replacent for Robbie Coetzee who pulled out with a neck injury.