Ross Roche
Senior sports writer
3 minute read
15 May 2022
7:30 am

‘Lions Rugby Union must press reset button — and move away from Ellis Park’

Ross Roche

Former coach Eugene Eloff has spoken out about the issues that are troubling the union.

To keep and attract top class players the Lions must move away from Ellis Park, according to a former coach. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Former Lions coach Eugene ‘Loffie’ Eloff believes that the Joburg-based union need to throw sentimentality away, get in major financial backing, back good business practices and make the move away from Ellis Park if the union are to turn around their current woes. The Lions currently find themselves almost back at square one as a host of current stars including captain Burger Odendaal, rising loose forward talent Vincent Tshituka and powerhouse up and coming prop Carlu Sadie, have all signed contracts to move away from the Lions at the end of the current season. It’s a continued exodus of players...