Combrinck extends Lions stay

Date published: May 18 2016

Lions wing Ruan Combrinck has signed a new two-year deal with the Johannesburg outfit after joining them in 2012.

The 26-year-old  joined the Johannesburg side after playing for Western Province and Maties.

The profilic speedster, who is also the side's alternative goal kicker, has been in impressive form so far this season and has played every minute of all of the Lions matches.

"I have played a full 80 minutes for eleven games now," Combrinck said via an official Lions press release.

"And when I asked our fitness trainer what I needed to do in our bye week, I was told to rest, that I have done enough.

"But to me it felt like we were just starting. I just love working hard, putting in the extra hours.

The Michaelhouse product has come a long way since the days of training with the Currie Cup squad and despite not making any appearances for his efforts during his first season under former head coach John Mitchell, his loyalty has been rewarded and he has expressed his delight with his contract being extended.

"I really enjoy my time here at the Lions, when I first arrived Mitch was the coach," he added. 

"He is a very smart coach with an All Black mindset. I played in three games for the Under 21’s when he called me up to train with the Currie Cup side. I trained with them that whole season without playing one game."