Brink’s Contract With Golden Lions Extended
Brink’s Contract With Golden Lions Extended: The Golden Lions Rugby Union have confirmed they have extended the contract of their talented young flanker Cyle Brink ho has come through the junior systems at the Lions and is now 22. The flanker is set to stay at Ellis Park for another two years, despite some enticing offers from across the country and abroad. With Brink having a Portugese passport, he could have been snapped up by a European team without a work permit, but chose to stay at the Lions. “Just like Malcolm Marx and Dylan Smith, he is a Johannesburg schoolboy at KES that has come through the Lions junior structures and who played SA under-20 in 2014. Hopefully he will also play for the SA A side this year as well.”
In other rugby news this next month off from Super Rugby is every bit as welcome as a long-lost friend arriving at your doorstep with two bags of dry wood and a cooler box full of beers. After 14 weeks of jam-packed provincial schedules we all need a bit of respite, and three weeks of cross-hemisphere international matches will do just fine. When Allister Coetzee finalises his Springbok starting team for next week’s Castle Lager Incoming Tours test match against Ireland at Newlands, it will be interesting to see how many of the players from the dominant South African franchise will make the cut. Coetzee may have tread close to the line where he could have been criticised for being biased when he called up nine players from his former team, the DHL Stormers. That is particularly so if you consider that the Lions have clearly been in a different league to the Cape side for most of the Vodacom Super Rugby season.