Golden Lions

The Golden Lions ( engl. the Golden Lion; referred from sponsorship reasons as Xerox Lions, Afrikaans, formerly known as Transvaal: Goue Leeus ) are a South African rugby union team. She plays in the Currie Cup and their game operation is organized by the Golden Lions Rugby Union ( GLRU ). The home games are played at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. The Association provides players for the franchise team Lions playing in the Super 14 international members.


The GLRU was founded in 1889 and is one of the oldest regional organizations in South Africa. The first game we played on 31 August of the year against the Griquas. 1922, the team won the Currie Cup for the first time. It was followed by seven victories and a split sole. 1993 won the Golden Lions Super 10, the predecessor of the Super 14 competition, the former team holds the strongest selection of the Transvaal in history, as they won 22 games in a row.

1928 succeeded the Golden Lions to beat the New Zealand All Blacks. In addition, there are five victories against the British and Irish Lions, three against the Australian Wallabies and each a success against France and England to book. To date, over 150 Springboks emerged from the region.

In 1997, the Association of Transvaal Rugby Union named to Gauteng Lions to a year later change the name to Golden Lions.


Currie Cup winner: 1922, 1939, 1950, 1952, 1971 *, 1972, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2011

* This year, the Golden Lions shared the victory with the Blue Bulls.

Super 10 winner: 1993

Well-known current and former players