Johannesburg – Lions coach Johan Ackermann announced his squad to participate in the 2012 Currie Cup competition on Tuesday.

“It includes some of our injured players who will return during the campaign,” Ackermann said in Johannesburg.

“There are also some players coming back into training who can work themselves back into the squad.

“We look forward to the season and trust that we will play a good brand of rugby that will make our supporters proud.”

SQUAD

Forwards: Jacobie Adriaanse, Ruan Botha, Willie Britz, Ruan Dreyer, Francois du Toit, Cobus Grobbelaar, JC Janse van Rensburg (c), Jaco Kriel, Derick Minnie, Caylib Oosthuizen, Hendrik Roodt, Joshua Strauss, CJ van der Linde, Franco van der Merwe, Callie Visagie, Warren Whiteley,

Backs: Michael Bondesio, Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Guy Cronje, Ross Cronje, JR Esterhuizen, Deon Helberg, Alwyn Hollenbach, Butch James, James Kamana, Lionel Mapoe, Waylon Murray, Jaco Taute, Deon van Rensburg, Anthony Volmink. – Sapa