After starting their united rugby league (URC) season with a disappointing loss to the Bullsthe the Lions are looking to fight back in their first game of a three-game tour when they take on the Ospreys in Swansea, Wales on Saturday.
Against the Bulls, the Lions made a number of handling errors and mistakes in the game, and new inside center Marius Louw, who made his debut on Saturday, admits the team are focused on cleaning up bases ahead of this weekend’s clash.
“I don’t know if it was rust, but the excitement was there, and our handling and our bases were definitely a downside in our game against the Bulls,” Louw said.
“So I think it’s now about having great bases. That’s something we’re really focused on this week, with great bases, and we’re looking forward to fixing those mistakes in this game. weekend.
Louw is fitting in well with the union after leaving the Sharks this offseason, and he enjoys the camaraderie with players and coaches.
He is happy to be in a team that really wanted him and will look to return the faith shown to him with great performances, as he believes the team is building something special.
“It’s been a difficult pre-season and I think we’ve learned a lot from it. The integration has been very easy. The coaches and the players have been very welcoming and I’ve learned a lot over the past few weeks,” said said Louw.
“For me personally, the opportunity to join the Lions was really good. It’s a big franchise and they really wanted me to join the team, and I think it was a case of me wanting to come to a place that really wanted me, so it was an easy decision.
“I think coming here has proven that so far. The coaches and the players have all supported each other and that’s the most important thing, if we support each other I think we can go a long way.