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NIC Groom, who’ll lead the Lions for the first time in Nel­spruit tonight, joined the Joburg team in April af­ter play­ing 49 times for the Northamp­ton Saints.

He joined the Eng­land-based side in 2016 from Western Prov­ince and the Storm­ers, whom he rep­re­sented on 69 and 57 oc­ca­sions re­spec­tively in the Cur­rie Cup and Su­per Rugby com­pe­ti­tions.

The now 28-year-old scrumhalf also ran out for the Ikey Tigers in the Var­sity Cup com­pe­ti­tion, win­ning the ti­tle in 2011. Groom was schooled at Ron­de­bosch Boys High. | Jac­ques van der Westhuyzen

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