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