Du’Plessis Kirifi captains the Lions side for a third consecutive season. Kirifi played age grade rugby for both Waikato and Taranaki before making the shift to the capital to join the Lions and since the Hurricanes also. A natural leader and a bright future for Kirifi, who has also cemented himself as a first choice in the Hurricanes squad.
Date of birth:
v Manawatu, Palmerston North, 20/08/17