GOLDEN Lions coach Johan Ackermann has disputed suggestions his team are favourites to win the Currie Cup, after they snared their first win against the Sharks in Durban since 2007 with a 31-16 triumph that was closer than the deficit suggested.
“The fact that we haven’t got the likes of Lionel Mapoe, Faf de Klerk, Corne Fourie and a long list of other players who were playing Super Rugby for us, (means) we’re a different team. If people want to tag us as favourites, they can do so but we don’t see ourselves as favourites,” Ackermann said.