The former Paarl Boys High star, who joined as a junior along with good friend Manny Rass in what was considered a real coup, was recently part of former Lions mentor Johan Ackermann's setup at the Red Hurricanes along with Bok flyhalf Elton Jantjies.
He represented the Junior Springboks twice at 2017 and 2018's World Rugby Under-20 Championship
Lombard had tongues wagging back in 2019's Super Rugby campaign, notably when he landed a superb, last-gasp penalty in a comeback victory over the Rebels before combining well with Jantjies - who played at inside centre in a controversial late switch - at No 10 in a surprise win over the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Gianni Lombard is a 25-year-old South African rugby player standing at 1.78 m tall (5 ft 10 in) and weighing in at 78 kg (12 st 3.96 lb; 171.96 lb) , who currently plays for Lions Rugby in South Africa as fullback and fLy-half.
Previously considered one of South African rugby's most gifted young play-makers, is calling Ellis Park home once again after a short stint in Japan.
|2018 - present
|2019 - present
|South Africa A
|2022 - present
|2017 - 2018
|South Africa U20's
|2017 - 2019
|NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes Osaka
|2021 - 2022
|2020 - 2022