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    Stormers vs Lions

    Super Rugby, 16 April, 2017

    DHL Newlands
    Fulltime - Stormers 16, Lions 29
    Stormers   Lions
    16 FINAL SCORE 29
    1 TRIES 4
    1 CONVERSION KICKS 3
    3 PENALTY GOALS 1
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Jaco Peyper
    Touch judges: AJ Jacobs & Cwengile Jadezweni
    TMO: Shaun Veldsman

    Match result:

    The Lions are winners once again, defeating the Stormers by 13 points.

    Final score
    Stormers 16
    Lions 29

    Match preview:

    This early Easter Sunday morning game sees the Lions travelling to Capetown to play the Stormers. Join The Roar from 1:15am (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 8 match from South Africa.

    The Stormers remain one of the two unbeaten sides left in Super Rugby this season, winning a pulsating encounter against the Chiefs last weekend while the Lions are coming off the bye, securing a win against their conference rivals the Sharks the week before in another high-quality encounter.

    These two sides lead their respective African conferences and a win today for either side will go a long way to setting up the balance of their season in the race to secure pole position for the playoffs.

    This match will be keenly fought in all departments and we should expect a fast-paced match, brutal at the ruck and in the middle and we will see plenty of opportunity for both sides to exploit the skill and speed they both possess out wide.

    An intriguing aspect of this match will be the clash within the loose forward trios and how the respective trios far should be a decisive factor in deciding the outcome.

    The Stormers loosies have been in fantastic form this season, lead ably by Siya Kolisi and along with Nizeem Carr and Sikhumbuzo Notshe offer plenty of speed, power and skill and will be thoroughly tested up against the Lions own fantastic loose forward unit of Captain Warren Whiteley, the young Ruan Ackermann and Jaco Kriel, all of whom have been in fine form this Super season.

    Join us here on The Roar as we cover this game live from 1.15am (AEST) and look forward to potentially the match of the round!

    Prediction
    Stormers by 3. I have settled with the home side given their form at Newlands this season and what looks a significant advantage to my eye in the second row and a stronger bench in terms of their forward pack. Either way, it will be close.

    A Rotundity and happy ex hooker who just loves Rugby really, oh and my kids and Kendra of course who lets me watch as much Rugby as I want, mostly. Follow Digby Ross on Twitter @Diggercane.

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    • 3:12am
      Baylion said | 3:12am | ! Report

      The Lions have moved on from running everything to playing total rugby

    • Roar Guru

      3:10am
      Diggercane said | 3:10am | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me here, Vusi will be up next covering our last game of the round, the Bulls and the Jaguares!!

      Have a great rest of your Easter!

    • Roar Guru

      3:03am
      The Neutral View From Sweden said | 3:03am | ! Report

      And thanks Digger!
      Dont tell anyone else, but you are my favorite live blogger at The Roar!

      • Roar Guru

        3:04am
        Diggercane said | 3:04am | ! Report

        Thanks mate, I won’t tell Connor, he is sensitive about these things 😉

    • Roar Guru

      3:02am
      The Neutral View From Sweden said | 3:02am | ! Report

      Lions second half was pretty special. They look like serious contenders. Ackermans move after the season did not seem to effect at all.
      And remember last year, Lions were not making any serious noise until round 7-8. And this year they have rotated their squad a lot more than last year at this moment. Some serious planning to peak at the playoffs?

      • Roar Guru

        3:07am
        DaniE said | 3:07am | ! Report

        I was just thinking though that last year, didn’t the Lions look good at the start of the season? Didn’t they tour NZ early on? Quite liked their style then.

        • Roar Guru

          3:15am
          The Neutral View From Sweden said | 3:15am | ! Report

          Yes, they played two games in NZ at the start of season (and beat Chiefs but lost big to Highlanders).
          They did not look bad at the beginning of last season, but as I remember it Lions really started to click about half way through the round robin (bar their blow out against Hurricanes at home)

    • Roar Guru

      3:02am
      Harry Jones said | 3:02am | ! Report

      Thanks for the blog. Grrrrrr. Well done Lions

    • Roar Guru

      3:01am
      DaniE said | 3:01am | ! Report

      Really enjoyed that game – had so much passion and skill in it.

      Great blogging Digger – you deserve a rest after that one! Was so fast!

      • Roar Guru

        3:02am
        Diggercane said | 3:02am | ! Report

        Great game it was Dani, Lions defence was brilliant.

        Time to go hide the Easter eggs now, kids will be up soon 😂

        • Roar Guru

          3:08am
          DaniE said | 3:08am | ! Report

          Good self-control Digs, I wouldn’t have left many eggs for them to find.

    • 3:00am
      Rugby Tragic said | 3:00am | ! Report

      Thanks Digger …. *yawn* … bedsville for this kiddo… night

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