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    Sharks vs Lions

    Super Rugby, 16 July, 2017

    Growthpoint Kings Park
    Fulltime - Sharks 10, Lions 27
    Sharks   Lions
    10 FINAL SCORE 27
    1 TRIES 3
    1 CONVERSION KICKS 0
    1 PENALTY GOALS 4
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Marius van der westhuizen
    Touch judges: AJ Jacobs & Cwengile Jadezweni
    TMO: Johan Greeff

    The Lions may be looking to finish the Super Rugby round-robin top of the log when they take on a formidable Sharks side away at Kings Park. Join us at The Roar for live scores and a blog at 1:15am AEST.

    Despite the fact that the Lions’ top spot finish is dependent on whether the Crusaders win or lose against the Hurricanes away from home, coach Ackermann will be adamant that his team is solely focused on the game against the Sharks.

    The Sharks lost to the Lions 29-34 in the first half of the season at Ellis Park, and will be despearet to avenge their loss.

    Robert du Preez has made a surprise change by dropping youngster Curwin Bosch to bench. He is replaced by Springbok Lwazi Mvovo who comes in at fullback. Garth April will lead the attack at flyhalf.

    The visitors are no doubt the best SA rugby franchise in the last two years. They have managed to replicate last year’s form, and looking even better this year.

    The Joburg side welcome the return of Springbok center Rohan Janse van Rensburg who coming off the bench after having been out injured. Coach Ackerman will be pleased with this good news ahead of the playoffs.

    The Lions aim to continue the momentum and dominance by fielding the same team that thrashed the Sunwolves 94-7. There is no doubt that they out-class the Sharks outfit.

    Prediction
    The Lions have defeated the Sharks in their last four encounters. The Lions have now won 11 games in a row and have scored an insane 199 points in their last three games. It could get brutal, but the Lions will prove to be too strong for the home side and should get the W by 16 points.

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    • 9:16pm
      andrewM said | 9:16pm | ! Report

      lonely night at the Office Vusi?

    • 3:07am
      Baylion said | 3:07am | ! Report

      Thanks Vusi

    • Roar Guru

      3:03am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 3:03am | ! Report

      The Lions proved to be a too strong an outfit beating the Sharks 10-27, and securing the top of the Super Rugby combined log. The Sharks couldn’t play the full 80 minutes making too many errors against a clinical side.

    • Roar Guru

      2:59am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:59am | ! Report

      Sharks are penalized for being offside. Lions opt for a penalty to end the game. Jantjies converts. Final score: Sharks 10-27 Lions

    • Roar Guru

      2:55am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:55am | ! Report

      Lwazi Mvovo knocks the ball for the Sharks. The home side seem to have butter fingers today. Lions scrum.

    • Roar Guru

      2:53am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:53am | ! Report

      Sharks have a lineout in Lions 22m after the visitors were penalized for coming in the ruck from the side.

    • Roar Guru

      2:45am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:45am | ! Report

      66′ The Sharks knock the ball on again. They can’t seem to be getting it right on attack.

    • Roar Guru

      2:42am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:42am | ! Report

      What a brilliant line break by Ross Cronje to set up a great attacking platform for the Lions and captain Kriel gets an easy run in in the corner. Jantjies misses the conversion. Sharks 10-24 Lions.

    • Roar Guru

      2:39am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:39am | ! Report

      The Lions knock the ball on on the Sharks 22m. Sharks scrum.

    • Roar Guru

      2:36am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:36am | ! Report

      The Sharks are penalized ffor hands in the ruck. Lions opt for lineout on 50m.

    • Roar Guru

      2:34am
      Vusi Gubeni said | 2:34am | ! Report

      Great passage of rugby by the Lions but Coetzee makes a rare passing error which resulted in the ball going out of play. Sharks have a lineout.

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