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    The Lions Vs. The Hurricanes

    2012 Super Rugby Tournament, 3 March, 2012

    Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
    The Hurricanes 30 defeated The Lions 28
    3 TRIES 3
    3/4 PENALTY GOALS 5/5
    0/0 DROP GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • The Lions - Jantjies
    • E 10pts (2C 2G)
    Important moments:
    • Hurricanes took the lead at the 80 min. mark 2nd half
    • Barrett, B (HURR) penalty goal at the 80 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: SR Walsh
    Touch judges: L vd Merwe & B Crouse

    The Lions will be looking to continue their momentum from round one when they take on the Hurricanes at Coca Cola Park at 4.10am (ADST)

    The reigning Currie Cup champions are on largely unfamiliar territory in being undefeated going into week two for the first time in three years, and they will fancy their chances in front of a home crowd desperate for success and against a side regarded by many as the weakest of the New Zealand.

    The men from Wellington have been stung by the exit of many of their stars, notably Ma’a Nonu and talisman Piri Weepu, but no matter what side the Canes have put out onto the paddock in 15 years of Super Rugby, the one attribute they have all had is unpredictability.

    Don’t read too much into last weeks results; the Lions won a messy derby, and the Canes were suffering from week 1 traveling syndrome, where the jet lag plays a huge role.

    Expect the Canes to be a lot better this week with the effects of jet lag now a thing of the past, and expect the centre pairing of Tim Bateman and All Black Conrad Smith to cause havoc outside rising star, flyhalf Beauden Barrett. Cory Jane on the wing could also play a major role on which way this encounter gets decided.

    For the Lions, they will hope Elton Jantjies is on song with the boot, and they can keep chipping away with those 3 pointers, forcing the ‘Canes into playing catchup rugby, and that is when the visitors are at their most vulnerable.

    The Hurricanes to win an open high scoring affair by 7 points.

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    • 5:57pm
      kovana said | 5:57pm | ! Report

      Anyword on what the crowd attendance was?

    • 11:12am
      DC of nz said | 11:12am | ! Report

      lance – thanks for the commentary mate.. (Canes fan in Sydney)

    • 11:10am
      DC of nz said | 11:10am | ! Report

      Woohoo ! canes win! One from two in the republic!

      The Canes have been written off by many but they will become a bogey team for some of the top sides this year .. It’s time to swing behind the coach and watch a new team being formed …

    • 5:56am
      Lance said | 5:56am | ! Report

      Scrappy encounter was all there for the Lions taking but tonight the just werent good enough. Join us tomorrow at 06h35 GMT for the Highlanders v the Crusaders.

    • 5:52am
      Lance said | 5:52am | ! Report

      80′ lions secure ball from kick off. But they turn the ball over! Hurricanes secure the ball and kick the ball out on the siren for a super away win for a young side. Pat Cilliers called Man of the Match.

    • 5:50am
      Lance said | 5:50am | ! Report

      76′ lions attack from broken play and hollenbach hits th line at pace but knocks on. Canes building. Try now would be devastating for the home side. Take it through 9 phases. 12 phases. Inside lions 22m. Penalty Canes. Butch James offside. Cocky home fans now silent. Barrett to kick Canes into the lead. Drills the pen and lead by 2. Lions 28 Canes 30.

    • 5:45am
      Lance said | 5:45am | ! Report

      75′ canes on attack again from a lineout steal but they knock the ball on again. Anyone’s game

    • 5:44am
      Lance said | 5:44am | ! Report

      73′ canes on attack close in but penalized for holding on. Welcome relief.

    • 5:42am
      Lance said | 5:42am | ! Report

      72′ Jantjies converts the conversion and it’s Lions 28 Canes 27 what a turnaround.

    • 5:41am
      Lance said | 5:41am | ! Report

      71′ try James!

    • 5:40am
      Lance said | 5:40am | ! Report

      70′ lions work the rolling mail 10m out

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