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    Stormers vs Lions

    Super Rugby, 27 May, 2018

    DHL Newlands
    Fulltime - Stormers 23, Lions 26
    Stormers   Lions
    23 FINAL SCORE 26
    2 TRIES 4
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Nick Briant
    Touch judges: Quinton Immelman & Stephan Geldenhuys
    TMO: Christian du Preez

    The Stormers are virtually in a must-win situation in every game from now until the end of the Super Rugby season, but that task is a monumental one as they take on the Lions, who can move one step closer to the finals. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:15am (AEST).

    It’s been a rough season for the Stormers, but even now, with just three games left to play, they are a chance – an outside one – but still a chance of qualifying in the top eight teams.

    The South African conference has been an incredibly close run thing this year, with the Lions sitting in first on 36 points and the Stormers sitting at the bottom on 24, meaning there is a difference of just 12 points, which, with bonus points can easily be bridged over the final three games.

    There is a very real likelihood that with the New Zealand teams going so well, there will only be one wildcard spot available to the South Africans, pending on the final performances of the Australian teams and how many points they can muster.

    With that being said, the Jaguares are currently in poll position, and with the Argentinian franchise winning six on the trot, it’s hard to see them failing so badly they miss the finals.

    The Stormers will need to win here to make the finals. There is almost no doubt about that, but even back at home, they are going to need to be somewhere near perfect – which would be a huge improvement on their previous weeks – to do so.

    They bring some indifferent form into the clash, having lost at home for the first time this season to the Chiefs a fortnight ago and then being beaten by the Sunwolves in a hot and humid Hong Kong last week.

    The Lions, on the other hand, had a rough time on the road, losing three straight. It’s brought them back to the pack in the South African conference, but playing away against the Reds, Hurricanes and Highlanders was never going to be easy.

    They managed to bounce back last week by getting the better of the Brumbies at Ellis Park in a big 42-24 win, their attack finding its feet again.

    The Lions should get the better of this one. They are top of the conference for a reason and while their form has been up and down, they should be far too good for the Stormers.

    Lions by 15.

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    • Roar Guru

      Corne Van Vuuren said | 3:24am | ! Report

      The Lions aren’t close to the team they were in 2016/17.

      Both matches last weekend and this weekend was fortuitous in many ways, those red cards kept them in the hunt for winning the SA conference.

      Not convincing at all.

      • Roar Guru

        The Neutral View From Sweden said | 3:36am | ! Report

        Agree completely Corne. Can they hold on to the top spot in the Saffa conference? The Jags look far far better at the moment. But maybe not enough matches left for them to catch the Lions?

        • 4:26am
          Cantab said | 4:26am | ! Report

          Agree, think the jags will need to go 3/3 to win the conference, with only 1 home game left.

          Lions are top as they have won 6/7 inter conference games.

        • Roar Guru

          Corne Van Vuuren said | 4:59am | ! Report

          To be honest the Jaguares will be better representation and more formidable at home than the Lions in my opinion.

          Whoever face Jaguares in Argentina will battle, they are becoming a test team in the way they are playing

    • Roar Guru

      The Neutral View From Sweden said | 2:37am | ! Report

      I would pay at least 100 dollars to see Harry Jones face now. Raymond Ruhle just got red carded for a mad – and unnecessary – tackle. If he only could have missed one… 😉
      The upside, no RR in the Springboks now.

      • 10:41am
        PB said | 10:41am | ! Report

        I disagree. Look at the footage again. RR made himself as small as possible on his descent from the air. Anywhere he put his arm he would have looked bad. He wasn’t charging the kicker, he was charging the ball and looking to come down. Ridiculous. Officials under too much pressure to give reds. Should be beyond reasonable doubt. RR’s R was unreasonable.

    • Roar Guru

      The Neutral View From Sweden said | 1:22am | ! Report


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