Lions crush Sharks in Cape Town

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The Lions put together a well rounded and runaway second half performance to beat the Sharks 41-10 in the second of three Neo Africa Tri-Series warm up matches at Newlands in Cape Town.

The Sharks scored the first points through a Patrick Lambie try but after that it was all Lions, scoring a penalty conversion and converted try, to take a 10-5 lead at the break. The second half started with another two Lions tries by Warren Whiteley and Jaco Taute before the Sharks pulled one back through Lwazi Mvovo.

The Lions then continued to dominate the set pieces and scored a further two tries through rolling mauls, one by captain Franco van der Merwe and the other by replacement Caylib Oosthuizen, before Michael Killian finished the Sharks off with a runaway try. Burton Francis converted four of the six Lions tries.

SHARKS: (10)

Tries: Patrick Lambie, Lwazi Mvovo

LIONS: (41)

Tries: Derick Minnie(or George Earle), Warren Whiteley, Jaco Taute, Franco van der Merwe, Caylib Oosthuizen, Michael Killian

Conversions: Burton Francis(4)

Penalty: Andre Pretorius

The teams that played:


  1. Jaco Taute, 14. Tonderai Chavhanga, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Deon van Rensburg, 11. Michael Killian, 10. Andre Pretorius, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Joshua Strauss, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco van der Merwe (capt), 4. GeorgeĀ Earle, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg Reserves: Bandise Maku, Ross Geldenhuys, Wikus van Heerden,Cobus Grobbelaar, Rory Kockott, Jannie Boshoff, Burton Francis, Edgar Martuhlulle, Caylib Oosthuizen, David Bulbring, Dries van Schalkwyk, Joubert Engelbrecht, James Kanmana/Lionel Mapoe


  1. Louis Ludik, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Stefan Terblanche, 12. Meyer Bosman, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Alistair Hargreaves, 4. Ross Skeate, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. John Smit (C), 1. Tendai Mtawarira Replacements
    16. Craig Burden, 17. Eugene van Staden, 18. Gerhard Mostert, 19. Daniel Adonga, 20. Conrad Hoffmann, 21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22. Adrian Jacobs, 23. Bismarck du Plessis, 24. Anton Bresler, 25. Jacques Engelbrecht, 26. Riaan Swanepoel, 27. Lwazi Mvovo, 28. Mark Richards


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