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Lions overpower WP

2011-10-08 18:56

Herman Mostert

Cape Town - The Golden Lions have outplayed Western Province in their Currie Cup encounter at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg. 

The men from Johannesburg romped home 42-25 winners - scoring five tries - after leading 20-9 at the break.

The Lions struck first when hooker Bandise Maku crashed over in the sixth minute.

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies added the conversion as the Lions never looked back.

WP flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis put the visitors on the board with an 11th minute drop goal, before adding a penalty in the 21st minute (7-6).

Jantjies stretched the Lions' lead to 10-6 with a 23rd minute penalty before Catrakilis narrowed the gap back to one point after half an hour.

Ill-discipline again crept into the Province game to allow Jantjies to slot another penalty in the 33rd minute (13-9), before Lions fullback Jaco Taute scored on the stroke of half-time to give the hosts an 11 point advantage at the break.

Catrakilis brought Province back into contention, slotting three penalties in a 10 minute period, leaving them trailing by only two points, but the Lions raced away again when Taute claimed his second and replacement hooker Martin Bezuidenhout also dotted down for the bonus point - with Jantjies converting the latter's try.

Jantjies kicked another penalty to stretch the lead to 35-18 before reserve hooker Deon Fourie added some respectability to the scoreline for the Capetonians when he scored an intercept try late on, but the Lions had the last laugh when flanker Derick Minnie scored their fifth touch-down in injury time.

The Lions have now secured top spot on the log with one round of games left before the semi-finals, while WP remain in fourth spot, but should still make the playoffs after the Blue Bulls also stumbled in their game against Griquas earlier on Saturday.

Should WP beat the Pumas at home next week, they will qualify for the semi-finals.

Taute was awarded with the Man-of-the-Match accolade.

Scorers:


Lions:

Tries: Bandise Maku, Jaco Taute (2), Martin Bezuidenhout, Derick Minnie.

Conversions: Elton Jantjies (4)

Penalties: Jantjies (3)

Western Province:

Try: Deon Fourie

Conversion: Demetri Catrakilis

Penalties: Catrakilis (5)

Drop goal: Catrakilis

Teams:

Lions:
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss (captain), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 David Bulbring, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Burton Francis, 21 Dylan des Fountain, 22 James Kamana

Western Province:
15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nick Fenton-Wells, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg (captain), 1 JC Kritzinger

Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Hilton Lobberts, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Pieter Louw, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Johann Sadie

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Comments
  • Northern Stormer - 2011-10-08 19:02

    En die beste span het gewen - well done Lions ons is nie up to scratch nie en om die eerlike waarheid te se ons verdien nie n plek in top 4 bo Griekwas nie !!!!!!!!!!!

      clark - 2011-10-08 19:19

      - Go Lions you beauties. W. P. , more feeding fodder for the ravashing kings of the jungle.

      Vickers - 2011-10-08 19:44

      Mm, maar jul verdien wragtag jul plek bo die Bulle. Hulle is maar te dankbaar die Wiepie se verloor lei die aandag so bietjie af van die feit dat hulle seisoen nou basies oor is. Griekwas jou LEKKA DENG!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-08 19:57

      @CliffB - ek sal wragtag nie sover gaan nie my maat - hulle bly my span come hell of high water !!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-08 22:55

      Shit jammer ou CliffB ek het per ongeluk die "f" net onder die "r" op die keyboard gedruk - sou nou nie se plank was die regte woord daar nie - maar as dit jou beter laat voel dan sou ek se jy kwalifiseer seker dan as "splintertjie" doughnut !!!!

      CliffB - 2011-10-08 23:15

      @northern Jy's per ongeluk gebore ook. Jou sarkasme pas glad nie by jou haarstyl nie.

      Kleinboet - 2011-10-09 15:08

      Stem saam ons was nie die beste span nie; maar jy is darem baie hard op WP, Northern Stormer! Ons hoort in die boonste vier; maar sal waarskynlik nie die beker wen vanjaar nie. Ek hou egter steeds duim vas met al ons Bokke wat op pad terug is huistoe. En moenie reageer op ClffB nie, hy doen dit bloot om jou kwaad te maak - mens kry mos mense wat altyd gatkant voor is. Sien News24 het darem wakker geskrik en binnekort sal ons ontslae wees identiteitsdiewe.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-09 21:23

      @CliffB (Geniune) - nee ek weet van die goos en steur my nie aan hom nie !!!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-09 22:01

      @Skelm CliffB - Jy weet nie eers wat my haarstyl is nie gosie !!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-09 22:09

      @Cliff(Genuine) - Ek sien die dinge so : Lions kry Butch & CJ terug,Sharks kry Alberts,Bismarck, Jannie,Peterson & Lambie terug,Bulls kry Hougaard,Steyn,Guthro, Chilli & Kirchner terug,Cheetahs kry Brussow terug & WP kry Aplon,De Jongh,De Villiers,Fourie,Habana & Schalk terug - dinge kan verander in CC oor die volgende 3 weke !!!!!

  • Vickers - 2011-10-08 19:08

    What an AMAZING weekend so far. Poms are kicked out of RWC, Bulls go down in Kimberley, Lions gets 5 against the old enemy. Now if the Boks do it tomorrow morning...BLISS

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-08 20:09

      WELL DONE Lions, you DESERVE the win... To my BOYS it's back to the drawing board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Vickers - 2011-10-08 22:07

      Thanks. A few weeks from now again in the semi's? Looks that way. Good luck for the last one against those Pumas

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-09 19:52

      @Vickers- But then you'll have to deal with the following names: Gio Aplon Bryan Habana Jean De Villiers Jacque Fourie Juan De Jong Schalk Burger What are you going to do??

      Vickers - 2011-10-10 15:03

      @WPBliksem. Ons het mos geweet dit kan enige tyd gebeur. Ons kla nie. Tydens die Super rugby het my span n paar vital wedstryde aan die begin met enkele punte verloor. Intussen het hulle gegroei en is so ietwat anders as die Super15 trop. Ek staan en val by die Lions. En julle ouens moet ons ook nie sommer nou al afskryf nie. Dit kan n reuse fout wees. Sterkte

  • Chief Kok - 2011-10-08 19:13

    Shame! Hierdie Wee Pee is darem slaansakke. die bokke moet Maandag terug kom om te kom help. die weepee, blou balle en sardyntjies het almal hul bokke nodig. Go Lions!!!!

      AtomicA - 2011-10-08 21:25

      "Shame! Hierdie Wee Pee is darem slaansakke." - Such an educated observation!!!

  • Chief Kok - 2011-10-08 19:22

    Die Currie Cup kom weer.

      WP rugby11 - 2011-10-08 20:43

      Die blou bul eet nie van die vloer af nie......

      AtomicA - 2011-10-08 21:00

      "Die Currie Cup kom weer." Jy weet dit! Are you like an Oracle or something?

  • Chris Holtshausen - 2011-10-08 19:38

    Ek glo nie die gehardste WP-ondersteuner kon ooit geglo het dat WP met hul uitgedunde span regtig die CC kon wen nie. Kom ons wees eerlik: die afrigter en span het dit self nooit geglo nie. Feit is: hierdie jong spannetjie het end uit met al sy beserings en terugslae bly veg en selfs met verloor-wedstryde soos vanaand bly aanhou terugkom...met 10 min oor was hul nog slegs 7 punte agter. Kom ons wees eerlik: Slegs Tiaan en (jammer om te se) Brock sal volgende jaar in die beginspan speel. Dus: 'n totale ander prentjie wat hom wat tans by die BB, selfs die Sharks en Cheetahs ontvou. Leeus, geluk!! Moet julself egter nie flous nie... julle is die enigste span wat glad nie deur die Bokke se afwesigheid geraak word nie!!!

      almosthuman - 2011-10-08 19:57

      moenie te veel worry oor die Noordelike ANC ondersteuners,ons in die WP is agter ons span..hulle is net vol bek en vrek jaloers...ons gee hulle n head-start.

      722 - 2011-10-08 21:24

      WP het `n nuwe senter Brok Harris. Weet regtig nie wat hulle op die veld maak nie. Cheeeetaaaats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      RandomDude - 2011-10-09 06:18

      Tell em cliff.

  • Paul - 2011-10-08 19:46

    As a Lions supporter it would be easy to gloat, but I've got to say that the Province team and coaching set-up are not only extremely professional but they exude a high level of integrity. Coach and captain are real gentlemen -- a rarity in modern sport. For a team that was badly affected by injuries and international duties, I rate them above all the others. You can hold your heads high, Province; I expect big things from you in future.

      AtomicA - 2011-10-08 20:26

      T'nx mate. I was happy for they way the boys fought, but alas, your men (the Lions) showed why they are top of the log. Perhaps we can give a better go at it in two weeks time.

      Maverick - 2011-10-08 20:32

      The Lions have a core of young players, who are looking good. Sharks have some serious youmg talent, both here and with the Boks. Province have some really good looking youngsters... What I am worried about is the Bulls, who does not seem to have many good young players coming through. But why would they worry, they will just steal some Lions and Cheetah kids, and then tell the world how wonderful they are once they win again...

      AtomicA - 2011-10-08 21:28

      My apologies, I did not state my congratulations to your team. Well done mate.

  • Interster - 2011-10-08 19:47

    LIONS!!!

  • Jacques Ackermann - 2011-10-08 19:49

    met alle eer en respek gese. dit wys net vir my dat die WP se afrigtings span die groot probleem is. ek sien hoe al die wp manne nou weer verskonings soek ens maar die feit bly dat met die hoeveelheid diepte ens wat daar is in die wp moet julle ten minste kan kompiteer in elke rugby wedstryd. dan wil julle nog vir allister coetzee in die springbok job he....wow....hy jaag genoeg aan in die wp. met al julle springbok spelers kan julle nog steeds nie enige beker terug bring nie. daar is groot fout in wp rugby. al die ander unies ontwikkel hulle spelers ens. die geld nie as n speler as n junior by julle geteken word nie. ou hougaard was nie eers geteken deur julle nie maar hy was geontwikkel by die bulle in die speler wat hy vandag is. ek is nie blou bull nie maar ek moet hulle erkening gee in hulle ontwikkeling van spelers. selfde geld vir die lions. ou dylan des was n speler wat glad nie ontwikkel was nie nou by die lions is hy rerig n goeie speler. dalk moet julle al julle passion gap ondersteunders se crusader truie weg vat dan sal julle dalk n bietjie iets wen vir n slag. my span speel teen die lions volgende week en ek sal jou se die lions is kookwater nou.

      AtomicA - 2011-10-08 20:47

      - "my span speel teen die lions volgende week en ek sal jou se die lions is kookwater nou." Shame, are you already looking for excuses for losing against the Lions next week? Perhaps you still have sour-grapes for losing to the boys last weekend with your ol' bokkie-sharkies. Apparently the boys did not have the "diepte" and coaching problem against you last weekend, hu?

      Jacques Ackermann - 2011-10-11 21:52

      nee wat ons was nie ons kanse gevat nie. so maklik soos dit. geen verskonings nie. ek blameer nie die feit dat ons bokke nie gespeel het ens nie. ek maak nie verskonings nie aangesien julle omtrent dubbel enige ander unie se begroting het. vir enige span om met n paar punte te verloor teenoor julle is eintlik n moerse bonus, duvenhage se drie was verdag maar ek huil nie daaroor nie want ek kyk hoe die punte leer lyk. waar Weer Probeer nou weer....ou ja ekt vergeet ons bly maar stil nê. totdat julle n currie cup of super 15 wen kan jy maar jou mond hou van enige opmerkings.

  • Kaapie - 2011-10-08 19:57

    Chris I think AC has to open his eyes or else go to the school for the blind in Worcester. Fenton Wells' contribution was less in the whole game than mine and I sat on the couch! Carr brings more to the game than Koster and Kolisi is a star in the making. Groom is busy and the Greek steady but not great. Up front the tight five just lack grunt. Hope the players come thru unscathed and at least we can win with a bonus point in the last game.

  • slg - 2011-10-08 20:15

    Will someone please change their name. It's childish, brain-dead "Golden Lions".

  • ROOIHART - 2011-10-08 23:16

    Jis dit was nou lekker! Wie se skuld is dit dat die leeus net 2 bokke in nz het? Al die unies wat ons so lekker gemelk het vir jare....

      CliffB - 2011-10-08 23:24

      @rooihart Ek stem, veral daai idiote in die Kaap. Steel vir Jantjies, en Jacque Fourie, en Deon Hakker, en dis net van die Lions. 75% van die Stormers/WP span gekoop

  • Zion - 2011-10-09 07:41

    With the high scores in the games between GL - WP and Griquas - Blue Bulls it is obvious the defence in all 4 teams are very poor.

  • Claude - 2011-10-09 08:50

    The Lions can forget the Currie Cup now as the Springboks will be back - they will crash out.

      Juan - 2011-10-09 10:53

      @Claude waar kom jy vandaan jou suurstof dief? Die LEEUS sal julle vat met al julle bokkies in die span!!!! I think you crashed out on your birth........

      ROOIHART - 2011-10-09 12:01

      Wp kry net schalk terug in hul pak....dan, ek speel eerder teen habana as jj engelbrecht. Eerder teen fourie as sadie...wp se bokke gaan hulle net help om in nog 'n semi te choke. Leeus het wp gister op drafstap gewen....ek sien uit daarna dat julle bokke terugkom want dit is mos almal se verskoning! Pateties...

      Jacques Ackermann - 2011-10-11 21:54

      die WP en NZ is rugby se eie proteas....hoop julle maak julle keel skoon vir nog n choke

  • ChumScrubber - 2011-10-09 11:43

    Currie Cup final - Lions vs Cheetahs (I'm a Sharks fan, but don't think we have it this year) Hope the Lions win, will be great for SA rugby - and my wife!

  • michael - 2011-10-09 12:27

    go lions lets win the curry cup

  • michael - 2011-10-09 12:30

    hey wp rugby dont you mean die blou bull eet van die vloer af

  • Deryck - 2011-10-09 19:29

    Who is this idiot with the stripped logo , any sane person can see he is a blue bull in disguise , mind you if I was a blue bull supporter I would also disguise myself .

  • Cliff - 2011-10-09 21:21

    Hi All, I just wanted to tell you that I had to change my profile due to the wrongful hijacking of it by an individual. My girlfriend, Bella, the merino and I are still happily living together in the Eastern Cape.

  • Hope-101 - 2011-10-11 15:57

    Baie geluk Lions, julle het 'n great span en ek hoop dat julle van hier af kan bou op die goeie jaar wat julle agter die rug het. Glo in julle self en gaan doen dieselfde in die S15. Jammer julle het my span(WP) so deeglik afgestof maar ek dink hulle het darem 'n effense verskoning(baie beserings en dus geen kontinuiteit nie). WP, maak seker julle teken soveel moontlik punte aan teen die Pumas aangesien die Bulle met 'n groot punteverskil en vier drieë by julle kan verbyskuif indien julle nie vier drieë druk en die wedstryd wen nie. Gaan gee alles en bring die beker huistoe.

  • Hope-101 - 2011-10-12 07:32

    Die Lions beter wakkerslaap, die Bulle gaan hulle leegkoop.

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