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As it happened: Lions 27-22 Waratahs

2015-05-30 21:00
Last Updated at 19:39
30 May 21:11
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30 May 21:10


Elton Jantjies has been voted man of the match tonight. 

30 May 21:09
The Lions are in 7th on the log, 2 points off 6th but they have played one game more than the Brumbies. 
30 May 21:05


Lions 27 Waratahs 22

A well deserved win by the home team. They play the Stormers next week in Cape Town. 

30 May 21:05
80' - The hooter sounds but the Waratahs still have possession on the Lions 10m line.  The ball is turned over by Smith and the Lions take the ball out of the field of play to end the game. They have won for the 9th time this season! 
30 May 21:02
79' - Penalty to the Waratahs as the Lions are pinged for pulling the scrumhalf into the ruck. Foley sets up a lineout on halfway. 
30 May 21:01
77' - Excellent defence by the Waratahs, Boshoff is taken out and loses the ball forward. 
30 May 21:00
76' - The Lions keep possession, moving to within 15m of the Waratahs line. Replacements Smith and Hanekom very prominent. 
30 May 20:58
74' - Silly play from Folau as he fields a ball inside his 22m area and thows a slow, high pass to Foley who gets the ball and a few Lions players at the same time. He knocks on. The Lions have a scrum in the centre of the field, 20m from the Waratahs line. 
30 May 20:56
72' - Jantjies misses again, the ball refusing to curl in from the left. That's 9 points that the flyhalf has missed which is unlike him. 
30 May 20:55
71' - The Lions are awarded a penalty and the Waratahs receive a warning. Jantjies will kick at goal. 
30 May 20:53
71' - The TMO is called into action again to check some foul play by the Waratahs, this time by Phipps. 
30 May 20:50
68' - The Lions concede a silly penalty as Mostert is in front of the kicker and offside but still tries to contest the ball.  The Waratahs set up a lineout in the Lions half. 
30 May 20:45
65' - The flyhalf misses again. This time the ball slides past the left-hand upright. 
30 May 20:45
63' - The Lions are awarded another penalty as Roach infringes at a maul. Jantjies will kick at goal from more or less exactly the same place as his last miss. 
30 May 20:43
62' - Jantjies kick strikes the upright and bounces back into the field of play. The Waratahs clear to touch on their own 10m line. 
30 May 20:41
61' - Another scrum penalty won by the Lions pack! Jantjies will have a shot at goal from 40m and slightly to the right of the uprights. 
30 May 20:41
Both teams with three tries apiece now. 
30 May 20:40

58' - CONVERSION slotted by Foley.  An excellent kick from the left-hand touchline by the flyhalf. 

Lions 27 Waratahs 22

30 May 20:38

57' - TRY to the Waratahs! That was too easy. Horne gets over in the left-hand corner as Beale finds him out wide. . The Waratahs are turning the screws here. 

Lions 27 Waratahs 20

30 May 20:35

54' - Skosan is over the line after pouncing on a loose ball and kicking ahead. The TMO is called into action to check if a Lions hand cause the pass not to find the Waratahs player and it did, so the try will not stand. 

Potgieter returns from the bin. 

30 May 20:32
52' - Foley misses with his conversion attempt from the left-hand touchline. 
30 May 20:31

51' - TRY to the Waratahs! Excellent play by the visitors with Beale throwing a long pass to Ashley-Cooper who gets over in the left-hand corner. 

Lions 27 Waratahs 15

30 May 20:28
49' - The Waratahs are awarded a scrum penalty. Foley sets up a lineout 5m from the Waratahs line. 
30 May 20:27

48' - CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies!The  Lions flyhalf further extends their lead.

Lions 27 Waratahs 10

30 May 20:26

47' - TRY to the Lions! What a try that is. Combrinck is again heavily involved down the right wing, eventually off-loading to Vorster who scores. That came from a turnover after a brilliant tackle by Kriel saw the Waratahs lose possession.

Lions 25 Waratahs 10

30 May 20:23
45' - Vorster attemps a grubber kick into the Waratahs 22m area but it has too much on it and Folau can dot down behind his own tryline. 
30 May 20:22
44' - YELLOW CARD to Potgieter. He will spend 10 minutes in the bin for a no arm tackle, the ball was nowhere near Whiteley as well. Jantjies kicks the resulting penalty out on the Waratahs 10m line. 
30 May 20:20
44' - Jaco Peyper asks the TMO to check on some foul play by the Potgieter on Whiteley
30 May 20:17

42' - PENALTY slotted by Jantjies! The ball strikes the right-hand upright but deflects inwards and over the crossbar. 

Lions 20 Waratahs 10 

30 May 20:16
41' - Now the Lions are awarded a penalty as Robinson goes to ground in the scrum. Jantjies will kick at goal. 
30 May 20:15
41' - The Lions will have a scrum feed on the Waratahs 22m area, a good attacking platform early in the second half. 
30 May 20:14
Janjtjies gets the second half underway in Johannesburg. 
30 May 20:03


Lions 17 Waratahs 10

Still some contention about the Waratahs try. It was Palu who went over the line, the referee ask the TMO to rule try or no try.  It appears Palu left the ball behind and Hoiles ended up scoring. The Lions would argue that Palu actually knocked it on. 

30 May 20:01

39' - The Waratahs have a last chance for points in the first half as they are awarded a penalty 45m out and from the right hand touchline. Beale will kick at goal as this is just outside Foley's range. 

Beale pulls the ball across the face of the uprights and that's the end of the first half action. 

30 May 19:55

35' - Conversion slotted by Jantjies. The Springbok flyhalf makes no mistake with the conversion and the Lions lead again. 

Lions 17 Waratahs 10

30 May 19:54

34' - TRY to the Lions! It's that man Combrinck again. The ball came out the to the left, he sized up the situation, stepped off his left foot and went over between two Waratahs defenders. 

Lions 15 Waratahs 10

30 May 19:52
33' - The Lions surge into the Waratahs 22m area. They are only 5m out...
30 May 19:49
30' - Ashley-Cooper breaks down the left-hand touchline but he is force into touch by the Lions. 
30 May 19:47

28' - PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Lions 10 Waratahs 10

30 May 19:46
27' - Jantjies will kick at goal from the resulting penalty. 
30 May 19:45
26' - YELLOW CARD to the Waratahs. Horne will spend 10 mins in the bin for a dangerous tip tackle. 
30 May 19:45
They are also checking a tackle on Mapoe in the same movement. 
30 May 19:44
25' - The Lions have another scrum feed to launch an attack from. Combrinck does well on the right-hand touchline as he beats a number of defenders before getting the ball inside to Tecklenberg. The Lions are awarded a penalty. The referee also wants to check a potential dangerous tackle on De Klerk
30 May 19:41
It seems Hoiles has been credited with the Waratahs try. 
30 May 19:39
21' - The Lions move onto the attack again. De Klerk breaks, flicks inside to Whiteley but he cannot hold on. He claims that a Waratahs player touched the ball first. 
  • 80'

    Rob Horne takes the ball into contact close to the Lions' 10-metre line but he is dispossessed by Smith who offloads to Skosan. He boots the ball into touch and that's the final act of this match! The Lions have held on for the win but it could so easily have gone the other way as the visitors giving their all in a bid to reel them in.

  • 80'

    Lions 27 Waratahs 22

  • 79'

    Kwagga Smith is pinged for pulling Phipps in at a ruck deep inside the Waratahs' 22. Foley kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the halfway line.

  • 76'

    After a superb start, Jantjies' game has gone off the boil. He is taken off and replaced by Marnitz Boshoff.

  • 73'

    Jantjies gets another chance to extend his side's lead after Nick Phipps is penalised for taking out a Lions player off the ball. But the kick, once again, misses the target!

  • 70'

    Ashley-Cooper throws a long pass to Folau, who knocks on after a tackle from Combrinck.

  • 68'

    The 'Tahs are chasing the game and use Naiyaravoro to take the ball into contact from a scrum inside his 22. He makes little headway, however, as he is stopped by a brave tackle from Jantjies!

  • 65'

    Jantjies gets another chance to extend his side's lead, after Hugh Roach is blown up for illegal play at a ruck but once again his kick is off target!

  • 62'

    Jantjies lines up a shot at goal, from about 45 metres out, after the Waratahs are pinged for illegal scrummaging. His effort strikes an upright and the ''Tahs gain a reprieve.

  • 59'

    CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY. 27-22. Foley steps up and adds the two-pointer from up against the touchline!

  • 58'

    TRY, WARATAHS, HORNE! 27-20. The Waratahs strike back with another fine try. Beale is the architect again and this time he puts Horne in the clear with a perfectly-timed pass!

  • 55'

    The Waratahs attack inside their half and Dave Dennis throws a loose pass which Courtnall Skosan gathers! He sets off towards the try-line and dives over under the posts! His effort is disallowed, however, as replays show that Andries Coetzee knocked on Dennis'' pass in the build-up.

  • 52'

    TRY, WARATAHS, ASHLEY-COOPER! 27-15. After taking the ball through the phases with their forwards, the Waratahs strike out wide and Beale throws a long pass to Ashley-Cooper who dots down in the left-hand corner! Foley's kick is just wide of the target!

  • 51'

    Whiteley is penalised for side-entry at a ruck deep inside his 22. The referee issues a warning to the hosts warning them that they are in their red zone.

  • 49'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 27-10. Jantjies adds the easy extras to extend the home side's lead!

  • 48'

    TRY, LIONS, VORSTER! 25-10. Combrinck is in the clear down the right-hand touchline and draws in Foley inside the 'Tahs' 22 before offloading out of the back of his hand to Harold Vorster who gets in under the posts!

  • 45'

    YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, POTGIETER! Jacques Potgieter will spend the next 10 minutes in the sin bin after he takes out Whiteley off the ball with a late and no arms tackle.

  • 43'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 20-10. Jantjies adds another three-pointer from the kicking tee after Benn Robinson is pinged for illegal scrummaging.

  • 41'

    Jantjies gets the second half underway! His kick is knocked backwards by Chapman and Taqele Naiyaravoro tidies up.

  • 40'

    The Lions are pinged for illegal scrummaging just inside their half and Kurtley Beale steps up to take a shot at goal. His effort has the distance but not the direction. That's the final act of what's been an entertaining first half. Both sides have given the ball plenty of air and although the home side is in the lead this game is still far from settled.

  • 40'

    Lions 17 Waratahs 10

  • 39'

    Michael Hooper is pinged for a ruck infringement just inside the Lions' half. Jantjies kicks for touch but over-cooks it and puts the ball out beyond the Waratahs' dead-ball line.

  • 36'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 17-10. Jantjies makes no mistake with another well-struck place-kick!

  • 35'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 15-10. Combrinck makes a break from just outside his 22 and is eventually brought to ground inside the Waratahs' 22! The ball is recycled through a couple of phases before the Lions take it wide again and Combrinck rounds off in the left-hand corner1

  • 32'

    Adam Ashley-Cooper makes a break and is in the clear down the right-hand touchline! He opts to go it alone despite having support on his inside and is bundled into touch close to the Lions' 22-metre line by Combrinck.

  • 29'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 10-10. Jantjies draws the hosts level with a three-pointer from the kicking tee after Horne's indiscretion on defence.

  • 28'

    YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, HORNE! Referee Jaco Peyper gives Rob Horne his marching order for a tip tackle on Lionel Mapoe.

  • 26'

    Mitchell Chapman intercepts a pass from de Klerk, close to the halfway line, and sets off on an attacking run! He is brought to ground by a brave tackle from Jantjies and knocks on in the process.

  • 23'

    The Lions attack with their forwards and Armand van der Merwe and Schalk van der Merwe take the ball into contact. De Klerk makes a break and is in the clear! He throws an inside pass, just outside the Waratahs' 22, but Warren Whiteley knocks on!

  • 20'

    CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY. 7-10. Foley adds the easy extras to extend the visitors' lead.

  • 19'

    TRY, WARATAHS, HOILES! 7-8. The Waratahs set up a ruck in front of the Lions'' posts and Wycliff Palu gathers the ball before being stopped just short! Stephen Hoiles then picks up and crashes over with two defenders on his back!

  • 18'

    The Waratahs are camped deep inside the Lions' 22 but Dave Dennis and Rob Horne are both stopped just short of the line!

  • 15'

    The Waratahs take the ball through several phases just outside the Lions' 22 but they make little headway as they are met by a wall of red defenders.

  • 13'

    De Klerk has a clearance kick charge down by Stephen Hoiles! Jantjies gathers the loose ball, just outside his 22, but boots the ball directly into touch.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY. 7-3. Bernard Foley opens the visitors' account from the kicking tee after Faf de Klerk is pinged for an indiscretion on defence.

  • 7'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 7-0. Jantjies shows his class as he lands the two-pointer from close to the touchline!

  • 6'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 5-0. The Lions set up a couple of phases with their forwards from the line-out until they take the ball wide to their backs. Jantjies shows great vision as he throws a long pass to Ruan Combrinck who dives over in the right-hand corner despite the attentions of Israel Folau!

  • 4'

    The Waratahs' front row are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Elton Jantjies puts the homer side on the front-foot with a kick into touch on the Waratahs' five-metre line.

  • 1'

    Bernard Foley gets us underway! The Lions forwards collect and set up a ruck inside their 22.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby hit out between the Lions and the Waratahs from Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. We'll return shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    Dean Mumm will make his return for the Waratahs off the bench this weekend as they make two changes to their run-on side that beat the Crusaders in Sydney last weekend. The suspensions of Tolu Latu and Will Skelton have seen Michael Cheika bring in two new faces in the front five, with starts for Hugh Roach, his first in Super Rugby, and Mitchell Chapman. On the bench Mumm is included after joining from Exeter, as he bids to be part of the Wallaby World Cup squad. David Porecki is the other new face on the bench, stepping into Roach's spot.

  • 0'

    Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has revamped his starting front-row. Schalk van der Merwe will start at loosehead, Armand van der Merwe moves up into the starting side at hooker and Julian Redelinghuys comes in at tighthead. Meanwhile, in the backline, the only change takes place at inside centre as Harold Vorster is promoted to the starting side. On the bench, Malcolm Marx will cover the hooker berth while Corne Fourie and Marnitz Boshoff return to the matchday 23. Stokkies Hanekom is also a new inclusion to the side and will provide centre cover.

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Lions Waratahs
  • 3 Tries 3
    • 5' Ruan Combrinck
    • 34' Ruan Combrinck
    • 47' Harold Vorster
    • 18' Stephen Hoiles
    • 51' Adam Ashley-Cooper
    • 57' Rob Horne
  • 3 Conversions 2
    • 6' Elton Jantjies
    • 35' Elton Jantjies
    • 47' Elton Jantjies
    • 18' Bernard Foley
    • 58' Bernard Foley
  • 2 Penalties 1
    • 28' Elton Jantjies
    • 42' Elton Jantjies
    • 9' Bernard Foley
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
    • 26' Rob Horne
    • 44' Jaques Potgieter
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Schalk van der Merwe
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Martin Muller
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Harold Vorster
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Benn Robinson
  • Hugh Roach
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Mitchell Chapman
  • Dave Dennis
  • Stephen Hoiles
  • Michael Hooper
  • Wycliff Palu
  • Nick Phipps
  • Bernard Foley
  • Rob Horne
  • Kurtley Beale
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper
  • Taqele Naiyaravoro
  • Israel Folau
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Corne Fourie
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Robert Kruger
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Dillon Smit
  • Marnitz Boshoff
  • Stokkies Hanekom
  • 16
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  • 21
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  • 23
  • Dave Porecki
  • Jeremy Tilse
  • Paddy Ryan
  • Jaques Potgieter
  • Dean Mumm
  • Patrick McCutcheon
  • Brendan McKibbin
  • Matt Carraro

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