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Lions fight hard to win

2012-06-02 18:52

Johannesburg - A controversial disallowed late try cost Sharks two bonus points as they suffered a shock 38-28 Super Rugby defeat by Lions on Saturday.

An assistant told referee Gareth Williamson he was satisfied that replacement back Louis Ludik had grounded the ball over the try-line four minutes from time at a chilly Coca Cola Park.

But the television match official thought otherwise after a lengthy spell studying replays from various angles and play-off contenders Sharks returned pointless to Durban.

Had former Golden Lion Ludik scored, Sharks would have received a bonus point for scoring four tries and another for losing by less than seven points in the southern hemisphere provincial championship.

Defeat after four consecutive victories during May saw Sharks surrender sixth place (the top six teams on the final standings qualify for the knockout phase) to New Zealand outfit the Hurricanes.

The teams are level on 45 points and have won eight matches each, but the Wellington franchise boast a superior points difference and each team has two matches to play.

Lions were a revelation in the first half, playing with determination and skill that belied the fact that they had lost 11 consecutive matches since beating fellow South Africans the Cheetahs on matchday one last February.

After averaging just 1.5 tries in 12 matches, the Johannesburg franchise scored four before the break against the rattled Sharks and turned with a 32-11 advantage over a team they had never beaten in seven previous Super clashes.

A Sharks side packed with Springboks were a transformed outfit early in the second half, scoring two converted tries in quick succession to leave only seven points between the contestants with 35 minutes to go.

But the black-clad visitors could not maintain the momentum and the rest of the scoring came from penalties, with Elton Jantjies kicking two for the Lions and full-back Patrick Lambie one for the Sharks.

Sharks lock Steven Sykes was sin-binned on 29 minutes for grabbing Lions eighthman and skipper Joshua Strass around the neck and home outside centre Lionel Mapoe was punished soon after for not rolling away after a tackle.

Flanks Grant Hattingh and Derick Minnie, Mapoe and right wing Deon van Rensburg scored tries for the Lions and Jantjies kicked three conversions and four penalties.

Left wing Lwazi Mvovo, outside centre JP Pietersen and right wing Odwa Ndungane crossed the try-line for the Sharks and Lambie succeeded with two conversions and three penalties.


AFP

Comments
  • Shelton - 2012-06-02 18:55

    STORMERSSSSS

      Sean - 2012-06-02 18:59

      the Lions still have a game against you guys, lightning strike twice?

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-02 19:03

      @Sean yes of course it can why the qustion? all Shelton said was STORMERSSSSS no boasting, gloating in that.

      Shelton - 2012-06-02 21:18

      Stormers against Lions at Newlands infront of us,,,ofcause lightning will strike twice...Stormersssss

      Sean - 2012-06-03 01:33

      Shoosh, I was posing a question? Thought this was an open forum? We have had two wins this season, maybe we get excited at the prospect of maybe getting a third!

      Pierre - 2012-06-03 02:03

      This is just disappointing. The Lions play the whole season like a Vodacom cup team, lose all their touring games giving easy points to the Australasian sides, but now had to sabotage the Sharks playoff chances. Congratulations, f’n great. I was hoping SA can have 3 teams in the play-offs. This is just rubbish.

      Skinfaxi - 2012-06-03 02:31

      @Pierre as happy as I am to see the Lions eventually play some good rugby, it is sad to see so many South Africans celebrating their fall from the top 6, especially considering the creative reffing Bryce had to do to get the Hurricanes in their place.

      Sean - 2012-06-03 11:50

      @Pierre, I commented about this problem earlier in the week. The Lions and Cheetahs have a game against the three SA sides aimed at the play-offs. It was a bitter-sweet victory for us fans last night. I don't think it is the last win either, there could still be a slip up or two.

      Pierre - 2012-06-03 12:39

      Yes, absolutely all credit to the Lions, and I am sure other people have commented on the potential for upsets too. I am just a bit disappointed. The Lions messed up the whole season only to come back now and spoil it for the leading SA teams. If the Lions was at all in the running for a play-off, sure by all means, but the Lions did not even win one game on tour (a tour that included the Force). It does not really make sense to hand easy points to all the Australasia sides only to focus in beating the other SA teams, but one should probably blame the Sharks not the Lions. (@ Skinfaxi – Lol, yes I noticed Bryce was quite enjoying that Hurricanes game of his.)

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-06-03 19:25

      Why is it controversial if it is the correct decision SOOD?

  • Tokolos - 2012-06-02 18:56

    Oepsie... Sorry Sharkies.... well done LIONS!!! Tokolos said during the week that you must not write off the Lions.

      Cavin - 2012-06-02 19:02

      I will be the first to admit defeat. Well played Lions, a deserved win. Just keep on playing like this and the powers that be will have nightmares as to which team to leave out in next years competition. Sharkies not well played and poor decisions made. Lets pick it up when the internationals are over. We are still in the run for the playoffs. Once again a awesome game Lions!!! SHARKS forever!!!

      Tokolos - 2012-06-02 19:03

      Sorry Cavin... Bad loss for the Sharks.

      Unistan - 2012-06-02 19:04

      EK SE DIESELFDE, STORMER GROETE

      Cavin - 2012-06-02 19:10

      Yea well it happens. Luckily we are still in the top six and still have a chance in the playoffs. Bulls should take the game tonight. All the best for your team.

      Cavin - 2012-06-02 19:18

      Bulls please crush the Stormers as they have sour grapes after last weeks defeat.

      Jack - 2012-06-02 21:57

      Tokolos - see you didn't leave a single comment on the Stormers win article, so I'll rip you one here - you grootbek etter!!!

      David - 2012-06-03 08:40

      I did post a comment last night. I pointed out to dumber he said the Sharks by 15 so did Breyton Paulse and they removed my comment.

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-03 20:15

      @cavin please explain why the Stormers supporters should have sour grap after a loss to the Sharks? The Stormers played very poorly compared to the Sharks who brought their A game, I was so disappointed with the Stormers game that I stopped watching @ half time accepting that we were onto a hiding to nothing. * For the Sharks to eventually win by only 5 points & be denied a 4 try bonus point provided a modicum of relief. Why would we have sour grapes at this loss? *This was only the 2nd loss for The Stormers this season compared to the Sharks 5, before this game - Why would we have sour grapes at this loss? * Honours are even with each having won 1 game - Stormers were underdogs & not expected to win away from home - Why would we have sour grapes at this loss? *Stormers were 5 points better off than Sharks, despite 9 BP for Sharks. Why would we have sour grapes at this loss? * Stormers have been in 1st or 2nd position consistently this season compared to Sharks dismal 6th on the overall logs. Why would we have sour grapes at this loss? *Stormers appear to have the easier run in with the last 3 games Lions, Rebels & Cheetahs. Sharks face Bulls & Cheetahs with a bye after the internationals. Why would we have sour grapes at this loss? At the end of al this it is only a game, no lives are lost, no territory or property has been lost, no government changes (yet) & the sun will again rise in the east tomorrow morning. Why would we have sour grapes at this loss?

  • naeem.february - 2012-06-02 18:57

    Like the saying goes ' Don't underestimate any team in super rugby' soo0o0o0 much for hinting the sharks gna be on 50? Haha....Bulls and stormers shud be a cracker(even with all our injuries) well done for beating us laSt week:) StormerS groete:)

      Sean - 2012-06-02 19:00

      Naeem, I think the Lions are happy as well. Sharks looked a little complacent in the first half. Next game should be brilliant. Hope HM has his team ready

  • TravieGrif - 2012-06-02 18:57

    Well done Sharks. way to throw your season away. Well done to the Lions...you deserved to win. By the way...is there anyone who wants Meyer Bosman because I am happy to pay the team that takes him.

  • Sean - 2012-06-02 18:58

    Hope vallemj has the guts to come post here, and all the Kings boys too. Can you see a similar result in the Kings- sharks game next year???

      matt.prinsloo.1 - 2012-06-04 08:04

      so many years in SR for the Lions and they get all excited for winning (only) their 2nd game of the season. and maybe not next year already - but lets see what the Kings are up to 3 years from now...

  • Unistan - 2012-06-02 19:02

    " Jy sien net ons foute raak...." Joshua Strauss (captain) Great game LIONS jullehet bewys hoekom julle in die Super 15 is. SHAME JP Pietersen, BOK SPELER, wat het Lionel Mapoe jou gemaak, behalwe n beter Game te speel as jy, hy het jou ore aan gesit en toe slaan jy maar "sucker punches" En daar voel die SHARKS hoe dit voel om te verloor....thanks LIONS

      Cavin - 2012-06-02 19:16

      Hi Unistan, fortunately for the Sharks, we allready know what it feels like to loose. Yes the Lions had an awesome game and I congratulate them. Unfortunately JP and all the other Sharks players did not have a good game but it happens to all the teams. To loose is not the end of the world. It is how you fight back after a loss where the true spirit lies and the Sharks have shown that this season. Sharks forever!!!

  • Jean - 2012-06-02 19:10

    Jissie Lions, jul maak mens sommer bef@k, moet mens eers dreig dat jul vervang word deur die SK voordat jul wys hoe goed jul eintlik is... Mooi gespeel.

  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-02 19:11

    Idiot TMO aside, the Sharks were rubbish tonight. Well done Lions, deserved win. When will we learn to not underestimate you guys

      arraz911t - 2012-06-02 19:24

      If the TMO is a idiot you know f@c#ol about rugby mate.

      TravieGrif - 2012-06-02 19:33

      Mate I didn't agree with the TMO either, but still we had a really bad day in the office. We were absolutely nowhere, and the Lions were full value. Well done guys. We at the Shark tank have made our own bed and have no one to blame but ourselves

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-02 20:25

      Can't fault the Lions, they really played well tonight. Arraz, who is it exactly that knows f@c#ol about rugby? The balls oval mate. I'm referring to the Lions try early on where there was clearly a double movement. He took so long to place the ball it seems a ruck had even formed. But again, well done Lions, deserved the win.

      TravieGrif - 2012-06-02 20:40

      That's the one I was referring too as well, but I am not sure that we were in Jhb to play rugby. These things happen, and full credit to the Lions. Not sure where this team has been for the rest of the tounament, but it's good to see them playing rugby. My opinion is that our downfall was at centre. Bosman is two-bob, and that left JP with too much to do, and he is not a centre. Going to be great to have Steyn there with Whitehead and Jordaan. They make all the difference. I also believe that Lambie is stronger at flyhalf. He made some really great breaks tonight, but the ball really didn't bounce kindly for us. All good. Sharks forever

      Skinfaxi - 2012-06-03 02:01

      I think it's very sweet of Gerrie to break protocol to have the try dissallowed. It's good to know that there is still kindness in the world. No one can accuse South Africans of pulling a Bryce when they break the rules to elimiate their own teams from the competition :)

      Skinfaxi - 2012-06-03 02:11

      @arraz911t with respect to the double movement try the Sky commentry team refferred to it as "dubious". The rules state that a TMO cannot award a try/no try unless he actually sees the ball over the line which is not possible because there were hands in the way. With respect to the dissallowed try the linesman was positive he saw grounding. His decision overrides the TMO who is looking in 2D from a camera. With the question he was asked he was not allowed to dissallow the try, neither was the ref allowed to do so after the question he had asked. Furthermore if there was no knockon and the ball was not held up or knocked on there was no reason to stop play. Watch the game again and you will see a definite grounding just before EJ knocks the ball back with his thighs. The Sharks did not deserve to win the way they played but it does not change the fact that those TMO decisions were horribly wrong.

      arraz911t - 2012-06-03 06:45

      @Skinfaxi : the ball was not grounded clear as daylight. The TMO needs a medal , i you want to see a stupid TMO watch the bulls strormers game.

      Skinfaxi - 2012-06-03 12:49

      I did watch the Bulls game. The TMO complied with the rules of TMO involvement. So what you are saying is that a TMO who does not do what he is supposed to do needs a medal and the TMO who follows the rules is an idiot? You must be a huge Bryce Lawence fan since he makes up his own rules as he goes along. Or are you only a fan of variable laws when it benefits your team?

  • rrcoomer - 2012-06-02 19:30

    yet another slap in the face for the lions rugby union. finally show the rugby they are capable of playing. about 11 matches too late. what i don't understand is why they play with so much heart for one game and for the rest of the season are absolutely pathetic. a pity they are going to lose out to the EP kings next season.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-02 20:06

      they played the second half of the stormer game. take the sharks forwards away play with backs that's in they got the gaps and the field advantage.

      rrcoomer - 2012-06-02 20:22

      not taking anything away from the lions. they played attacking rugby. if only they realised a bit earlier on just how capable they are

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-02 20:27

      The Lions lately find that extra oomph against us. We've just shaken the Cheetahs bogey off, hope the other cat hasn't jumped on...

      Sean - 2012-06-03 11:53

      There is added incentive for the players. Plumbtree and Mitchell have a trophy they hand to the victorious coach each time the sides play. Mitchell went out last week and slated SARU and their handling of the current issues. Maybe the players played their guts out as thanks for this?

      Hugh - 2012-06-04 12:48

      duncan, that bogey cat has been on forever. How many times have the Lions swiped away the prize? Remember the game "Sharks vs AJ Venter" Currie Cup final? The bogey climbed on there already. This weekend game was no different. Seems like we cant beat the Lions, home or away. Like the guys get a total brain fart when it come to them. Bad to take a S team for granted, ever...

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-06-02 19:34

    well well there goes the gsp in super bru!

  • ckrohne1 - 2012-06-02 19:37

    The Sharks were supposed to and expected to come away with the 5 points......What a rude awakening for the Sharks and supporters alike....Good result for Stomers and Bulls, but not a good result for SA rugby.

  • Vic - 2012-06-02 19:40

    So nice to read congratulatory comments and compliments to the Lions from Bulls and Sharks supporters. That's what sportsmanship is all about. Well done Lions.

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-02 20:28

      The humble pie puts the gloating into perspective. Well done Lions.

  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-06-02 19:45

    shocking display all round....

  • Neal Sing - 2012-06-02 19:50

    One for my late friend Piet Pompies

  • gerrie.dupreez.96 - 2012-06-02 20:05

    Wonder of hier nie n gekonkel is nie, te goed om waar te wees.Was dit werklik regte egte rugby; of is dit n plan om Kings uit te hou; of n ruskans vir n klompie Springbokke te gee? Iewers is n skroef los.

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-06-02 21:07

      Mmm, could have a point. Maybe match rigging is more rife than the average supporter realises...

      boltonbarry - 2012-06-03 10:18

      Sit maak nie sin dat die Sharks hulle seisoen so sal weg gooi nie. Dis Lions het niks om ter verloor uit n verloor nie maar die Sharks het defnitief iets om te verloor.

  • gerrie.dupreez.96 - 2012-06-02 20:08

    Was dit regte oop rugby? Ek wonder of hier nie iets gekook is nie want dis te goed om waar te wees. Was dit om Kings uit te hou; of klompie Bokke nie n harde wedstryd te gee nie; of werklik net n puik vertoning van Lions en swak vertoning van Sharks?

  • sandile.makasi - 2012-06-02 20:25

    Sies man! The Lions certainly deserve to be relegated. Based on their performance this evening. They truly can play good rugby but don't bother to show that week in, week out. These guys don't have the hunger to win except when they play the Sharks. Ayeye Southern Kings!

      Sean - 2012-06-02 21:38

      wait for next year to see how your precious Kings perform, week in and week out. The gist of your comment is that it would have been better for the Lions chances of staying in Super Rugby if they performed consistently and lost? It takes all types...

      Matthew Patrick - 2012-06-03 08:19

      The Lions beat the Kings 80-something to nil in a pre-season match, and with a 2nd string side. The Kings will gain even less than the Lions next year.

      pat.schutte1 - 2012-06-03 10:49

      Does ANYONE on this forum realize that the LIONS have had probably the MOST injuries in their side than ANY of the other teams so far this season. WELL DONE boys!!!

      Sean - 2012-06-03 11:57

      you are ignorant. Check the other articles you will see the names of the Lions players who are injured. Wikus van Heerden (first game of the season) and Jaco Taute are just two of them. In fact if Taute was not injured he'd probably have been in the Bok squad announced last night! Take your Southern Kings and put them in an appropriate place, they will be an embarrassment next year. Maybe spend your energies supporting the EP Kings so they don't stuff up in the second tier of the Currie Cup, AGAIN. They are after all the core of your SK side.

      matt.prinsloo.1 - 2012-06-04 08:07

      @Matthew (and some others)... would you mind reminding us why Mitchell orginally did not want to go play the game vs the Kings in George?

  • Denése - 2012-06-02 20:34

    Sharks pathetic!!! They don't seem to know how to win when it counts!!! I feel like finding another team to support, but I probably won't. Maybe tomorrow I might be able to say SHARKS FOREVER! Well done Lions.

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-02 20:45

      I'll do it for you...SHARKS FOREVER!!!!

      keith.fincham - 2012-06-03 03:19

      I feel the same. How do you beat the Stormers then lose to the Lions? Sick of the inconsistency. Feel betrayed.

      Kevin - 2012-06-03 09:29

      Still 'Sharks Forever"!! They played badly, but the worst performer was the TMO - both ways. The minute I see 7 or 8 replays on a TMO decision, I know he hasn't got a clue. Why are we wasting time with them? They aren't improving the decisions on the field at all. Protocol and rules were broken in a number of incidents over the weekend, by the OFFICIALS!

      Sean - 2012-06-03 12:18

      @Kevin. I agree with you. The linesmen can't see a knock-in a few metres away any more, nor forward passes. Scrum ball is put in to the locks. All round the officials are getting worse.

      Hugh - 2012-06-04 12:55

      Was at the game, NW side of the field, the side the Sharks never saw for both halves of the game.I'll have to watch the recording cause all I saw was the a prime display of running and passing rugby by a spirited Lions side, from the rear. Cont comment on any TMO decisions...........

  • Lance - 2012-06-02 21:02

    Well done Lions ! You played like champs..glad you showed the Sharks that Lady Luck was on their side last week !

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-02 21:17

      At least I can admit the Lions beat us deservedly. Still having nightmares about Kings Park?

      Sean - 2012-06-02 21:42

      Come on Lance, that's a shocker. The Sharks side this week were not the same physical side that played you last week. The Stormers were giving a rugby lesson. The big difference - when Alberts ran at you, he made metres; tonight he was stopped dead or pushed back! Don't try and get browny point off my teams fantastic win, we need all the limelight ourselves cause we don't see it often.

      Lance - 2012-06-03 07:09

      Sure, not happy about last weeks upset, the Sharks beat the top SA and 2nd in the S15 side only to go down a week later against the lowest rank team. If stats mean nothing to you then I guess the Sharks weren't lucky last week.\r\nSorry for my cockyness but you can't expect anything less considering the overwhelming amount of negative Bulls comments us Stormers had to put up with the whole of this week.Our B-team played like stars lastnight and I'm pretty sure we know who is playing in the final..Well done Lions, hard luck Sharks, awesome job Stormers !

      Sean - 2012-06-03 12:26

      Lance, your team played fantastically. Just calling them the b-team is a little demeaning to the players who did the job, don't you think? Remember that Kolisi and Elstedt are B-teamers cause they are only there because of injury! The Sharks weren't lucky last week, I think they were complacent this week. If they did anything they'll ensure the Stormers and Bulls don't fall into the same trap when they play the Lions and Cheetahs. The arguing between the Stormers and Bulls fans gets a little out of hand sometimes, it's sad in fact. In good humour I'm always keen to have a dig at someone, but getting personal is not on. The finals are worrying, I thought that the Chiefs got a wake up call, and the Crusaders were fantastic on Friday. I don't care which SA side gets the trophy, as long as it is an SA side! So if its the Stormers I'll support them as loudly as I did the Lions last night. Well done on the win, it was a nerve wracking game. Justice that Bryan got the try, he's been torn apart by supporters for too long now.

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-06-02 21:04

    The sad story of the Sharks -- inconsistency. Well done Lions; just to prove that never underestimate a side, even though they might be at the bottom of the log.

  • Rijk - 2012-06-02 21:28

    Too many has been springboks in sharks side, maybe coaches move made them slip on there own banana peels.

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-02 21:35

      We missed Whitehead and Jordaan. Our midfield was a turnstile tonight. Besides that, lack of intent and aggression from the Sharks.

  • Rijk - 2012-06-02 21:30

    Maybe we found our SPRINGBOK flyhalf, he brings so much more to the party. Sharkies lost there bite, maybe the the STORM did upset them last week after all

  • Anwar - 2012-06-02 21:32

    Wel gedaan Leeus. Haaie te windgat na verlede week.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 21:50

    Great game by the Lions!!

  • Frans - 2012-06-02 22:28

    Rugby is rigged, rather play Diablo 3

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-03 00:01

      Nah, waiting for the South Park game

      keith.fincham - 2012-06-03 03:15

      My WD dominates!

  • hc12345 - 2012-06-02 22:59

    That ball never crossed the line!!!!

  • malcolm.molver - 2012-06-02 22:59

    I honestly thought the Sharks had ironed out their problems from earlier in the season. The previous four games were characterised by intensity, accuracy and consistency from what is a talented Sharks side. Sadly tonight they reverted back to the error strewn side they were two months ago. They have a frustrating habit of under performing against sides at the foot of the log. Force in 2007, Cheetahs in 2009, Lions last year and tonight are prime examples. It seems this is an indication of either arrogance or a lack of mental toughness. It pains me to say that as a Sharks supporter. But well done to the Lions. They were full value for the win, and had they played like this every game, then they could well be higher up on the log! And they could well have helped out the other SA sides with some wins over the overseas sides.

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-06-03 00:04

      Nobody likes to admit arrogance, but how else do you explain some of these results? We expected to simply rock up and collect the points.

  • Skinfaxi - 2012-06-03 02:15

    The Sharks must decide whether they can reatain the ball through phases or if they can't. If they can't they shouldn't be playing high risk running from their 22. If they can they shouldn't be kicking the ball away in th opposition 22. Everytime they revert to this style of play they lose. How many seasons will FM lose for the Sharks with his showboating?

  • pieter.cilliers.33 - 2012-06-03 07:23

    The TMO gave the right decision, he could give a reason not to award the try, because the ball never crossed the line. Great call by TMO unlike Shaun Veldsman that saw that the ball was never grounded and should have said \the ball was grounded on the white player's foot so therefore you can't award the try\.\r\n\r\nThe Sharks did not deserve to get a bonus point, they were overconfident and thought it was going to be a walk over. Well done Lions.

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-06-03 08:01

    There my team goes again, shark attack turns into my heart attack. Simply put we failed to execute the basics properly i.e line outs, passing, running, secure the breakdown. Lets face it lions deserved to win. D Minnie hd a blinder. We played 15 MIN

      boltonbarry - 2012-06-03 10:23

      LOL at your heart attack comment. I think the breakdown point is one area where the Lions took the game away from you. Good luck to your team in the next game

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-06-03 08:11

    Eish but the Sharks are a frustrating team to support! Well done Lions, but why save your best game of the year for us, why not give the Aus and NZ teams a bit of it as well?!

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-06-03 08:11

    The Sharks lose their 2 centres and lose to the Lions , the Lions lost 9 of their players to injury and have a shocking season and SARU want to relegate them in favour of the Kings .

  • Hans - 2012-06-03 08:34

    yet they don't do the same against a forward pass try by Aplon last week. and what about the infringement against Fredi on the Lions try line. do i smell a Hansie Cronje match fixing syndicate here, or is it really possible that the referees are so one sided against the Sharks? Lions played well, and would be sad to see them fall away.

  • Ockie - 2012-06-03 08:50

    Congrats Lions. It is also great to see the good sportmanship from Sharks supporters. The Lions played very well, but the Sharks had a bad day at the office as well. The midfield defence was not up to standard.

  • railton.samuel - 2012-06-03 10:38

    WTF happened?

  • railton.samuel - 2012-06-03 10:38

    WTF happened?

      Hugh - 2012-06-04 12:59

      was like the Currie cup replay. Thought they would have learned that lesson.

  • jjskosana - 2012-06-03 12:05

    Is there a show of between, the 2 country man, plumtree nd mitchel, the lions play ther best rugby agains us, the sharks, itz not tht we underastimate, the lions, the were only 2 changerz in the shark team, just because , paul jordan is in the under 20 squad... they even lost to te w.force. I jst dont get it

  • Christopher - 2012-06-03 17:55

    Pity they wont be playing Super rugby next year lmfao the last kick of a dying horse

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-06-03 19:29

      Pity you don't have a brain dickweed!!!!

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-06-03 19:31

      Pity the goldfish didn't bite you Rapala Head!!!!!!

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-06-03 19:33

      Pity you didn't emigrate Queenie!!!!!

      matt.prinsloo.1 - 2012-06-04 11:54

      aubrey showing some real intelligence here...

      Hugh - 2012-06-04 11:54

      Sorry chris, but if the sharks cant beat the lions I'm not sure who the dying horse is. As a Sharks supporter, they played like armatures. The lions out played one of the best team in the tournament with good rugby brains. I cannot see how SARU can consider them as a relegation team. Well exicuted game Lions. Sharks, man you really disappoint. To drive through to Ellis Park, battle through traffic and find parking, then that's the best rugby you bring to the party? Seriously now. Plumb? Maybe you are just an assistant coach. Not a great record, and no consistency. If you cant bring home the Currie Cup, then maybe time to follow John Mitchell back to NZ.

  • matt.prinsloo.1 - 2012-06-04 08:08

    Lions is maar met min tevrede jong LOL, soveel jare in SR - en waar le julle op die log? Hoekom so excited oor julle 2de wen van die seisoen? ek is seker die Kings sal na dieselfde aantal jare as die Lions in SR heelwat beter vaar

  • Jody - 2012-06-04 09:12

    Well done Lions , i hear rumours John and Carlos to coach Blues next year.Hope not.

  • Jody - 2012-06-04 09:13

    Butch still has a lot to offer. John keep him in the team....................please.

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