LIVE

    Fans back Lions to fly SA Super Rugby flag

    2017-02-21 10:51

    Cape Town - If Sport24 readers are to be believed, the Lions will once again fare best of the six South African franchises in this year's Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

    Challenge the Sport24 'experts' in this year's Super Rugby SuperBru!

    The Lions were the standout SA performers in 2016, topping both the Africa 2 Conference and the South African Group, and finished a single point behind the Hurricanes in the Overall log after the group phase.

    They would go on to beat the Crusaders (42-25) in the quarter-finals and the Highlanders (42-30) in the semi-finals, before falling (20-3) to the Hurricanes in the final.

    In a poll on the Sport24 website, some 13 000 votes were cast, with 32% of those backing the Lions to progress furthest once again in 2017.

    The Bulls were next best with 25% suggesting the Pretoria-based side would bounce back from a forgettable 2016 campaign in which they finished ninth.

    The Stormers (20%) edged the Sharks (18%) for next-best, while there was little support for the Cheetahs (3%) and Kings (2%).

    The Sharks will be the first SA side in action in 2017 when they travel to Brisbane to face the Reds on Friday, February 24 (11:00 SA time).

    The following day sees the Cheetahs host the Lions in Bloemfontein (15:05) while the Kings welcome the Jaguares to Port Elizabeth (17:15).

    Round 1 action concludes with the Stormers v Bulls at Newlands (19:30).

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read

    Results

    05 August 2017
    29 July 2017
    22 July 2017
    21 July 2017
    15 July 2017
    14 July 2017
    08 July 2017
    07 July 2017
    01 July 2017
    30 June 2017
    09 June 2017
    03 June 2017
    02 June 2017
    28 May 2017
    27 May 2017
    26 May 2017
    21 May 2017
    20 May 2017
    19 May 2017
    13 May 2017
    12 May 2017
    06 May 2017
    05 May 2017
    30 April 2017
    29 April 2017
    28 April 2017
    22 April 2017
    21 April 2017
    15 April 2017
    14 April 2017
    09 April 2017
    08 April 2017
    07 April 2017
    02 April 2017
    01 April 2017
    31 March 2017
    25 March 2017
    24 March 2017
    18 March 2017
    17 March 2017
    11 March 2017
    10 March 2017
    04 March 2017
    03 March 2017
    02 March 2017
    25 February 2017
    24 February 2017
    23 February 2017

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    The 2017 Super Rugby tournament has reached its quarter-final stage. When all is said and done, who emerges victorious?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.