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In next weekend's action, the Cheetahs host the Brumbies, while the Lions have a bye.
Lions hooker Malcolm Marx received the best player award.
Well done to the Lions, but they will rue not claiming a try-scoring bonus-point.
The Cheetahs will, as I've stated earlier, need to keep working on their defence!
81'- Jantjies misses with his conversion attempt but that's the ball game...
78'- Marais CONVERTS.
Lions 34-22 Cheetahs
77'- METRES RUN
75'- TACKLES MISSED
75'- TACKLES MADE
71'- YELLOW CARD for Janse van Rensburg.
It's a fair call. He never contested the high ball and therefore had to make sure he didn't make contact with Blommetjies.
71'- TMO CALL
Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg in hot water after a collision with Blommetjies who was taking a high ball.
70'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.
Lions 34-15 Cheetahs
69' - The Lions win a penalty in range and opt for a shot at goal.
I'm a bit puzzled, considering the fact that they just lost their try-bonus point when the Cheetahs scored their second try.
68'- CONVERSION slotted by Marais.
Lions 31-15 Cheetahs
66'- Lions sub: Van der Merwe on at hooker for Marx.
60'- METRES RUN
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48'- Marais misses with his conversion attempt.
Lions 31-8 Cheetahs
Cheetahs concede a penalty, Rhule not releasing the ball.
TRY, LIONS, FOURIE! 39-20: Dillon Smit creates the chance with a great pass and Corne Fourie runs through the defence to score a very late try for the hosts.
The conversion is missed and the lead will remain 19 points.
Full time: Lions 39-20 Cheetahs.
The conversion is missed and Lions lead by 14 points with 1 minute to go.
Lions concede another penalty, through Combrinck this time for a deliberate knock down.
TRY, CHEETAHS, DU TOIT! 34-20: Cheetahs score again, this time it is Jacques du Toit who wins the five points for them to take them to 20.
A few minutes remaining in the game and Lions lead by 19 points. Cheetahs have scored a couple of tries but Lions have dominated most of this game.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg tackles the opponent in the air and the Lions concede another penalty. Van Rensburg is also given a yellow card.
Lions concede another penalty for collapsing the maul.
PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 34-15: Cheetahs concede a penalty through Uys and Jantjies drives the kick in to make it 34-15 with 9 minutes to go.
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, MARAIS! 31-15: Marais gets the conversion right this time and Cheetahs bring the lead down to 16 points.
TRY, CHEETAHS, MEYER! 31-13: Wegner creates the chance with some good play, Tian Meyer then goes through the defence to score the second Cheetahs try.
The action has slowed down now as the Lions are trying to hold on to their big lead. Cheetahs need to score to win this.
Lions concede a penalty, through Corne Fourie for hands in the ruck.
After an hour of play, the Lions are still in control even though the Cheetahs have scored a try. Lions lead by 23 points.
Five tries in the game so far, four scored by the Lions and one by the Cheetahs.
Whiteley concedes another penalty for the Lions for being offside.
Ferreira concedes another penalty for collapsing the maul.
The Lions concede another penalty, Mostert not releasing the ball.
Cheetahs miss the conversion, lose out on some much needed points.
TRY, CHEETAHS, PETERSEN! 31-8: Cheetahs score their first try, Sergeal Petersen scores the try and Cheetahs get to 8 points.
Lions concede a penalty, Ackermann not joining the ruck correctly.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 31-3: Jantjies makes no mistake and Lions lead by 28 points!
TRY, LIONS, ACKERMANN! 29-3: Ackermann scores the fourth try for the Lions who are dominating this game. Faf de Klerk creates the chance and Ackermann scores the try.
Second half begins.
The Cheetahs start the second half by conceding a penalty, through Lodewyk de Jager for obstruction.
Half time: Lions 24-3 Cheetahs.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 24-3: Jantjies makes the conversion and adds two more points. Lions lead by 21.
TRY, LIONS, MNISI! 22-3: Lions score again, they are looking very well organized as a team this season. Jantjies makes the break and Mnisi scores the try just before the break.
Jantjies tries a drop goal and misses.
Malcolm Marx runs through the Cheetah defence as Lions attack again. Ackermann helped with the offload and Lions advance.
Cheetahs concede a penalty, Zeilinga tackling a player without the ball.
First 30 minutes of play and the Lions are in control of this game with two tries. Cheetahs were first to score some points, but they have not been able to score after that.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 17-3: Jantjies slots it in to add two more points to the score. Lions lead by 14 points now.
TRY, LIONS, DE KLERK! 15-3: Combrinck breaks through for the Lions, and makes a lot of ground, he offloads it to Faf de Klerk who scores the try.
PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 10-3: Elton Jantjies makes no mistake and the Lions push the lead to 7 points.
The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Schoeman being offside of the ruck.
CONVERSION, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 7-3: Ruan Combrinck makes the conversion and adds the extras to the score. Lions lead by 4 points now.
TRY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 5-3: Jantjies scores the first try and Lions take the lead with a good line break and a good try.
The Lions have already conceded three penalties, Cheetahs have scored a penalty goal from one of them.
Lions now dominating the possession in the last few minutes but the score reads in favour of the Cheetahs.
Lions concede another penalty now, Warren Whiteley caught offside.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, MARAIS! 0-3: First points and first penalty goal of the game scored by the Cheetahs, Neil Marais takes the penalty and slots it in.
Another penalty conceded by the Lions, Mnisi is caught offside.
Lions concede a penalty, Redelinghuys not rolling away from the ruck.
The possession has been evenly shared between the two teams, Lions have looked dangerous with it though.
Ruan Ackermann cuts through the Cheetahs defence and makes some good distance for the Lions.
The Cheetahs concede the first penalty of the game, through Charles Marais for collapsing the scrum.
First half begins.
Stuart Berry is the referee today with Glen Jackson and Rasta Rasivhenge assisting him and Johan Greeff is the TMO.
Cheetahs have suffered a few injuries to key players. Rayno Benjamin out because of a torn calf, Britz has a thumb injury, Gerhard Olivier and Maphutha Dolo have ankle injuries. Mienie has a dislocated shoulder
Hello and welcome to the Super Rugby clash between the Lions and the Cheetahs from the Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.
Lions have beaten the Sunwolves in Japan and the Chiefs in New Zealand. This will be an interesting contest at home.
The Lions have won 8 of their 12 matches against the Cheetahs and they are in good form this season.
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