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As it happened: Lions 17-50 Hurricanes

2016-04-30 18:55
Last Updated at 15:53
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30 Apr 18:55

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In next weekend's action, the Lions have a bye, while the Hurricanes face the Sharks in Durban.

30 Apr 18:53

A thoroughly deserved win for the men from Wellington. They dominated the breakdown area and taught the Lions a lesson on how to finish off opportunity.

30 Apr 18:51
FULL-TIME: Lions 17-50 Hurricanes
30 Apr 18:51
80'- But the Hurricanes win a turnover and look to counter themselves. The move goes awry though as the game ends...
30 Apr 18:50
79'- With time almost up, the Lions look to run from deep...
30 Apr 18:48
78'- This game has petered out a bit now, with the Lions surely eager to get off the park. It was simply a horror performance from them tonight.
30 Apr 18:45


Lions 334m

Hurricanes 438m

30 Apr 18:42

71'- Barrett CONVERTS to bring up the half-century.

Lions 17-50 Hurricanes

30 Apr 18:42
69'- Julian Savea scores his second try. It was a great break from replacement scrumhalf Jamison Gibson-Park, who broke blind following a scrum just inside Lions territory...
30 Apr 18:40
69'- TRY to the Hurricanes!
30 Apr 18:39


Lions 4

Hurricanes 11

30 Apr 18:38

67'- CONVERSION slotted by Barrett.

Lions 17-43 Hurricanes

30 Apr 18:37
66'- Centre Vince Aso scores next to the posts after taking a pass from hooker Dane Coles, who made a great break.
30 Apr 18:36
66'- TRY to the Hurricanes!
30 Apr 18:35
65'- Hurricanes probing just outside the Lions' 22m area...
30 Apr 18:32
62'- A whole host of forward substitutions now made by the Lions.
30 Apr 18:31

60'- Van der Walt is way off the mark with his conversion attempt.

Lions 17-36 Hurricanes

30 Apr 18:30
59'- Jaco Kriel goes over in the corner after several phases of attack by the home side.
30 Apr 18:29
59'- TRY to the Lions!
30 Apr 18:29
58' - Lions back inside the red zone...
30 Apr 18:27
57'- But the Hurricanes win a turnover and Barrett clears to bring some relief...
30 Apr 18:26
56'- Lions inside the red zone after great breaks from Janse van Rensburg and Kriel...
30 Apr 18:25
55'- A slight delay now as groundsmen appear on the pitch to try and patch up some patches of grass that came up after a scrum...
30 Apr 18:24


Jantjies leaves the field and is replaced by JW Bell. Jaco van der Walt will now play flyhalf, with  Combrinck moving to fullback. Bell will play wing.

30 Apr 18:22
54'- A concern for the Lions as Jantjies is down with a leg injury...
30 Apr 18:21


Lions 14

Hurricanes 16

30 Apr 18:20


Lions 53

Hurricanes 65

30 Apr 18:19
53'- Lions subs: Cronje on for De Klerk and Janse van Rensburg on for Mnisi.
30 Apr 18:17


Lions 206m

Hurricanes 311m

30 Apr 18:15
49'- But the pressure is off the Hurricanes as they win another penalty on the ground... De Klerk penalised for sealing off...
30 Apr 18:13
48'- Another attacking chance for the Lions as Jason Woodward knocks the ball just outside his own 22m area...
30 Apr 18:13

46'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

Lions 12-36 Hurricanes

30 Apr 18:12
45'- Lionel Mapoe scores near the posts after taking a pass from Combrinck, who followed up on a clever chip-kick in behind the Hurricanes defence by De Klerk.
30 Apr 18:11
45'- TRY to the Lions!
30 Apr 18:07
42'- Jaco Kriel does well to win a turnover penalty on the ground. It allows the Lions to exit their own half...
30 Apr 18:06
41'- Hooker Dane Coles is over in the corner, but the referee says it was a forward pass from scrumhalf TJ Perenara...
30 Apr 18:05
40'- Lions caught off-side which allows Barrett to set up an attacking lineout five metres out...
30 Apr 18:04

Welcome back for the second half!

Barrett gets play started...

30 Apr 17:58


Western Province have beaten the Golden Lions XV 27-24 at Newlands.

  • 80'

    Turned over by the 'Canes but J Savea is bundled into touch, ending the contest. Super finishing from the Hurricanes who controlled the breakdown excellently with their turnovers. Some credit has to go to the Lions for the way they fought back in the second half, but the damage was long done. A comprehensive thrashing from the Hurricanes which will raise serious questions for Johan Ackermann and his players this week.

  • 80'


  • 78'

    Perhaps the Hurricanes can grab one final score, with a scrum on halfway. Instead the ball is lost and the Lions try to build an attack, Van der Walt spinning out of some tackles...

  • 76'

    Knock-on by the Lions as they attempt to find another consolation score. Time certainly running out though.

  • 73'

    Tired bodies now for the Lions as Kriel puts down a pass. It's been a long night for the hosts.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 17-50: Barrett brings up the half century for the 'Canes.

  • 69'

    TRY, HURRICANES, J SAVEA! 17-48: What a clinical display this is. Gibson-Park spots some space down the blindside and surges forward, before releasing J Savea for his second try.

  • 66'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 17-43: Order restored for Barrett after that last miss, with yet another conversion.

  • 65'

    TRY, HURRICANES, ASO! 17-41: They're in for another! Coles slight of hand for a hooker shines through again as he offloads to the centre after a fine break upfield.

  • 61'

    Van der Walt unable to convert for the Lions, leaving the gap at 19 points.

  • 60'

    TRY, LIONS, KRIEL! 17-36: There's another one back! Tecklenberg's break is key before his back row colleague Kriel goes over after some steady phases by the hosts.

  • 57'

    Sense that the 'Canes are just losing their early tempo as the Lions control possession, but there's still a huge deficit on the scoreboard.

  • 54'

    Jantjies down for treatment as he comes off the field, major setback for the hosts.

  • 50'

    Plenty of kicking for territory from both sides before J Savea threatens with a big run down the wing, but the final pass isn't there and goes into touch.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 12-36: Extra two points from the boot of the fly-half to close the gap.

  • 45'

    TRY, LIONS, MAPOE! 10-36: Vital score. A good run back from Van der Walt starts an attack finished off by the Springbok centre.

  • 43'

    It's no secret that the Lions need points but a stint of possession inside the Hurricanes' half ends with a turnover.

  • 40'

    Faced with a tough angle Barrett can't convert and that leads to half-time as the Lions kick the ball away. What a performance from last season's finalists, but at the same time the Lions and their supporters will be bitterly disappointed with that first half showing.

  • 40'


  • 38'

    TRY, HURRICANES, GOODES! 5-36: What a half from last year's finalists. After both teams try to find territory with the boot it's the prop who surges over the line. Domination.

  • 34'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 5-31: Perfect again from Barrett, his fifth kick of the day.

  • 33'

    TRY, HURRICANES, JANE! 5-29: Another interception score for the visitors! And it's Jane in for his second! The Lions maul was looking strong before Jane picked off a pass and sprinted away for his side's fourth try.

  • 30'

    No conversion from Jantjies so the gap stands at 19 points.

  • 29'

    TRY, LIONS, VAN DER MERWE! 5-24: Boy how the Lions needed that. Good pressure on the 'Canes line sees Mapoe denied a score by the TMO, before the hosts kick to the corner from a penalty. They set up the drive and the hooker, who scored two last week, crashes over.

  • 26'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 0-24: He can't miss so far. Sweet strike from the All Black as the 'Canes build their lead.

  • 25'

    Mapoe thinks he's away for an interception but he's called offside, allowing Barrett a chance to add three more points...

  • 23'

    Multiple scrum resets as the game settles down, with the Lions facing a mountain of a comeback already.

  • 19'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 0-21: 100 percent record for Barrett so far today as he lands his third conversion.

  • 18'

    TRY, HURRICANES, JANE! 0-19: Yes it can! The veteran All Blacks winger has his score confirmed by the TMO and the Lions are reeling here at Ellis Park.

  • 17'

    Barrett's long kick upfield has the Lions scrambling, with De Klerk forced to cough up a five-metre scrum after being swarmed on by the 'Canes chasers. Could this be try number three?

  • 14'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 0-14: No mistake from Barrett there.

  • 13'

    TRY, HURRICANES, PROCTOR! 0-12: Big few minutes for the visitors! This time the centre Proctor goes over as he pounces for an interception score with the Lions on the attack. Kick to come.

  • 10'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 0-7: Barrett with the extra two points as the Hurricanes take the lead.

  • 8'

    TRY, HURRICANES, J SAVEA! 0-5: There''''s the first score! Good work from Ardie Savea and a fine offload from Coles in the build up eventually ends with a score for the All Blacks winger.

  • 6'

    Hurricanes survive a period of pressure from the Lions by winning a penalty, which Barrett fires upfield into touch.

  • 3'

    Good early running from Skosan as the Lions exit their 22. Hurricanes already pose a real threat.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Round 10 Super Rugby clash between the Lions and the Hurricanes.

  • 0'

    The Lions have made three changes to their starting line-up as they have been forced to name a second new-look prop duo in as many weeks. Prop Corne Fourie rotates with Dylan Smith while Pieter Scholtz gets his first start of the season. Blindside flank Cyle Brink drops to the bench and is replaced by Jaco Kriel, who pairs up with captain Warren Whiteley and Warwick Tecklenburg to form the loose trio.

  • 0'

    Lock Vaea Fifita's elevation to the starting team represents the only change to the 'Canes side. Jamison Gibson-Park comes into the 23 for Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, who has remained in New Zealand, while James Marshall edges Otere Black as the cover for fly-half and full-back.

  • 0'

    And we''re off at Ellis Park! Jantjies gets the game underway.

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Lions Hurricanes
  • 3 Tries 7
    • 29' Armand van der Merwe
    • 45' Lionel Mapoe
    • 59' Jaco Kriel
    • 10' Julian Savea
    • 13' Matt Proctor
    • 18' Cory Jane
    • 33' Cory Jane
    • 38' Reg Goodes
    • 66' Vince Aso
    • 69' Julian Savea
  • 1 Conversions 6
    • 46' Elton Jantjies
    • 11' Beauden Barrett
    • 14' Beauden Barrett
    • 18' Beauden Barrett
    • 34' Beauden Barrett
    • 66' Beauden Barrett
    • 71' Beauden Barrett
  • 0 Penalties 1
    • 26' Beauden Barrett
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Dylan Smith
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Pieter Scholtz
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Reg Goodes
  • Dane Coles
  • Jeff Toomaga-Allen
  • Vaea Fifita
  • Michael Fatialofa
  • Brad Shields
  • Ardie Savea
  • Victor Vito
  • TJ Perenara
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Julian Savea
  • Vince Aso
  • Matt Proctor
  • Cory Jane
  • Jason Woodward
  • Ramone Samuels
  • Corne Fourie
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Cyle Brink
  • Ross Cronje
  • JW Bell
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 16
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  • 20
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  • 22
  • 23
  • Motu Matu'u
  • Chris Eves
  • Loni Uhila
  • Blade Thomson
  • Callum Gibbins
  • Jamison Gibson-Park
  • James Marshall
  • Willis Halaholo

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