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2016/07/02 | 17:10 |  Super Rugby | Emirates Airlines Park |  Full Time
Super Rugby

As it happened: Lions 37-10 Sharks

2016-07-02 19:00
Last Updated at 23:14
02 Jul 18:58
02 Jul 18:55


An emphatic victory by the Lions. They outscored the Sharks by 5 tries to 2.  They blew the visitors out of the water in the first half, running into a 27-0 after 40 minutes. 

Lions 37 Sharks 10

02 Jul 18:52
79' - This has been some display by the Lions, but in fairness to the Sharks, they have done well in the last 20 minutes. They were blown away in the first 60, however. 
02 Jul 18:46
75' - Akker vd Merwe breaks away for the Lions, he finds Skosan but he loses control of the ball as he tries to offload near the halfway line. 
02 Jul 18:45
74' - Another penalty for offside. The Sharks tap and take quickly. 
02 Jul 18:44

72' - It's all Sharks at the moment, but a case of too little too late. They have a penalty after the Lions backs are caught offside. 

April put the ball into the corner for a 5m attacking lineout. 

02 Jul 18:41

68' - TRY to the Sharks!

Mauled over the line and Chiliboy Ralepelle is the man to get it to ground!

April cannot convert.

Lions 37 Sharks 10

02 Jul 18:39
67' - Sharks onto the attack again. They have an attacking lineout 5m from the Lions line. 
02 Jul 18:34

62' - TRY to the Sharks!

They are finally on the board! Excellent work by their backs gets Mvovo over in the left-hand corner!

April cannot convert. 

Lions 37 Sharks 5

02 Jul 18:29

57' - TRY to the Lions!

Captain Jaco Kriel is over in the corner. He went through three Sharks defenders there. 

Jantjies converts!

Lions 37 Sharks 0

02 Jul 18:27
56' - Penalty to the Lions. Jantjies sets up a lineout 5m from the Sharks line. 
02 Jul 18:26
55' - Multiple changes on both sides now.. and why not!
02 Jul 18:24
54' - A clever kick into space almost sees Mapoe collect and go over, but he loses the ball as he is tackled. 
02 Jul 18:23
54' - Both sides flinging the ball around now but plenty of errors as well.
02 Jul 18:20
51' - The Lions are rampant one again, but this time their hands let them down and they knock-on. The Sharks counter. 
02 Jul 18:19
50' - HUUUGE hit on Mapoe as Sithole takes him out from the side... all fair and legal. Mapoe had no idea that was coming. 
02 Jul 18:15
47' - It's that man de Klerk to the rescue as he cuts out an April pass, secures the ball and allows the Lions to clear downfield. 
02 Jul 18:14
46' - A penalty for hands in the ruck allow the Sharks set up a lineout in the Lions 22m area. 
02 Jul 18:13
45' - A chance for the Sharks to build a couple of phases of possession as they move over the halfway line. 
02 Jul 18:10

42' - PENALTY slotted by Jantjies!

No mistake from the Lions pivot as he extends their lead.

Lions 30 Sharks 0 

02 Jul 18:10
42' - Early penalty to the Lions as Mvovo is caught offside. Jantjies will have a shot at goal. 
02 Jul 18:08
40' - Second half underway, the Sharks behind the 8-ball here. Can they get going/
02 Jul 17:55


The Lions have put the Sharks to the sword in the first half, running in four tries with ease.

Lions 27 Sharks 0 

02 Jul 17:54

39' - TRY to the Lions!

That's another try for the home side as Ackermann drives close to the line and just gets the ball down on the line. 

Jantjies converts from right in front. 

Lions 27 Sharks 0 

02 Jul 17:53
38' - More trouble for the Sharks as the Lions surge downfield and into the visitors 22m area. 
02 Jul 17:49

35' - Chance lost for the Sharks as Mvovo breaks away.

He just has to find Ndungane on the inside, but his pass is too high and a little behind the fullback, giving him little chance of collecting the ball cleanly. 

02 Jul 17:46
32' - All too easy for the home side so far... 
02 Jul 17:46

30' - TRY to the Lions!

Marx is the scorer for the home side as he chases a Combrinck kick-ahead, collecting a pass from Ackermann after a cruel bounce evaded two Sharks defenders. 

Jantjies converts with his most difficult attempt so far. 

Lions 20 Sharks 0 

02 Jul 17:44
28' - April is forced to clear downfield for the Sharks but he cannot find touch and the Lions counter once again. 
02 Jul 17:41

26' - TRY to the Lions!

Skosan goes close but just cannot get over the line.

Janse van Rensburg gets his hands on the ball and spins away from the resulting ruck to crash over for the Lions. 

Jantjies misses with his conversion attempt. 

Lions 13 Sharks 0 

02 Jul 17:38
25' - Another excellent attacking opportunity for the Lions as they have a scrum in the centre of the field, around 15m from the Sharks line. 
02 Jul 17:36
23' - Jantjies dinks a little kick over an onrushing Sharks defence but the ball rolls into touch in the visitors 22m area. 
02 Jul 17:35
22' - Good defence from the Sharks as they stop a rolling maul and then win the ball, they clear but cannot find touch. 
02 Jul 17:34
20' - Penalty to the Lions as the Sharks are penalised for not rolling away. Jantjies sets up a lineout 5m from the Sharks line. 
02 Jul 17:33

19' - Now it's the Lions turn for some poor handling, the referee plays advantage with the Sharks making a number of metres before they are forced into touch.

02 Jul 17:32
17' - Some excellent work by the Sharks forwards sees them surge into the Lions half. Once again they have coughed up the ball allowing the Lions to breakout. 
02 Jul 17:28

14' - TRY to the Lions!

It's that man Combrinck, rounding off some brilliant handling by the Lions with Kriel and Mapoe prominent.

Jantjies cannot convert. 

Lions 8 Sharks 0 

02 Jul 17:27
13' - The Sharks defence under immense pressure after Claassens can't control a box kick by de Klerk. Skosan collects and the Lions surge ahead. 
02 Jul 17:25
11' - Another penalty to the Lions after Daniel is pinged for hands in the ruck. Combrinck sets up a lineout. 
02 Jul 17:23
9' - A pacy Lions attack causes the Sharks defence all kinds of problems. Both de Klerk and Combrinck heavily involved, but the right winger just ran out of space after chasing a kick ahead. 
02 Jul 17:20

8' - Penalty converted by Jantjies!

The home side lead in Johannesburg.

Lions 3 Sharks 0

02 Jul 17:19
7' - Sharks backline pinged for offside. Jantjies will have a shot at goal from right in front and around 45m out. 
02 Jul 17:18

5' - The Lions turnover Sharks possession and then win a penalty from the resulting ruck. Jantjies can clear and sets up a lineout on halfway. 

Jordaan is leaving the field, he is replaced by Heimar Williams

  • 80'

    FULL TIME: LIONS 37-10 SHARKS. The Lions get a well deserved win at home as they beat the Sharks by 27 points.

  • 79'

    Jaco Kriel concedes a penalty for scrum infringement and the Sharks win another penalty.

  • 77'

    The Lions will look to hold possession in these final minutes of the game and secure a well deserved home win. The Sharks should have played better in the first half and the second.

  • 75'

    A couple of penalties conceded by the Lions for being caught offside in a matter of a few minutes.

  • 70'

    Garth April misses another conversion so the score will remain 37-10 with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

  • 69'

    TRY, SHARKS, RALEPELLE! 37-10: Chiliboy Ralepelle finds a way through the Lions defence after the penalty and Sharks have their second try of the evening.

  • 67'

    A penalty conceded by the Lions through Warwick Tecklenburg for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 64'

    The conversion is missed as Garth April drags the kick wide and the score remains at 37-5.

  • 63'

    TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO! 37-5: Mvovo breaks through the defence and Sharks manage to score their first try and their first points in the 63rd minute.

  • 60'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 37-0: Jantjies adds on the extras from the sideline to make it 37-0 with 20 minutes remaining in the game.

  • 58'

    TRY, LIONS, KRIEL! 35-0: The Lions are unstoppable today, Jaco Kriel breaks away from the defence and goes on to score the try. Lions push the lead by 5 points to 35.

  • 57'

    Sharks concede another penalty, this time through Tendai Mtawarira for collapsing the maul.

  • 54'

    We are reaching the 60 minute mark in the game and the Sharks have still not scored a single point. Lions have looks strong in defence and brilliant in attack and have dominated most of the game.

  • 50'

    Skosan creates the chance with a good turn over as Lions attack again, Lionel Mapoe goes through the defence untouched and makes some quality metres for the hosts.

  • 48'

    Lions have managed to keep the momentum going in the second half and Sharks will have to play better if they want to win here.

  • 47'

    A penalty conceded by the Lions through Jaco Kriel for not releasing the ball carrier.

  • 44'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 30-0: Jantjies kicks in a nice penalty goal from 38 metres out and the Lions push the lead to 30 points. Sharks have not scored yet.

  • 43'

    Sharks concede a penalty as Jean-Luc du Preez is caught being offside.

  • 41'

    Half-time: Lions 27-0 Sharks.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    TRY, LIONS, ACKERMANN! 25-0: Some poor tackling from the Sharks and then Ackermann takes it over the line to claim the try. Lions take the score to 25-0.

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 27-0: Good kick from Elton Jantjies and he adds the two points on to make it 27-0 just before half-time.

  • 38'

    A linebreak for the Sharks as Lwazi Mvovo cuts through some poor tackles and makes some good ground for the Sharks. But the Lions manage to turn the ball over.

  • 35'

    Sharks concede another penalty for a truck and trailer obstruction.

  • 32'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 20-0: Jantjies slots the conversion in to add on the extras and the lead is now 20 points. Sharks have not opened their scoring yet.

  • 31'

    TRY, LIONS, MARX! 18-0: Malcolm Marx runs almost two thirds of the length of the ground to make this try and it is another brilliant performance from the Lions.

  • 28'

    The conversion is missed, Jantjies drags the kick to the right of the posts. Lions lead by 13 points.

  • 28'

    Sharks concede another penalty through S'bura Sithole for being caught offside.

  • 26'

    TRY, LIONS, VAN RENSBURG! 13-0: Ackermann makes another brilliant offload and Rohan Janse van Rensburg goes through the gap in the defence and scores a try for the Lions, this is his 6th try of the season.

  • 23'

    The possession is evenly shared but the Lions lead by 8 points to 0.

  • 20'

    Sharks concede another penalty through Etienne Oosthuizen for not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 17'

    Jantjies misses the conversion as he kicks the ball to the left of the uprights and Lions keep the lead to 8 points.

  • 15'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 8-0: Ruan Combrinck slices through the defence and takes the ball all the way to score the try, Jaco Kriel set up the chance with a good offload.

  • 12'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sharks and this time it is through Keegan Daniel for being offside of the ruck.

  • 9'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 3-0: Elton Jantjies slots in the penalty goal to open the scoring for the Lions, from 40 metres out and Lions lead by 3.

  • 7'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sharks, Franco Marais for interference with the scrum half.

  • 6'

    The Sharks concede a penalty now through Stephan Lewies for not releasing the ball carrier.

  • 3'

    The Sharks have started the game confidently, controlling most of the possession.

  • 1'

    Kick off! First half begins.

  • 1'

    The Lions concede an early penalty, through Andries Ferreira for hands in the ruck.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Lions and Sharks game from the Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    The Lions are currently 7 points ahead of the Sharks and the can finish on top if the win this game.

  • 0'

    The Sharks have done well against the Lions in the past but the Lions have played some really good Rugby this season.

  • 0'

    Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith

  • 0'

    Sharks: 15 Odwa Ndungane, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (c)

  • 0'

    The Lions have named a strong side for this clash but they will be without their captain, Warren Whiteley. The line-up includes the Springboks Julian Redelinghuys, Franco Mostert, Jaco Kriel, Faf de Klerk, Elton Jantjies, Lionel Mapoe and Ruan Combrinck.

  • 0'

    Ackermann will start in place of Whiteley, and is joined in the back-row by Warwick Tecklenburg and Kriel.

  • 0'

    Gary Gold has make a few changes to the Sharks. Willie le Roux is out because of an injury, so Odwa Ndungane will start at full-back. Tendai Mtawarira will be the captain, with Garth April at fly-half. Pat Lambie is still under medical observation after his injury when he played against Ireland.

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Lions Sharks
  • 5 Tries 2
    • 14' Ruan Combrinck
    • 25' Rohan Janse van Rensburg
    • 30' Malcolm Marx
    • 39' Ruan Ackermann
    • 57' Jaco Kriel
    • 61' Lwazi Mvovo
    • 68' Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • 3 Conversions 0
    • 31' Elton Jantjies
    • 39' Elton Jantjies
    • 59' Elton Jantjies
  • 2 Penalties 0
    • 7' Elton Jantjies
    • 42' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Dylan Smith
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Franco Marais
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Etienne Oosthuizen
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Keegan Daniel
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Phillip Van Der Walt
  • Michael Claassens
  • Garth April
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Paul Jordaan
  • JP Pietersen
  • Sibusiso Sithole
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Cyle Brink
  • Ross Cronje
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Sylvian Mahuza
  • 16
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  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Ruan Botha
  • Lubabalo Mtembu
  • Stefan Ungerer
  • Rhyno Smith
  • Heimar Williams

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