Currie Cup

Lions too strong for Sharks

2015-09-19 16:17
Lions v Sharks

Cape Town - The Golden Lions proved far too strong for the Sharks when they came out on the right side of a 26-18 Currie Cup scoreline in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. 

The win sees the Lions solidify their position at the top of this year's log, while the Sharks' woes continue to cast doubt over their ability to compete for honours this year.

The Lions took a 6-3 lead into the break with Marnitz Boshoff slotting two penalties to Joe Pietersen's one.

The flyhalves continued to dominate the scoreboard, and 15 minutes into the second half it was the Lions who led 12-6.

They pulled away when lock Lourens Erasmus scored just before the hour mark, but the game was really put to bed when the speedy Courtnall Skosan dotted down just six minutes later. 

A late flurry from the Sharks saw them cross the whitewash through a phenomenal Pietersen solo effort and then through Francois Kleinhans, but by then it was too late. 

Scorers:

Lions 26 (6)

Tries: Lourens Erasmus, Courtnall Skosan

Penalties: Marnitz Boshoff (4)

Conversions: Boshoff (2)

Sharks 18 (3)

Tries: Joe Pietersen, 

Penalties: Pietersen (2)

Conversion: Pietersen 

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Your thoughts on the Currie Cup being cut to a one-round tournament in 2019?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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