Vodacom Super 14

Lions beaten in Dunedin

2010-03-26 10:23
Cobus Grobbelaar (File)
Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - The Highlanders have beaten the Lions in their Super 14 clash in Dunedin, despite a much-improved performance by the visitors on Friday.

The Highlanders won 39-29 after leading 22-17 at half-time.

The Highlanders scored three tries through lock Hayden Triggs, centre Kenny Lynn and were awarded a penalty try by referee Stuart Dickinson. Fullback Israel Dagg kicked six penalties and three conversions.

The Lions replied with five tries, scored by fullback Michael Killian, flank Cobus Grobbelaar, wing Wigan Pekeur (2) and replacement scrumhalf, JP Joubert. Flyhalf Carlos Spencer added a conversion, as did Earl Rose.

The Highlanders picked up four points for their efforts, while the Lions picked up a point for scoring four or more tries.

In next weekend's Round 8 action, the Highlanders travel to Mount Maunganui to face the Chiefs, while the winless Lions have the weekend off.


15. Israel Dagg, 14. Ben Smith 13. Kendrick Lynn, 12. Michael Hobbs, 11. James Paterson, 10. Robbie Robinson, 9. Jimmy Cowan (captain), 8. Steven Setephano, 7. John Hardie, 6. Adam Thomson 5. Hayden Triggs, 4. Josh Bekhuis, 3. Clint Newland, 2. Jason Rutledge, 1. Jamie Mackintosh

Substitutes: 16. Jason Macdonald, 17. Bronson Murray, 18. Joe Tuineau, 19. Tim Boys, 20. Sean Romans, 21. Jason Shoemark, 22. Fetu’u Vainikolo

15. Michael Killian, 14. Wigan Pekeur, 13. Walter Venter, 12. Doppies la Grange, 11. Tonderai Chavhanga,  10. Carlos Spencer, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Todd Clever, 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Cobus Grobbelaar (captain), 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Nico Luus, 3. Ross Geldenhuys, 2. Hannes Franklin, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16. Charles Emslie, 17. Heinke van der Merwe, 18. Willem Stoltz, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. JP Joubert, 21. Wandile Mjekevu, 22. Earl Rose



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