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    Fans back Lions to fly SA Super Rugby flag

    2017-02-21 10:51

    Cape Town - If Sport24 readers are to be believed, the Lions will once again fare best of the six South African franchises in this year's Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

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    The Lions were the standout SA performers in 2016, topping both the Africa 2 Conference and the South African Group, and finished a single point behind the Hurricanes in the Overall log after the group phase.

    They would go on to beat the Crusaders (42-25) in the quarter-finals and the Highlanders (42-30) in the semi-finals, before falling (20-3) to the Hurricanes in the final.

    In a poll on the Sport24 website, some 13 000 votes were cast, with 32% of those backing the Lions to progress furthest once again in 2017.

    The Bulls were next best with 25% suggesting the Pretoria-based side would bounce back from a forgettable 2016 campaign in which they finished ninth.

    The Stormers (20%) edged the Sharks (18%) for next-best, while there was little support for the Cheetahs (3%) and Kings (2%).

    The Sharks will be the first SA side in action in 2017 when they travel to Brisbane to face the Reds on Friday, February 24 (11:00 SA time).

    The following day sees the Cheetahs host the Lions in Bloemfontein (15:05) while the Kings welcome the Jaguares to Port Elizabeth (17:15).

    Round 1 action concludes with the Stormers v Bulls at Newlands (19:30).

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    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
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    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, AMI Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

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