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    Lions maul Southern Kings

    2016-04-23 19:01

    Cape Town - The Lions proved far too strong for a game Southern Kings side in a Super Rugby encounter played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, running out winners by 45-10.

    The visitors scored three converted tries in the first half through Warren Whiteley, Courtnall Skosan, Armand van der Merwe, while the Kings saw Luzuko Vulindlu cross the whitewash as the Lions led 21-5 at half-time.

    In the second half, further tries followed the for the visitors with Ruan Combrinck (2), vd Merwe and Rohan Janse van Rensburg all scoring while Chris Cloete added a brilliant individual effort for the Kings.  

    Next week the Lions face the Hurricanes at Ellis Park while the Kings travel to Argentina to face the Jaguares. 

    Scorers

    Kings

    Tries: Luzuko Vulindlu, Chris Cloete

    Lions

    Tries: Warren Whiteley, Courtnall Skosan, Armand van der Merwe (2), Ruan Combrinck (2), Rohan Janse van Rensburg. 

    Conversions: Elton Jantjies (5)

    Teams

    Kings

    15. Malcolm Jaer, 14. Luzuko Vulindlu, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12. Shane Gates, 11. JP du Plessis, 10. Louis Fouche, 9. James Hall, 8. CJ Velleman, 7. Thembelani Bholi, 6. Chris Cloete, 5. Steven Sykes (captain), 4. Schalk Oelofse, 3. Jacobie Adriaanse, 2. Martin Ferreira, 1. Schalk Ferreira

    Substitutes: 16. Martin Bezuidenhoudt, 17. Tom Botha, 18. Justin Ackerman, 19. JC Astle, 20. Jacques Engelbrecht, 21. Ntando Kebe, 22. Stefan Watermeyer, 23. Leighton Eksteen

    Lions

    15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Corne Fourie

    Substitutes: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 JW Bell, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

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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, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
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    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
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    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

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