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As it happened: Lions 51-14 Bulls

2017-05-20 16:30
Last Updated at 11:14
20 May 19:10
20 May 19:10

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In next weekend's action, the Lions host the Southern Kings at Ellis Park, while the Bulls entertain the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld.

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20 May 19:06


Lions flank Kwagga Smith has received the best player award.

20 May 19:04
A disappointing second half with the Lions letting several scoring chances go begging. But apart from the scrums, they completely bossed the hapless Bulls who are in a world of hurt.
20 May 19:02
FULL-TIME: Lions 51-14 Bulls
20 May 19:01
81'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.
20 May 19:01
80'- TRY to the Lions as Lionel Mapoe scores the home side's seventh try of the night. It was started from just inside their own half as the Bulls defenders ran out of puff...
20 May 18:59
78'- However, losing your own lineout five metres out is hardly going to help...
20 May 18:58
78'- A rare attacking chance for the Bulls inside the Lions 22m area. Can they salvage some pride right at the death here?
20 May 18:57

77'- It's been a disappointing second half characterised by several knock-ons and infringements.

Most of the play has taken place inside the Bulls half, but poor finishing from the home side has spared the Bulls further embarrassment.

20 May 18:53


Lions 533m

Bulls 231m

20 May 18:52
72' - Bulls sub: Debutant Abongile Nonkontwana replaces Jason Jenkins at lock.
20 May 18:51

70'- NO TRY!

The try is cancelled as replays show Jantjies had knocked on as he attempted to dot down. Great last-gasp defence from Jan Serfontein!

20 May 18:50
70'- However, the TMO is now called upon to check the grounding...
20 May 18:49
69'- TRY to the Lions as Elton Jantjies goes over after relentless pressure!
20 May 18:48
69'- Another five-metre scrum for the Lions as they force a turnover when Burger Odendaal gets himself into trouble in front of his own posts...
20 May 18:47
68'- Lions sub: Kyle Brink is on for skipper Warren Whiteley.
20 May 18:46
67'- Mapoe oh-so-close as he knocks on attempting to dot down!
20 May 18:46
67'- Bulls sub: Ivan van Zyl on at scrumhalf for Rudy Paige.
20 May 18:45
66'- A powerful lineout drive from the Lions sees the go over, but Kwagga Smith is held up over the the tryline...
20 May 18:44
65'- Lions sub: Anthony Volmink on at wing for Courtnall Skosan.
20 May 18:43
64'- Another Lions penalty sees them set up a lineout five metres out...
20 May 18:43
64'- But after a Bulls knock-on, the Lions quickly work their way back into the red zone...
20 May 18:40
62'- Some relief for the Bulls as they win a penalty at scrum time...
20 May 18:39
59'- Lions sub: Faf de Klerk on at scrumhalf for Ross Cronje.
20 May 18:38
59'- The Lions knock on in front of the Bulls posts, but the visitors are pinged for being off-side...
20 May 18:37
58'- Bulls centre Burger Odendaal kicks out on the full to keep his side pegged back in their own half - that's the second time he's done that tonight...
20 May 18:36
57'- Lions subs: The hosts have brought on a new front row, with Akker van der Merwe, Corne Fourie and Johannes Jonker all on.
20 May 18:33


Lions 5

Bulls 16

20 May 18:29
51'- Jade Stighling loses the ball in contact which brings relief for the home side...
20 May 18:27
50'- A scrum penalty to the Bulls allows them to set up a lineout five metres out...
20 May 18:27
49'- Good to see Maxwane get off his stretcher and walk off now. He may be just slightly concussed...
20 May 18:26

49'- Injury concern for the Bulls as wing Sibhale Maxwane is stretchered off. He bumped heads with Elton Jantjies, with the Bulls flyer worse for wear after the collision...

Warrick Gelant replaces him.

20 May 18:24
49'- The Bulls scrum is looking better with Conraad van Vuuren on...
20 May 18:22
47'- But more pressure on the Lions as Cronje knocks on at the base of the scrum...
20 May 18:21


Lions 6

Bulls 4

20 May 18:21
46'- Great defence from the Lions on their own line sees them win a turnover...
20 May 18:20


Lions 371m

Bulls 193m

20 May 18:19


Lions 64

Bulls 29

20 May 18:18

43'- Elton Jantjies pulls his conversion attempt to the right.

Lions 44-14 Bulls

20 May 18:17
Franco Mostert barges over near the corner! It was set up by a clever cross-kick from Jantjies, which was taken by Skosan...
  • 80'

    TRY, LIONS, MAPOE! 49-14: From a ruck in their own half the Lions run it out wide and Jacques Nel finds space down the left touchline before sending Lionel Mapoe away for the try.

  • 80'


  • 80'

    A highly entertaining if one-sided game comes to an end as the Lions beat the Bulls 51-14 at Ellis Park. Thanks for joining us.

  • 76'

    The Bulls get their hands on the ball and Tony Jantjies kicks down field. Jacques Nel gets his hands on the ball and runs acres of space before his offload to Lionel Mapoe goes to ground.

  • 74'

    The Lions keep the ball and shift the ball around in the middle of the field without making a lot of ground. They eventually knock it on for a Bulls scrum.

  • 70'

    From the scrum Jantjies gives inside to Andries Coetzee who is brought down. The Lions recycle and Jantjies gets it again at first receiver and hits a gap to score. However replays shows Jan Serfontein knocked the ball out of Jantjies' hands during a desperate tackle so the decision is reversed to a Bulls scrum.

  • 70'

    The Lions turn it over after holding Burger Odendaal up in possession. They now have another scrum just 7 metres out.

  • 69'

    Lionel Mapoe loses the ball while trying to stretch out and score for a Bulls scrum.

  • 67'

    Another 5 metre lineout for the Lions end up over the line but the ball can't be grounded and a scrum is called.

  • 66'

    A lineout 5 metres out for the Lions results in a penalty for the hosts after the Bulls are penalised for collapsing the maul.

  • 63'

    The Lions have a scrum 5 metres from the Bulls line, but they are penalised allowing the Bulls to get out of their 22.

  • 59'

    The Bulls run it out of their but a kick from Burger Odendaal goes out on the full.

  • 56'

    A turnover sees the Lions run it from their own half. Jantjies hits a gap and offloads to Kwagga Smith as the Lions reach the Bulls 22. Harold Vorster gives a little stab through which the Bulls fail to control. Whiteley picks it up and tries to offload but he can't find a teammate.

  • 53'

    The Bulls take the lineout at the front. They take the ball through two phases before it is turned over. Skosan tries to run from his own 22 before Jantjies find touch with a long rage kick.

  • 51'

    The Bulls have another scrum about 10 metres out from the Lions line. They win a penalty as the Lions are penalised for scrumming up and Tony Jantjies will go for touch.

  • 50'

    The Bulls have a scrum deep in Lions territory. They are called back for a penalty and an injury to Sibahle Maxwane.

  • 44'

    Jantjies fails to add the extras.

  • 43'

    TRY, LIONS, MOSTERT! 44-14: A cross field kick from Jantjies is collected by Skosan who gives to Marx who in turn sets Whiteley on his way. The captain is brought down short but the Lions recycle quickly and Franco Mostert runs onto the ball at pace from close range to barge over.

  • 41'

    Tony Jantjies gets the second half underway for the Bulls.

  • 40'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 39-14. The Lions have a scrum on their own 22. A massive scrum by the Lions win them a penalty. A big clearance by Jantjies gives the Lions a lineout on the Bulls 22. Whiteley catches the ball at the back of the lineout and gives to Smith. They go left and then right again before Combrinck steps inside and barges over for his second try of the game.

  • 40'

    Jantjies fails with the conversion as the half-time whistle blows.

  • 36'

    The Lions keep the Bulls defence guessing but a pass out to the left is intercepted by Jaco Visagie who knocks it on for a Lions scrum.

  • 32'


  • 31'

    TRY, LIONS, WHITELEY! 32-14: Rudy Paige attempts a box kick after a lineout but the ball is charged down by Whiteley who follows up and manages to ground the ball on the line.

  • 29'


  • 28'

    TRY, BULLS, KRIEL! 27-12: From broken play Jesse Kriel breaks two tackles and bursts through for his side''s second try.

  • 26'


  • 25'

    TRY, LIONS, DREYER! 25-7: From a lineout Jantjies puts Franco Mostert in some space. The lock runs 20 yards before offloading to prop Ruan Dreyer who has the pace to score.

  • 23'


  • 22'

    TRY, LIONS, SMITH! 18-7: Sensational. From their own scrum just outside their 22 Elton Jantjies gives a little kick over the defence. The ball holds up and bounces perfectly for the oncoming Courtnall Skosan to collects and runs into the 22 before giving to Warren Whiteley on his outside before the captain puts Kwagga Smith away for the try.

  • 19'


  • 18'

    The Lions play advantage for a Bulls knock on until it's over. They keep running at the Bulls until the visitors are penalised for not rolling away. Jantjies will go for poles.

  • 15'


  • 14'

    The Lions turn a Bulls scrum in the 22 to win a penalty. Jantjies will go for poles.

  • 13'

    The Lions attack from the scrum but the Bulls read it well and a thumping tackle on Jantjies sees the fly-half spill the ball in contact.

  • 11'

    The Lions have a lineout in the Bulls 22 only 5 metres out. The Lions are awarded a scrum after a Bulls hand knocked the ball on after it missed all the jumpers.

  • 7'


  • 6'

    The Lions have a lineout inside their 22. They take it and Combrinck finds touch.

  • 6'

    TRY, BULLS, SERFONTEIN! 7-5: From a lineout the Bulls go wide and a little pop pass on the inside to Jan Serfontein sees the centre sprint to the line for a try.

  • 3'


  • 2'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 5-0: From a lineout the Lions go wide to the right. A ruck is formed, they recycle quickly and the overlap reaches Ruan Combrinck who chips over the defence, regather and scores in the corner. Sensational!

  • 1'

    Elton Jantjies kicks off for the Lions to start the game.

  • 0'

    Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Jacques Nel, 23 Anthony Volmink

  • 0'

    Bulls: 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c), 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka Replacements: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Abongile Nonkontwana, 20 Nic de Jager, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Tony Jantjies, 23 Warrick Gelant

  • 0'

    Hallo and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Lions and Bulls at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    The Lions coaches have made three changes for the Bulls encounter this weekend, with a new front-row trio of Jacques van Rooyen, Malcolm Marx and Ruan Dreyer in the starting line-up. The rest of the Lions? starting XV is unchanged although there are alterations to the bench, with Cyle Brink wearing the number 20 jersey. Faf de Klerk is the other change to their bench as he takes the place of Dillon Smit.

  • 0'

    Bulls head coach Nollis Marais has named Tuks wing Sibahle Maxwane in his side. Marais hands the 21-year-old his team and tournament debut, whilst also making four changes to his backline. Maxwane replaces the injured Jamba Ulengo, while Jan Serfontein and Francois Brummer will earn starts and Jesse Kriel will play at full-back. Kriel comes in for Warrick Gelant, who moves to the bench to take over from Serfontein who moves into Kriel?s place at centre. Brummer takes over from Tian Schoeman. In the pack, Lood de Jager replaces the suspended RG Snyman.

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Lions Bulls
  • 7 Tries 2
    • 1' Ruan Combrinck
    • 21' Kwagga Smith
    • 24' Ruan Dreyer
    • 30' Warren Whiteley
    • 40' Ruan Combrinck
    • 42' Franco Mostert
    • 79' Lionel Mapoe
    • 5' Jan Serfontein
    • 27' Jesse Kriel
  • 5 Conversions 2
    • 2' Elton Jantjies
    • 22' Elton Jantjies
    • 24' Elton Jantjies
    • 31' Elton Jantjies
    • 80' Elton Jantjies
    • 6' Francois Brummer
    • 28' Francois Brummer
  • 2 Penalties 0
    • 14' Elton Jantjies
    • 19' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Harold Vorster
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Jaco Visagie
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Jason Jenkins
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Ruan Steenkamp
  • Jannes Kirsten
  • Hanro Liebenberg
  • Rudy Paige
  • Francois Brummer
  • Sibhale Maxwane
  • Burger Odendaal
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jade Stighling
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Johannes Jonker
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Cyle Brink
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Jacques Nel
  • Anthonie Volmink
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Edgar Marutlulle
  • Pierre Schoeman
  • Conraad Van Vuuren
  • Abongile Nonkontwana
  • Nick de Jager
  • Ivan van Zyl
  • Tony Jantjies
  • Warrick Gelant

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