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As it happened: Lions 39-22 Cheetahs

2016-03-19 18:55
Last Updated at 09:09
19 Mar 18:57
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19 Mar 18:56
19 Mar 18:55

Thanks for tuning in!

In next weekend's action, the Cheetahs host the Brumbies, while the Lions have a bye.

19 Mar 18:54


Lions hooker Malcolm Marx received the best player award.

19 Mar 18:53

Well done to the Lions, but they will rue not claiming a try-scoring bonus-point.

The Cheetahs will, as I've stated earlier, need to keep working on their defence!

19 Mar 18:51
Centre Howard Mnisi scores for the Lions... (Gallo Images)
19 Mar 18:49
FULL-TIME: Lions 39-22 Cheetahs
19 Mar 18:49

81'- Jantjies misses with his conversion attempt but that's the ball game...

19 Mar 18:48
80'- But it's the Lions, and not the Cheetahs who pounce after the hooter. Replacement prop Corne Fourie scores after the home side took a quick tap following a penalty...
19 Mar 18:47
80'- TRY to the Lions!
19 Mar 18:47
79'- For that, the Cheetahs need a converted try...
19 Mar 18:47
79'- The Lions' chance for a try-scoring bonus point is now gone, but the Cheetahs can claim one for losing by seven points...
19 Mar 18:46

78'- Marais CONVERTS.

Lions 34-22 Cheetahs

19 Mar 18:45
78'- Replacement hooker Jacques du Toit is over after another powerful driving maul from the Cheetahs.
19 Mar 18:45
78'- TRY to the Cheetahs!
19 Mar 18:45


Lions 454m

Cheetahs 194m

19 Mar 18:43
76'- Lions sub: Van der Walt on at fullback for Coetzee.
19 Mar 18:41


Lions 8

Cheetahs 27

19 Mar 18:41


Lions 67

Cheetahs 72

19 Mar 18:40
74' - But some dogged defence from the Lions sees them win a turnover and Coetzee clears to bring some relief...
19 Mar 18:39
72'- Cheetahs attacking now inside the red zone...
19 Mar 18:38

71'- YELLOW CARD for Janse van Rensburg.

It's a fair call. He never contested the high ball and therefore had to make sure he didn't make contact with Blommetjies.

19 Mar 18:37


Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg in hot water after a collision with Blommetjies who was taking a high ball.

19 Mar 18:36
71'- Remember, according to the new rules, a team needs three more tries than the opposition for a try-scoring bonus point.
19 Mar 18:35

70'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Lions 34-15 Cheetahs

19 Mar 18:35

69' - The Lions win a penalty in range and opt for a shot at goal.

I'm a bit puzzled, considering the fact that they just lost their try-bonus point when the Cheetahs scored their second try.

19 Mar 18:34
69'- Lions sub: Dillon Smith on at scrumhalf for Faf de Klerk
19 Mar 18:33

68'- CONVERSION slotted by Marais.

Lions 31-15 Cheetahs

19 Mar 18:33
67' - Replacement scrumhalf Tian Meyer is over near the posts after a great break on the blindside.
19 Mar 18:32
67'- TRY to the Cheetahs!
19 Mar 18:32
66'- Ox Nche, Hilton Lobberts and Francois Uys also on for the Cheetahs.
19 Mar 18:31

66'- Lions sub: Van der Merwe on at hooker for Marx.

19 Mar 18:30
65' - It's another powerful Lions scrum and they win yet another tighthead. The Cheetahs scrum has been in tatters tonight. It also appears to be that their hooker is not properly hooking the ball...
19 Mar 18:28
64'- There have now been 7 reset scrums in this match!
19 Mar 18:27
62'- Another powerful lineout drive from the Cheetahs but the Lions do well to hold them up...
19 Mar 18:26
62'- Lions sub: Janse van Rensburg on for Mnisi.
19 Mar 18:26
62'- The Cheetahs with another lineout near the Lions tryline...
19 Mar 18:24


Lions 429m

Cheetahs 165m

19 Mar 18:20
57 '- The Cheetahs do well with a counter-attack themselves but then skipper Francois Venter's hands let him down...
19 Mar 18:19
56' - Great offensive defence from the Lions!
19 Mar 18:18
55'- After a concerted period of attack by the Cheetahs, the Lions turn it over and surge up-field...
19 Mar 18:16
53'- The Cheetahs with a powerful driving maul, but hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld is held up over the line...
19 Mar 18:15
52'- But it's another penalty for the Cheetahs as several Lions are caught off-side in front of Jantjies who tried to clear...
19 Mar 18:15
52'- But it's another lost lineout for the Cheetahs...
19 Mar 18:14
51'- The Cheetahs win a penalty inside the red zone and set up another attacking lineout...
19 Mar 18:12

48'- Marais misses with his conversion attempt.

Lions 31-8 Cheetahs

19 Mar 18:11
47' - Individual brilliance from Sergeal Petersen who collects a loose ball inside the red zone, before stepping his way through several Lions defenders to score in the corner.
19 Mar 18:10
47'- TRY to the Cheetahs!
19 Mar 18:09
46'- The Cheetahs with a scrum just outside the red zone, but a powerful Lions surge sees them win a tighthead!
  • 80'

    Cheetahs concede a penalty, Rhule not releasing the ball.

  • 80'

    TRY, LIONS, FOURIE! 39-20: Dillon Smit creates the chance with a great pass and Corne Fourie runs through the defence to score a very late try for the hosts.

  • 80'

    The conversion is missed and the lead will remain 19 points.

  • 80'

    Full time: Lions 39-20 Cheetahs.

  • 79'

    The conversion is missed and Lions lead by 14 points with 1 minute to go.

  • 78'

    Lions concede another penalty, through Combrinck this time for a deliberate knock down.

  • 78'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, DU TOIT! 34-20: Cheetahs score again, this time it is Jacques du Toit who wins the five points for them to take them to 20.

  • 77'

    A few minutes remaining in the game and Lions lead by 19 points. Cheetahs have scored a couple of tries but Lions have dominated most of this game.

  • 73'

    Rohan Janse van Rensburg tackles the opponent in the air and the Lions concede another penalty. Van Rensburg is also given a yellow card.

  • 73'

    Lions concede another penalty for collapsing the maul.

  • 71'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 34-15: Cheetahs concede a penalty through Uys and Jantjies drives the kick in to make it 34-15 with 9 minutes to go.

  • 69'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, MARAIS! 31-15: Marais gets the conversion right this time and Cheetahs bring the lead down to 16 points.

  • 68'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, MEYER! 31-13: Wegner creates the chance with some good play, Tian Meyer then goes through the defence to score the second Cheetahs try.

  • 66'

    The action has slowed down now as the Lions are trying to hold on to their big lead. Cheetahs need to score to win this.

  • 62'

    Lions concede a penalty, through Corne Fourie for hands in the ruck.

  • 60'

    After an hour of play, the Lions are still in control even though the Cheetahs have scored a try. Lions lead by 23 points.

  • 56'

    Five tries in the game so far, four scored by the Lions and one by the Cheetahs.

  • 53'

    Whiteley concedes another penalty for the Lions for being offside.

  • 52'

    Ferreira concedes another penalty for collapsing the maul.

  • 51'

    The Lions concede another penalty, Mostert not releasing the ball.

  • 49'

    Cheetahs miss the conversion, lose out on some much needed points.

  • 48'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PETERSEN! 31-8: Cheetahs score their first try, Sergeal Petersen scores the try and Cheetahs get to 8 points.

  • 45'

    Lions concede a penalty, Ackermann not joining the ruck correctly.

  • 44'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 31-3: Jantjies makes no mistake and Lions lead by 28 points!

  • 43'

    TRY, LIONS, ACKERMANN! 29-3: Ackermann scores the fourth try for the Lions who are dominating this game. Faf de Klerk creates the chance and Ackermann scores the try.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 41'

    The Cheetahs start the second half by conceding a penalty, through Lodewyk de Jager for obstruction.

  • 40'

    Half time: Lions 24-3 Cheetahs.

  • 39'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 24-3: Jantjies makes the conversion and adds two more points. Lions lead by 21.

  • 38'

    TRY, LIONS, MNISI! 22-3: Lions score again, they are looking very well organized as a team this season. Jantjies makes the break and Mnisi scores the try just before the break.

  • 37'

    Jantjies tries a drop goal and misses.

  • 36'

    Malcolm Marx runs through the Cheetah defence as Lions attack again. Ackermann helped with the offload and Lions advance.

  • 32'

    Cheetahs concede a penalty, Zeilinga tackling a player without the ball.

  • 30'

    First 30 minutes of play and the Lions are in control of this game with two tries. Cheetahs were first to score some points, but they have not been able to score after that.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 17-3: Jantjies slots it in to add two more points to the score. Lions lead by 14 points now.

  • 27'

    TRY, LIONS, DE KLERK! 15-3: Combrinck breaks through for the Lions, and makes a lot of ground, he offloads it to Faf de Klerk who scores the try.

  • 26'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 10-3: Elton Jantjies makes no mistake and the Lions push the lead to 7 points.

  • 24'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Schoeman being offside of the ruck.

  • 20'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 7-3: Ruan Combrinck makes the conversion and adds the extras to the score. Lions lead by 4 points now.

  • 19'

    TRY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 5-3: Jantjies scores the first try and Lions take the lead with a good line break and a good try.

  • 17'

    The Lions have already conceded three penalties, Cheetahs have scored a penalty goal from one of them.

  • 15'

    Lions now dominating the possession in the last few minutes but the score reads in favour of the Cheetahs.

  • 13'

    Lions concede another penalty now, Warren Whiteley caught offside.

  • 12'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, MARAIS! 0-3: First points and first penalty goal of the game scored by the Cheetahs, Neil Marais takes the penalty and slots it in.

  • 11'

    Another penalty conceded by the Lions, Mnisi is caught offside.

  • 10'

    Lions concede a penalty, Redelinghuys not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 9'

    The possession has been evenly shared between the two teams, Lions have looked dangerous with it though.

  • 7'

    Ruan Ackermann cuts through the Cheetahs defence and makes some good distance for the Lions.

  • 5'

    The Cheetahs concede the first penalty of the game, through Charles Marais for collapsing the scrum.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    Stuart Berry is the referee today with Glen Jackson and Rasta Rasivhenge assisting him and Johan Greeff is the TMO.

  • 0'

    Cheetahs have suffered a few injuries to key players. Rayno Benjamin out because of a torn calf, Britz has a thumb injury, Gerhard Olivier and Maphutha Dolo have ankle injuries. Mienie has a dislocated shoulder

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to the Super Rugby clash between the Lions and the Cheetahs from the Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    Lions have beaten the Sunwolves in Japan and the Chiefs in New Zealand. This will be an interesting contest at home.

  • 0'

    The Lions have won 8 of their 12 matches against the Cheetahs and they are in good form this season.

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Lions Cheetahs
  • 5 Tries 3
    • 18' Elton Jantjies
    • 26' Francois de Klerk
    • 37' Howard Mnisi
    • 41' Ruan Ackermann
    • 80' Corne Fourie
    • 47' Sergeal Petersen
    • 67' Tian Meyer
    • 77' Jacques Du Toit
  • 4 Conversions 2
    • 19' Ruan Combrinck
    • 27' Elton Jantjies
    • 38' Elton Jantjies
    • 42' Elton Jantjies
    • 68' Niel Marais
    • 78' Niel Marais
  • 2 Penalties 1
    • 25' Elton Jantjies
    • 70' Elton Jantjies
    • 10' Niel Marais
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 71' Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Dylan Smith
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Charles Marais
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Carl Wegner
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Paul Schoeman
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Henco Venter
  • Shaun Venter
  • Niel Marais
  • Raymond Rhule
  • William Small-Smith
  • Francois Venter
  • Sergeal Petersen
  • Clayton Blommetjies
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Cyle Brink
  • Dillon Smit
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 16
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  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Jacques Du Toit
  • Ox Nche
  • Johannes Coetzee
  • Francois Uys
  • Hilton Lobberts
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Tian Meyer
  • Fred Zeilinga

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