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As it happened: Lions 42-25 Crusaders

2016-07-23 18:26
Last Updated at 01:24
23 Jul 18:25

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The Hurricanes, Highlanders and Lions are into the semi-finals, with the Stormers v Chiefs match to determine the fourth team.

The Lions will host the Stormers at Ellis Park if the Cape side beat the Chiefs.

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23 Jul 18:21


Lions lock Franco Mostert has received the best player award.

23 Jul 18:18

Well done to the Lions! Simply too good for the Crusaders in most departments.

23 Jul 18:16

FULL-TIME: Lions 42-25 Crusaders

The Lions will host a semi-final next week!

23 Jul 18:16

80'- The conversion attempt has been missed by Mo'unga.

Lions 42-25 Crusaders

23 Jul 18:15
79'- Replacement back Ben Volavola goes over in the corner for a consolation try.
23 Jul 18:14
79'- TRY to the Crusaders!
23 Jul 18:13
78'- The beaten Crusaders launch a final attack inside the Lions 22m area...
23 Jul 18:11
75'- Lions sub: Jaco van der Walt on for Jantjies.
23 Jul 18:10

75'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

Lions 42-20 Crusaders

23 Jul 18:09
74'- Ross Cronje collects a clever chip in behind the Crusaders defence from Mapoe to score.
23 Jul 18:09
74'- TRY to the Lions!
23 Jul 18:08
72'- Lions sub: Jacques Van Rooyen on at prop for Julian Redelinghuys.
23 Jul 18:07

72'- A poor kick from Jantjies as he misses a relatively easy attempt.

But the Crusaders are done. They can start packing.

23 Jul 18:06
71'- Another kickable penalty for the Lions - and Jantjies will line up a shot to wind the clock down.
23 Jul 18:05
70'- Lions sub: Ross Cronje on at scrumhalf for Faf de Klerk.
23 Jul 18:04

69'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

Lions 35-20 Crusaders

23 Jul 18:04
68'- Ruan Combrinck is over under the posts after a great break from Lionel Mapoe - which started deep inside his own half.
23 Jul 18:03
68'- TRY to the Lions!
23 Jul 18:03
67'- Lions subs: Akker van der Merwe, Corne Fourie and Howard Mnisi all on. Dylan Smith, Malcolm Marx and Rohan Janse van Rensburg all off.
23 Jul 18:01
67'- Game opening up now as both teams look to run from deep!
23 Jul 18:00
65'- Error from Faf de Klerk as he kicks out on the full. It hands the Crusaders possession inside Lions territory...
23 Jul 17:58
63'- TMO Marius Jonker could not determine that the ball had also come off Dagg's hands so the try stands.
23 Jul 17:57

62'- CONVERSION slotted by Mo'unga.

Lions 28-20 Crusaders

23 Jul 17:56

62'- TRY awarded to Mitchell Drummond!

23 Jul 17:55
62'- Replays appear to show that the ball may have gone forward off Israel Dagg after the fullback had contested a high ball with Jaco Kriel.
23 Jul 17:54
62'- Crusaders reserve scrumhalf Mitchell Drummond is over under the posts but referee Craig Joubert wants to check for a possible knock on earlier in the move...
23 Jul 17:53

61'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Lions 28-13 Crusaders

23 Jul 17:52

59'- Kickable penalty for the Lions as David Havili is pinged for not rolling away after making a tackle.

Jantjies will line up a shot, about 15m in-field...

23 Jul 17:50
58'- Crusaders sub: Scott Barrett on at lock for Sam Whitelock.
23 Jul 17:49
57'- A powerful Lions scrum sees them win a penalty and allows the opportunity to exit their own half...
23 Jul 17:47
55'- Centre Ryan Crotty is also in the blood bin, having copped a boot in the mouth...
23 Jul 17:46

55'- Crusaders subs: Michael Alaalatoa, Alex Hodgman and Jimmy Tupou all on, with Owen Franks, Wyatt Crockett and Jordan Taufua off.

23 Jul 17:44

54'- Lions sub: Skipper Warren Whiteley is off, replaced by Ruan Ackermann.

Jaco Kriel will now take the captain's armband.

23 Jul 17:43

53'- A snap DROP KICK from Jantjies from about 35m out extends the Lions' lead!

Lions 25-13 Crusaders

23 Jul 17:39


Lions 272m

Crusaders 311m

23 Jul 17:36

46'- PENALTY slotted by Mo'unga.

Lions 22-13 Crusaders

23 Jul 17:35
45'- Kickable penalty in front as the Lions backline is caught off-side. The visitors will have a shot at goal...
23 Jul 17:34
44'- Crusaders probing inside the red zone...
23 Jul 17:33


Lions 6

Crusaders 4

23 Jul 17:32
42'- The Crusaders win a turnover on their own 22m line and launch a counter-attack up-field and into Lions territory...
  • 82'

    Full time: Lions 42-25 Crusaders. The final score is 42-25 and the Lions secure a big win at home to progress to the next stage.

  • 81'

    The Lions concede a penalty through Corne Fourie for not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 81'

    It will be a big win for the Lions who have played well today. This will be their first win against the Crusaders since 2007.

  • 80'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, VOLAVOLA! 42-25: Ben Volavola scores an important try for the Crusaders, but the Lions still lead by 17 points. Israel Dagg created the chance with a great first pass.

  • 80'

    The conversion is missed by the Crusaders and the score remains at 42-25 to the Lions.

  • 79'

    Another penalty conceded by the Liosn, through Ruan Ackermann for not rolling away from the ruck. But the Lions have played well and are in a great position to win this.

  • 77'

    Courtnall Skosan concedes a penalty for not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 76'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 42-20: Easy conversion for Jantjies and the lead is pushed to 12 points. Lions are in a commanding position with just a few minutes remaining in the game.

  • 75'

    TRY, LIONS, CRONJE! 40-20: Lionel Mapoe kicks the ball and the Lions attack, Cronje manages to hold on to the ball and he goes over the line. Another try for the Lions, this is their 5th try of the game.

  • 73'

    The Crusaders concede another penalty through Ben Funnell for interfering with the scrum half. Jantjies tries to kick the penalty goal but kicks it wide.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 35-20: Jantjies makes no mistake to slot the conversion in and the lead is pushed to 15 points with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

  • 69'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 33-20: Another long range try and this time it is Combrinck who scores for the Lions. This is his 8th try of the season.

  • 64'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 28-20: Mo'unga slots the easy conversion in to add the extras and the margin is down to 8 points.

  • 63'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, DRUMMOND! 28-18: Mitchell Drummond scores a long range try for the Crusaders and puts in a good run from inside his own half.

  • 62'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 28-13: Elton Jantjies kicks the penalty goal in and the Lions are slowly increasing their lead over the Crusaders.

  • 60'

    Richie Mo'unga concedes a penalty for not rolling away from the rusk and the Lions win another penalty. The point difference is 12 points and the Lions lead the Crusaders.

  • 57'

    The Crusdaders concede another penalty, this time through Wyatt Crockett for incorrect binding in the scrum.

  • 54'

    DROP GOAL, LIONS, JANTJIES! 25-13: Elton Jantjies goes for the drop goal and kicks it in, the Lions push the lead to 12 points.

  • 51'

    Four tries in the game so far, Lions have scored three and the Crusaders have scored one.

  • 47'

    PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 22-13: Richie Mo'unga makes no mistake in scoring the penalty goal and the deficit is down to 9 points.

  • 46'

    Lionel Mapoe is caught offside and that will be another penalty to the Crusaders.

  • 45'

    A linebreak for the Crusaders, Kieran Read goes through the defence before being caught.

  • 42'

    Crusaders concede another penalty through Jordan Taufua for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    TRY, LIONS, MARX! 20-10: Malcolm Marx scores an important try for the Lions as they push the lead to 10 points just before the break.

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 22-10: Jantjies slots in the conversion from the sideline and the lead is 12 points.

  • 40'

    Half time: Lions 22-10 Crusaders.

  • 38'

    Wyatt Crockett collapses the scrum and that will be another penalty conceded by the Crusaders.

  • 35'

    CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 15-10: Richie Mo'unga slots the conversion in to add on the extras and the margin is down to 5 points.

  • 33'

    TRY, CRUSADERS, CROTTY! 15-8: First try for the Crusaders and it is Crotty who scores for the Crusaders. The deficit is down to 7 points.

  • 31'

    10 minutes remaining in the half and the Lions hold a 12 point lead. The Crusaders will look to score before half-time.

  • 28'

    Crusaders are controlling the possession in the last few minutes but the Lions have scored two tries and hold a 12 point lead.

  • 26'

    Crusaders concede another penalty, through Kieran Read for not releasing the ball.

  • 22'

    Another penalty conceded by the Lions, this time through Dylan Smith for being caught offside.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 15-3: Easy penalty goal for Mo'unga and the Crusaders open their scoring, the deficit is brought down to 12.

  • 18'

    The Lions concede their first penalty through Franco Mostert for not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 15'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 15-0: Jantjies kicks the penalty goal perfectly and the lead is now 15 points.

  • 12'

    Crusaders concede another penalty, through Kieran Read for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 8'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 12-0: Jantjies slots in his first conversion and Lions push their lead to 12 points.

  • 7'

    TRY, LIONS, VAN RENSBURG! 10-0: Rohan Janse van Rensburg scores for the Lions and they double their lead in the opening minutes.

  • 6'

    YELLOW CARD! Luke Romano is penalised for collapsing the maul and it will be a yellow card for the Crusaders.

  • 5'

    Kieran Read concedes another penalty for not releasing the ball. First penalty conceded by the Crusaders.

  • 3'

    The conversion is missed and Elton Jantjies can not add on the extras.

  • 2'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! 5-0: Early try for the Lions and it is Skosan who takes it over the line. Lions take the lead early in the game.

  • 1'

    Kick off! First half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the SuperRugby clash between the Lions and the Crusaders from the Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 David Havili, 11 Jone Macilai, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read(c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett

  • 0'

    Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse Van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylon Smith

  • 0'

    History is on the side of the Crusaders, they have won all the games between these two sides since 2008.

  • 0'

    Johan Ackermann has made a lot of changes to the Lions. Warren Whiteley comes back at number 8 and takes over the captaincy. Franco Mostert and Andries Ferreira rejoin the second row with Julian Redelinghuys, Malcolm Marx and Dylon Smith in the front.

  • 0'

    Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck and Courtnall Skosan return as the back three. Elton Jantjies and Faf De Klerk are the half-backs.

  • 0'

    The Crusaders have made four changes to their side. All Black scrum-half Andy Ellis comes back after a calf injury. Jone Macilai replaces Nemani Nadolo. Sam Whitelock comes back in the side after being sick last week. Flanker Jordan Taufua will play in the six jersey.

  • 0'

    Craig Joubert is the referee today with Marius van der Westhuizen and Rasta Rasivhenge assisting him. Marius Jonke is the TMO.

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Lions Crusaders
  • 5 Tries 3
    • 1' Courtnall Skosan
    • 6' Rohan Janse van Rensburg
    • 39' Malcolm Marx
    • 68' Ruan Combrinck
    • 74' Ross Cronje
    • 32' Ryan Crotty
    • 62' Mitchell Drummond
    • 79' Ben Volavola
  • 4 Conversions 2
    • 7' Elton Jantjies
    • 40' Elton Jantjies
    • 69' Elton Jantjies
    • 75' Elton Jantjies
    • 33' Richie Mo''unga
    • 62' Richie Mo''unga
  • 2 Penalties 2
    • 14' Elton Jantjies
    • 61' Elton Jantjies
    • 19' Richie Mo''unga
    • 46' Richie Mo''unga
  • 1 Drop Goals 0
    • 53' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 5' Luke Romano
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Dylan Smith
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Wyatt Crockett
  • Codie Taylor
  • Owen Franks
  • Luke Romano
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Jordan Taufua
  • Matt Todd
  • Kieran Read
  • Andrew Ellis
  • Richie Mo'unga
  • Jone Macilai-Tori
  • David Kaetau Havili
  • Ryan Crotty
  • Johnny McNicholl
  • Israel Dagg
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Cyle Brink
  • Ross Cronje
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Ben Funnell
  • Alex Hodgman
  • Michael Alaalatoa
  • Scott Barrett
  • Jimmy Tupou
  • Mitchell Drummond
  • Ben Volavola
  • Kieron Fonotia

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