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As it happened: Lions 44-14 Reds

2017-03-18 19:15
Last Updated at 16:04
18 Mar 19:20

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18 Mar 19:17
18 Mar 19:14

A thoroughly deserved bonus-point win for the Lions over a 14-man Reds side!

However, whether they had 15, 14 or 13 men, the hapless Reds stood no chance today. They were simply outclassed in all facets of play.

Australian rugby is looking very weak. I think they should be the ones losing two teams in the competition next year...

18 Mar 19:10
FULL-TIME: Lions 44-14 Reds
18 Mar 19:10
81'- However, another knock-on brings an end to proceedings.
18 Mar 19:10
81'- The Reds look to run from deep as they seek a third consolation try...
18 Mar 19:09

80'- Lions with one last attacking chance near the red zone... but they knock it on to hand the Reds a scrum as the hooter sounds...

The scrum will take place.

18 Mar 19:07

78'- CONVERSION slotted by McIntyre.

Lions 44-14 Reds

18 Mar 19:06
Reserve prop Taniela Tupou scores under the posts for the Reds. It came after a concerted period of attack.
18 Mar 19:06
77'- TRY to the Reds!
18 Mar 19:04
75'- After a long delay, Lions prop Johannes Jonker is stretchered off. Let's hope it's not too serious!
18 Mar 19:02
Meanwhile in SIX NATIONS news, France have just beaten Wales 20-18 in Paris - in the 100th minute of the game. There was 20 minutes of injury time!
18 Mar 19:01
75'- Injury worry for the Lions with one of their reserve props down with what looks like a neck injury...
18 Mar 18:59
75'- Reds probing inside the Lions 22m area, looking to restore some pride...
18 Mar 18:57

73'- Coetzee misses with his conversion attempt from close to the touchline.

Lions 44-7 Reds

18 Mar 18:57
Great passing skills from the Lions backs sees Courtnall Skosan over for his FOURTH try!
18 Mar 18:56
72'- TRY to the Lions!
18 Mar 18:56
72'- Several backline reserves also now on for the Lions.
18 Mar 18:55
71'- With Whiteley off, Jaco Kriel has taken over the captaincy for the Lions.
18 Mar 18:53


Lions 629m

Reds 373m

18 Mar 18:52
70'- But the Lions are soon back inside the red zone...
18 Mar 18:51

69'- CONVERSION slotted by Jake McIntyre.

Lions 39-7 Reds

18 Mar 18:50
Centre Duncan Paia'aua scores for the Reds after taking a nice pass on the angle from fullback Karmichael Hunt.
18 Mar 18:49
67' - TRY to the Reds!
18 Mar 18:48
66' - Skosan kicked right on his own 22m line, before out-sprinting the Reds players up-field!
18 Mar 18:48

66'- CONVERSION slotted by Andries Coetzee.

Lions 39-0 Reds

18 Mar 18:47
A HAT-TRICK for Courtnall Skosan after he collects his own kick in behind the Reds defence to dot down next to the uprights.
18 Mar 18:46
64'- TRY to the Lions!
18 Mar 18:46

63'- Jantjies slots the CONVERSION from out wide after it rebounds in off the upright.

Lions 27-0 Reds

18 Mar 18:44

61' - Courtnall Skosan scores his second try. It came after another solid Lions scrum.

Reds simply without numbers out wide.

18 Mar 18:43
61'- TRY to the Lions!
18 Mar 18:43
60'- Lions subs: Kwagga Smith on for Whiteley, Jonker on for Dreyer at prop.
18 Mar 18:41


Lions 12

Reds 3

18 Mar 18:41
58'- Tambwe intercepts and almost scores, but the chance goes begging as Janse van Rensburg knocks on out wide.
18 Mar 18:40
58' - For the Reds, Frisby never came back after his yellow card, with James Tuttle now on at scrumhalf.
18 Mar 18:38
57'- Lions subs: Coetzee on for Marx at hooker, Fourie on for Van Rooyen at prop.
18 Mar 18:37

55'- Nick Frisby's time in the sin-bin is up so the Reds are back to 14 men.

18 Mar 18:34
54'- George Smith still fighting hard for the Reds as he wins a penalty on the ground to bring some relief.
18 Mar 18:33
52'- Another scrum penalty for the Lions. The Reds are cannon fodder in that department now...
18 Mar 18:32

51'- More misery for the Reds as the ensuing restart is kicked out on the full.

Things could turn ugly for the Queenslanders here...

18 Mar 18:31

50'- Jantjies again misses with his conversion attempt.

Lions 25-0 Reds

18 Mar 18:30
Hooker Malcolm Marx is over near the corner. The 13-man Reds simply ran out of numbers...
18 Mar 18:30
49'- TRY to the Lions!
18 Mar 18:29
48'- Another scrum penalty for the Lions sees them set up another scrum - right in front of the Reds posts...
18 Mar 18:28

47'- NO TRY!

Tambwe knocked on after he tried to pick up the ball being kicked through in behind the Reds defence.

The TMO also rules against any foul play earlier in the move...

18 Mar 18:27


Madosh Tambwe tried to pick up a ball under the Reds posts to score but it looks like he lost possession.

The TMO must also check on more potential foul play...

  • 80'

    The Reds have a scrum on the full time siren and make their way out of their 22, but they knock it on and that is the end of the game. Thanks for joining us.

  • 79'


  • 78'

    TRY, REDS, TUPOU! From a ruck Taniela Tupou gets the ball and barges forward, He is brought down just before the line but momentum takes him over as the Reds score their second try.

  • 77'

    After a long injury hold up the Reds are deep inside the Lions 22. They win a penalty and take it quickly.

  • 74'

    Coetzee misses the conversion.

  • 73'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! The winger gets his fourth try of the game. From the lineout the Lions go wide and Skosan has too much space not to score.

  • 72'

    The Lions make their way into the Reds half and wins a penalty. They kick for touch deep inside the Reds 22.

  • 69'

    CONVERSION, MCINTYRE! Jack McIntyre adds the two points.

  • 68'

    TRY, REDS, PAIA'AUA! The centre finally gets his team on the score board with their first try as he runs around the outside to score.

  • 66'

    CONVERSION, COETZEE! Andries Coetzee adds the extras.

  • 65'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! The Reds string six phases together but concede possession. Skosan gets the ball and kicks it down field. He chases the ball and it bounces perfectly for him as he collects and goes over for a hat-trick.

  • 63'

    CONVERSION, JANTJIES! Elton Jantjies hits the uprights again but this time the ball goes over to add another two points.

  • 62'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! From a scrum the Lions go left. The ball travels through the hands before Janse van Rensburg gives the final pass to Skosan who runs through for his second try of the game.

  • 60'

    The Reds try to launch an attack from their own half, but a forward pass sees Tembwa intercept the ball. The winger makes his way into the 22 and gets the ball away to his left, but Rohan Janse van Rensburg knocks it on and the move ends.

  • 58'

    The Reds are getting over the advantage line, but they kick the ball down field. Andries Coetzee returns the favour with interest and finds touch in the visitors half.

  • 54'

    A penalty sees the Lions have a lineout on the Reds 5 metre line, but they concede a penalty at the ensuing breakdown for not releasing the ball.

  • 51'

    Jantjies' conversion attempt hits the uprights.

  • 50'

    TRY, LIONS, MARX! The Lions have a 5 metre scrum on the Reds line. They go left and eventually Malcolm Marx exploits the overlap to score.

  • 48'

    The Lions are on full out attack against 13 men and almost score, but Tambwe knocks the ball on while trying to pick the ball up and score.

  • 47'

    Quade Cooper is sent off with a red card for his swing arm tackle on Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

  • 47'

    Jantjies misses the conversion.

  • 46'

    TRY, LIONS, JANSE VAN RENSBURG! Rohan Janse van Rensburg scores his side's third try, but he tackled high by Quade Cooper while going over.

  • 45'

    Eto Nabuli is sent off for not releasing a player on the ground.

  • 43'

    The Reds build six phases down the left before Quade Cooper gives a cross field kick which Skosan handles well in the air.

  • 41'

    The Reds get the second half underway.

  • 40'

    Jantjies misses the conversion.

  • 40'

    The Lions try to launch another attack from the kick-off, but the siren goes and they put the ball into touch as the half-time whistle blows.

  • 39'

    TRY, LIONS, KRIEL! From the lineout the Lions launch a driving maul before Jaco Kriel goes over for his team's second try.

  • 38'

    The Lions make their way into the Reds 22 and almost score, but they eventually win a penalty. They go for the lineout.

  • 35'

    Now the Lions have a scrum on their own line from which they kick down field for a lineout.

  • 34'

    From the ensuing kick-off, a silly mistake sees the Lions penalised for off side on their own 5 metre line. The Reds attack from a scrum but then knock the ball on in contact.

  • 32'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! Elton Jantjies slots the penalty to extend his team's lead to 10 points.

  • 31'

    A powerful scrum from the Lions outs the Reds under pressure which forced them to concede a penalty from a kickable position. Jantjies will go for goal.

  • 28'

    From a lineout in their half the Lions make their way into the visitors half. They get a scrum but then concede a penalty.

  • 26'

    The Lions look to score through Jaco Kriel, but the ref refers it to the TMO who rules there was a knock on from the Lions earlier in the move which led to the try. The Reds have a 5 metre scrum on their own line.

  • 23'

    The Lions get out of their half with a surging run doen the right from Tambwe, but the ball goes into touch for a lineout.

  • 19'

    CONVERSION, JANTJIES! Elton Jantjies adds two more.

  • 18'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! Courtnall Skosan scores after a clever flat pass from Elton Jantjies sees Rohan Janse van Rensburg break the line at speed before a well weighted pass on his inside to the winger who scores.

  • 15'

    From the scrum Whiteley picks it up and gives to De Klerk. The scrum-half goes wide but the Lions are penalised for obstruction.

  • 14'

    The Lions have a scrum on the Reds 5 metre line and after a few resets they win a penalty. They opt for another scrum.

  • 11'

    Madosh Tambwe makes a good run down the right touchline. The Lions bring it infield before Rohan Janse van Rensburg bring play to a few metres out with a powerful run. He offloads to Jaco Kriel who goes over but can't ground the ball.

  • 8'

    The Reds make their way into the Lions 22 and putting the home defence under a lot of pressure. They try a little kick through which finds touch 5 metres out. The Lions secure the lineout before kicking it out down field.

  • 5'

    The Lions find plenty of gaps in the Reds defence and make their way deep into the opposition half before they concede a penalty at the breakdown as their momentum breaks down.

  • 3'

    An knock from Elton Jantjies puts the Lions on the backfoot. The Reds attack in their 22 but then concede possession.

  • 1'

    The Lions get the game underway.

  • 0'

    Hallo and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Lions and the Reds in Johannesburg. Team news to follow.

  • 0'

    Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made 12 changes to his starting line-up. In the back-line, Andries Coetzee comes in at full-back where he replaces Jaco van der Walt while Courtnall Skosan shifts from the right to the left wing. Madosh Tambwe starts in the number 14 jersey while Lionel Mapoe and Rohan Janse van Rensburg start in midfield. Springboks Elton Jantjies and Faf de Klerk are the starting halfbacks while, in the pack, Franco Mostert will run out in his 50th Super Rugby game. There?s a brand new front row with Ruan Dreyer and Jacques van Rooyen the starting props and Malcolm Marx will wear the the number two jersey. In the back row, captain Warren Whiteley retains his place at number eight. Ruan Ackermann and Jaco Kriel come in as the starting flankers.

  • 0'

    The Reds have made three changes to their starting XV after last weekend?s loss to the Crusaders. Hooker Andrew Ready has gained his first start of the season, coming into the number two jersey, with Stephen Moore shifting to the bench. Lock Kane Douglas also returns to the starting side after Izack Rodda was unable to train fully due to a head knock against the Crusaders. That change has also allowed Lukhan Tui to come into the matchday 23 for the first time this season as a reserve.

  • 0'

    Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Jaco vd Walt, 23 Harold Vorster

  • 0'

    Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia?aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (c) Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Markus Vanzati, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Lukhan Tui, 20 Adam Korczyk, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Jake McIntyre, 23 Chris Kuridrani

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Lions Reds
  • 7 Tries 2
    • 17' Courtnall Skosan
    • 38' Jaco Kriel
    • 44' Rohan Janse van Rensburg
    • 49' Malcolm Marx
    • 61' Courtnall Skosan
    • 64' Courtnall Skosan
    • 72' Courtnall Skosan
    • 67' Duncan Paia''aua
    • 77' Taniela Tupou
  • 3 Conversions 2
    • 18' Elton Jantjies
    • 62' Elton Jantjies
    • 65' Andries Coetzee
    • 68' Jake McIntyre
    • 77' Jake McIntyre
  • 1 Penalties 0
    • 31' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 44' Eto Nabuli
  • 0 Red Cards 1
    • 45' Quade Cooper
Team Line-ups
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Michael Tambwe
  • Andries Coetzee
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  • James Slipper
  • Andrew Ready
  • Sam Talakai
  • Rob Simmons
  • Kane Douglas
  • Hendrik Tui
  • George Smith
  • Scott Higginbotham
  • Nick Frisby
  • Quade Cooper
  • Eto Nabuli
  • Duncan Paia'aua
  • Samu Kerevi
  • Izaia Perese
  • Karmichael Hunt
  • Robbie Coetzee
  • Corne Fourie
  • Johannes Jonker
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Ross Cronje
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • Sylvian Mahuza
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  • Stephen Moore
  • Markus Vanzati
  • Taniela Tupou
  • Lukhan Tui
  • Adam Korczyk
  • James Tuttle
  • Jake McIntyre
  • Chris Kuridrani

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