Lions
29 - 28
NSW Waratahs
2019-05-11 | 15:05 |  Super Rugby | Emirates Airlines Park |  Full Time
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Lions NSW Waratahs
  • 10' Aphiwe Dyantyi
    17' Stephan Lewies
    32' Kwagga Smith
    42' Courtnall Skosan
    4 Tries 4 3' Nick Phipps
    12' Michael Hooper
    26' Rob Simmons
    56' Thomas Staniforth
  • 10' Elton Jantjies
    19' Elton Jantjies
    44' Elton Jantjies
    3 Conversions 4 4' Bernard Foley
    13' Bernard Foley
    27' Bernard Foley
    57' Bernard Foley
  • 67' Shaun Reynolds
    1 Penalties 0
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • Yellow Cards
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 81'

    FULL-TIME: LIONS 29-28 WARATAHS. The lead kept shifting throughout the game and both sides fought hard. It was a penalty from Reynolds that proved to be the difference, but it was an exciting game in Johannesburg. Lions win by 1 point.

  • 80'

    A strong push for the try line from the Lions but Hanigan manages to turn the ball over for the Waratahs. A glimmer of hope for them in the final minute of the game.

  • 78'

    A lot of pressure from the Lions and they win a penalty from the scrum. Latu concedes it for collapsing the scrum. The Lions will have a 5m lineout.

  • 77'

    The Lions look to dig deep and score a try but the Waratahs have done well to hold them up. The visitors win a scrum. Just three minutes remaining in the game.

  • 76'

    Adam Ashley-Cooper is caught offside and the Lions win another penalty. Reynolds kicks it into touch.

  • 75'

    The Lions take the penalty and kick it to the corner for a lineout. They will look to slow things down now as we go to the end of the game.

  • 74'

    Hanigan gives away another penalty as Lions look to run with the ball. He concedes it for tackling the player without the ball.

  • 71'

    A chance for a drop goal as Beale passes the ball to Foley who kicks it. He has got the distance right but it goes wide. We are in the final 10 minutes of the game.

  • 70'

    Brilliant skills from Green who gets to the ball before Rona can get to it. The Waratahs are looking dangerous as they push towards the try line. The ball is brought back to Reynolds who kicks it deep.

  • 68'

    The Waratahs are caught offside and they concede a penalty. The Lions go for points and they will kick this.

  • 68'

    PENALTY, LIONS, REYNOLDS! 29-28: Reynolds slots the penalty goal in and the Lions are in the lead by one point.

  • 66'

    We are in the final 15 minutes of the game and the Waratahs hold a slim lead. It has been a tight game throughout so it will be interesting to see how it ends.

  • 63'

    Foley concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball and the Lions have a chance to attack and score again. Important phase in the game.

  • 62'

    The fight is on for the ball in the midfield and both teams look to win possession. It as been a fast game so far and the Lions are making some changes.

  • 59'

    CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 26-28: Foley adds on the extras to get the lead back for the Waratahs. They are looking strong here.

  • 57'

    TRY, WARATAHS, STANIFORTH! 26-26: The Lions hold a lead of 5 points and they have dominated in the second half so far. They win a free kick from the scrum and the Lions look to attack again.65: The Waratahs scrum holds firm and then they link some passes together. The ball goes to Rona on the left wing who looks to run through but he is held up. Staniforth drives over the line in the end. Waratahs level the score.

  • 55'

    The Lions hold a lead of 5 points and they have dominated in the second half so far. They win a free kick from the scrum and the Lions look to attack again.

  • 52'

    Kwagga Smith concedes a penalty for joining the ruck incorrectly and the Waratahs have done well to repel the Lions attack and Foley will kick this into touch to clear.

  • 50'

    The Lions are on the attack and they are passing the ball really well as they get tackled. This is a good passage of play for them.

  • 48'

    Sekope Kepu concedes the penalty for wheeling the scrum and this is an important moment in the game for the Lions. They will kick this to the corner for a lineout.

  • 46'

    Lions concede a penalty for infringement and this will be a scrum to the Waratahs.

  • 45'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 26-21: Jantjies adds on the extras and the Lions lead by 5 points.

  • 43'

    TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! 24-21: Lions score against the run of play. The Waratahs were attacking but the Lions did well to win the ball back from Beale and Vorster puts in a nice run before offloading. Skosan gets the ball eventually and he runs through to score.

  • 41'

    HALF-TIME: LIONS 19-21 WARATAHS. It has been a closely fought first half with both teams scoring three tries. Jantjies failed to convert one and that is the difference between the two teams. Waratahs lead by 2 points at the break.

  • 41'

    Kick-off! The second half begins.

  • 39'

    Orie stays down after a nice pass and he is getting some medical attention. Foley gets the ball and clears it deep into touch. The referee asking for Orie to be replaced if needed.

  • 37'

    The missed conversion from Jantjies is the only difference between the two sides. It has been a dynamic game so far with both teams fighting it out. Waratahs hold the slim lead.

  • 35'

    The conversion is missed so the Waratahs will lead by 2 points.

  • 33'

    TRY, LIONS, SMITH! 19-21: The Lions push on the right flank and Vorster kicks the ball through for Kwagga Smith to chase down. He manages to evade the defender and scores the try. Good play from the Lions.

  • 32'

    We are in the final 10 minutes of the first half and the Lions will come back for the penalty. They will look to push and score next to stay in the game.

  • 30'

    The Lions look to attack with Jantjies and Smith but the ball is lost forward and then Beale kicks the ball to clear the threat.

  • 29'

    CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 14-21: Foley makes no mistake with the conversion as he adds on the extras and the Waratahs push the lead to 7 points.

  • 29'

    Jonker comes on for Sadie as Lions make a change before the lineout.

  • 27'

    TRY, WARATAHS, SIMMONS! 14-19: Foketi with a strong carry and the Waratahs make this look easy as Simmons runs through the gap in the defence and goes all the way to score. Waratahs back in the lead.

  • 26'

    The players get a water break as some of them get some running repairs. It is a hot afternoon and it has been a physical game.

  • 23'

    It will be a scrum to the Waratahs as the ball goes into touch. It has been a busy first quarter of the game and the visitors are looking dangerous with ball in hand.

  • 20'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 14-14: That was the first try for Lewies in the Lions jersey. Jantjies kicks the difficult conversion in and that will level the scores again.

  • 18'

    TRY, LIONS, LEWIES! 12-14: Smith tries to take the ball over the line but he is stopped just a metre short and then Sadie and Lewies drive towards the try line and Lewies scores the try.

  • 16'

    Hanigan concedes a penalty for hands in the ruck and it is very close to the Waratahs' try line. Jantjies kicks it out for a lineout.

  • 14'

    CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 7-14: Foley makes no mistake with the conversion and he adds on the extras to push the lead to 7 points.

  • 13'

    TRY, WARATAHS, HOOPER! 7-12: A nice dummy pass from Hooper to fool the Lions defence and the Waratahs respond with another try to take back the lead. It is their captain who scores.

  • 12'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 7-7: Jantjies makes no mistake with the conversion and the scores are tied.

  • 11'

    Good interception from Marx after the lineout, but he does not have the pace to go all the way. The Lions win a penalty and have a lineout. They will look to attack here.

  • 11'

    TRY, LIONS, DYANTYI! 5-7: Dyantyi stretches over the line and this is a brilliant team try for the Lions. They open their scoring after that brilliant interception from Marx.

  • 9'

    The Lions fail to find space as they try to run the ball from their own half. Jantjies gets the ball and kicks it into touch to clear.

  • 8'

    A couple of lineouts for the Lions but the Waratahs get one and then kick it deep. Coetzee does well to collect and the Lions look to run the ball.

  • 6'

    CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 0-7: Foley makes no mistake with the kick and the Waratahs lead is pushed to 7 points.

  • 5'

    TRY, WARATAHS, PHIPPS! 0-5: Nice linking play from the Waratahs, they make a lot of ground and a couple of accurate passes takes them to the try line. Phipps scores the first try of the game.

  • 3'

    The Waratahs opt for the lineout instead of the scrum. First lineout of the game.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The first half begins as the Lions kick us off.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to Emirates Airlines Park where Lions take on the Waratahs.

  • 0'

    Waratahs: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Lalakai Foketi, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Curtis Rona, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Tom Staniforth, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Harry Johnson-Holmes Substitutes: 16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Hugh Sinclair, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 23 Cam Clark

  • 0'

    Adam Ashley-Cooper is on the bench for the Waratahs today with Lalakai Foketi in the No 13 jersey.

  • 0'

    Warren Whiteley is back to lead the Lions after an injury. The Lions also had a bye last week so they will be fresh and ready.

  • 0'

    LIONS: Andries Coetzee, Courtnall Skosan, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Elton Jantjies, Ross Cronje, Warren Whiteley (c), Vincent Tshituka, Kwagga Smith, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx, Sti Sithole Reserves: Jan-Henning Campher, Dylan Smith, Johannes Jonker, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom, Shaun Reynolds, Tyrone Green

  • 0'

    WARATAHS: Kurtley Beale, Alex Newsome, Lalakai Foketi, Karmichael Hunt, Cam Clark, Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps, Michael Wells, Michael Hooper (c), Ned Hanigan, Rob Simmons, Tom Staniforth, Sekope Kepu, Damien Fitzpatrick, Harry Johnson-Holmes Reserves: Tolu Latu, Tom Robertson, Chris Talakai, Hugh Sinclair, Will Miller, Jake Gordon, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Curtis Rona Substitutes: 16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Hugh Sinclair, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 23 Cam Clark

  • 0'

    Egon Seconds will be the referee today.

  • 0'

    Hooker Malcolm Marx, wing Courtnall Skosan and centre Harold Vorster also come back into the Lions side.

  • 0'

    Daryl Gibson has made three changes. Michael Wells has recovered from a hamstring injury and he will start today. Outside centre Lalakai Foketi and winger Alex Newsome will start today.

Team Line-ups
Lions NSW Waratahs
  • Sithembiso Sithole
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Carlu Sadie
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Marvin Orie
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Vincent Tshituka
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Aphiwe Dyantyi
  • Harold Vorster
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Harry Johnson-Holmes
  • Damien Fitzpatrick
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Thomas Staniforth
  • Rob Simmons
  • Ned Hanigan
  • Michael Hooper
  • Michael Wells
  • Nick Phipps
  • Bernard Foley
  • Cameron Clark
  • Karmichael Hunt
  • Lalakai Foketi
  • Alex Newsome
  • Kurtley Beale
Substitutions
  • Jan-Henning Campher
  • Dylan Smith
  • Johannes Jonker
  • Wilhelm van der Sluys
  • Marnus Schoeman
  • Nic Groom
  • Shaun Reynolds
  • Tyrone Green
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Silatolu Latu
  • Tom Robertson
  • Chris Talakai
  • Hugh Sinclair
  • Will Miller
  • Jake Gordon
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper
  • Curtis Rona

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