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VC Lions have Elephants to thank for Play-off spot


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Uncategorized on 14 Apr 2008 at 07:28
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It took two surprises to see the Xerox Lions and the Leopards become part of the eight sides to fight it out for the Vodacom Cup and the R1-million on offer to the champion.

The IOL reports that the Lions didn’t do much this weekend to deserve their position and set up a quarter-final against neighbours and traditional foes Blue Bulls.

They lost 41-33 to the Kavaliers in Wellington, but made it through on points difference when the Valke unexpectedly lost 38-36 to the lowly Mighty Elephants in Port Elizabeth. A draw would have seen the Valke through.

The Leopards surprised the Wildebeest in Pietermartizburg (37-32) to move into third place on the North section’s log. The Wildebeest are nevertheless in the quarters.

* The weakened Blue Bulls with an expected drubbing (50-8) of the only winless side in the competition Border in East London, saw them top the North section, and Western Province retained their top position on the South section log with their 23-all draw with Griquas while it cost Griquas the first place in the North section.

* Free State, who lost their previous two matches with half-centuries compiled against them by the Blue Bulls and Griquas, this time hit the half-century mark themselves in beating the hapless Griffons 80-3.

* The Eagles, in notching up their third win of the competition, ended their disappointing Vodacom Cup campaign on a high when they scored eight tries to beat the Pumas 50-12 in George.

* The quarterfinals, to be played on April 26, are as follows (first-mentioned sides play at home, venues to be announced):
Blue Bulls v Xerox Lions,
Western Province v Wildebeest,
Griquas v Leopards,
Free State v Boland Kavaliers.



18 Comments

  • As if the Stormers aren’t full of themselves already now we still have to play them in the VC in two weeks time. :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.08 07:31:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • :mrgreen: KSA Shark

    Why did we have to play the Wildebeest? For goodness sake they could have given us a decent team like Griquas or Free State.

    We prefer playing the stronger sides on route to the title. :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.08 07:38:39 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • :mrgreen:

    I WILL say if there was a SB pick for this i would probably pick WP :oops:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.08 07:40:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Griquas had the better of us on Saturday,as did the Bulls last week,the boys must pull up their socks.
    Jacobz is a buddy and all but that boy is lazy and cant tackle, Rylands on the other hand(and wing) is busy as hell and damned impressive.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.08 07:46:17 by Clayton Reply
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  • That said,Terry is alot better than what he is actually showing,dont know where these performances are coming from.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.08 07:47:12 by Clayton Reply
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  • Eish…not a good draw for us but we’ll have to fight it out…

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.08 07:53:23 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • Claytie

    Any idea why Luke Titus aint playing?

    He’s not even on the bench…

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.08 07:54:34 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Luke Titus?

    he is the litey they bought form Aus on NZ right?

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.08 07:56:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He is playing club rugby somewhere wes, they were discussing him on the wp club forum not too long ago.
    Apparently he did have a senior contract ,then decided he wanted to earn his spot…..ja,now nobody can really confirm where he is.
    Bit of a small dude actually,and his preferred position is centre.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.08 08:00:21 by Clayton Reply
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  • From Oz KSA

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.08 08:00:39 by Clayton Reply
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  • Yip. He played in a few pre-season games for WP.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.04.08 08:00:48 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • I thought he was supposed to be the next best thing…they paraded him like Galaxy paraded Beckham on to send him to club rugby? :roll:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.04.08 08:07:24 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • on= only

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.04.08 08:07:54 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • blackshark

    Did you see the Mighty Reds won again on Sat?

    Torres and Gerrard scored again. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.04.08 08:11:08 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • wpw – didn’t watch the game but I saw the highlights last night. YNWA

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.04.08 09:03:41 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • wes-I think they played yesterday…

    your friend Voronin scored as well :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.04.08 09:04:17 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • :evil:

    I saw the match report.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.04.08 09:17:55 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Nice goal by Gerrard…found a few gaps…he’s real class…

    We really have to challenge for the Premiership next season…it’s just that the Yankees need to put some ink on those chequebooks and get us a few key players.

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.04.08 09:27:38 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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