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S14 ’09 Game 66 – Western Force (55) v Lions (14) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Lions, Super 14 on 24 Apr 2009 at 11:00
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The Lions finish their tour of Australasia with a visit to a South African stronghold in Australia.

Perth has a very large resident South African contingent, we can only hope they turn out in full support of the Lions.

Was last week a flash in the pan or was it finally the spark that the Lions needed?

Or will the Force continue their strong record against SA sides in Perth?

Venue: Subiaco Oval, Perth
Kick-off: 19:00 Local time, 13:00 SA time.

Referee: Paul Marks (Australia)
ARs: Ian Smith (Australia), Julian Pritchard (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

Western Force:
15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Scott Staniforth, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 James O’Connor, 11 Cameron Shepherd, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Tamaiti Horua, 7 David Pocock, 6 Matt Hodgson, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Ben Castle, 2 Tai McIsaac, 1 Gareth Hardy.
Replacements:
16 Ben Whittaker, 17 AJ Whalley, 18 Pek Cowan, 19 Tom Hockings, 20 Richard Stanford, 21 Josh Tatupu, 22 Haig Sare.

Lions:
15 Earl Rose, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Henno Mentz, 10 André Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Ernst Joubert (captain), 6 Robert Kruger, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Jannes Labuschagne, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Hans van Dyk, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements:
16 Willie Wepener, 17 Gert Muller, 18 Franco van der Merwe, 19 Gerhard Mostert, 20 Todd Clever, 21 Chris Jonck, 22 Shandre Frolick.



40 Comments

  • Come-on my Lions make me proud :grin:

    Gonna be a big ask though without the likes of Baywatch,Ludik,Heinke and Fourie.

    Go boys!

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.04.09 11:31:06 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply
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  • Come on Lions… I’m 0/1 on SB…please make it 0/2… :razz:

    Go LIONS!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.04.09 11:48:41 by blackshark - YNWA Reply
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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 2) : sorry – but my LMS future depends on the Lions losing here :(

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.04.09 11:52:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    A Lions win is good for the Sharks…so sorry mate… :smile:

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.04.09 11:57:20 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 4) : I don’t see the Force hurting the Sharks’ semi changes any more than the Sharks are doing themselves :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.04.09 12:17:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • so this is one now…

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.04.09 13:08:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • seven nil to the Force already

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.04.09 13:08:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • try by Drew Mitchell

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.04.09 13:12:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • I wonder who Lugrunger is. In the previous game, the commentator mentioned Andre Venter a number of time.

    These guys obviously don’t do their homework. It’s unprofessional and pees me off!

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.04.09 13:17:00 by Baldrick Reply

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  • another try – this time to Giteau. 14-0

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.04.09 13:27:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • and now Joubert as carded as the Force are awarded a penalty try.

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.04.09 13:33:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • 21-0

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.04.09 13:34:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • 24-0. Lions’ discipline is terrible

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.04.09 13:38:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • How useless are the Lions????

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.04.09 13:40:07 by Baldrick Reply

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  • No Sharks game this weekend……I feel empty inside :cry:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.04.09 13:40:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • My LMS seems safe.

    Not happy about this as though… :cry:

    Cheers Loffie!

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.04.09 13:41:00 by Big Fish Reply
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  • from KEO to YOU -ous

    Boks lose Butch, Frans

    Butch James will miss the British & Irish Lions tour while Frans Steyn will get his wish to play flyhalf – but not in South Africa.

    French media confirm that Steyn has signed for Paris-based second division side Racing Metro, who have virtually secured their place in the Top 14. The year-long deal is reported to be the most lucrative ever for a South African player. Steyn will make the move to Paris after the Springboks’ end of year tour.

    His negotiations with Racing was the worst kept secret in South African rugby and in recent months it became increasingly likely that Steyn would agree a deal.

    A month ago Sharks coach John Plumtree told keo.co.za they were desperate to hold onto Steyn, but he was resigned to the fact that they would never be able to match what Racing was offering.

    Steyn will play primarily in his preferred position of flyhalf for Racing. With Ruan Pienaar injured, Steyn has had an extended run at pivot for the Sharks, but has failed to shatter the widely held perception that he is better suited to inside centre – where the Sharks and Springboks see his future. He appears to be determined to prove he has the aptitude to play in the position.

    James limped off in Bath’s Premiership match at the weekend and scans has subsequently confirmed that he has torn ligaments in his knee. He will be sidelined for an extended period.

    This has created an unforeseen problem for Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, who keo.co.za understands would have included James in his squad for the British & Irish Lions series as back-up to Pienaar. James’s experience, gained over 36 Tests, as well as his goalkicking ability would have given De Villiers a solid insurance policy should Pienaar have lost form or sustained an injury.

    De Villiers is known to be reluctant to invest in Steyn at flyhalf, and is likely to look to Peter Grant to fill the void left by James, while his admiration for Earl Rose, who has had limited game time for the Lions, will see him in the squad as the third flyhalf.

    It now remains to be seen whether De Villiers continues to select Steyn given his strong stance on overseas based players, which has seen the likes of BJ Botha, CJ van der Linde and Joe van Niekerk (amongst a host of others) overlooked for Springbok selection.

    By Ryan Vrede

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.04.09 13:42:48 by barend Reply

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  • try to Boshoff. 24-5

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.04.09 13:45:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • 24-7

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.04.09 13:47:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • bonus point for the Force.

    29-7

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.04.09 13:49:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :

    I guess you are still alive on LMS then…

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.04.09 14:01:07 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 21) : I am well alive. The out-of-depth Shandre frolick has been carded and the Force have scored a 5th

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.04.09 14:12:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • 34-7, then

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.04.09 14:13:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Peter Grant wouldn’t be out of place in Durban.@barend (Comment 17) :

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.04.09 14:14:36 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Woeful. Talk about one foot on the plane syndrome!

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.04.09 14:17:01 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Lions seem to have no respect for the game, the laws, the rules, the basics…

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.04.09 14:19:06 by Baldrick Reply

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  • i thank the lord i’m a sharks fan everyday and not a lions fan!!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.04.09 14:22:42 by Baldrick Reply

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  • I am so tired of reporting on Steyn’s supposed move to France. Iw ill write about it again when I see him in their jersey.

    Remember how accurate the stories were about Bakkies Botha signing…

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.04.09 14:24:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • 41-7 now. embarrassing

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.04.09 14:30:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • 48-12… one for me, one for you

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.04.09 14:38:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : We gonna have to wait for another week to see a mass exodus on LMS :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.04.09 14:44:34 by Rahul Reply

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  • ANOTHER penalty try! 55-14

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.04.09 14:45:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 31) : well, of the 15 alive going into this round, 6 will definitely go through to the next

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.04.09 14:48:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • make that 7… Quinny’s default pick for this round will be the Western Force. Lucky

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.04.09 14:50:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • final csore 55-14. Force move up to 5th spot. Lions stay 12th

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.04.09 14:59:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : i guess lions decided that 1 win overseas is more than sufficient :???:

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.04.09 15:27:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 36) : groan

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.04.09 15:35:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Eish, my newly adopted second team (based on a perceived willingness to “play”) just got whipped.

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.04.09 15:35:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : it’s also my second team plus I live in the city of gold surrounded by given up supporters :???:

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.04.09 16:02:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :

    With a capital “E”

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.04.09 19:09:47 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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