Richard Ferguson

Currie Cup Semi Final 2 – Lions (16) vs Western Province (21) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, WP on 20 Oct 2012 at 16:30
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The second semi-final takes us to Coca Cola Park in Johannesburg, where the defending champions Lions take on Western Province in a repeat of the 2011 semi-final.

The Lions have made a host of changes from the team that lost to the Bulls last week, a match that Johan Ackerman used to rest his stalwarts, recalling the likes of Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute to the starting line-up.

Western Province have lost three Springboks to injury, and will be captained by Deon Fourie in the absence of Jean de Villiers. Andries Bekker and Tiaan Liebenberg also miss out on play-off action, with De Kock Steenkamp and Scarra Ntubeni gaining from the injuries.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach/Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).

Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 CJ van der Linde/Pat Cilliers, 18 Hendrik Roodt, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Deon Helberg.

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Don Armand, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Damian de Allende, 22 Joe Pietersen



92 Comments

  • LIONS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.10.12 17:17:34 by Mutley Reply
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  • Kitty Katte!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.10.12 17:23:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Sharks v Lions final? I hope, but think the WP will be to strong today

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.10.12 18:16:37 by Mutley Reply

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  • Late change for the Lions, Mapoe in at 14, Combrink moves to 11

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.10.12 18:40:12 by Mutley Reply

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  • I called 21-17 Lions.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.10.12 18:48:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Kick off

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.10.12 19:12:14 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty Catrikilas
    WP 3
    Lions 0
    4min

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.10.12 19:15:43 by Mutley Reply

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  • Yellow for Gerhard vd Heever

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.10.12 19:18:08 by Mutley Reply

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  • That was the most deliberate knock down…and out of play I have ever seen by vd Heever…

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.10.12 19:19:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Penalty missed by Jantjies
    Lions 0
    WP 3
    7min

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.10.12 19:19:26 by Mutley Reply

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  • My guess 24 – 15 to the Lions

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.10.12 19:28:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Ruan Combrink having an attempt at goal bout 60m out and over.
    Lions 3
    WP 3
    18min

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.10.12 19:31:37 by Mutley Reply

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  • 58 meter kick easily slotted by Combrink for the Lions

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.10.12 19:31:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Mapoe fields the kick but stripped by Habana in the tackle…move killed by a terrible terrible pass by De Jongh…passing across 3 players on his outside…

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.10.12 19:33:38 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Combrink going for another 50+ ckick…

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.10.12 19:35:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Combrink having another attempt about 55m out but no

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.10.12 19:36:24 by Mutley Reply

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  • Shorter distance kick…just under the crossbar…

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.10.12 19:36:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • TMO try?? For WP. No try. Held up

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.10.12 19:43:36 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty Catrikilis
    WP 6
    Lions 3
    30min

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.10.12 19:45:55 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty but misses Jantjies again
    Lions 3
    WP 6
    36min

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.10.12 19:51:57 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 18) :
    I think TV ref was looking at the wrong tackel…he was looking at the Aplon tackle on Elton as opposed to the tackle on Hollenbach…

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.10.12 19:54:28 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Penalty reversed for just about nothing…face pushing at best…

    Jantjies not having the best goal kicking days

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.10.12 19:55:42 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Jantjies misses no 3 in a row…

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.10.12 19:56:18 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Jantjies going for another attempt and misses yet another. Has the Bok kicking coach ruined him?

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.10.12 19:56:30 by Mutley Reply

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  • Come on Lions!

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.10.12 19:56:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Halftime
    WP 6
    Lions 3

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.10.12 19:58:28 by Mutley Reply

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  • Lions missing 4 kicks at goal…WP slotting all chances…

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.10.12 19:58:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmmm
    Agree that tackle on Hollenbach was definitely high

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.10.12 19:59:53 by Mutley Reply

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  • So far, the gulf in class between WP and the Lions is very palpable. Looks like WP are going to run away in the second half.

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.10.12 20:00:31 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Lions not taking their chances. WP will win this one.

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.10.12 20:05:09 by Mutley Reply

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  • 2nd half starts

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.10.12 20:09:42 by Mutley Reply

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  • ai jai jai …..

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.10.12 20:11:31 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Jantjies finally gets a penalty over
    Lions 6
    WP 6
    44min

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.10.12 20:13:46 by Mutley Reply

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  • At last…after 4 straight misses at goal the Elton slots 1…

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.10.12 20:14:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 30) :
    Biggest issue IMO. Lions have a small number of key game-breakers, and so far today they aren’t firing. Maybe all they need is some luck to get some confidence: doesn’t look like they have any.

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.10.12 20:17:13 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Try Micheal Rhodes

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.10.12 20:18:54 by Mutley Reply

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  • Converted
    Lions 13
    WP 6
    50min

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.10.12 20:20:44 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 35) : Back from the desert?

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.10.12 20:23:20 by klempie Reply

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  • Poor handling by de Jongh in spite absolutely no pressure…lazy running by Etsabeth adding to the good fortune…
    Lions score under the poles…

    And a 2nd straight kick at goal…

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.10.12 20:25:20 by Hmmm Reply

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  • WP great oppo to score after a great maul but De Jongh knock takes play back to the maul penalty…

    De Jongh keeping the Lions ahead in this game…

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.10.12 20:30:14 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Lions leaving A LOT of points on the field…

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.10.12 20:32:50 by Hmmm Reply

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  • And………….?

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.10.12 20:38:32 by JarsonX Reply
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  • The Lions yet again making silly errors leaving some more points on the field in that period of play…

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.10.12 20:38:37 by Hmmm Reply

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  • 65th min Lions lead 13 – 6…WP scrum on 50…

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.10.12 20:39:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Penalty Pietersen but misses
    WP 6
    Lions 13
    67min

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.10.12 20:41:23 by Mutley Reply

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  • Butch starting his tricks…taking Hab’s out off the ball…get nurvous when Butch is on the in a close semi…

    Hab’s crying to everyone about that…think he even called home…

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.10.12 20:41:38 by Hmmm Reply

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  • 70 mins. Come on Lions.

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.10.12 20:44:28 by klempie Reply

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  • Province puting good pressure on the Lions…Lions not controlling their possession well…

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.10.12 20:44:29 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Try Pietersen

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.10.12 20:46:22 by Mutley Reply

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  • Poor def by Lions…WP score out wide…

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.10.12 20:46:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I’m watching the Smurfs :razz:

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.10.12 20:46:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 51) : :roll:

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.10.12 20:47:18 by klempie Reply

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  • Kom Lions!

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.10.12 20:47:30 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Conversion missed Pietersen
    WP 11
    Lions 13
    74min

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.10.12 20:47:42 by Mutley Reply

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  • How the hell did he miss that??

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.10.12 20:47:43 by klempie Reply

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  • Joe misses the conv…Lions lead 13 – 11 6 min to play…

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.10.12 20:48:05 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 52) : :twisted:

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.10.12 20:48:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Game over. Penalty WP right in front.

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.10.12 20:49:02 by klempie Reply

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  • Penalty right in front for province

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.10.12 20:49:15 by Mutley Reply

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  • There’s that step from de Jongh again. Best in the business.

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.10.12 20:49:39 by klempie Reply

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  • Since WP 20 and 21 came on the province backline is on fire…

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.10.12 20:49:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 54) : Blow the final whistle :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.10.12 20:49:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Pietersen puts it over
    WP 14
    Lions 13
    76min

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.10.12 20:50:02 by Mutley Reply

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  • 4 mins to go.

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.10.12 20:50:10 by klempie Reply

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  • Joe puts over the penalty and leads 14 – 13

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.10.12 20:50:33 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Hmmmm…Lions have a 22 lineout… :|

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.10.12 20:50:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 63) : No!

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.10.12 20:51:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Penalty Lions!!

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.10.12 20:51:25 by klempie Reply

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  • Come on Elton….

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.10.12 20:51:49 by klempie Reply

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  • It’s basically just outside the 22 on the 15m line. He should get this…

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.10.12 20:52:29 by klempie Reply

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  • It’s THERE!!!!

    1.5 mins to go!

  • Comment 71, posted at 20.10.12 20:52:57 by klempie Reply

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  • Jantjies to take the penalty and over
    Lions 16
    WP 14
    79min

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.10.12 20:53:05 by Mutley Reply

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  • 79 mins and province have a lineout in the Lions 22.

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.10.12 20:53:39 by klempie Reply

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  • Province are going to maul it over the line.

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.10.12 20:54:23 by klempie Reply

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  • And WP scores the winning try

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.10.12 20:54:56 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Province.

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.10.12 20:55:00 by klempie Reply

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  • Province score with a 20 meter maul…

    The best team def did not win…

    Sharks seem BIG fav to take this Currie Cup…

  • Comment 77, posted at 20.10.12 20:55:35 by Hmmm Reply

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  • FT Lions 16 – 21 Province

  • Comment 78, posted at 20.10.12 20:56:23 by klempie Reply

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  • Shit! Sorry Lions

  • Comment 79, posted at 20.10.12 20:56:29 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 77) : Unlucky bru.

  • Comment 80, posted at 20.10.12 20:56:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Converted
    WP 21
    Lions 16
    Full Time

  • Comment 81, posted at 20.10.12 20:56:51 by Mutley Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 80) :

    Life goes on…

    We left like 12 – 15 points on the field…when you do that you don’t really deserve to win…

  • Comment 82, posted at 20.10.12 20:59:40 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 82) :

    Actually even more points…

  • Comment 83, posted at 20.10.12 21:00:26 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 82) : OK. Unllucky me then. Would have been nice seeing you after next week’s hiding. :twisted:

  • Comment 84, posted at 20.10.12 21:01:02 by klempie Reply

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  • Elton must be gutted…

  • Comment 85, posted at 20.10.12 21:04:13 by klempie Reply

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  • Ouch – those last minute losses hurt!

    Sorry Lions, but congratulations WP.

  • Comment 86, posted at 20.10.12 21:04:47 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Massive confidence win for Prooooovince – they’re gonna take some stopping from the Sharks next week.

  • Comment 87, posted at 20.10.12 21:06:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 84) :

    Ha-Ha…well at least the highveld Lions in the CL T20 semi final…still got a chance there…

  • Comment 88, posted at 20.10.12 21:18:51 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Would be a big upset if WP win…

  • Comment 89, posted at 20.10.12 21:20:37 by Hmmm Reply

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  • WP Jou Lekke Ding! :twisted:

  • Comment 90, posted at 20.10.12 22:02:24 by wpw Reply
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  • is it not funny how Elton Jantjies ( who is moving to weeping province and has a 100 % kicking rate) suddenly misses 3 sitters in front of the poles to give his NEW team a win. :oops:

  • Comment 91, posted at 21.10.12 15:05:08 by pete69 Reply

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  • @pete69 (Comment 91) : :mrgreen:

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