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CC SF2 – Lions v Western Province


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, WP on 22 Oct 2011 at 16:00
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After what feels like an absolute eternity, knock-out rugby finally returns to Johannesburg.

The Lions have lead this competition throughout, while the spectre of Province’s returning Springboks looms large as a major obstacle to the firs Currie Cup final to take place in Johannesburg since 1993.

Will Schalk Burger be able to inspire his men – especially his back line full of World Cup stars – to an upset away-from-home victory today? Or will John Mitchell’s men repeat the good victory over Province the last time these two sides met and claim the prize that many would argue is rightfully theirs?

Golden Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 CJ van der Linde.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Warren Whiteley, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar, 20 Butch James, 21 Dylan Des Fountain, 22 James Kamana.

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 JJ Engelbrecht, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nick Köster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JC Kritzinger.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Tertius Daniller, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Conrad Jantjes.

Date: Saturday, October 22
Venue: Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Expected weather: Sunny with a moderate northerly wind high of 27°C, dropping to 13°C.
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Cobus Wessels
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee


127 Comments

  • Anybody knows what happened in the u/19 game

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.10.11 16:11:25 by Mutley Reply
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  • Final in Joburg or Durban???

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.10.11 16:17:15 by Mutley Reply
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  • Go Lions you can do it, I think

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.10.11 16:30:05 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 2) : I’d prefer to play the Lions in the final, but I’d prefer to play in Durban.

    You can’t have EVERYTHING I suppose.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.10.11 16:39:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • On the Lions side, only CJ, Maku, Franco, Wickus, Hollenbach and Doppies in the Startingxv played in a play off, only Butch on the bench

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.10.11 16:40:27 by Mutley Reply
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  • So let’s see how the Lions handle the tight game that matters…

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.10.11 16:53:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • land slide victory for problems

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.10.11 16:55:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • WP have not won at Coke park for 7 consec games…will that play a role…

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.10.11 16:56:25 by Hmmm Reply

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  • The Lions must take WP on in the forwards

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.10.11 16:59:58 by Mutley Reply
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  • wow its the red sea

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.10.11 17:00:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • Not a good start by the Lions

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.10.11 17:02:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I back the Lions lose trio to dominate the WP less physical lose trio…

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.10.11 17:03:39 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 8) : yes it will. In them being determined and walking away comfortable winners.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.10.11 17:04:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Minnie driving Siya home and then rippng clear of the tackle…

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.10.11 17:04:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Taute going for goal

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.10.11 17:05:15 by Mutley Reply
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  • Missed and WP counter

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.10.11 17:06:04 by Mutley Reply
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  • WP penalised for off-side…

    Taute going for goal about 50 out…

    Missesd…

    WP running out of in-goal but bundeled into touch after making over 50 meters…

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.10.11 17:06:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Bladen. “Habana had a period at the bulls.” 😯 😯

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.10.11 17:08:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • PK Catrikilias
    WP 3
    Lions 0

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.10.11 17:11:18 by Mutley Reply
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  • Elton Jantjies runs right over Siya…

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.10.11 17:13:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Siya does not seemed to have recovered…still down..

    Penalty Lions dangerous tackle Fondse on Elton

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.10.11 17:14:30 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK Jantjies
    WP 3
    Lions 3
    12min

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.10.11 17:15:14 by Mutley Reply
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  • Elton Jantjies knocks Kolisi out cold when he bumps him off and says Siya later. 😯

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.10.11 17:15:33 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Elton knocked out Siya with a shoulder on attack…Siya helped off…

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.10.11 17:15:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Lions 3 – 3 WP

    Cat going for another pen from kick-off

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.10.11 17:17:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK Catrikilias but misses

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.10.11 17:17:23 by Mutley Reply
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  • Rare miss for Cat…scores remain

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.10.11 17:17:29 by Hmmm Reply

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  • The Lions looking the better team…but we saw how the game is 80 min…semi 1 perfect example of that

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.10.11 17:19:09 by Hmmm Reply

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  • so jantjies coping beter than golden boy goosen ?

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.10.11 17:20:48 by juba_fan Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 23) : 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.10.11 17:22:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • PK Jantjies
    Lions 6
    WP 3
    19min

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.10.11 17:23:00 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 23) : ha-ha

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.10.11 17:24:55 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK Jantjies
    Lions 9
    WP 3
    21 min

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.10.11 17:25:15 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions 9 – 3 WP

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.10.11 17:25:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • province doing the same as the sharks by giving away stupid penaltys

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.10.11 17:25:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • WP first get out of jail free card after Cat kicks-off straight into touch with a midfield scrum penalty…

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.10.11 17:28:11 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK Catrikilias
    WP 6
    Lions 9
    24min

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.10.11 17:28:20 by Mutley Reply
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  • Slotted by Cat…

    Lions 9 – 6 WP

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.10.11 17:28:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK Jantjies
    Lions 12
    WP 6
    27min

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.10.11 17:32:05 by Mutley Reply
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  • Another break down penalty after another midflied break by the Lions…Habana on a warning for deliberately spoiling advantage…

    PG slotted

    Lions 12 – 6 WP

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.10.11 17:32:57 by Hmmm Reply

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  • The WP side half are from Gauteng and should be used to altitude…

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.10.11 17:34:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • mmmmmm foreward!!!!!!

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.10.11 17:36:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • PK Catrikilias
    WP 9
    Lions 12
    32 min

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.10.11 17:37:41 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty slotted by Cat…

    Lions 12 – 9 WP

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.10.11 17:38:13 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Try Taute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.10.11 17:41:44 by Mutley Reply
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  • that is a GOOD try

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.10.11 17:42:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • Converted
    Lions 19
    WP 9
    37min

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.10.11 17:43:01 by Mutley Reply
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  • Great play by Lions…

    Been long time coming and Lions score 1st try…Taute

    Converted…

    Lions 17 – 9 WP

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.10.11 17:43:04 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Great try by the Lions.

    People have been forgetting Elton cos of Goosen, but in my opinion Elton is a much better conductor of play.

    Of course, Pat is still the best.

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.10.11 17:43:31 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Lions making another mistake straight after scoring…

    Kickable pen for Cat…

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.10.11 17:44:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK Catrikilias
    WP 12
    Lions 19
    39min

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.10.11 17:44:54 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty slotted…

    Lions 19 – 12 WP last min of 1st half

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.10.11 17:45:28 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Halftime
    WP 12
    Lions 19

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.10.11 17:46:02 by Mutley Reply
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  • Will the Lions fitness and the altitude help in extending their lead…

  • Comment 54, posted at 22.10.11 17:47:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Anybody knows what happened in the Lions u/19 game?

  • Comment 55, posted at 22.10.11 17:47:33 by Mutley Reply
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  • As hard as I’ve tried, I just can’t bring myself to supporting WP.

    I’m just happy to learn that I have a moral standard. :mrgreen:

    Go Lions!

  • Comment 56, posted at 22.10.11 17:48:20 by beet Reply
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  • Is it going to be a fairy tale come true for the Lions or will the experience and skill of WP pull it threw for them?

  • Comment 57, posted at 22.10.11 17:49:39 by Mutley Reply
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  • The Lions must score first in the 2nd half if they want to win it

  • Comment 58, posted at 22.10.11 17:51:24 by Mutley Reply
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  • Still a long 40 min to come…do the Lions have the character…

  • Comment 59, posted at 22.10.11 17:52:05 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Lions have the upper hand imo. They could make it if they keep on going like they had.

  • Comment 60, posted at 22.10.11 17:55:37 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Is this the last 40 for WP or will we see a repeat of last years final

  • Comment 61, posted at 22.10.11 17:56:39 by Mutley Reply
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  • Again the Lions start poorly…

  • Comment 62, posted at 22.10.11 17:57:53 by Hmmm Reply

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  • The pressure will get the Lions I think

  • Comment 63, posted at 22.10.11 17:58:22 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions nmaking too many silly mistakes…lead only 7…

  • Comment 64, posted at 22.10.11 18:02:38 by Hmmm Reply

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  • WP break the line for the first time but Lions turn over 5 meters from the line…

  • Comment 65, posted at 22.10.11 18:04:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • WP starting to build phases

  • Comment 66, posted at 22.10.11 18:04:49 by Mutley Reply
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  • Killian jou yster

  • Comment 67, posted at 22.10.11 18:06:17 by Mutley Reply
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  • time to braai

  • Comment 68, posted at 22.10.11 18:06:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • Conversion over from the corner
    Lions 26
    WP 12
    50min

  • Comment 69, posted at 22.10.11 18:07:59 by Mutley Reply
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  • The most classic of intercepts I have ever seen…Killian scores…

    Elton converts from the touch…

    Lions 26 – 12 WP

  • Comment 70, posted at 22.10.11 18:08:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Nee Leeus focus

  • Comment 71, posted at 22.10.11 18:08:39 by Mutley Reply
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  • Is this the start of a WP comeback

  • Comment 72, posted at 22.10.11 18:10:17 by Mutley Reply
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  • WP blowing for blocking for the 3rd time…must be a record…

  • Comment 73, posted at 22.10.11 18:11:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Doppies bumping De Jonghg back to cape

  • Comment 74, posted at 22.10.11 18:12:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Deon van Rensburg had a great game

  • Comment 75, posted at 22.10.11 18:13:46 by Mutley Reply
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  • Think the Lions are gonna take it. Plenty of time left, but WP have already looked to the bench, and altitude is going to start counting now.

  • Comment 76, posted at 22.10.11 18:15:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • PK Catrikilias
    WP 15
    Lions 26
    57 min

  • Comment 77, posted at 22.10.11 18:17:26 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions making silly mistakes…could be costly…

    Cat slotting another penalty…

    Lions 26-15 WP

  • Comment 78, posted at 22.10.11 18:18:54 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK Jantjies
    Lions 29
    WP 15
    60min

  • Comment 79, posted at 22.10.11 18:19:47 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions great play with Doppies and Hollenbach making breaks resulting in another ruck penalty for the Lions…

    Slotted…

    Lions 29-15 WP

  • Comment 80, posted at 22.10.11 18:20:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Great play by WP but Lions def holds up…

  • Comment 81, posted at 22.10.11 18:27:55 by Hmmm Reply

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  • De Jongh scores

  • Comment 82, posted at 22.10.11 18:31:18 by Mutley Reply
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  • Conversion missed
    WP 20
    Lions 29
    71min

  • Comment 83, posted at 22.10.11 18:32:31 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try WP after phases and phases and scrum from dead ruck ball and more phases…

    Great def showed by Lions during that play…

    Conversion missed

    Lions 29-20 WP

  • Comment 84, posted at 22.10.11 18:34:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Lions get pen straight after kick-off…

    Butch going for goals in Elton’s absence…

    Missed

  • Comment 85, posted at 22.10.11 18:35:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • PK James but misses
    73min

  • Comment 86, posted at 22.10.11 18:35:16 by Mutley Reply
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  • 76min

  • Comment 87, posted at 22.10.11 18:37:55 by Mutley Reply
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  • 77min

  • Comment 88, posted at 22.10.11 18:40:30 by Mutley Reply
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  • 78min

  • Comment 89, posted at 22.10.11 18:41:18 by Mutley Reply
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  • 79min

  • Comment 90, posted at 22.10.11 18:42:24 by Mutley Reply
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  • Rob, hats off – you called it: WP were beaten up front here.

    All the talent in the world in the backline, but barring Schalk, the forwards just got creamed by the Lions forwards, and even found the centres too hard to break.

    Will be a cracker next week – battle of the forward packs.

  • Comment 91, posted at 22.10.11 18:42:49 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Fulltime
    GOLDEN LIONS 29
    WP 20

    Mooi my boytjies

  • Comment 92, posted at 22.10.11 18:45:50 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions scrum…time up and leading by 9…
    Semi at Coke park..

  • Comment 93, posted at 22.10.11 18:46:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Well done Lions.

    What a good game. Very exciting.

  • Comment 94, posted at 22.10.11 18:49:30 by beet Reply
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  • The Lions centres stood up…Lions loosies beat WP at almost every ruck…Taute played better than Aplon and both Lions wings were better than Habana…
    When De Jongh came on the got tackled well and ran over…

    = return of Bokke no impact in WP side

  • Comment 95, posted at 22.10.11 18:49:39 by Hmmm Reply

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  • But the Sharks are a dif cattle if fish to WP…

    Gonna be a tough final…

  • Comment 96, posted at 22.10.11 18:50:23 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 95) :

    De Villiers, De Jongh, Fourie, Burger, I guess they dont count as Bokke to you right?
    Great game Province and a great campaign given all the injuries.
    Good performance by the Lions but still hoping for a Sharks win in the final.

  • Comment 97, posted at 22.10.11 19:04:42 by Leviathan Reply

     
  • Jaque Fourie said he left the Lions to win the Curry Cup mmm, how [email protected] must he feel now

  • Comment 98, posted at 22.10.11 19:18:01 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 98) :
    I’m sure that everyday he rocks himself to sleep wishing he stilled live in Joburg and had stayed and won all those trophies with the Lions… Oh wait… 😈 😉

  • Comment 99, posted at 22.10.11 19:33:14 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 99) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 100, posted at 22.10.11 19:35:20 by beet Reply
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  • And how many trophies has Jaque Fourie won since he left???

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  • @Mutley (Comment 101) : He won that trophy for the Stormers finishing top in the SA Conference for Superugby + that pre-season trophy vs Lions and Sharks

  • Comment 102, posted at 22.10.11 19:37:37 by beet Reply
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  • @Leviathan (Comment 97) : they are…JFourie one of the best if not the best 13 in the world…

    Just saying the Lions stood up above them…
    JdV did have a good break though…I don’t think bringing de jongh cozz then the Lions dominated the midfield physically with the Lions centres breaking through many times…

  • Comment 103, posted at 22.10.11 19:41:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 102) :
    Twice I believe. A tin cup is still better than no cup, I guess.

  • Comment 104, posted at 22.10.11 19:44:24 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 99) : that would be dumb…cozz the Lions have been just as bad as province in that aspect

  • Comment 105, posted at 22.10.11 19:44:40 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @ beet
    Good point he has won 2 kinda trophies but the Bok laden team he is playing for now fail to deliver when it counts

  • Comment 106, posted at 22.10.11 19:48:04 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 96) : “like”

  • Comment 107, posted at 22.10.11 19:48:38 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • Well done Lions! You played a great game!

  • Comment 108, posted at 22.10.11 19:49:47 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 103) :
    By the time De Jongh was brought on we were behind and needed to be more attacking. He was our try scorer after all.
    Schalk was at his physical best today, and De Villiers and Fourie played as well as they usually do. We just played too laterally instead of running hard at the defence. When we finally straightened we scored.

    Still a disappointing result, but alot of potential in our younger players. A bit disappointed that Catrikilis wasn’t named our player of the year. And I’m stil backing Schalk as our next national captain.

    Good luck for the final, but I dont see anything overcoming the Sharks forward pack.

  • Comment 109, posted at 22.10.11 20:11:46 by Leviathan Reply

     
  • @Leviathan (Comment 109) : If WP played like they did in the last 15 mins or so , the whole game, I would have said that you had a game on hand. The Lion outplayed the WP…be it bad callings from AC or whatever…Or perhaps the Lions were underestimated?

    And old Bladen had too much whiskey again…CaStrikilis…I MEAN!! Can this guy get a disciplinary for drinking on the job, please!

  • Comment 110, posted at 22.10.11 20:25:15 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • I love how the Lions supporters are all of a sudden appearing out of nowhere. Talk about fair weather supporters… 🙄

  • Comment 111, posted at 22.10.11 21:17:21 by wpw Reply
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  • Well done on the win though.

  • Comment 112, posted at 22.10.11 21:18:43 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 111) : I love the way you said they were soft today. 🙂

  • Comment 113, posted at 22.10.11 21:29:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Leviathan (Comment 109) : attacking is no excuse for being bulldosed…Hollenbach and Doppies broke through his channel a few times…
    That 1 score you were in the Lions 22 for over 10 min…and De Jongh just caught and fell over…

    I do think if the Lions manage to steal as much ball as they did today they will score through the Sharks backline…easier said than done…gonna be tough

  • Comment 114, posted at 22.10.11 22:30:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 111) : Out of nowhere?

    I was as vocal when we were losing to but never stopped supporting…

  • Comment 115, posted at 22.10.11 22:32:29 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Well done Lions 😀

  • Comment 116, posted at 22.10.11 23:27:59 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @ wpw
    I’ve always been here supporting the Lions, but even I was optimistic about today, realistically I didn’t think they would be able to upset the WP boasting with 4 Boks in the back line, 3 who started in the WC quarter, but the nobody Lions should guts and a hunger I haven’t seen in years. The best thing Dick Muir ever done at the Lions was to get John Mitchell to coach

  • Comment 117, posted at 23.10.11 00:01:04 by Mutley Reply
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  • WP were shocking if you consider the amount of Boks that suddenly boosted their ranks.

    Maybe SUDDENLY is the key word.

    These were effectively the SR teams of 2012, with a small change here or there and WP should have won comfortably.

  • Comment 118, posted at 23.10.11 06:02:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Maybe Mitchell is getting the best out of his players. The Lions are playing for each other and the love of the game, not just for the money and maybe just maybe that can be one the problems at WP

  • Comment 119, posted at 23.10.11 07:59:11 by Mutley Reply
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  • i cant help but wonder how would the sharks go under mitchell and spencer.

  • Comment 120, posted at 23.10.11 08:49:27 by cody007 Reply

     
  • WOOOOOO WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow great stuff LIONS !!!!!!! LEKKER BOYTJIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Comment 121, posted at 23.10.11 09:35:20 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 119) :
    “Problems” at WP? They did well to make the semis given their injuries, and its not unusual for any team to struggle a bit with coesion when a whole bunch of Boks return after being away for a whole campaign – the Sharks have also ad this issue in the past.

    There is no reason for WP to be disappointed in their season or their players – looking at what they have done over the last few seasons compared to the Lions, you may want to re-assess which team has more “problems”.

  • Comment 122, posted at 23.10.11 09:37:14 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 118) : I did say I don’t think the Bokke will make such a great impact due toi the positions they fill…the Lions were strong in those positions and did not expect much of an impact…in actual fact when another Bok in De Jongh came on I actual swang the advantage to us…which was evident the Lions then did have the advantage in the backline…

    The Sharks are dif cozz their Bokke are in key positions and make a great impact in possession stats…retaining and winning…which has a much greater impact on the game…

  • Comment 123, posted at 23.10.11 10:15:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Winner R Grinners ! 😀

    First off .. Province can be extremely proud for making the semis..it won’t be long before you guys get some silverware of that i’m certain.

    I’m very proud of the Lions and being at Ellis last night felt like a dream .. Province supporters were gracious in defeat and we all hung around and had a few beers togethers.

    What a difference when a team is actually coached properly.

    Sharks next week is gonna be a big ask but ill be there hoping , believing that we can win.

    LIONS !

  • Comment 124, posted at 23.10.11 11:02:32 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 111) :

    LIONS are Hard !

    pass it on 😉 😆

  • Comment 125, posted at 23.10.11 11:03:22 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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  • hendrikp not bad for a talentless bunch of players hey .. 😎

  • Comment 126, posted at 23.10.11 11:04:42 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 118) :

    You spot on there .. slotting in a week before didn’t help with the synergy built up over the season ..

  • Comment 127, posted at 23.10.11 11:07:06 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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