Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Lions (20) vs Brumbies (34) F/T

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 27 Apr 2012 at 17:00
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The second game of the weekend, and the first Friday night game in a while, has the Lions hosting the Brumbies, who are fresh off a good performance against the Bulls last weekend. The Lions, coming off a bye, will be hoping to hit some form as the second half of the season gets underway.

The Lions have continued with Jaco Taute in the midfield as youngster Andries Coetzee continues at fullback. Maties rookie Grant Hattingh will make his debut from the bench should he be used, as the Lions continue to struggle in the line-outs.

The Brumbies outscored the Bulls five tries to two last weekend, picking up two bonus points at fortress Loftus, and will be aiming to pick up at least another four points this weekend. Jake White, having previously been involved at the Lions, will make it a personal matter to do well.

Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Jaco Taute, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Lionel Mapoe, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Tian Meyer, 8. Joshua Strauss (Captain), 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Cobus Grobbelaar, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Hendrik Roodt, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Callie Visagie, 1. Caylib Oosthuizen

Replacements: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Jacobie Adriaanse, 18. Grant Hattingh, 19. Christo le Roux, 20. Ross Cronje, 21. Butch James, 22. Michael Killian

Brumbies: 15. Jesse Mogg, 14. Henry Speight, 13. Andrew Smith, 12. Pat McCabe, 11. Joseph Tomane, 10. Christian Lealiifano, 9. Nic White, 8. Fotu Auelua, 7. Michael Hooper, 6. Peter Kimlin, 5. Leon Power, 4. Scott Fardy, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore (Captain), 1. Ruaidhri Murphy

Replacements: 16. Anthony Hegarty, 17. Scott Sio, 18. Sam Carter, 19. Ita Vaea, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Robbie Coleman, 22. Tevita Kuridrani


  • Go Lions!!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.04.12 17:09:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Could the Lions pull one out of their arses and play a game of rugby tonight??

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.04.12 17:30:07 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 2) : methinks though doth expect too much

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.04.12 18:13:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :
    At this point I’d still back the worst of SA to beat the best of Aus. So I’m backing the Lions to snatch this one.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.04.12 18:25:27 by Leviathan Reply

  • What chances do you guys give the Sharks of coming away with some points this weekend?

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.04.12 18:56:16 by klempie Reply

  • L I O N S ! ! !

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.04.12 19:11:56 by csb Reply

  • So unfair I’m in the Bushveld with no tv. I need my Lions to win this one

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.04.12 19:13:17 by Mutley Reply
  • Come guys this is beyond ridiculous now …

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.04.12 19:13:34 by csb Reply

  • @Mutley (Comment 7) :

    Ask the bush Gods for a little help ..

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.04.12 19:14:28 by csb Reply

  • Here we go !

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.04.12 19:20:49 by csb Reply

  • Elton with the 3 points woohoo πŸ˜†

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.04.12 19:23:03 by csb Reply

  • Brumbies with the first try …a little to easy for the Lions liking …aaaai πŸ™„

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.04.12 19:30:02 by csb Reply

  • 6-5 Lions 15 min.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.04.12 19:32:39 by csb Reply

  • We all talk about how bad the Kiwi’s hair styles are but Jantjies has to have the worst hair in SA rugby.

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.04.12 19:36:25 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 14) : What about Hougaard?

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.04.12 19:37:06 by klempie Reply

  • @lostfish (Comment 14) :

    Whats everyones issue with his hair what it looks kak ..who cares as long as he plays well.

    He is a young chap and will learn the error of his ways.

    bugger Brumbies score a 2nd try …man this is painful.

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.04.12 19:39:21 by csb Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 15) : That would be a very close second.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.04.12 19:39:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 17) : I’ll have to defer to your more qualified feminine opinion I guess.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.04.12 19:40:58 by klempie Reply

  • Normally when you throw a skew lineout it is towards your own team, not the Lions, they throw the ball to the opposition.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.04.12 19:41:40 by lostfish Reply
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  • Cant win games playing your rugby in your half dammit !!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.04.12 19:42:16 by csb Reply

  • Pathetic ! I welcome the Kings.

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.04.12 19:43:27 by csb Reply

  • What’s that…three tries now? πŸ˜›

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.04.12 19:46:22 by klempie Reply

  • Didn’t this union win the CC last year? 😐

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.04.12 19:47:33 by klempie Reply

  • 12 missed tackles !

    WTF is going on in these players heads …are they happy and content at being the laughing stock of superugby !

    Incredible !!

    useless f&*(Β£

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.04.12 19:48:50 by csb Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 23) :

    Winning the CC means squat at this level …Cheetahs dominated but still were poor in SR.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.04.12 19:50:14 by csb Reply

  • Where are the support runners !?

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.04.12 19:51:41 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 25) : A little perspective is in order I think. They have to lose two games while you win two in order for you to get ahead of them. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.04.12 19:51:46 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 27) :

    Na mate that ship sailed weeks ago.

    History will show that the Lions rugby union got it wrong big time and consistently so.

    No patience on attack and half asleep on defence πŸ™„

    Mitch and Carlos will be happy to leave.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.04.12 19:55:29 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 28) : All I’m saying is, the Cheetahs have put quite a bit of distance between themselves and your boys. To say they’re poor in SR, is somewhat unfair.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.04.12 19:58:39 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 29) :

    I was referring to the years when they won the CC …

    They didnt win last year did they ?

    They are playing great footy this year.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.04.12 20:00:26 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 21) : Hey you deserve to stay up, maybe they should drop the Sharks. PE was originally part of the Sharks’ region when there were still real regional teams. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.04.12 20:04:18 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 31) :

    no no pops the Lions OWN the useless tag ..its all ours πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.04.12 20:09:00 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 32) : From that try you may be right but only by a small margin. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.04.12 20:10:07 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • This is just too painful !

    Wizaed of Oz is on tv ..Ill take a trip down memory lane.

    oh brumbies with the bonus point try. πŸ™„

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.04.12 20:10:25 by csb Reply

  • Poor bastards that went to the game ..luckily I learnt my lesson years ago.

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.04.12 20:11:24 by csb Reply

  • W T F !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.04.12 20:11:45 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 34) : And another try.

    5 tries already and only 47min gone. The Lions are lucky the Brumbies can’t kick. 1 from 6. 😯

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.04.12 20:12:24 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • The really sad part is I spent R1200 for season tickets πŸ™„

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.04.12 20:12:55 by csb Reply

  • Sweet Ben Alexander try = FL try

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.04.12 20:13:20 by lostfish Reply
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  • Yea sure the union is screwed and will be relegated ..but hell do these players have no pride ?

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.04.12 20:14:18 by csb Reply

  • As individuals they should be bloody ashamed of themselves.

    Shocking shocking !

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.04.12 20:15:15 by csb Reply

  • Well now which team to support next year .. πŸ˜•

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.04.12 20:15:58 by csb Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 31) : If you watch the graphics maps Sky and Supersport put up at the beginning of each game, you’d think that Eastern Cape was STILL a feeder region for the Sharks. πŸ™„

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.04.12 20:16:32 by klempie Reply

  • @csb (Comment 38) : Are you serious??? πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Sorry dude, but I don’t feel much sympathy! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.04.12 20:17:20 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 43) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.04.12 20:17:35 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 45) : Useless I tell you.

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.04.12 20:19:36 by klempie Reply

  • Miracles do happen. I’ve just seen a wing slower than Ndungane. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.04.12 20:20:36 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 45) : Oubaas, what chances do you give the Sharks of coming away with some points this weekend?

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.04.12 20:21:02 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 44) :

    😳 πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.04.12 20:21:21 by csb Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 47) : PMSL!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.04.12 20:21:25 by klempie Reply

  • @csb (Comment 49) : πŸ˜›

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.04.12 20:21:48 by klempie Reply

  • Try number 6. Thank you Lions. I feel so much better about the Sharks now. Thanks for setting the bar so low. 😎

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.04.12 20:22:53 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 48) : Well even though it’s a bye weekend, I will NOT be surprised if we somehow don’t get any log points. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.04.12 20:23:47 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 47) : Are you watching an over 60’s club game.

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.04.12 20:24:19 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 53) : Damnit! You pre-empted me! 😈

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.04.12 20:24:28 by klempie Reply

  • Yip I will tell anyone who will listen just how shit a coach Jake White is. it’s clear as daylight for anyone to see from the way he has turned this team around.

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.04.12 20:24:56 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 54) : Hehehehehehhehehe πŸ˜†

    It’s an under 15 Game and the team has been decimated by injury, so an u/15 D prop is filling in on the wing. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.04.12 20:26:17 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 56) : And you’ve done it again!! πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.04.12 20:26:37 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 52) : @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 53) :

    You guys are way to hard on your team ..really!

    Try being a Lions supporter then you will realize that things are not bad at ALL.

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.04.12 20:27:38 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 59) : That’s why I’m thankful for you guys. What are we going to do next year without you?? 😈

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.04.12 20:28:42 by klempie Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 56) :

    Sure Jake is a good coach but funny how its never mentioned that Stephen Larkam and Gregan are in the mix ..its pretty clear where its coming from.

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.04.12 20:29:12 by csb Reply

  • BUTCH!!!!!!!!!!! 😯 😯 Shoulder to the head after the whistle and the TJ says only a YELLOW 😯 😯

    Butch: “it was on the whistle” πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† As if the shoulder is not a problem at all. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.04.12 20:29:56 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 60) :

    Not to worry you’ll have the Kings to compare with πŸ˜›

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.04.12 20:30:00 by csb Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 57) : A prop on the wing… that makes me chuckle.

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.04.12 20:30:22 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 62) :

    I’m watching sky news ..Butch a yellow LMFAO !!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.04.12 20:31:06 by csb Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 57) : Must say, I’m enjoying this performance by Jake. Sticking it to all the ungrateful naysayers.

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.04.12 20:31:17 by klempie Reply

  • @csb (Comment 61) : So true, if only OUR coach would realise he needs help and can’t do it all on his own.

    JW won the RWC ‘coz he realized who he needed to bring into the mix, and now he has done it again at the Brumbies. WAY to many coaches are to proud to do something like that.

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.04.12 20:31:53 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 67) : You said it all…

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.04.12 20:32:40 by klempie Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 67) :

    Agreed, thats where Jake is brilliant ..he surrounds himself with the right people..gotta give it to him.

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.04.12 20:33:56 by csb Reply

  • Okay American Chopper is on so i’m switching to that.


  • Comment 70, posted at 27.04.12 20:34:05 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • Great defence by the Brumbies to snatch it 7m from their line.

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.04.12 20:34:43 by klempie Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 70) : That’s the soap opera with motorbikes right?

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.04.12 20:35:30 by klempie Reply

  • Cheers guys enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    By the way Sharks have 2 byes coming and alot of home games …its not a bad situation to be in really.

    all the best.

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.04.12 20:35:55 by csb Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 72) : YIP πŸ˜†

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.04.12 20:36:24 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 70) :

    Senior vs junior ..?

  • Comment 75, posted at 27.04.12 20:36:44 by csb Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 74) : 😈

  • Comment 76, posted at 27.04.12 20:37:46 by klempie Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 70) :

    You reckon they really are fueding …I read somewhere a while ago that they were sueing each other ..

  • Comment 77, posted at 27.04.12 20:37:51 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 75) : Yip the latest season.

  • Comment 78, posted at 27.04.12 20:40:09 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 77) : Yip well publicised court case, which Jr won. Sr. had to give him the original Black Widow bike and an undisclosed payout for 20% of the OCC value.

  • Comment 79, posted at 27.04.12 20:42:25 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 79) :

    Wow thats funny ..Senior must be seething.

    Impressed with the way Junior got his business up and running …love the doppy brother.

  • Comment 80, posted at 27.04.12 20:44:02 by csb Reply

  • 1 pick for the Lions
    4 picks for the Brumbies (I’m one πŸ™‚ )

    1 player eliminated.

    175 teams entered the game:
    9 still alive with a lifeline.
    23 still alive with no lifeline.
    143 out of the game.

  • Comment 81, posted at 28.04.12 04:27:24 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 61) : think you missing what makes a coach a great one. Jake knows his weakness and is not too proud to get help from people that know better. In our case, our man is the head coach, forwards coach, attack coach, defense coach and mental coach. No wonder our guys are a bunch of headless chickens on the field.

  • Comment 82, posted at 28.04.12 09:08:29 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 82) :

    I’d like to think I have an idea what makes a good coach and one of those things are to surround yourself with the correct people to obtain consitent success.

    Jake has proven this with the Boks and now the Brumbies…my point was that you can see the Larkam and Gregan effect in this team and good on Jake for securing their services.

    I thought Sharks had a forwards and backs coach ..?

  • Comment 83, posted at 28.04.12 09:50:47 by csb Reply

  • @csb (Comment 83) : “I thought Sharks had a forwards and backs coach ..?” :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 28.04.12 10:08:44 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 83) : As in the sense that one used to be a forward and the other used to be a back maybe, but in no other sense of the word. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 85, posted at 28.04.12 10:12:56 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 84) : @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 85) :

    That bad hey .. πŸ™‚ I’ll say it again you guys are spoilt ..there is still alot of hope for the Sharks this season coupled with injuries to key players and a new look backline imo its not that bad. PLUS 2 byes …

    Keep the faith I’m sure your team will come good.

    PS: where can I apply for a Sharks supporter spot it difficult to become one .. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 86, posted at 28.04.12 10:26:54 by csb Reply

  • Intrestingly Larkam, Gregan and Fisher were all with the Brumbies last season so Jake must be commended for harnessing the coaching team.

  • Comment 87, posted at 28.04.12 10:28:44 by csb Reply

  • @csb. It’s easy to become one, hard as hell to be one! Lions and Cheetahs have it easy, no-one expects them to win every game, rather the opposite actually, the Sharks on the other hand are a team full of world class stars, yet we can not seem to play to that potential. The last Sharks game I thoroughly enjoyed was the 2010 CC final, not for winning the trophy, but for the type of rugby they played. All downhill since then

  • Comment 88, posted at 28.04.12 11:40:00 by Die Kriek Reply

  • My reply link seems to be broken

  • Comment 89, posted at 28.04.12 11:41:21 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @csb (Comment 86) : I believe there`s quite a waiting list in Gauteng. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 90, posted at 28.04.12 11:42:10 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 83) : To be honest, I think Plum want’s a bunch of yes men in his coaching staff. @csb (Comment 87) : Wasn’t Fisher fired at some stage…? Jake clearly knows how to be a head coach, his coaching team clearly compliments each other.

  • Comment 91, posted at 28.04.12 11:43:40 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Die Kriek (Comment 88) :
    @Original Pierre (Comment 90) : πŸ˜†
    @GreatSharksays (Comment 91) :

    He was as head coach and then later hired as an assistant.

  • Comment 92, posted at 28.04.12 18:45:07 by csb Reply


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