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Vodacom Super Rugby: Lions (23) v Reds (20) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 22 Mar 2014 at 16:00
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Finally back in the republic, and it’s to Ellis Park we go.

The Lions recorded a somewhat fortuitous win over the Blues last week. Can they do the same to the Reds?

kick-off is at 5pm.

Lions: 15 Coenie van Wyk, 14 JW Jonker, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Willie Britz, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 20 Stephan de Wit, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Lionel Mapoe, 23 Ruan Combrinck.

Reds: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Mike Harris, 11 Lachie Turner, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Eddie Quirk, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Saia Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 James Hanson, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Jono Owen, 19 Ed O’Donoghue, 20 Beau Robinson, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Anthony Fainga’a/Ben Lucas, 23 Dom Shipperley.


90 Comments

  • Can’t believe we have to wait ’till 19:00 for our game…

    Anyways, go LIONS!

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.03.14 16:49:20 by FireTheLooser Reply
     
  • My bases are covered for this game. Superbru says Lions, but I’ve got a beer on the Reds, so win-win

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.03.14 17:09:13 by Die Kriek Reply
     
  • Lions 0-3 Reds
    Pk by Cooper

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.03.14 17:10:38 by Die Kriek Reply
     
  • And looks like Franco van der Merwe’s game is over, twisted ankle

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.03.14 17:12:12 by Die Kriek Reply
     
  • Try by Cooper after a nice run by Faf de Klerk comes to nothing
    Lions 0-10 Reds
    Conversion good

    And Franco is back up, guess it wasn’t as bad as it looked

    EDIT: Now he’s off

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.03.14 17:14:32 by Die Kriek Reply
     
  • Lions are their own worst enemies.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.03.14 17:16:34 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 6) : That they are!

    Genia loves pushing the boundaries at scrum time

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.03.14 17:18:50 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Lions scrum is still looking good

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.03.14 17:21:10 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Boshoff going for poles from a scrum penalty. And over
    Lions 3-10 Reds

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.03.14 17:22:10 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 7) : Typical scrummie 🙄

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.03.14 17:22:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Shipperly over, going to TMO

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.03.14 17:23:56 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • No try, knock on by Reds, but they get a penalty for hands in the ruck. Going for poles

    Over. Lions 3-13 Reds

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.03.14 17:26:42 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Skinstad must be the most inept commentator on tv

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.03.14 17:28:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Lions need to up their defence if they want to have a chance in this game

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.03.14 17:28:50 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 13) : By a country mile!! Blades is decent though

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.03.14 17:29:58 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Scrappy.

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.03.14 17:30:30 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 15) : At least Bladen knows something about the basics rules of rugby….Skinstad is without a clue.

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.03.14 17:31:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • 3rd scrum reset on the Reds 10m

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.03.14 17:32:42 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Reds steal it, but fumble. Scrum now on Lions 10m

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.03.14 17:33:40 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 17) : Why is your post font so large, bru?

    Edit: I see mine is too. Kriek’s must be extra small.

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.03.14 17:34:04 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Kickin duel ensues. Boshoff ends it with a lineout just inside Reds half. And they steal it

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.03.14 17:36:16 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @rhineshark (Comment 20) : all look the same to me. Am on a BB if that can make a difference

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.03.14 17:37:35 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Ood attack by Lions ends in a knock

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.03.14 17:39:15 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 22) : I’m on S3. Your font is about half the size of my and FTL’s on my screen. Weird.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.03.14 17:40:09 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Pass van Rensburg!!!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.03.14 17:40:48 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Penalty Reds. Holding on. And Cooper misses touch

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.03.14 17:40:57 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Lions attack looks very good, and then they get brain farts

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.03.14 17:42:10 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @rhineshark (Comment 24) : very weird. Didn’t even know you can change the font

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.03.14 17:43:07 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • And another try for the Reds. Cooper again.

    Conversion over
    Lions 3-20 Cooper

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.03.14 17:45:31 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 28) : It’s happening randomly. My last post was the same size as yours again.

    Weet nie ou broer. So is die lewe. 😀

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.03.14 17:46:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Seems my Superbru is lost, at least I got a beer waiting for me

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.03.14 17:46:58 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Can’t believe the Lions are giving Cooper so much space.

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.03.14 17:47:55 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 30) : Let’s agree, it’s all Rob’s fault 😉

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.03.14 17:48:19 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Best attacking opportunity for the Lions now. Lineout on the Reds 22

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.03.14 17:49:43 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • And they can’t get it out of the ruck, scrum Reds

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.03.14 17:50:34 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 33) : Isn’t everything? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.03.14 17:50:47 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 35) : Reds player disrupting the ruck from the side.

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.03.14 17:51:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Lions get a short arm from the scrum, not sure why. Tap and go comes to naught, but Reds weren’t 10, so they take a scrum

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.03.14 17:52:15 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Scrum penalty, they scrum again. Reds on 2nd warning

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.03.14 17:54:42 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Sounds like that’s a final warning now, and the Lions choose to go poles, scrum would’ve been better, could’ve gotten a card or pen try

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.03.14 17:56:20 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Over by Boshoff

    Lions 6-20 Cooper HT

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.03.14 17:57:15 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • any score available on the Sharks XV game?

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.03.14 18:05:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 42) : that was yesterday, arti already up

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.03.14 18:10:33 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Great kick by Cooper, out just before the corner flag

    Mapoe on

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.03.14 18:12:35 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Lions steal a lineout and take it up to Reds 22, get a scrum

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.03.14 18:14:39 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Attempted DG by Boshoff goes wide

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.03.14 18:16:03 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Lions up to the Reds tryline, but lose it

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.03.14 18:18:38 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Their attack is looking much better

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.03.14 18:19:03 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Reds steal a Lions lineout, and after a you knock I knock phase, kick it into Lions 22

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.03.14 18:20:21 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Penalty right infront for the Lions, tackler not rolling. Boshoff goes for poles

    And over
    Boshoff 9-20 Cooper

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.03.14 18:22:35 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • And de Klerk runs 60 meters from a break. Ends almost on the tryline. Get a penalty, and they go for touch

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.03.14 18:24:47 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 43) : Okay thanks, thought we were to play the bulls….the VC draw makes no sense.

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.03.14 18:25:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Another penalty to the Lions, touch again

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.03.14 18:25:35 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • And lose the lineout, Reds kick it back to halfway

  • Comment 54, posted at 22.03.14 18:26:25 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Faf de Klerk is a real livewire! Anyone know if he likes surfing?

  • Comment 55, posted at 22.03.14 18:27:47 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Reds now on final warning for scrums and ruck, Lions go for touch again

  • Comment 56, posted at 22.03.14 18:28:47 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • And again nothing, penalised for holding on

  • Comment 57, posted at 22.03.14 18:29:26 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Lions scrum on 50, knock it, and now it’s Reds scrum on 50

  • Comment 58, posted at 22.03.14 18:31:30 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Scrum Lions, between Reds’ 10 and halfway. Lots of subs for both sides now

  • Comment 59, posted at 22.03.14 18:34:14 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 52) : Bulls are north section, we are south.

  • Comment 60, posted at 22.03.14 18:35:17 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Lions get a penalty from he scrum, seems ref has forgotten hos own warnings though. Touch again

  • Comment 61, posted at 22.03.14 18:36:18 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Great maul by the Lions takes them within 10, and Mapoe goes over!! Finally the Lions get a try

    Conversion is good by Boshoff
    Lions 16-20 Cooper

  • Comment 62, posted at 22.03.14 18:38:14 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Nice try Mapoe!

  • Comment 63, posted at 22.03.14 18:38:29 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Kicking duel again, and reds kick it out, lineout on Lions 22

  • Comment 64, posted at 22.03.14 18:40:16 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Skinstad actually making some sense, Reds player goes in without arms, but they get the scrum for a knock

  • Comment 65, posted at 22.03.14 18:41:27 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Danger for the Lions, relieved by a kick that goes touch in goal

  • Comment 66, posted at 22.03.14 18:42:33 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Ruck penalty, Reds lose a man for 10 minutes

  • Comment 67, posted at 22.03.14 18:43:44 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 65) : Only because the Aussie commentators mentioned it during the Brumbies/Stormers game this morning.

  • Comment 68, posted at 22.03.14 18:43:58 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Lions into the Reds 22, looking good, and then lose it.

  • Comment 69, posted at 22.03.14 18:45:07 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Liam Gill looks to have hurt his hamstring doing his Morne impression

  • Comment 70, posted at 22.03.14 18:46:32 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Reds down to 13

  • Comment 71, posted at 22.03.14 18:48:27 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Back into 22 goes the Lions, and Whiteley is almost over. Penalty Lions, and another yellow to he Reds

  • Comment 72, posted at 22.03.14 18:48:32 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Choose the scrum, 5 meters out. Some confusion as the Reds need a front rower on

  • Comment 73, posted at 22.03.14 18:49:40 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Looks like they’re almost ready to play again

  • Comment 74, posted at 22.03.14 18:50:50 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Scrum penalty to the Lions, they scrum again

  • Comment 75, posted at 22.03.14 18:51:56 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Strong scrum by the Reds, reset scrum

  • Comment 76, posted at 22.03.14 18:52:43 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Genia steals it, but penalty Lions for illegal binding

  • Comment 77, posted at 22.03.14 18:53:54 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Going for touch this time

  • Comment 78, posted at 22.03.14 18:54:21 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Skosaan over!! Going to the TMO

  • Comment 79, posted at 22.03.14 18:55:30 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Tough one, but looks like a try to me

  • Comment 80, posted at 22.03.14 18:56:55 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • And TMO gives it! Lions take the lead

  • Comment 81, posted at 22.03.14 18:57:45 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Kick is over by Boshoff

    Lions 23-20 Cooper

  • Comment 82, posted at 22.03.14 18:58:36 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Very chuffed for the Lions here, but that is the second skew lineout throw on the Reds 5 metre line. How can the hometown ref and linesmen not pick these up? Worst is Horwill quesrtion the throw and Stuart Berry says it was fine and does not bother to refer it.

  • Comment 83, posted at 22.03.14 18:59:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Reds have it, one minute left

  • Comment 84, posted at 22.03.14 18:59:47 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 83) : he said he was happy that it was straight, I did not see that bit, so can’t comment

  • Comment 85, posted at 22.03.14 19:01:06 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • And the Lions win!!!!

    Full Time
    Lions 23-20 Cooper

    Reds scoreless in the 2nd half

  • Comment 86, posted at 22.03.14 19:02:18 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 83) : I also thought Berry should have checked to be sure.

  • Comment 87, posted at 22.03.14 19:02:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 65) : @rhineshark (Comment 68) : I thought someone would say something about Coopers tackle on Mapoe when he scored his try – basically diving on top of Mapoe’s shoulder / neck area with his forearms while Mapoe was in the dive, trying to force him to the ground from above.

  • Comment 88, posted at 22.03.14 19:04:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 88) : saw that, but wasn’t sure so I rather keep quiet

  • Comment 89, posted at 22.03.14 19:08:04 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Ok I got this one wrong. Said reds by 15. What a game lions

  • Comment 90, posted at 22.03.14 23:28:37 by KingsArmy Reply

     

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