Super Rugby

Lions beat Bulls in Pretoria



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The fourth and final Super Rugby match on Saturday in Round 14 is in Pretoria where the Bulls host the Lions.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The match is underway. The Lions get an early penalty for not rolling away.

1.00: Marnitz Boshoff will kick for posts. He takes the shot and nails it. The Lions lead.

4.00: The Lions win another penalty for playing the ball on the ground. Boshoff (a former Blue Bulls player) lines up the posts. He misses – to the right.

8.00: The Lions go through the phases on the half way line. The Bulls defence is tight and forces the Lions to kick. The Bulls let the ball roll and dot the ball down for the restart.

11.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Francois Brummer takes the shot but misses.

12.00: The Lions get another penalty. Boshoff takes the kick and nails it.

17.00: The Bulls go offside at the breakdown and concede another penalty. The Lions kick for touch.

18.00: The Lions win the line out and Faf de Klerk races through the Bulls backs. The Bulls catch him but the Lions recycle and they go wide quickly and Rohan Janse van Rensburgs slides over in the tackle and scores. TRY!

19.00: Boshoff adds the conversion.

20.00: From the restart the Bulls get the ball as the Lions let it bounces and Jesse Kriel races away and scores. TRY!

21.00: Brummer misses the conversion.

24.00: The Lions win a line despite the throw being skew towards the Bulls. They do however knock on which gives the Bulls a scrum in the middle of the field.

25.00: The Lions win the scrum and they attack at pace and Lionel Mapoe out accelerates the Bulls backs and scores. TRY! he got the ball from a Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Fad de Klerk break.

27.00: The conversion is missed.

31.00: Penalty to the Lions. Boshoff kicks for touch and the line out.

32.00: The Lions win the line out and Boshoff dabs the ball through but it is charged down. He regains the ball but holds on to it and concedes a penalty.

33.00: The Bulls kick to the corner for the line out. The Bulls win the line out, they drive for the line but are kept out. The Bulls keep the ball moving and win a penalty.

34.00: Brummer will go for posts.

35.00: Brummer takes the kick and nails it. Bulls trail by 10.

38.00: The Lions work the ball to the Bulls 5m line. Faf de Klerk goes for the line but can’t get through. The Lions continue the attack. Julian Redelinghuys crashes over and scores. TRY!

39.00: Boshoff adds the conversion as the siren sounds.

It is half time.

The half time score was Bulls 8 Lions 25 

The Bulls kick off and the second half is underway.

42.00: The Bulls attack at pace as Jamba Ulengo runs down the wing. The Lions stop the attack and recycle the ball to Ruan Combrinck who boots the ball upfield – but too far as its out on the full.

43.00: The Bulls win the line out. They use the maul and drive towards the line. The maul collapses and the Lions get a penalty.

47.00: Penalty to the Lions. Boshoff takes the shot and nails it.

50.00: The Lions are awarded another penalty. Boshoff takes the kick but misses.

53.00: The Lions get into space as faf de Klerk slips through a gap and he offloads to Jaco Kriel who runs in to score under the posts.

54.00: Boshoff adds the conversion.

56.00 The Bulls look to hit back with a driving maul. They get to the 5m line and Adriaan Strauss gets driven over and scores. TRY!

57.00: Brummer misses the conversion.

62.00: The Lions keep the pressure on the Bulls and Whiteley passes to Courtnall Skosan who races away to the line and scores. TRY!

63.00: Boshoff adds the conversion and the Lions have the bonus point if it stays like this.

66.00: The problems mount for the Bulls as Tian Schoeman is yellow carded for slowing the ball down. The Lions take the scrum option on the 5m line.

67.00: The Lions win the scrum and Faf de Klerk breaks towards the wing and reaches for the line shoving off Rudi Paige and scores. TRY!

68.00: De Klerk makes his way off the field and some of the Bulls fans are also going home. Boshoff adds the conversion.

75.00: The Lions break out again from their 22. Skosan races down the line and he offloads to Janse van Rensburg who crashes over in the corner. TRY !

76.00: Boshoff takes the conversion kick from out wide. He nails it. Seven tries.

78.00: The Bulls work the ball to the Lions 22. Deon Stegmann sells a dummy and slides in under the poles. TRY!

79.00: Schoeman adds the conversion.

80.00: The Bulls knock on which gives the Lions a scrum. The Lions win the scrum and kick it into touch. Thats it the Lions have won.

The full time score is Bulls 20 (8) Lions 56 (25)


Tries – J.Kriel, A.Strauss, D.Stegmann
Pen – F.Brummer
Con – T.Schoeman
Drop –
Cards – T.Schoeman (67th min yellow)

Tries -R.Janse van Rensburg 2, L.Mapoe, J.Redelinghuys, J.Kriel, C.Skosan, Klerk
Pen – M.Boshoff 3
Con – M.Boshoff 6
Drop –
Cards –

Attendance : 29418

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2:Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO :Christie du Preez



15 SP Marais,14 Jamba Ulengo,13 Jesse Kriel,12 Jan Serfontein,11 Bjorn Basson,10 Francois Brummer,9 Piet van Zyl,8 Arno Botha,7 Jannes Kirsten,6 Lappies Labuschagne,5 RG Snyman,4 Jason Jenkins,3 Marcel vd Merwe,2 Adriaan Strauss (C ),1 Lizo Gqoboka

Replacements : 16 Bandise Maku,17 Trevor Nyakane,18 Pierre Schoeman,19 Grant Hattingh,20 Deon Stegmann,21 Rudy Paige,22 Tian Schoeman,23 Dries Swanepoel


15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.

Replacements : 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Ashlon Davids.

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