Crusaders in shock loss




Ellis park one of South Africa’s fortresses is the venue for The Lions and The Crusaders. The Crusaders are without some of their All Blacks but they still pack a punch.

At the half time point the scores were even and the teams are deadlocked at 3 all.


In the second half the Lions kicked two more penalties which secured their win.


It wasn’t as if the Crusaders weren’t hungry though as they came out for the second half all fired up and spent a large amount of time camped on the Lions tryline and the try looked as if was about to happen anytime.


Unfortunately the reality was that it didn’t happen and the Lions won.


Full time Score Lions 9 – Crusaders 3


Lions –
Penalties: Louis Strydom (3).

Crusaders –
Penalty: Stephen Brett.



Penalty: Louis Strydom.

Penalty: Stephen Brett.


Lions: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Wylie Human, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Jaque Fourie, 11 Jaco van Schalkwyk, 10 Louis Strydom, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Ernst Joubert, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Cobus Grobler, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Heinke van der Merwe
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Bertus Smit, 18 Franco van der Merwe, 19 Jacques Cronj’, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Jannie Boshoff 22 Earl Rose

Crusaders: 15 Scott Hamilton, 14 Rico Gear, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Rua Tipoki, 11 Caleb Ralph, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Andrew Ellis, 8 Mose Tuiali’i, 7 Johnny Leo’o, 6 Kieran Read, 5 Kevin O’Neill, 4 Ross Filipo, 3 Campbell Johnstone, 2 Corey Flynn (captain), 1 Ben Franks
Replacements: 16 Ti’i Paulo, 17 Wyatt Crockett/Ben May, 18 Michael Paterson, 19 Jake Paringatai, 20 Kevin Senio, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 Brent Ward

Referee: Brett Bowden (Australia)
Touch judges: Paul Marks (Australia), Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

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