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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as Ben Douglas bursts through to advance the Newcastle Falcons attack.

79'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba has kicked a conversion.

78'
Try

Lions are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Emmanuel Tshituka picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

76'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Izan Esterhuizen getting some game time.

74'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Darrien-Lane Landsberg being replaced.

74'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Gianni Lombard getting some game time.

73'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Quan Horn being replaced.

73'

A gap opened in the defence and Richard Kriel took full advantage.

71'

Newcastle Falcons decide to make a substitution, with Mark Dormer getting some game time.

70'

Newcastle Falcons decide to make a substitution, with Adam Brocklebank being replaced.

70'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba has kicked a conversion.

70'
Try

A series of passes by Lions results in a try for Marius Louw

69'

A gap opened in the defence and Marius Louw took full advantage.

69'

That's a great try assist by Quan Horn.

68'

Newcastle Falcons make a substitution with Ben Douglas coming on.

68'

Newcastle Falcons make a substitution with Josh Barton coming off.

68'

Lions make a substitution with Jordan Hendrikse coming on.

66'

Lions make a substitution with Morne van den Berg coming off.

66'

The defensive line has been broken as George Wacokecoke goes through the gap.

65'

Newcastle Falcons sub Josh Thomas comes onto the field.

64'

Cameron Hutchison departs for Newcastle Falcons.

64'

Lions sub JC Pretorius comes onto the field.

60'

Hanru Sirgel departs for Lions.

60'

Raynard Roets comes on for Lions.

59'

Willem Alberts leaves the field.

59'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Brett Connon kicks the conversion.

59'
Try

Nothing was going to stop Freddie Lockwood from scoring as they record the try for Newcastle Falcons.

58'

Michael van Vuuren played a key part in that try.

58'

George Wacokecoke comes on for Newcastle Falcons.

58'

Louis Brown leaves the field.

58'

Adam Scott comes on for Newcastle Falcons.

58'

Kiran McDonald leaves the field.

58'

Morgan Naude comes on.

54'

Jean-Pierre Smith comes off.

54'

Jaco Visagie comes on.

54'

PJ Botha comes off.

54'

Ruan Smith comes on.

54'

Asenathi Ntlabakanye comes off.

54'

Michael van Vuuren comes on.

51'

Charlie Maddison comes off.

51'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Sanele Nohamba kicks the conversion.

51'
Try

Nothing was going to stop Emmanuel Tshituka from scoring as they record the try for Lions.

50'

Darrien-Lane Landsberg sets up the try.

50'

Newcastle Falcons decide to make a substitution, with Freddie Lockwood getting some game time.

48'

Newcastle Falcons decide to make a substitution, with Philip van der Walt being replaced.

48'

Newcastle Falcons make a substitution with Murray McCallum coming on.

44'

Newcastle Falcons make a substitution with Mark Tampin coming off.

44'

Fabulous play by Lions has led to Francke Horn being able to wriggle through a gap.

40'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

41'
Yellow Card

Philip van der Walt (Newcastle Falcons) is shown a yellow card

40'
Yellow Card

Josh Bainbridge (Newcastle Falcons) is shown a yellow card

36'
Penalty Goal

The Newcastle Falcons supporters go wild as Brett Connon successfully kicks the penalty goal.

32'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

29'
Try

The pressure has finally told as Jean-Pierre Smith scores from close range.

28'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba converts the try.

19'
Try

Lions are stopped just a few metres from the try line but PJ Botha picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

18'

A gap opened in the defence and Francke Horn took full advantage.

14'

A gap opened in the defence and Richard Kriel took full advantage.

13'
Penalty Goal

Brett Connon kicks the penalty.

8'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

0'
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Match Details

Lions v Newcastle

Challenge Cup - Round 2
Sat 16th December 2023, 10:15am EST
Emirates Airline Park

Points Flow Chart

Lions win +22
Lions
Newcastle
Lions
Time in lead
Newcastle
64
Mins in lead
10
79%
% Of Game In Lead
12%
72%
Possession Last 10 min
28%
9
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Nohamba
35 - 13
78'
Tshituka
33 - 13
76'
Nohamba
28 - 13
70'
Louw
26 - 13
69'
Connon
59'
21 - 13
Lockwood
58'
21 - 11
Nohamba
21 - 6
51'
Tshituka
19 - 6
50'
Half Time
van der Walt
40'
14 - 6
Bainbridge
36'
14 - 6
Connon
32'
14 - 6
Nohamba
14 - 3
29'
Smith
12 - 3
28'
Nohamba
7 - 3
19'
Botha
5 - 3
18'
Connon
8'
0 - 3
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
2.9
12
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.3
3
Entries

Attack Profile

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Newcastle
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Defence Profile

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Newcastle
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
57%
53%
3-6 secs
22%
30%
6+ secs
14%
9%
69
Rucks Won
49

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