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Lions
42
24
FT
Brumbies
BRU
Super Rugby
Saturday 19 May 2018, 11:15am EDT

Lions v Brumbies

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  • FT
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    75'
  • TRY!Lourens Erasmus
    75'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    73'
  • TRY!Shaun Reynolds
    73'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    63'
  • TRY!Marnus Schoeman
    62'
  • Yellow CardSam Carter
    61'
  • Red CardRory Arnold
    60'
  • ConversionChristian Lealiifano
    52'
  • TRY!Thomas Banks
    51'
  • HT
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    40'
  • TRY!Ruan Dreyer
    40'
  • Penalty GoalChristian Lealiifano
    36'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    30'
  • TRY!Robbie Coetzee
    29'
  • Yellow CardRory Arnold
    29'
  • ConversionChristian Lealiifano
    16'
  • TRY!Tevita Kuridrani
    16'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    10'
  • TRY!Rohan Janse van Rensburg
    8'
  • ConversionChristian Lealiifano
    2'
  • TRY!Thomas Banks
    1'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
413
281
Metres
55
38
Carries
20
13
Defenders beaten
7
5
Clean breaks
168
128
Passes
5
3
Offloads
15
8
Turnovers conceded
6
5
Turnovers won
109
143
Tackles
13
20
Missed tackles
Lions T C P
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
14 Sylvian Mahuza 0 0 0
13 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg 1 0 0
11 Michael Tambwe 0 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 6 0
9 Nic Groom 0 0 0
1 Dylan Smith 0 0 0
2 Robbie Coetzee 1 0 0
3 Ruan Dreyer 1 0 0
4 Lourens Erasmus 1 0 0
5 Marvin Orie 0 0 0
6 Kwagga Smith 0 0 0
7 Franco Mostert 0 0 0
8 Hacjivah Dayimani 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Corne Fourie 0 0 0
17 Jacques Van Rooyen 0 0 0
18 Johannes Jonker 0 0 0
19 Len Massyn 0 0 0
20 Marnus Schoeman 1 0 0
21 Ross Cronje 0 0 0
22 Shaun Reynolds 1 0 0
23 Ruan Combrinck 0 0 0
Brumbies T C P
15 Thomas Banks 2 0 0
14 Henry Speight 0 0 0
13 Tevita Kuridrani 1 0 0
12 Kyle Godwin 0 0 0
11 Andy Muirhead 0 0 0
10 Christian Lealiifano 0 3 1
9 Joe Powell 0 0 0
1 Scott Sio 0 0 0
2 Folau Fainga'a 0 0 0
3 Allan Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Rory Arnold 0 0 0
5 Sam Carter 0 0 0
6 Rob Valetini 0 0 0
7 David Pocock 0 0 0
8 Isi Naisarani 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Les Makin 0 0 0
17 Nic Mayhew 0 0 0
18 Ben Alexander 0 0 0
19 Blake Enever 0 0 0
20 Lachlan McCaffrey 0 0 0
21 Thomas Cusack 0 0 0
22 Matt Lucas 0 0 0
23 Andrew Smith 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
4 Lions 63 46
10 Brumbies 47 34
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds in Johannesburg!  The Lions have returned to form with a 42-24 victory over the beleaguered Brumbies and in so doing confirm their position at the top of the South African conference.  An upset was brewing with the Brumbies ahead at the hour mark but the Lions were able to regain control after the visitors were reduced to 13 men as a result of some poor discipline and from that point onwards the hosts never looked back.
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  • The final siren sounds with the Brumbies in possession - the only question remaining is whether the visitors can cancel out the Lions' bonus point.
    80'''
  • Aphiwe Dyantyi takes on the defence and almost breaks through however he loses the ball forward in his attempt to release the pass - scrum feed to the Brumbies.
    79''
  • Penalty to the Brumbies who take the quick tap as they look to set up a counter attack from the half way line.
    78''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 42-24 Lions
    78''
  • Bonus point try for the Lions!  A clever kick from Elton Jantjies bounces perfectly for Ruan Combrinck who with quick hands puts Lourens Erasmus away to the try line.
    77''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Lourens Erasmus) 40-24 Lions
    77''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 35-24 Lions
    76''
  • That should be the ball game!  With the Brumbies' defence down two men, all the Lions need to do is shift the ball into space and it is Shaun Reynolds who slices through the defence on his way to the try line.
    74''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Shaun Reynolds) 33-24 Lions
    74''
  • Missing both locks, the Brumbies concede a free kick at scrum time - Ross Cronje takes the quick tap and the Lions are right on the front foot.
    71''
  • The Brumbies have the scrum feed right on the half way line - the visitors have one more minute before they regain Sam Carter but will finish this match with just 14 men.
    71''
  • A promising build up from the Brumbies but they are unable to punch a hole in the solid Lions' defence and the hosts come up with a valuable penalty.
    69''
  • An opportunity for the Brumbies who have a line out just 10m out from the Lions' try line but it comes to nought with the hosts pinching possession against the throw.
    67''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 28-24 Lions
    67''
  • The Lions are back into the lead!  The home side set up the rolling maul and with the Brumbies down two men up forward, it is just a matter of time - Marnus Schoeman crashes over for the Lions' first points of this second half.
    65''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Marnus Schoeman) 26-24 Lions
    64''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! A huge headache now for the Brumbies with Sam Carter handed a yellow card for cynical play in obstructing the rolling maul - the visitors are now down to just 13 men.
    63''
  • Red Card
    RED CARD! A huge moment in the context of this match!  A late and high tackle from Rory Arnold, who had already received a yellow card in the first half, collects Elton Jantjies right on the jaw and after a review by the TMO the lock is handed a straight red.
    60''
  • An excellent, patient build up here from the Lions who have recycled possession through 17 phases and edged their way inside the Brumbies' 22.
    59''
  • A chance for the Lions to exit their 22 following a penalty against the Brumbies at scrum time - the Elton Jantjies' kick finds touch on the Lions' 10m line.
    57''
  • Christian Lealiifano breaks the line with a dazzling run after a deft offload from Tevita Kuridrani but he eventually runs out of support and the Lions are able to scramble back in defence.
    55''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 24-21 Brumbies
    55''
  • The Brumbies are over for the first points of the second half!  Christian Lealiifano cleverly changes the point of attack with an inside pass to Tom Banks who explodes away from a standing start and with his second try the visitors are back into the lead.
    53''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Tom Banks) 22-21 Brumbies
    52''
  • Successive penalties to the Brumbies and Tom Banks' kick for touch puts the visitors inside Lions' territory for a rare attacking foray.
    52''
  • A timely penalty for the Brumbies that will give the visitors a chance to relieve some pressure - the resultant kick for touch takes play almost all the way to the half way line.
    51''
  • The Brumbies' defence has been outstanding in the 10 minutes since half time but how much longer can they hold out?  
    50''
  • A penalty to the Lions against Christian Lealiifano for tackling the player without the ball - Elton Jantjies deposits the ball into touch.
    47''
  • Incredible defence from the Brumbies on their own line!  The Lions went close on several occasions but couldn't find a way through and eventually it is Kyle Godwin who comes up with possession for the visitors.
    44''
  • It has been all the Lions in the opening couple of minutes since half time - a penalty against the Brumbies for offside gives Elton Jantjies a chance once again to kick for the corner.
    43''
  • The Brumbies are back to their full complement with Rory Arnold starting this second half after completing his 10 minutes in the sin bin.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Elton Jantjies kicks off for the Lions to get us back underway.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - A highly entertaining and high scoring first half comes to an end!  The two sides exchanged tries however a five-pointer after the half time siren to Ruan Dreyer has edged the Lions ahead at the break.  With a thrilling second half in store, it is the Lions ahead by 21-17 over the Brumbies.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 21-17 Lions
    40'+2''
  • The Lions break through right on the stroke of half time!  A well constructed rolling maul has the undermanned Brumbies' defence bursting at the seams - eventually weight of numbers proves too much for the visitors and Ruan Dreyer crashes over to find the chalk.
    40'+2''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Ruan Dreyer) 19-17 Lions
    40'''
  • The Lions have a line out throw just 5m out from the Brumbies' line - this will be the crucial final play of this first half.
    40''
  • Christian Lealiifano splits the uprights and the Brumbies edge ahead on the scoreboard with just a tick under 3 minutes left until half time.
    39''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 17-14 Brumbies
    38''
  • The Brumbies edge closer to the Lions' line with some excellent recycling off the ball and they are rewarded with a penalty - on this occasion, after earlier turning down multiple opportunities to shoot for the posts, they elect to take the penalty goal attempt.
    36''
  • A penalty against the Lions for offside gives Tom Banks a chance to kick for touch - he finds the line deep inside the hosts' 22.
    35''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 14-14
    33''
  • The Lions are over for their second try of the match!  Skillfully taking advantage of the undermanned Brumbies' defence, the Lions muscle towards the visitors' line with a powerful rolling maul before Robbie Coetzee finishes off with the grounding.
    32''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Robbie Coetzee) 14-12 Brumbies
    31''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! A huge blow for the Brumbies just short of the half hour mark with Rory Arnold handed a yellow card for cynically collapsing the rolling maul.
    30''
  • David Pocock is penalised for a high tackle on Ruan Dreyer and, with the resultant kick, Elton Jantjies finds the touch line just 10m out from the Brumbies' line.
    28''
  • Things just not falling in to place for the Lions at the moment - Lourens Erasmus spills the short pass from Elton Jantjies and the scrum feed is awarded to the Brumbies as a result.
    27''
  • A penalty against the Brumbies and the clearing kick from Elton Jantjies finds touch on the half way line.
    25''
  • Henry Speight kicks downfield into space and the ball bounces into touch on the Lions' 10m line - a good recovery from the Brumbies who were right under the pump on their own line.
    23''
  • Outstanding play from Aphiwe Dyantyi and Kwagga Smith and they have been rewarded with a timely penalty.
    20''
  • The Brumbies have the scrum feed right on the half way line.
    20''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 14-7 Brumbies
    20''
  • The Brumbies put their noses ahead once again!  A patient build up from the visitors, who had the penalty advantage in their back pocket, before Tevita Kuridrani in his 100th Super Rugby match straightens and from close range the outside-centre cannot be stopped.
    17''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Tevita Kuridrani) 12-7 Brumbies
    17''
  • Another penalty to the Brumbies who once again elect to take the scrum feed and pack down once again - it's crucial that the visitors come away with some points from this attacking foray.
    14''
  • The Lions are penalised for offside and the Brumbies, despite being right in front of the posts, turn down a penalty goal attempt instead electing to take the scrum feed.
    12''
  • A loose line out throw from the Lions who have coughed up possession inside their own territory - a chance here for the Brumbies to go on the front foot.
    11''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 7-7
    10''
  • The Lions have their first try of the match!  Tremendous strength from the unstoppable Rohan Janse van Rensburg who pinballs off one tackle and then another before smashing his way over the line.
    9''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Rohan Janse van Rensburg) 7-5 Brumbies
    9''
  • NO TRY! The Lions go close yet again for the second time in a minute!  Sylvian Mahuza crashes over in the corner however a review of the tape by the TMO is inconclusive as to whether he was able to get the ball to ground.  A penalty advantage was being played and so play will come back for the home side.
    8''
  • NO TRY!  The Lions crash over the Brumbies' line but the ball has been held up by the defence - a 5m scrum to the home side.
    7''
  • A penalty against the Brumbies at scrum time and it will be Elton Jantjies, playing his 100th Super Rugby match this evening, to kick for touch in the corner.
    6''
  • An error from the restart from the Brumbies hands the Lions a chance to go on the front foot - the hosts have the scrum feed right on the Brumbies' 22m line.
    4''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 7-0 Brumbies
    4''
  • It's a dream start for the visitng Brumbies!  Tom Banks spots a gap in the defensive line, pins his ears back and slices straight through - the full back is almost chased down in the cover tackle by Madosh Tambwe but manages to find the chalk.
    2''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Tom Banks) 5-0 Brumbies
    2''
  • FIRST HALF - Christian Lealiifano kicks off for the Brumbies and we are underway in the first half!
    1''
  • Welcome to Ellis Park in Johannesburg for the second match of the Week 14 double header from South Africa - it's the Lions playing host to the Brumbies.
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