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12
30
FT
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BUL
Super Rugby
Saturday 02 March 2019, 8:05am EST

Lions v Bulls

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Key Events

  • FT
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    75'
  • TRY!Warrick Gelant
    74'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    65'
  • TRY!Dylan Smith
    65'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    62'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    57'
  • TRY!Carlu Sadie
    47'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    43'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    37'
  • TRY!Duane Vermeulen
    28'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    26'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    13'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
329
344
Metres
47
50
Carries
14
29
Defenders beaten
9
10
Clean breaks
138
128
Passes
5
6
Offloads
21
18
Turnovers conceded
10
10
Turnovers won
101
138
Tackles
29
14
Missed tackles
Lions T C P
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
14 Ruan Combrinck 0 0 0
13 Lionel Mapoe 0 0 0
12 Harold Vorster 0 0 0
11 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 1 0
9 Nic Groom 0 0 0
1 Dylan Smith 1 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
3 Carlu Sadie 1 0 0
4 Rhyno Herbst 0 0 0
5 Stephan Lewies 0 0 0
6 Kwagga Smith 0 0 0
7 Marnus Schoeman 0 0 0
8 Hacjivah Dayimani 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Pieter Jansen 0 0 0
17 Sithembiso Sithole 0 0 0
18 Frans van Wyk 0 0 0
19 Robert Kruger 0 0 0
20 Vincent Tshituka 0 0 0
21 Ross Cronje 0 0 0
22 Franco Naude 0 0 0
23 Courtnall Skosan 0 0 0
Bulls T C P
15 Warrick Gelant 1 0 0
14 Cornal Hendricks 0 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 0 0 0
12 Dylan Sage 0 0 0
11 Rosko Speckman 0 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 0 1 6
9 Embrose Papier 0 0 0
1 Lizo Gqoboka 0 0 0
2 Schalk Brits 0 0 0
3 Trevor Nyakane 0 0 0
4 Jason Jenkins 0 0 0
5 Eli Snyman 0 0 0
6 Ruan Steenkamp 0 0 0
7 Hanro Liebenberg 0 0 0
8 Duane Vermeulen 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Corniel Els 0 0 0
17 Simphiwe Matanzima 0 0 0
18 Dayan van der Westhuizen 0 0 0
19 Jannes Kirsten 0 0 0
20 Tim Agaba 0 0 0
21 Ivan van Zyl 0 0 0
22 Manie Libbok 0 0 0
23 Divan Rossouw 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
5 Lions 54 13
4 Bulls 59 13
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds in Johannesburg!  The Lions came out firing in the second half and scored two tries to one after the break but all of the damage was done in the first half.  After a disappointing loss last week, the Bulls have returned to the winners' list with a comprehensive 30-12 victory over the Lions.
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  • A forward pass from Jantjies just about sums up the Lions' afternoon - just enough time left on the clock for the Bulls to take the scrum feed.
    80'''
  • A chance here for the Bulls to add some icing to the cake - a knock on from Kwagga Smith has gifted the visitors a scrum feed just 10m out from the Lions' line.
    79''
  • An outstanding kick for touch from Jesse Kriel has pinned the Lions down deep inside their 22.
    78''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 30-12 Bulls
    77''
  • And that will be the ball game!  Lightning quick hands from Pollard who sends a bullet-like pass out to the left where Gelant is waiting to pounce and the Bulls' full-back darts over in the corner.
    75''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Warrick Gelant) 28-12 Bulls
    75''
  • A frantic passage of play with the Lions desperately trying to create something from nothing - it comes to nought however with the Bulls awarded a scrum feed right on the half way line.
    72''
  • Jantjies spreads the ball away to the left to Dyantyi who goes to his left boot however, not for the first time this afternoon, his kick has skewed over the touch line on the full.
    70''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 23-12 Bulls
    69''
  • Here come the Lions! Dylan Smith receives the pass just 10m out from the line and, shaking off a desperate attempt to tackle from behind, the front-rower powers over under the posts.
    67''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Dylan Smith) 23-10 Bulls
    66''
  • A stunning strike from Pollard from beyond half way never looked like missing - a huge mountain now to climb for the Lions who trail by 18 with just over a quarter of an hour left to play.
    64''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 23-5 Bulls
    64''
  • Robert Kruger is monstered by Schalk Brits in the tackle and the Bulls are awarded a penalty - another chance here, though a difficult one, for Pollard to keep the scoreboard ticking over for the visitors.
    61''
  • A change for the Bulls with Ruan Steenkamp forced from the field due to injury.
    60''
  • The penalty goal attempt from Pollard is swinging to the left but it shaves the inside of the post on the left hand side and sneaks in!  The Bulls extend their lead back out beyond two converted tries.
    59''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 20-5 Bulls
    59''
  • A second consecutive penalty against the Lions for a high tackle - this time it is within range and so Pollard will line up the posts from a 45 degree angle.
    57''
  • The race is on for the ball but Embrose Papier is taken high by Lionel Mapoe and the Bulls are awarded a timely penalty inside their own 22.
    54''
  • The Lions have really lifted their intensity since half time and are starting to exert some real pressure on the Bulls' defence.
    51''
  • MISS!  The conversion attempt from a tight angle is unsuccessful and so the Bulls' lead stands at 17-5.
    50''
  • The Lions have their first points of the match!  The home side spin the ball out to the right - Carlu Sadie receives with Bulls' defenders in front of him but, with a powerful drive, he expertly manages to crash over to score.
    48''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Carlu Sadie) 17-5 Bulls
    48''
  • Elton Jantjies kick across the field lands in the arms of Speckman however the penalty advantage was being played - a chance here for the Lions to exert some attacking pressure of their own.
    46''
  • The penalty goal attempt from Pollard never looked like missing and the Bulls have the first points of this second half.
    44''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 17-0 Bulls
    44''
  • More points on offer here for the Bulls with Pollard to line up the posts with a penalty goal attempt from 40m out.
    43''
  • Things are just not going right for the Lions this afternoon!  Aphiwe Dyantyi attempts to chip the ball over the top to himself however his kick drifts over the touchline on the full.
    42''
  • SECOND HALF - With the kick off, Handre Pollard gets the second half underway in Johannesburg.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - The half time whistle sounds and it could not have come soon enough for the struggling Lions.  The Bulls dominated in all aspects of the game in the opening 40 minutes and head to the rooms with a well-deserved 14-0 lead over the home side.
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  • Chance here for the Lions inside the final minute of this first half - the home side have the scrum feed following a knock on at the base of the ruck from Pollard.
    40''
  • Handre Pollard nails his third penalty goal that extends the Bulls' lead to two converted tries with half time fast approaching.
    39''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 14-0 Bulls
    38''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  The Lions are penalised once again right in front of the posts and so Handre Pollard will line up for another certain three points.
    36''
  • Warrick Gelant rolls his kick down the left hand side looking for the run of Speckman however the bouncing ball beats the explosive winger over the touch line.
    33''
  • MISS! The conversion attempt is unsuccessful but it matters little at the moment with the Bulls completely in control.
    32''
  • The Bulls finally break through for the first try of the match!  Duane Vermeulen has options out to the right but he elects to go it alone and from close range the number 8 cannot be stopped.
    31''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Duane Vermeulen) 11-0 Bulls
    29''
  • Handre Pollard guides home the penalty goal attempt to extend the Bulls' lead - given their dominance in this first half, how the lead is only 6 points is a mystery?!
    27''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 6-0 Bulls
    27''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  Decision time for the visitors right in front of the posts and they elect to take a shot at the three points on offer.
    25''
  • The Bulls reload yet again in attack - through 10 phases, they have muscled their way inside the Lions' 22.
    24''
  • Trevor Nyakane is penalised for a neck roll that will give the Lions a chance to relieve some pressure.
    22''
  • The Lions manufacture a clearance with Ruan Combrinck's kick finding the touch line - the defence of the home side has been under immense pressure right from kick off.
    20''
  • Hero to villian in a matter of moments!  After winning the initial penalty for the Lions, Schoeman is penalised himself for not releasing the ball in the tackle.
    19''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  Tremendous strength over the ball from Marnus Schoeman is rewarded with a penalty that will give the home side a chance to launch their first real attacking foray in this first half.
    16''
  • The Bulls elect to frank their early dominance by taking a shot at the posts and Handre Pollard duly converts to register the first points of the match.
    15''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 3-0 Bulls
    14''
  • The Bulls come up just short once again!  Cornal Hendricks is lurking dangerously inside the Lions' 22 however Jason Jenkins can't get the ball cleanly to him - it will be a scrum feed to the Lions for a knock on.
    12''
  • Players from both sides are really sucking in the big ones - it's a very warm afternoon here at Emirates Airline Park.
    9''
  • The Bulls have completely controlled the opening minutes here in Johannesburg - the will be desperate to convert their dominance into points on the scoreboard.
    7''
  • Try saving tackle from Ruan Combrinck!  Rosko Speckman pins his ears back and looks destined for the try line however the Lions' winger has other ideas - he launches himself at Speckman from behind and drags him down just short of the paint.
    5''
  • Excellent defence from the Lions!  The Bulls look to set up a drive down the right hand side however they are forced into touch following a solid hit from Elton Jantjies.
    3''
  • Early pressure here on the Lions' defence after an error under the high ball from Aphiwe Dyantyi - the Bulls have a scrum feed just outside the Lions' 22.
    2''
  • FIRST HALF - Elton Jantjies puts boot to ball and we are underway in the first half!
    1''
  • The Bulls sit one spot above the Lions with an identical win-loss record as this afternoon's opponents - they started in brilliant fashion with a big win against the Stormers in Round 1 before being brought back to earth last week by the Jaguares.
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  • The Lions currently sit in third position in the South Africa conference with a win and a loss from their opening two matches.  They will be desperate to put last week's loss behind them - they went down to the Stormers after conceding a try after the full time siren.
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  • Welcome to Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg where Round 3 of Super Rugby 2019 continues with the clash between the Lions and the Bulls.
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