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33
FT
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REB
Super Rugby
Saturday 16 March 2019, 9:05am EDT

Lions v Rebels

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  • Penalty GoalGianni Lombard
    80'
  • FT
  • Yellow CardAngus Cottrell
    76'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    64'
  • TRY!Courtnall Skosan
    63'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    56'
  • TRY!Lionel Mapoe
    55'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    54'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    50'
  • TRY!Marnus Schoeman
    49'
  • Yellow CardBill Meakes
    46'
  • ConversionQuade Cooper
    42'
  • TRY!Tom English
    41'
  • HT
  • ConversionQuade Cooper
    23'
  • TRY!Isi Naisarani
    22'
  • ConversionQuade Cooper
    20'
  • TRY!Bill Meakes
    19'
  • ConversionQuade Cooper
    13'
  • TRY!Quade Cooper
    11'
  • TRY!Reece Hodge
    7'
  • TRY!Malcolm Marx
    4'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
595
489
Metres
54
35
Carries
33
14
Defenders beaten
15
12
Clean breaks
180
68
Passes
7
5
Offloads
16
13
Turnovers conceded
7
6
Turnovers won
67
148
Tackles
14
33
Missed tackles
Lions T C P
15 Tyrone Green 0 0 0
14 Ruan Combrinck 0 0 0
13 Wandisile Simelane 0 0 0
12 Franco Naude 0 0 0
11 Courtnall Skosan 1 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 4 0
9 Ross Cronje 0 0 0
1 Dylan Smith 0 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 1 0 0
3 Carlu Sadie 0 0 0
4 Marvin Orie 0 0 0
5 Stephan Lewies 0 0 0
6 Marnus Schoeman 1 0 0
7 Vincent Tshituka 0 0 0
8 Kwagga Smith 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jan-Henning Campher 0 0 0
17 Sithembiso Sithole 0 0 0
18 Frans van Wyk 0 0 0
19 Rhyno Herbst 0 0 0
20 Ruan Vermaak 0 0 0
21 Gianni Lombard 0 0 1
22 Lionel Mapoe 1 0 0
23 Andries Coetzee 1 0 0
Rebels T C P
15 Dane Haylett-Petty 0 0 0
14 Jack Maddocks 0 0 0
13 Tom English 1 0 0
12 Bill Meakes 1 0 0
11 Reece Hodge 1 0 0
10 Quade Cooper 1 4 0
9 Will Genia 0 0 0
1 Tetera Faulkner 0 0 0
2 Anaru Rangi 0 0 0
3 Sam Talakai 0 0 0
4 Ross Haylett-Petty 0 0 0
5 Adam Coleman 0 0 0
6 Luke Jones 0 0 0
7 Brad Wilkin 0 0 0
8 Isi Naisarani 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Robbie Abel 0 0 0
17 Matt Gibbon 0 0 0
18 Jermaine Ainsley 0 0 0
19 Matt Philip 0 0 0
20 Angus Cottrell 0 0 0
21 Michael Ruru 0 0 0
22 Sione Tuipulotu 0 0 0
23 Marika Koroibete 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
5 Lions 54 13
3 Rebels 48 13
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  • FULL TIME - The Lions have done it!  The Rebels crossed early in the second half to extend their lead to 28 points and, at that stage, it looked to be game over.  However, the Lions had different ideas - the home side ran in the next four tries leaving the scores level with time up on the clock.  Up stepped youngster Gianni Lombard who nailed a penalty goal with the very last play of the match to secure a famous victory for the home side.  An incredible result for the Lions, recording a 36-33 victory over the Rebels who started brilliantly in the first half but will be left to rue some poor discipline after the break.
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  • Showing maturity beyond his years, Lombard goes back and coolly slots the penalty goal to cap off an incredible comeback and win the match for the Lions!
    80'+3''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Lions (Gianni Lombard) 36-33 Lions
    80'+3''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  The Rebels' forward pack disintegrates in the scrum and it will be Gianni Lombard, after the final siren, to line up the posts to try and win the game for the home side.
    80'+2''
  • Incredible scenes in Johannesburg!  The Lions spread the ball to try and stretch the undermanned Rebels' defence out to the right but Wandisile Simelane can't hang onto the pass - the visitors have a scrum feed with just over a minute left on the clock.
    79''
  • It all comes down to this!  The Lions turn down a shot at the posts to win the game and instead elect to pack down for a scrum - they have the feed just 10m out from the Rebels' line.
    78''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD!  Finally referee Egon Seconds has had enough and he banishes Angus Cottrell to the sin bin - the Rebels will finish this match with just 14 men.
    77''
  • Naisarani is penalised for a high tackle - with the resultant kick for touch, Gianni Lombard takes play deep inside the Rebels' 22.
    76''
  • The Lions secure possession at the line out initially but the Rebels come up with the turnover - Genia releases the pressure valve for the visitors with an excellent kick for touch.
    74''
  • Another penalty, the 16th, against the Rebels who are very lucky to have escaped further sanction having been given repeated warnings for ill-discipline.
    73''
  • The Lions string together several phases driving the Rebels back deep inside their own territory.  It's decision time as they draw a penalty right in front of the posts but they bravely elect to take the quick tap instead of attempting a kick for the lead.
    70''
  • Some space out to the left for Dane Haylett-Petty but an awkward pass gives the full back little chance with a knock on the result - scrum feed to the Lions.
    70''
  • Cooper goes close for the Rebels but runs out of support and loses the ball on the ground - scrum feed to the Lions just 5m out from their own line.
    68''
  • An error from the Rebels with Naisarani unable to hang onto the ball in contact - the Lions have the scrum feed right on the half way line.
    66''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 33-33
    66''
  • An incredible comeback from the Lions!  The Lions go on the counter attack following a brilliant turnover from Malcolm Marx - Kwagga Smith makes a bust down the left hand side before sending Courtnall Skosan away to the try line.
    65''
  • Try
    TRY!  Lions (Courtnall Skosan) 33-31 Rebels
    64''
  • Dane Haylett-Petty does brilliantly in the air to secure possession for the Rebels right on half way to finally give the visitors some forward momentum.
    62''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  The Rebels need to fix their disciplinary issues and fix them quickly if they are to hold on here - the visitors have now conceded 14 penalties to the Lions' 1!
    60''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 33-26 Rebels
    59''
  • It's all the Lions in this second half in Johannesburg!  The TMO confirms the on-field decision with the try awarded to Mapoe - the margin, which was 28 points at one stage, is back to just 9 now with the kick to come.
    59''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Lionel Mapoe) 33-24 Rebels
    59''
  • TMO!  Are the Lions in for three in a row!  Lionel Mapoe and Quade Cooper race for the ball in the in-goal area - the on-field decision is that Mapoe got there first but we are going upstairs for the final decision.
    56''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 33-19 Rebels
    56''
  • Here come the Lions!  The discipline from the Rebels has gone out the window for the moment and, on the back of consecutive penalties, Jantjies brilliantly flicks the ball onto to Andries Coetzee who drives low and hard to find the line.
    54''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Andries Coetzee) 33-17 Rebels
    53''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Lions (Elton Jantjies) 33-12 Lions
    52''
  • The Lions hit back with their first points of the second half!  Tremendous strength from Marnus Schoeman who crashes his way through the tackle before reaching out to find the chalk.
    51''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Marnus Schoeman) 33-10 Rebels
    50''
  • Malcolm Marx is taken high in the tackle by Genia and the Lions are awarded another penalty - the Rebels are walking a very tight line at the moment with one man already in the sin bin.
    49''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD!  Disciplinary problems are starting to creep into the Rebels' game early in this second half - following consecutive infringements, referee Seconds loses his patience and banishes Billy Meakes to the sin bin.
    47''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  It's well within kicking distance but, given the scoreline, the hosts have little option but to put the ball into the corner.
    45''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Rebels (Quade Cooper) 33-5 Rebels
    44''
  • The Rebels strike first in the second half!  From the base of the scrum, Genia spreads the ball to Bill Meakes who in turn hands off to centre partner Tom English and the outside-centre reaches out to find the chalk.
    43''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (Tom English) 31-5 Rebels
    42''
  • Jantjies, under pressure, spills the pass and the Rebels have a huge opportunity here with the scrum feed just 5m out from the Lions' line.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Quade Cooper sends the kick off out to the right and we are underway in the second half.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - A stunning first half comes to an end!  The Lions struck very early with the first try of the match but from that point onwards it was all the Rebels - the visitors ran in four tries, went close on another couple of occasions and head into the break with a 26-5 lead over the Lions.  The scene is set for a thrilling second half in Johannesburg!
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  • The Rebels are penalised at line out time for playing the man in the air - Jantjies repeats the dose by depositing the ball into touch in the corner.
    40''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  Tetera Faulkner is penalised for losing his bind in the scrum - Jantjies puts the ball into the corner and the Lions have a huge opportunity here to strike before half time.
    38''
  • Solid work from Adam Coleman disrupts the Lions' rolling maul with the end result being that Malcolm Marx is pinged for a knock-on at the back of the pack - scrum feed to the Rebels.
    36''
  • Consecutive penalties to the Lions gives the home side a chance to go on the attack - Jantjies' kick for touch takes play almost all the way up to the Rebels' 22.
    34''
  • Outstanding response from the Lions' forward pack - a massive shove has the Rebels on the back foot and the hosts are rewarded with a much-needed penalty.
    33''
  • A hugely important scrum in the context of this match - the Lions have the feed but are pinned down deep inside their 22.
    32''
  • NO TRY!  Another stunning backline move from the Rebels catches the Lions' defence short on numbers out to the left - Jack Maddocks has the try line at his mercy but he loses a handle on the ball in the process of reaching out for the paint.
    31''
  • The momentum is all with Rebels after a brilliant burst from Luke Jones however it comes to nought after Cooper lost the ball forward in the tackle - scrum feed to the Lions 10m out from their own line.
    29''
  • An error from the Lions at the line out results in a turnover and Reece Hodge relieves the pressure on the Rebels' defence with an excellent clearing kick into touch.
    28''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  Dane Haylett-Petty is caught in an offside position and, with the resultant kick, Elton Jantjies thumps a stunning kick into touch just 5m out from the Rebels' line.
    26''
  • Ruan Combrinck is caught in two minds whether to kick or pass and loses the ball over the touch line.
    26''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Rebels (Quade Cooper) 26-5 Rebels
    25''
  • The Rebels are in bonus point territory!  The TMO can find no reason to overturn the on-field decision and Naisarani is awarded the five-pointer.
    24''
  • TRY! Rebels (Isi Naisarani) 24-5 Rebels
    24''
  • Are the Rebels in for try number 4?  Isi Naisarani, with four defenders hanging off him, makes a lunge for the line - the on-field decision is a try but referee Egon Seconds is seeking confirmation from the TMO.
    24''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Rebels (Quade Cooper) 19-5 Rebels
    23''
  • Something from nothing as the Rebels make it three tries in a row!  Jantjies goes flat with the pass but waiting to pounce is Bill Meakes who snaffles the intercept before striding away to score under the posts.
    21''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (Bill Meakes) 17-5 Rebels
    21''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  The Rebels are penalised at scrum time and it will be Elton Jantjies to relieve some pressure with the resultant kick for touch.
    19''
  • So close for the Rebels!  The visitors almost make it three in a row after Dane Haylett-Petty ran onto a beautifully weighted grubber kick from Will Genia however the full-back is unable to gather cleanly inside the in-goal area.
    17''
  • Solid work over the ball by Anaru Rangi is rewarded with a penalty - Hodge takes play over half way with a thumping kick for the touch line.
    16''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Rebels (Quade Cooper) 12-5 Rebels
    15''
  • The Rebels take the lead in Johannesburg!  An almost certain try at one end of the field results in a five-pointer at the other as the Rebels go the length of the field with Quade Cooper capping off a breathtaking passing move that cut open the Lions' defence.
    13''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (Quade Cooper) 10-5 Rebels
    12''
  • MISS! The unsuccessful conversion attempt leaves the scores tied up at 5-5 in what has been an explosive opening to this first half.
    10''
  • The Rebels hit back almost immediately!  From the base of a solid scrum, Quade Cooper links up with Will Genia who flicks a dart-like pass out to the left where Reece Hodge is waiting to pounce and the winger bursts away to score in the corner.
    8''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (Reece Hodge) 5-5
    8''
  • MISS!  The conversion attempt is unsuccessful but the Lions would be delighted with their start to this match.
    7''
  • The Lions strike early in the first half!  Catching the Rebels completely off guard at the front of the line out, Malcolm Marx goes short with the throw before receiving the ball back and then launching himself over the line in the corner.
    6''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Malcolm Marx) 5-0 Lions
    5''
  • Penalty to the Lions who show their hand early in the match by electing to kick for touch rather than taking the three points on offer.
    4''
  • The kick in behind the Rebels' defence is an awkward one for Dane Haylett-Petty - the full back gathers after fumbling initially but is then bundled over the touch line.
    2''
  • A very early scrum feed awarded to the Rebels - Will Genia has the put in right on the visitors' 22m line.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - Elton Jantjies puts boot to ball and we are underway in the first half!
    1''
  • Could 2019 be the breakout season for the Rebels?  The team from Melbourne currently sit undefeated at the top of the Australian conference with their most recent victory a come-from-behind win over the Brumbies.  This afternoon will be a huge test however - the Rebels have never defeated the Lions and have never won in South Africa.
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  • It has been a mixed bag so far in 2019 for the Lions who have split their opening four matches with two wins and two losses.  There were some good signs however in their victory over the Jaguares in a high-scoring contest last week.
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  • Welcome to Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg for the final match of Round 5 - and what a match it is shaping to be with the Lions playing host to the Rebels.
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