Lions hit back from 15 points down with 18 minutes to win in Italy
The Lions kept alive their URC playoff hopes as a stunning late comeback saw them secure a 32-28 win over Benetton at Stadio Monigo. They trailed 28-13 with 18 minutes to go but two tries from Emmanuel Tshituka and a further score from Rabz Maxwane turned the game on its head and secured a third victory in a row for the South Africans.
Tries from Joaquin Riera, Marcus Watson, Siua Maile and Henry Time-Stowers had appeared to put Benetton on track for a victory versus the Lions that would have been vital to their own playoff hopes.
Quan Horn had earlier crossed for the Lions in the first half with scrum-half Sanele Nohamba booting three conversions and two penalties. Jacob Umaga converted all four Benetton tries.
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Hi Nick, as always a very high standard. I am really concerned about our breakdown and D as I see these as indispensable parts of a winning team. I suspect our coaches struggle to motivate the guys to perform consistently and this is compounded when, like the Tahs, there is a 'little to play for' attitude to be got over. What impact are the sports psychiatrists having at top level as I assume this must be their area of specialisation?Go to comments
Holy man, this is a powerful team and more than capable of knocking over Wales 1. Ravai 2. Ikanivere 3. Doge 4. Nasilasila 5. Yato 6. Tamani 7. Botia 8. Mata 9. Lomani 10. Volavola 11. Tuisova 12. Ravouvou 13. Radradra 14. Habosi 15. MasiGo to comments