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Lions tamed despite the Stormers losing Angelo Davids to a red card

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Stormers' Angelo Davids (Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Angelo Davids was sent off for a horror tackle but the Stormers still edged the Lions 29-24 in Cape Town. Davids was shown a red card in the 48th minute for a shoulder-led challenge to the head of Sanele Nohamba, lining up his hit at pace as the Lions fly-half was catching a high ball.

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Referee Marius van der Westhuizen described the tackle as showing an “extremely high level of danger” and Davids’ afternoon was over, completing a mixed 25th birthday for the wing given he had scored an earlier try.

Nohamba was knocked out and would also play no further part in an otherwise pulsating match between rival South African teams.

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Andre-Hugo Venter and Davids traded first-half tries with Lions pair Francke Horn and JC Pretorius before Evan Roos and Adre Smith added further scores for the Stormers after Davids saw red.

Manie Libbok kicked three conversions and a penalty for the Stormers, with Jordan Hendrikse converting one try and landing four penalties for the Lions.

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Ace 22 days ago

Marius Louw used to be the guy who couldn’t catch a ball. But this season he seems to be the guy suffering from ‘roid rage. There was no need at all to shove Davids and if he hadn’t, his team would’ve had 15 players on the field for the entire match.

How does it feel to be the probable cause for your team not qualifying for next season’s Champions Cup? Hmm Marius, how does it feel?

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Bull Shark 22 days ago

It was high. But unfortunate. Difficult to tackle a guy who’s knee-high.

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