Van Rensburg stars as Lions maul Waratahs
Last season’s beaten finalists ran in eight tries in total, with Warren Whiteley, Ruan Ackermann, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Sylvian Mahuza and Malcolm Marx also finding the line and fly-half Elton Jantjies kicking 15 points.
The Waratahs, who downed Australian rivals Western Force in their opening game, were hampered by first-half yellow cards for Reece Robinson and Sekope Kepu, but did manage to score five tries of their own through Rob Horne, Michael Hooper, Bryce Hegarty, David McDuling and Israel Folau.
Tries from Teboho Mohoje (2), Clinton Swart and Justin Basson helped the hosts open up a 28-14 lead by the break, but Jamba Ulengo and Piet van Zyl replied for the Bulls during the second half to set up a tense finale.
The Sunwolves, meanwhile, responded to their 83-17 trouncing at the hands of the Hurricanes last weekend with an improved display, but were still beaten 37-23 by the Southern Kings.
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