Penalty pips KZN in the end

2011-07-16 00:00

A DECISIVE penalty after the hooter had blown gave the Golden Lions the chance to play in the final game today against Free State.

Their 19-18 win put them into the final for the first time since 2006.

The penalty could have gone either way as the Lions could have been penalised for holding on, but to the disappointment of KZN, they were penalised and although it was a long kick, it was straight down field.

This proved no problem for Jaco van der Walt (Monument) who had a 100% kicking success in the game.

Although it was KZN that opened the scoring when Siyabonga Tom (Glenwood) dotted down after a scissors move, it was the Lions that had most of the possession in the first half.

After 22 minutes they had taken the lead after three Van der Walt penalties.

Then came the Lions try, with KZN on attack, and a mistake allowed fullback Justin Moos (Florida) to run 75 metres to score.

The try was converted by Van der Walt for a 16-5 half time lead.

KZN played much better in the second half and clawed their way back to take an 18-16 lead with just under 10 minutes before the final whistle.

Tom converted a penalty before Tyler Fisher (Westville) powered his way through the defence to score.

Tom converted and landed his second penalty to put his side in the lead.

In a last ditch effort, the Lions won a crucial line out and attacked from within KZN’s half to be awarded the final winning penalty.

KZN will play the Blue Bulls in the main curtain raiser at 11.05 am this morning.

After losing 36-3 in Rustenburg against the Bulls a few weeks ago, the KZN boys will be determined to do better.

They will have a full side, as both captain Stefan Ungerer and Jean-Luc du Preez were out with injuries.

Day four results

Golden Lions 19, KwaZulu-Natal 18

Scorers – Golden Lions – Try: Justin Moos; Conversion: Jaco van der Walt; Penalties: Van der Walt (4).

KwaZulu Natal – Tries: Tyler Fisher, Siyabonga Tom; Conversion: Tom; Penalties: Tom (2).

Griffons 31, Eastern Province 16

Scorers – Griffons – Tries: Brendan October, Jacobus Enslin, Kallie Erasmus, Kirsten Heyns; Conversions: Jacobus Enslin, Kallie Erasmus; Penalty: Jacobus Enslin.

Eastern Province – Try: Jean Pittaway; Conversion: Selvyn Davids; Penalties: Selvyn Davids (3).

Limpopo Blue Bulls 81, Zimbabwe 7

Scorers – Limpopo Blue Bulls – Tries: Viljoen Dreyer (2), Madala Ndinisa (2), Anton du Toit (2), Nhlanhla Mlondobozi (2), Roy-Ramon Auret, Juan Smit, Jacobus Marais, Harold Vorster; Conversions: Marais (9); Penalty: Marais.

Zimbabwe – Try: Garath Meikle; Conversion: James Forrester.

Griquas CD 33, Border CD 16

Scorers – Griquas CD – Tries: Ajay Bowen, Andre Esterhuyse, Dawid Burden, Eswyn Heyns, Gabriel Liebenberg; Conversions: Peter-John Walters (2), Herman Share (2).

Border CD – Try: Llnamandla Mpolase; Conversion: Devandre Sissing; Drop Goal: Lungile Yumba; Penalties: Devandre Sissing.

Western Province 42, Border 26

Scorers – Western Province – Tries: Tshepo Motale, Tim Swiel, Ryno van der Merwe, Jean-Paul Lewis, Jacobus van der Merwe, Andre Warner; Conversions: Swiel (3); Penalties: Swiel (2).

Border – Tries: Siphumelele Msutwana (2), Siphesihle Punguzwa, Dylan de Wilzen; Conversions: Joshua Stander.

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