Lions ‘used wrong ball’

2015-04-08 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Bulls captain Pierre Spies says the Lions used the wrong ball when they took a quick restart late in their Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg last Saturday.

The Bulls seemingly had the game won when Jacques-Louis Potgieter slotted a 79th minute penalty to give his side a three-point lead.

However, the Lions rushed to restart play and caught the Bulls out with a quick kickoff. It allowed them to regain possession from which substitute hooker Akker van der Merwe scored to give the Lions a 22-18 victory.

Spies though claims the Lions used the wrong ball to take the quick restart. The rules state that if a team want to take a quick restart, they have to use the same ball that was used to convert the previous penalty kick or conversion.

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