United Rugby Championship

Van der Merwe's brace helps Lions to victory over Cardiff

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Edwill van der Merwe (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)
Edwill van der Merwe (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)

Two tries from winger Edwill van der Merwe helped the Lions to a well-deserved home victory over Cardiff in a United Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park on Sunday.

AS IT HAPPENED | Lions v Cardiff

The Lions ran out 37-20 winners after leading 24-13 at half-time.

Scrumhalf Morne van den Berg and flanker Vincent Tshituka also crossed the whitewash for the hosts, who bagged a try-scoring bonus-point in the process.

The win saw the Lions end a five-game losing streak.

They are 14th in the 16-team URC standings, with two wins from 10 matches.

Scorers:

Lions

Tries: Morne van der Berg, Edwill van der Merwe (2), Vincent Tshituka

Conversions: Jordan Hendrikse (4)

Penalties: Jordan Hendrikse (3)

Cardiff

Tries: Aled Summerville, James Botham

Conversions: Jarrod Evans (2)

Penalties: Jarrod Evans (2)

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