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Our referee is Marius van der Westhuizen. He will be assisted by Aimee Barrett-Theron and Stuart Berry. The TMO is Jaco Peyper.
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Griquas: 15 James Verity-Amm, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 André Swarts, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 George Whitehead (captain), 9 Zak Burger, 8 Carl Els, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Adré Smith, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 HJ Luus, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel. Replacements (from): 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Mox Mxoli, 18 John-Roy Jenkinson, 19 Johan Momsen, 20 Ewan Coetzee, 21 Theo Maree, 22 Tinus de Beer, 23 Masixole Banda, 24 Bandisa Ndlovu, 25 CJ Velleman, 26 Jonathan Francke
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Lions: 15 Gianni Lombard; 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan; 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Morné van den Berg; 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 MJ Pelser, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole. Replacments: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Tiaan Swanepoel
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These two teams are stuck at the bottom of the Super Rugby Unlocked table and a win for either team could move them into the top half of the table.
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The Lions had their last game against the Cheetahs cancelled after six of their players returned positive Covid-19 tests.
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G'Day and welcome to Emirates Airlines Park for our live coverage of this Super Rugby Unlocked clash between the Lions and Griquas.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Doornfontein and Whitehead goes deep!
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YELLOW CARD, GRIQUAS, WILLEMSE! 0-0: The Lions secure a penalty after a player is taken out in the air and they find touch. They secure the ball and drive forward only to secure a second penalty. This time they take it quickly. Stefan Willemse is then sin-binned for a cynical foul.
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Griquas turn the ball over and then give it back within the minute. Silly with only 14 men around.
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The Lions now secure an offside penalty in a promising position, but they go for the line-out. What a MESS! Jantjies overcooks it and the ball is over the dead-ball line. POOR!
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TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! 5-0: The Lions secure a Griquas scrum. They move quickly and then Skosan flies over in the corner. Great work!
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CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 7-0: Elton Jantjies adds the extras.
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Griquas are now back to full strength with the return of Willemse.
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TRY, LIONS, KRIEL! 12-0: The Lions secure another penalty and this time Jantjies finds touch. They drive forward under a penalty advantage for obstruction in the line-out. Kriel comes away with it and scores!
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CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 14-0: Elton Jantjies adds the extras yet again.
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Apart from an early scrappy start the Lions have looked clynical. Griquas on the other hand have made some silly handling errors and need to curb the penalties they are giving away.
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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 14-3: Great work by Griquas to steal a Lions line-out. They then secure a penalty at the breakdown against Kriel. Whitehead goes for goal and scores!
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Burger is late in tackling Jantjies and the Lions have another penalty. Andre Swarts is off for Griquas and has been replaced by Tinus de Beer after hurting his knee.
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Great work by Griquas again! This time they steal a turn-over and relief some pressure.
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TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! 19-3: Skosan is in for his second after a magnificent interception. The rest is history!
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CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 21-3: Elton Jantjies makes no mistake.
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Griquas feed a line-out just a few metres out. All the hard work is messed up with a skew throw. They can ill afford that!
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Griquas concede a penalty at the breakdown and Jantjies finds touch.
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TRY, LIONS, PIENAAR! 26-3: Similane offloads to Pienaar after running into a gap and the Lions end the half well.
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HALF-TIME: LIONS 28-3 GRIQUAS. The Lions have done well in the opening 40 minutes, while nothing have gone right for Griquas. Please join us after the break.
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CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 28-3: Elton Jantjies adds the extras yet again.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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TRY, LIONS. PELSER! 33-3: A great start by the home team after a superb Jantjies touch-finder. They secure the line-out and then Pelser comes away with it after the drive!
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CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 35-3: Elton Jantjies adds two more!
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TRY, GRIQUAS, BURGER! 35-8:Finally for Griquas after a great run into the narrowest of gaps by Burger. Great work!
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CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 35-10. The try is converted.
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TRY, LIONS, VISAGIE! 40-10: The floodgates have opened here! The Lions secure a penalty and the sobsequent line-out. They drive forward and Visagie emerges from behind the maul to SCORE!
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CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 42-10: Elton Jantjies adds another two.
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TRY, GRIQUAS, LUUS! 42-15: It's exactly the way the Lions did it. Penalty, lineout, maul, TRY! Luus is OVER!
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CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 42-17. The try is converted by Whitehead.
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Griquas secure a penalty for holding on and earn some relief.
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Griquas are now making those same handling errors that let them down in the first half.
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TRY, GRIQUAS, VERITY-AMM! 42-22: Against the run of play! Jantjies attempts a cross-kick, but it is intercepted and Verity-Amm scores!
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CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 42-24. Whitehead adds two more.
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Griquas secure a penalty at the breakdown. They make their way into the Lions 22.
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TRY, LIONS, SIMELANE! 47-24: Yet another stolen ball and yet another try against the run of play. This time it's Simelane, who SCORES!
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CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 49-24: Elton Jantjies adds another two points.
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TRY, GRIQUAS, DE BEER! 49-29: Griquas secure a penalty at the breakdown and they find touch. They secure the set-piece and drive forward. Tinus De Beer then storms OVER!
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CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 49-31. Whitehead slots another.
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TRY, LIONS, NOTHNAGEL! 56-31! The Lions build patiently and go through the phases, before Nothnahel is over! There was some doubt and the TMO is involved, He says TRY! The conversion is over!
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TRY, LIONS, SKOSAN! 61-31: The Lions secure the ball after the restart and Skosan sprints home to score his third! The conversion is wide!
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FULL-TIME: LIONS 61-31 GRIQUAS. Great work by the Lions who have dominated this fixture. Hats off to Griquas who came back and never really gave up. Thank you for joining us!
Lions
Griquas
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Tries
4
10' Skosan Courtnall
16' Kriel Daniel ...
30' Skosan Courtnall
40' Pienaar Stean
43' Pelser MJ
50' Visagie Jaco
70' Simelane Wand...
78' Nothnagel Re...
79' Skosan Courtnall
47' Burger Zak
54' Luus Hendrik
64' Verity-Amm James
74' de Beer Tinus
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Conversions
4
12' Jantjies Elton
17' Jantjies Elton
31' Jantjies Elton
40' Jantjies Elton
44' Jantjies Elton
50' Jantjies Elton
71' Jantjies Elton
79' Jantjies Elton
47' Whitehead George
54' Whitehead George
64' Whitehead George
76' Whitehead George
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Penalties
1
23' Whitehead George
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Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
15
Sithole Sithembiso
Visagie Jaco
Sadie Carlu
Schoeman Ruben
Orie Marvin
Pelser MJ
Tshituka Vincent
Massyn Willem Leon
Van Den Berg Morne
Jantjies Elton
Skosan Courtnall
Kriel Daniel David
Simelane Wandisile
Pienaar Stean
Lombard Gianni
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Beerwinkel Andrew
Luus Hendrik
van der Westhuize...
Zito Mzwanele
Smith Adre
Van der Merwe Gideon
Willemse Stefan
Els Carl
Burger Zak
Whitehead George
Keyter Eduan
Swarts Andre
Klaasen Harlon Jason
Arendse Ederies
Verity-Amm James
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Reserves
8
Botha PJ
Dreyer Ruan Martin
du Plessis Jannie
Nothnagel Reinhard
Kriel Jaco
Cronje Ross
Odendaal Burger
Swanepoel Tiaan
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Hadebe Monde
Mxoli Nqobisizwe
Roy Jenkinson John
Momsen Johan
Coetzee Ewan
Maree Theo
de Beer Tinus
Banda Masixole