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The teams are out on the field and it is nearly time for referee Cwengile Jadezweni to get the game underway.
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Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Tapiwa Mafura, 13 Erich Cronje, 12Ali Mgijima, 11 Ettiene Taljaard, 10 Eduard Fouche, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Phumzile Maqondwana, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Pieter van Vuren, 4 Darrien Landsberg, 3 Marne Coetzee, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Corne Fourie. Replacements: 16 Eduan Swart, 17 Dewald Maritz, 18 IG Prinsloo, 19 Brandon Valentyn, 20 Daniel Maartens, 21 Ginter Smuts, 22 Matt More, 23 Jade Stighling.
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Lions: 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Francke Horn (captain), 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Sibusiso Sangweni, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Nathan McBeth. Substitutes: 16 Morne Brandon, 17 Banele Mthenjane, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Ruhan Straeuli, 20 Emmanuel Tshituka, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Aidynn Cupido, 23 Duncan Matthews
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Currie Cup clash between the Pumas and the Lions at the Mbombela Stadium.
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It's the Pumas who kick off, going close to the 22. They come away with possession.
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The Lions have a lineout inside Pumas territory. They go short, but promptly lose the ball and give away a scrum.
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The Pumas are penalised for not releasing the ball. Tshituka did well to get over van Vuren. It's a lineout to the Lions outside the 22, which they win.
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Zeilinga's kick over the top puts the Lions in a very promising position. Maxwane has the line at his mercy, but can't get the ball under control. It was an unkind bounce, but that should have been the first try of the game.
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A kick from Williams goes beyond the dead-ball line and the Lions have a scrum inside Pumas territory, which they win.
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The Lions poke the ball ahead and the Pumas mop up at the back. Taljaard looks to run, but can't get through the sea of Lions bodies. Eventually, the Pumas kick into touch with a solid clearance which almost takes them to halfway. The Lions win their lineout and get a penalty, which is taken quickly by Smith. The Lions have the ball beyond the 10m line again.
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Willem Alberts goes off injured and is replaced by Emmanuel Tshituka, who is Vincent's younger brother.
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The Pumas have withstood the Lions pressure so far, but the visitors need to take their opportunities from now on.
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The Lions have a scrum deep in the Pumas' 22 and look to work the ball through the phases after winning it.
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The Pumas withstand yet another wave of Lions pressure.
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TRY, LIONS, SANGWENI! 0-5: After wave upon wave of pressure, Sangweni powers over via a pick-and-go.
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CONVERSION, LIONS, ZEILINGA! 0-7: Zeilinga pops the conversion over.
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The Pumas have a penalty and are going for the three points.
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PENALTY, PUMAS, FOUCHE! 3-7: Fouche pops the penalty over, making no mistake.
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PENALTY, PUMAS, FOUCHE! 6-7: The Pumas win another penalty near the posts and Fouche makes no mistake once again.
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PENALTY, LIONS, ZEILINGA! 6-10: Zeilinga hits back for the Lions.
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TRY, PUMAS, TALJAARD! 11-10: Kriel's miskick puts the Lions under pressure. Fouche's stab ahead puts the Pumas very much on the offensive and Taljaard scores out wide on the left, beating a tackle!
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CONVERSION, PUMAS, FOUCHE! 13-10: Great kick from Fouche.
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TRY, PUMAS, WESTRAADT! 18-10: The Powerful Pumas maul profits from the lineout with Westraadt scoring!
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The second half is underway.
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HALF-TIME: PUMAS 18-10 LIONS.
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The Pumas are not sitting back and waiting for the Lions to come to them. They're looking for another try.
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TRY, PUMAS, ENGELBRECHT! 23-10: This has been coming for some time. Engelbrecht peels away from a scrum, getting round the outside of Sangweni and crashing over!
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CONVERSION, PUMAS, FOUCHE! 25-10
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The Lions look to hit back down their right, but Ulengo steps into touch.
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The Pumas have regained control of the flow of the game.
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TRY, PUMAS, MARITZ! 30-10: The Pumas are over following another lineout maul. Maritz peels away and gets the ball down!
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CONVERSION, PUMAS, FOUCHE! 32-10: Surely, the hosts are all but assured of victory now.
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Cupido goes on a marauding run, but he is tackled at the decisive moment and Mafura does superbly to wrestle possession away for the Pumas.
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Coetzee goes off for the Pumas and is replaced by Prinsloo. More is on in place of Mgijima. Keep an eye on More. He's a former St. Andrew's College starlet and has a promising future ahead of him.
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TRY, PUMAS, SMUTS! 37-10: Smuts profits from a tap-and-go and scores at the base of the posts despite the efforts of two Lions tacklers!
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CONVERSION, PUMAS, FOUCHE! 39-10: Fouche was never going to miss from there.
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The Pumas are on the attack still. They have a lineout right on the Lions 22.
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The lineout is bungled as it goes over the top and is spilled. The Lions claim possession.
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Van Vuren is penalised for not rolling away in the tackle and the Lions have a lineout, from which they win a penalty.
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FULL-TIME: PUMAS 39-10 LIONS. The Pumas walk away with a comfortable victory after a commanding performance.
Pumas
Lions
5
Tries
1
34' Taljaard Etienne
39' Westraadt Simon
48' Engelbrecht W...
60' Maritz Dewald
68' Smuts Ginter
23' Sangweni Sibu...
4
Conversions
1
35' Fouche Eddie
49' Fouche Eddie
61' Fouche Eddie
79' Fouche Eddie
24' Zeilinga Fred
2
Penalties
1
28' Fouche Eddie
32' Fouche Eddie
33' Zeilinga Fred
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Fourie Corne
Westraadt Simon
Coetzee Marne
Landsberg Darrien...
Janse van Vuren P...
Kleinhans Francois
Maqondwana Phumzile
Engelbrecht Willie
September Chriswill
Fouche Eddie
Taljaard Etienne
Mgijima Ali
Cronje Erich
Mafura Tapiwa
Williams Devon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
McBeth Nathan
Botha PJ
Sadie Carlu
Alberts Willem
Nothnagel Reinhard
Sangweni Sibusiso
Tshituka Vincent
Horn Francke
Smit Dillon
Zeilinga Fred
Maxwane Sibhale
Kriel Dan
Rass Manuel
Ulengo Jamba
Viljoen EW
8
Reserves
8
Swart Eduan
Maritz Dewald
Prinsloo IG
Valentyn Brandon
Maartens Daniel
Smuts Ginter
More Matt
Stighling Jade
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Brandon Morne
Mthenjane Banele
Dreyer Ruan Martin
Straeuli Ruhan
Tshituka Emmanuel
Cronje Ross
Cupido Aidynn
Matthews Duncan