“Blue” Lions celebarte 125 years in style


The Xerox Golden Lions have celebrated their 125 years of rugby in the union with the best possible way in beating the Vodacom Blues Bulls at Ellis Park with 41-13.


The Blue Bulls was on the back foot from the start of the game as the Lions showed that they will ran at them all night.

With a try within the first few minutes of the game the Lions took the lead and never gave it back for the rest of the game. The clinical way the Lions play on attack will cause allot of problems for any team this year in the Currie Cup and they surely send a message out that they are in it to win it this year.

The Blue Bulls struggled in the scrums and lineouts and gave a few penalties away under pressure which did not helped their cause.

Apart from the Lions attacking ability what was most impressive was the way they tackled the big players of the Blue Bulls backwards every time they tried to get momentum on attack.

For the Blue Bulls Visser was outstanding again at the back and did look very dangerous on his snipping runs from the back. It was one of these runs that gave the Blue Bulls a brilliant try in the corner from Sampie Mastriet.

The Blue Bulls will be very disappointed with their defence and the Lions had it just too easy with them not making their first time tackle.

Hard work lies ahead for the Blue Bulls which will be a tough Currie Cup this year and the Golden Lions will feel that they started in the right fashion to stake a claim on winning the ABSA Currie Cup.

The Currie Cup is not won in round one but you can make a damn good case for it.


For the Golden Lions: Tries:

Hanekom, Combrinck, Kriel, Tecklenburg

Cons: Boshoff 2, Van der Walt

Pens: Boshoff 2, Van der Walt 2 DG: Boshoff

For the Blue Bulls: Try: Mastriet

Con: Potgieter

Pens: Potgieter 2

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  1. Congrats Lions, you guys deserved the win. Couple of shocks this weekend, one the ease of the Lions win over the Bulls. The Lions looking really ominous, second shock was the Pumas beating the Cheetahs, that was really surprising and then the biggest surprise of them all, must've been the sharks getting one over the kwas in kimberley