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Lions demolish Sunwolves in Johannesburg

The Lions took another step closer to get that home final when they demolish the Sunwolves on Saturday 94-7.

With the Lions picking their strongest possible side for this game one expected them to dominate play and the scoreline and that is exactly what they did from the start.

They scored five tries in the first half all off them converted by Jantjies to give them a 35-0 lead at the break.

The Sunwolves had no answer in the first half for the power and speed the Lions came at them and the tackling was poor to say the least.

The Lions dominated all aspects of the game in that first half from the scrums, lineouts to the breakdowns and where good enough to keep the Sunwolves scoreless in that first forty minutes.

If one though the first half was bad for the Sunwolves then the second was a massacre as they Lions ended up with 14 tries with only 1 that was scored by the Sunwolves.

They were totally outplayed and not in the same class to be honest. Serious questions on the thinking of SANZAAR to keep a team like the Sunwolves but want to send the Southern Kings, Cheetahs and ether Force or Rebels pacing.

They are not even close to be competitive in this competition and it is a shame that SANZAAR allows a mediocre side like them stay in this premier competition.

The Lions are well on their way to put their name in the hat for the title this year and will have a bye next week to take the Sharks on in their last match of the season in two weeks.

Scorers:

Lions:

Tries: Cronje, Smith 2, Kriel 2, Jantjies, Van der Merwe, Combrinck 3, Skosan, De Klerk, Mahuza, Ackermann

Conversions: Jantjies 6, Combrinck 5, De Klerk

 Sunwolves:

Try: Helu

Conversion: Ogura

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. avatar

    cab

    July 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Holy shit – this lions side is good.

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    Aldo

    July 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

    “They are not even close to be competitive in this competition and it is a shame that SANZAAR allows a mediocre side like them stay in this premier competition.”
    Bunny, was the same true when the Bulls failed to win one game in 2002 I think it was?

    Or when the Stormers lost to the Bulls 75-14 or something? Or the Reds 92-3? Australia and South Africa have to many teams in the competition. No other option is viable, Keep the Sunwolves, they will improve.

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    Jacques

    July 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    @Aldo: no it was not the same, throughout the year they were competitive and it was Super 12 not pejama shit that is now on

    They will not improve as the Japenese Clubs have a bigger say than union so they will stay shit

    This competition is at a low standard we need the best 10 or 12 and the rest can play in a second tier competition

    This is not rugby

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    Bekke

    July 2, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    @Jacques: Agree – same with Ha-kwar-s. They were somewhat competitive in 1st year, but now a joke! Just sucking out funds from SA (primarily).

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    bryce_in_oz

    July 3, 2017 at 8:09 am

    They should have rested their Boks… going to need them all come play-offs…

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    Craven

    July 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Wow, Kwagga and Jaco both scored 2 tries and for most of the game were hanging out in the centres or on the wing. I expect David to be very pissed off with them for not doing their forwards hard graft first.

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    bryce_in_oz

    July 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

    @Craven:

    Kwagga was actually moved to the wing though lol.

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    Craven

    July 3, 2017 at 10:51 am

    @bryce_in_oz:

    Hehehe, my comment was with my tongue firmly in cheek.

    That boy does have some gas though.

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    bryce_in_oz

    July 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

    @Craven:

    He’s quick and super-tough but pretty small to for a flanker… too small IMO…

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    Craven

    July 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    @bryce_in_oz:

    Agreed

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    cab

    July 3, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Why kwagga not part of Bok setup, esp if Kriel no longer eligible and whitely out?

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