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Province run Lions off their feet

It was a great victory for Western Province over the Golden Lions when they run them of their feet on Friday with a 39-3 win.

Province had to do the hard-work first before they could reap the rewards in that first half with an enormous defensive performance.

It was the Lions that did all the play in the first 15 minutes but could not get pass the defence of Province.

With a lead of 22-3 one would not have said that if you looked at the stats of that first half. The Lions had their chances but made mistakes on attack and some poor handling cost them points on the board.

With Province on the backfoot Jones charged down a kick inside Lions twenty-two and scored the first try.

Their second came after a quick take from Vermaak with some brilliant hands send Wiese over in the corner for their second and his first for Province.

The Lions got a penalty over but it was Province who had the last say in the half with some brilliant play from Leyds to send Jones over for his second try.

That gave them a comfortable lead at the break.

The yellow card that the Lions got just before halftime cost them dearly as Province scored two quick tries to extend their lead to 34-3 after 50 minutes.

The tries were scored by Senatla who picked up a kick from Viljoen and Vermaak that scored in the corner after a break away from the kick-off for Province.

The Lions again made most of the play but great defence from Province kept them out every time. Must say the handling from Lions was very poor on the high standard we normally see from them.

It was Province that ended the game as they did the first half with a brilliant try which was made by Leyds again and Senatla to round off.

This gave Western Province a 39-3 bonus point win over the Golden Lions.

Scorers:

Western Province – Tries: Huw Jones (2), Cobus Wiese, Seabelo Senatla (2), Jano Vermaak. Conversion: SP Marais, Damian Willemse (2). Penalty: Willemse.
Golden Lions – Penalty: Jaco van der Walt.

 

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  1. avatar

    Craven

    August 19, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Even though Province scored some great tries, it was their defence that impressed me most. Great stuff.

    Oh and Van Rensburg doesn’t look 100% yet, Jones had his number all night long. Will be sad to see him go to Glasgow. He has been in much better form in 2017 than Damien.

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    bryce_in_oz

    August 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

    @Craven:

    Definitely the glue that’s provided some much needed ‘oomph’ in the WP Ork backline for a few Super seasons. Guess he’s off to push for his Scottish test cap.

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    Aldo

    August 19, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Looks like a shootout between Sharks, Province, Cheetahs and Griquas at the moment for semi finals. Although I suspect that come Pro14, cheetahs going to fall of the bus in CC

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    Craven

    August 19, 2017 at 11:36 am

    @bryce_in_oz: Jip, no real reason for him to remain in SA anymore.

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  5. avatar

    Craven

    August 19, 2017 at 11:37 am

    @Aldo:

    Aldo, I would love it if Griquas could steal this Currie Cup from under the noses of the bigger unions.

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    bryce_in_oz

    August 19, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    @Craven:

    Ditto…

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