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Lions start Currie Cup with bonus point win


Well if entertainment was what you where after the you certainly got it on Friday when the Golden Lions beat Griquas 62-41.

Springbok wing Skosan got his hat-trick which inspired the Lions to a comprehensive win at the end.

Although it was the Griquas who took an early 3-0 lead through a George Whitehead penalty, the Golden Lions would respond instantaneously with the first try of the match through Hajcivah Dayimani out on the overlap after nine phases of good, patient build-up from the hosts after their skipper and scum-half Ross Cronje had taken the quick tap from the penalty advantage.

Griquas never give up in that first half and went into the break with the lead but the Golden Lions would come out firing in the second forty.

They scored two quick tries in the first ten minutes of the second half, first Mahuza with an intercept and then Massyn would get over with a pick and go to stretch the lead to 36-20.

Skosan went over again for a 43-27 lead before Griquas Arnoldi hit back with a try of his own. Minutes later Simelane got his first try for the Lions to make the score 50-27.

It was Skosan who had the last say in the match with his hat-trick try to give the Golden Lions a 62-41 win.

Defence was not so great from both sides as the score would suggest but it was a hell of an entertaining match to watch

The scorers:

Golden Lions



Tries – Courtnall Skosan(80′) Hacjivah Dayimani(74′) Wandile Simelane(68′) Courtnall Skosan(60′) Len Massyn(49′) Sylvian Mahuza(46′) Courtnall Skosan(31′) Ross Cronje(27′) Hacjivah Dayimani(7′)

Penalties – Shaun Reynolds(45′)

Cons – Shaun Reynolds(81′) Shaun Reynolds(70′) Shaun Reynolds(61′) Shaun Reynolds(50′) Shaun Reynolds(46′) Shaun Reynolds(26′) Shaun Reynolds(9′)




Tries – AJ Coertzen(77′) Kyle Steyn(71′) Wilmar Arnoldi(65′) Khwezilokusa Mkhafu(33′) Andre Swarts(16′)

Penalties – George Whitehead(38′) George Whitehead(3′)

Cons – George Whitehead(77′) George Whitehead(72′) George Whitehead(66′) George Whitehead(34′) George Whitehead(16′)

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  1. Actually think this is the natural game of South Africans – letting out the flair. I don’t think it’s a bad thing after all the conservative koppestamp mindset of lady 30 years or so. I’d rather have this then constant focus on boot and defence, but yeah at some stage they will need to get defence right. This guy Nienaber with the Boks seems to be a miracle worker. Boks defence was about 100% better v argie and that’s only 4 games in.

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