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    Cell C Sharks v Emirates Lions (Result)



    The Sharks got a important win over the Lions on Saturday with 27-17.

    The Lions are still without a win over a SA side this year in the competition and they will be very disappointed with the two intercept tries they gave away.

    The Lions had a good start with ball in hand forcing the Sharks to kick most of the ball they had back to them.

    When the Sharks got hold of the ball they also got the ball through the hands but more with their big men working their way into the Lions twenty but handling mistakes stop the progress.

    The Sharks pinned the Lions in their own half and got a penalty which Bosch missed just after 12 minutes in the game.

    It was Curwin Bosch with an intercept that broke the deadlock and a lead for the Sharks.

    The Lions were struggling big time in the scrums with the Sharks starting to get penalties from the set pieces.

    From a attacking lineout Dan Du Preez was at the end of a perfect maul to give the Sharks their second try and 14-0 lead.

    The Lions found them in the Sharks twenty two and with some great play from Jantjies to send Mapoe over for the Lions first try.

    The Lions came back nicely after the dominance the Sharks showed in the first part of the half but went into the break 14-7 behind.

    The Sharks almost had the best start possible when Nkosi dived over but he was in touch first as the TMO came into play.

    The Lions who has been playing most of the second half in their own twenty two started a run from their and went through the hands to send Brink over for their second try.

    The Sharks got a penalty over from Bosch before they had defend for all their worth on their own line. With the Lions meters from the line, Mapimpi intercept to run the full length of the field to get another try for the Sharks.

    The Lions started to dominated play and almost got over the line but got a penalty to make it a seven point game.

    That was counter with a penalty from Bosch just before the end of the game which give the Sharks a 27-17 win.


    Sharks Sharks  27  17 Lions Lions

    Sharks: Tries: Curwin Bosch, Daniel du Preez, Makazole Mapimpi Conversions: Curwin Bosch (3) Penalties: Curwin Bosch (2)

    Lions: Tries: Lionel Mapoe, Cyle Brink Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2) Penalties:  Elton Jantjies


    Date Time League Season Full Time
    May 25, 2019 17:00 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome
    Cell C Sharks0233027Win


    27 - 17252650'
    Cell C Sharks
        • 80'

          That is it

        • 78'

          Mapimpi has been massive today on attack and defence such a quality player

        • 76'

          Sharks now with penalty and going for points...Bosch kick...OVER!!!

        • 72'

          Lions go for penalty

        • 72'

          NO TRY!!! Penalty Lions

        • 72'

          TRY TIME!! Lions!! Crucial try TMO to have a look

        • 70'

          Great play from the Lions but not rewarded as Mapoe knock on

        • 68'

          Lions throwing the ball around now but that is desperate which cause errors

        • 65'

          Lions with a scrum penalty and they going for points...Jantjies kick....and he missed it

        • 60'

          Intercept Mapimpi TRY TIME!! Sharks!!! with Lions on the Sharks line, devastating for the Lions

        • 53'

          Sharks with a penalty and Bosch going for points...OVER and the lead back to the home side

        • 49'

          TRY TIME!! Lions!!! What a try from their own twenty two and Brink the man at the end of it but whole team involved

        • 46'

          The Sharks again pinning the Lions in their own half

        • 40'

          NO TRY !! Nkosi step out

        • 40'

          TRY TIME!! Sharks!!! TMO to check

        • 37'

          The Lions with much better play with ball in hand putting the pressure on the Sharks defence

        • 31'

          TRY TIME!! Lions!! great play from Jantjies and Mapoe who dives over

        • 29'

          The Lions just can not get into the game making too many errors on attack which is easy pickings for the Sharks

        • 23'

          TRY TIME!!! Sharks!!! great drive from Sharks and over for their second try

        • 22'

          Another penalty for the Sharks as the Lions are still being pinned down

        • 20'

          Penalty for the Sharks in the scrum, reward for their dominance

        • 19'

          Lions with just no moment in set pieces and have no answer to Sharks mauls.

        • 17'

          TRY TIME!! Sharks!!! Bosch with the intercept and OVER

        • 16'

          The Lions with some time in the Sharks half but loose the ball in the lineout which gives Bosch the time to exit

        • 12'

          Penalty Sharks and they going for points...Bosch kick....missed an easy kick

        • 9'

          Set pieces going to play a vital roll in this match

        • 7'

          The Sharks all over the Lions in that first scrum

        • 3'

          Some good early signs form the Lions on attack

        • 1'

          And we off