Defiantly one of the better performances form the Lions we saw all season as they dominated the game from start to finish to beat the Stormers 41-22.
Kwagga Smith had a monster of a game as at one stage one would have thought there are 15 Kwagga’s on the park.
The Lions were all over the Stormers in the set pieces and destroyed the Stormers scrum from the first which put them on the back foot.
The Lions got into the Stormers half with two consecutive penalties which allows Smith to get over from a lineout move to score the first try of the match.
This gave them a 5-0 lead before Reynolds kicked a penalty over to extend the lead to 8-0.
Stormers Stander got three points back with a penalty but the Lions were devastating on attack and Andries Coetzee found his way over for the home side second try.
The Stormers were able to hit back just before the end of the first half when Johan Du Toit got over. This made the halftime score only 13-10 for the Lions and everything to play for.
The second half was all Lions as they scored two quick tries from Smith and Skosan. This quickly put the Stormers playing catchup rugby again trying to get back from 27-10.
The Stormers did respond with a try from Jantjies after some hard work from his forwards.
Dyantyi got a try again from the Lions which extended the lead to 34-17 before Stander went over for the Stormers.
The Stormers tried to get another try but Dayimani had the final say to seal an impressive win and the first over a South African side this season.
For DHL Stormers:
Tries: Du Toit, Jantjies, Stander
Cons: Stander 2
For Emirates Lions:
Tries: Smith 2, Coetzee, Skosan, Dyantyi, Dayimani
Cons: Reynolds 4