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CC Game 28 – Lions (28) vs (19) Sharks F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions, Sharks on 27 Aug 2011 at 15:30
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Finally we get to the game most of us have been waiting for. The battle for top spot on the log (at the time of writing, Friday afternoon, no other games had been played so I have no idea whether Province got 5 points and are currently leading the log?) is upon us and we will have a runaway leader should these two teams not draw this afternoon.

The Lions have had a great season so far, starting off strong and keeping it up until they lost their unbeaten record against Province last weekend. This week they are back at home and face a Sharks team that has had an up and down couple of weeks, from losing to Griquas in Kimberley, beating Province at Newlands and then not being able to score four tries against the Leopards at home last weekend.

This all points to a game where both teams will have nothing to lose and everything to gain and we can only hope for a spectacle much in the same vain as the Super Rugby contest these two teams played a few months ago.

Be seated at 17h00 for this game, it’s going to be a cracker.

Lions: 15. Jaco Taute, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Michael Killian, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Michael Bondesio, 8. Joshua Strauss (Captain), 7. Derick Minnie, 6. Cobus Grobbelaar, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Wikus van Heerden, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Bandise Maku, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg

Replacements: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Jacobie Adriaanse, 18. Johan (Joe) Snyman, 19. Michael Rhodes, 20. Warren Whiteley, 21. Doppies la Grange, 22. Burton Francis

Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 Stefan Terblanche, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Fred Michalak, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Keegan Daniel (capt), 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick.

Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Eugene van Staden, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Conrad Hoffmann, 22 Adrian Jacobs



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