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Kick-off local time : Fri, 04 July 2014 - 19h10
Kick-off : Fri, 04 July 2014 - 19h10
Venue : Johannesburg
Referee : Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Lions Rebels
Tries Anthony Volmink (3min), Warwick Tecklenburg (58min), and Warren Whiteley (72min) Tom English (22min) and Colby Faingaa (53min)
Penalties Marnitz Boshoff (9min), Marnitz Boshoff (31min), Marnitz Boshoff (37min), Marnitz Boshoff (64min), and Marnitz Boshoff (66min) Jack Debreczeni (34min)
Conversions Marnitz Boshoff (58min) and Marnitz Boshoff (72min) Jack Debreczeni (22min) and Jack Debreczeni (53min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


That is the end of Fridays action but join us again tomorrow as the Crusaders take on the Blues and the Force face the Reds, followed by that the Stormers host the Bulls and the Sharks travel to Bloemfontein for the Cheetahs -don't forget Sunday's match where the Waratahs take on the Highlanders!


The hooter sounds as the ball gets knocked on so the referee decides that is enough. That is FULL TIME! The Lions make history by winning six in a season with a chance to extend that next week against the Cheetahs


Whiteley breaks from the base and gets within inches, De Klerk swings it to Corne Fourie on the wing but the ball is tackled out his hands as he dives for the line - Lions still have another scrum as they look for the bonus point


Rebels look dejected as there is an injury break for Innman who was steamrolled by Derick Minnie - he is taken off by the medical golf cart - Lions have a scrum as they look to finish this game off


Rebels scrum gets the ball away as Hegarty puts in a cross kick for Woodward who just cannot gather as it sails over his head


Rebels have good ball retention but they are not going anywhere, Jones makes a good break but his offload is almost snapped up by Boshoff - he just drops it from his finger tips! - Rebels scrum


TRY - Warren Whiteley takes the ball off a side-ways running Faf de Klerk as he straightens and twists over the line. Boshoff CONVERTS the try


Lions throw a loose lineout giving the Rebels a chance to push their way up to the halfway line. It all gets a little slow as Higginbotham puts in a little off the ball nonsense, it is a bad tip tackle... referee reviews it with the TMO and it is a YELLOW CARD


The Lions looking full of life now as they work their way upfield, keeping the ball alive through Willie Britz who is looking dangerous!


PENALTY - Rebels making too many mishaps now! Boshoff gets another shot and he takes it as the ball flies through the uprights!


Boshoff looks to add the extra three from a PENALTY, and it is good!


Woodward has plenty of time to run as the Lions stand off him, he chips ahead but it rolls out as the Lions exit their half - they don't find touch as as the Rebels counter, the ball is intercepted by Armand van der Merwe of all people! He is bursting down field in a 60 metres sprint! the replacement hooker is brought down short but propels himself forward in a double movement! poor guy - deserved a try!


Lions come bursting forward on attack with Mapoe making great strides into the heart of the Rebels defense. Great build up eventually sees the Rebels crack as Warwick Tecklenburg smashes over under the posts for a TRY! Boshoff adds the CONVERSION


Rebels keep flooding forwards as the ball is kept alive through some great offloading! Tom English makes a fool of himself as he dives over a ruck on the five metre line looking to score the try... but it is not the try line! At least it is still a Rebels scrum


Rebels lineout is secured and a maul is set - it is solid and moving fast - Colby Fainga'a is on the tail and makes it over easily for the TRY! Debreczeni adds the CONVERSION


It is all getting a bit messy now as the ball is not going to hand - It is a Rebels scrum inside the Lions half, they break through English with Hegarty looking to keep it on the boot - the ball then comes back to the other wing where Higginbotham reaches for the corner but he is not convinced... it is not try but the Rebels have a penalty because Hollenbach tackled a man without the ball


Rebels finally get the ball through the hands and make some good yards as Hegarty has a break and a good offload - Rebels keeping the ball alive as they camp outside the Lions 22


It's all Lions at the start of the half but they really could do with some more points - Debreczeni keeps kicking the Lions back into their half


Boshoff has a chance for another kick from the halfway line ... it has the distance but skims the outside of the posts - Rebels drop out very deep as the Lions counter through Mostert


Lions still piling on the pressure at scrum time but the Rebels come away with it through Ellison and gets them on the front-foot. Shota Horie has been impressive with his hands and general skills - Rebels on half way but the ball is turned over by Britz


We are off as the Rebels kick off looking to shave that four point deficit


The hooter sounds as the Rebels come away with the ball, the visitors kick it away but the Lions cough it straight back up as the Rebels run again - the whistle sounds when the balk goes forward. That is HALF TIME


Lions having one last crack at it but the ball gets knocked on and there is time for one last scrum to the Rebels


Lions prepare for another scrum with the scores very tight - a free kick to the home team as Cronje takes quickly and gets a penalty. Boshoff steps up once again and nails the PENALTY


Lions are penalised after committing multiple fouls - the red issues a warning as Debreczeni lines up a simple PENALTY kick which sails over


Rebels scrum is a little testy as the referee calls for a reset - eventually the ball comes and they go blind through Debreczeni. Rebels looking for holes just outside the 22


Boshoff has a chance to extend the Lions lead with a kick from out wide... It shaves the inside of the upright as the Lions take a four point lead


Kicking contest going down now but it is Hegarty who finally gets it out just inside his half - Lions lineout as they smash it up the middle through Hollenbach


Rebels get a maul held up which brings their attack to an end, the scrum is penalised against the Lions so actually, the Rebels have the ball again! Debreczeni lines up the penalty - and it is wide


Rebels back on attack again and it is that man English who makes the metres, the ball is slowed but the Rebels still have the go-forward-ball


TRY - Burgess taps and goes from a penalty deep in their own half, the Lions are caught napping as the ball gets played through the hands finding Tom English on the wing who goes over for the try. Debreczeni kicks a brilliant CONVERSION for his first ever Super Rugby kick!


Lions maul the ball up and get within a sniff of the tryline as Cronje swings it wide, Boshoff puts in a brilliant little kick but Nicolaas Hanekom cannot latch onto the ball as he knocks it on - Rebels 5 metre scrum


Lions using a little bit of the width that the Rebels have offered them, Boshoff looks to run things with his boots as he rakes a kick across field that rolls out for a Rebels scrum to defend. The visitors look to run it out untill it gets to Ellison who puts boot to ball


Solid Lions scrum earns them a penalty advantage as Cronje looks to run - Boshoff tries a territorial kick but advantage was over so it is a Rebels lineout after going out on the full


A great break from Jack Debreczeni down the wing, he offloads to Higginbotham who gets tackled in the corner but the referee needs the TMO to have a look... his foot is in touch before it is grounded - no try


Enterprising play from Cronje with a dink over the top of a ruck, the chasing Lions try a tap pass that is poor and gets knocked on, Rebels scrum. They go blind but do not get far as it is grubbered into touch


Rebels concede an unlucky penalty at the lineout for crossing on a skew throw - Lions penalty as Boshoff steps up. PENALTY is converted by the flyhalf


Lions maul just outside the Rebels line but the ball is turned over by Colby Fainga'a, it gives the visitors a chance to exit


second scrum of the match goes to the Lions as the rebels attack comes to an end with a knock on - there is more pressure from the Rebels scrum this time but the Lions come away on the blind side as Van Wyk kicks up the line earning a lineout after it was touched by a Rebels hand


Powerful scrum as Cronje goes round the scrum and pops it into Jaco Kriel who is stopped just short, the ball is recycled back to Boshoff who swings a huge pass to Volmink on the wing who is over for the TRY untouched. Boshoff cannot add the conversion


Early mistake from the Rebels on their line as there is a knock on about 7 metres out - Lions have a perfect start and a chance for an early attack


We are underway at Ellis park as Boshoff kicks off on to the traveling Rebels from Melbourne!


It is chilly in Johannesburg but the weather is perfect for rugby, not much wind or any real chance of rain!


The Rebels have brought in the big boot of Jack Debreczeni at fullback for Jason Woodward. The rest of their backline is fairly settled with Luke Burgess, the Wallaby, running things from scrumhalf. Shota Horie has impressed in the No.2 jersey and we also see the return of stalwart Hugh Pyle to the starting lineup


The Lions have newly capped Springbok Marnitz Boshoff running things from the flyhalf position with experianced Franco van der Merwe adding some leadership in the pack. If the Lions walk away with a win in this game they will have had their most successful season in Super Rugby with six victories


Welcome to the second game on this Super Rugby Friday! The Lions return after an extended international break with all the South African teams taking an extra week. The Rebels finish off their campaign in South Africa against the Lions today and the Bulls next week, they come off a 20-36 loss against the Reds last week.
15 Andries Coetzee
14 Lionel Mapoe
13 Nicolaas Hanekom
12 Alwyn Hollenbach
11 Anthony Volmink
10 Elton Jantjies
9 Ross Cronje
8 Warren Whiteley
7 Warwick Tecklenburg
6 Jaco Kriel
5 Franco van der Merwe
4 Franco Mostert
3 Julian Redelinghuys
2 Robbie Coetzee
1 Schalk van der Merwe

23 Courtnall Skosan
22 Marnitz Boshoff
21 Francois de Klerk
20 Derick Minnie
19 Willie Britz
18 Ruan Dreyer
17 Corne Fourie
16 Armand van der Merwe
15 Telusa Veainu
14 Alex Rokobaro
13 Tamati Ellison
12 Mitch Inman
11 Tom English
10 Jack Debreczeni
9 Luke Burgess
8 Colby Faingaa
7 Scott Fuglistaller
6 Luke Jones
5 Cadeyrn Neville
4 Hugh Pyle
3 Laurie Weeks
2 Shota Horie
1 Toby Smith

23 Lalakai Foketi
22 Nic Stirzaker
21 Jordy Reid
20 Lopeti Timani
19 Sam Jeffries
18 Paul Alo-Emile
17 Cruze Ah-Nau
16 Pat Leafa