LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

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Thumb_lions_graphic80x50 Golden Lions

42

Thumb_wp_graphic80x50 Western Province

12
Kick-off local time : Fri, 14 June 2013 - 19h00
Kick-off : Fri, 14 June 2013 - 19h00
Venue : Ellis Park
Referee : Ben Crous
Match status : Result
  Golden Lions Western Province
Tries Ruan Combrinck (3min), Ruan Combrinck (32min), and Derick Minnie (68min)
Penalties
Conversions Marnitz Boshoff (4min), Marnitz Boshoff (24min), Marnitz Boshoff (29min), and Marnitz Boshoff (33min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

Western Province have one last chance of a consolation score, but it all ends in a whimper - a forward pass just inside the 22. The hooter for FULL-TIME goes and the Golden Lions leave Ellis Park with a deserved 42-12 victory. The many changes after the break and some favourable refereeing decisions aided the visitors, but the difference in class is reflected in the scoredboard. Join us tomorrow for a host of Internatiopnal rugby!

78

WP win a scrum inside the Lions half, then a penalty, but eventually knocks the ball on as the Lions defence again holds string

75

Lionel Cronje adds the conversion - 42-12

74

TRY - Gavin Annandale bursts over after a couple of quick phases bring the Lions close

72

Lions win a scrum feed just outside the WP 22, as the home team look to seal the deal

71

Berton Klaasen can't control the ball and it has hacked ahead, into touch near the Lions 22

70

Lions knock on near halfway as they run it back from the restart

69

Lionel Cronje adds the conversion - 35-12

68

TRY - The phases built and eventually Derick Minnie strolls over.

66

Lions work their way into the WP 22

64

Now WP penalised at the tackle - but that offside (playing a man past the ball) has been going on all game

63

Lions defence wins the day again - another turnover inside their 22

62

Nic Groom behaving like a spoilt brat now!

61

Lions win a good turnover inside their, but again they are being penalised at the tackle - it really appears two sets of rules apply here

59

Referee again being kind to WP, as their scrum goes down in a heap and then blows the Lions at the breakdown. Now he warns the Lions ...

58

Another penalty, another maul by WP, but this time the Lions win the turnover

56

Nic Groom loses the ball over the line, but WP win another penalty.

54

Still the ref's calls favouring WP, who are now building some good momentum

53

WP attack the breakdown and win a turnover, which become a penalty

52

The pressure mounts and the Lions win a penalty 10m out

51

Lions running hard at WP and working their way into the 22

49

Lions win a turnover, but a silly chip bring another promising move to an end inside the WP 22

48

WP easily pushed into touch outside the Lions 22 - that was a bit too much sideways and not deviation

47

Robbie Coetzee penalised for not releasing in the tackle, butchering a Lions opportunity

46

Dillyn Leyds gets his hands to the ball, as the Lions launch a furious raid, but the kick over the top is directly into touch

44

Tim Swiel adds the CONVERSION - 12-28

43

TRY - Dillyn Leyds goes over in the right corner, as WP pick up the pace and catch the Lions napping

42

Another penalty against the Lions, this time at the maul

41

Tim Swiel gets the second half underway. Early penalty against the Lions

40

Tim Swiel can't add the extras, but WP have something on the board as the HALF-TIME hooter goes - 28-5. See you in 10 minutes!

39

TRY - Quick tap-'n-go and Joshua Katzen is over for WP's first score

38

Another strong surge by WP becomes a breakdown penalty inside the Lions 22

36

Lions scrum penalised for wheeling

35

That becomes a line-out penalty against WP on the visitors' 10m line. But the Lions' line-out throw is not straight

34

Penalty against Province as they try to stop this Lions juggernaut inside the home team's 22

33

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION - 28-0

32

TRY - Ruan Combrinck gets his second, coming after a WP line-out went awry and the Lions pounced - the forwards doing great work

30

Another very effficient restart by the Lions - drive WP back deep into their half

29

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION - 21-0

28

TRY - Nicolaas Hanekom gets his second fortuitous try, as he intercepts inside his 22 and outsprints the cover

26

WP launch their best raid of the match, but Patrick Howard is tackled into touch behind the goalline

25

Efficient clearance by the Lions from the restart

24

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION - 14-0

23

TRY - Nicolaas Hanekom, from a chip-'n-chase after a scrum, finds a favourable bounce and gets the second five-pointer

22

Lions again let themselves down with failure to secure the ball at the breakdown, but WP knock on near halfway

20

Lions' line-out is a mess - scrum to WP 15m out from their line

19

Another scrum penalty to the Lions

18

Lions getting off the line quickly and not allowing WP any space or time with ball in hand

17

Now the Lions cough up the ball near halfway

15

WP knock on just on the Lions 22 - lots of movement, but the execution by both teams lacking

14

'Flat' pass becomes a penalty against the Lions at the breakdown

13

Ref being very kind to WP - could have blown them twice in this move

12

Lions maul goes down and then the Lions are penalised in the tackle

10

Another WP scrum demolished - another penalty to the Lions

8

Lions demolish the WP scrum and win a penalty

7

Alwyn Hollenbach penalised at the breakdown, but the WP line-out is a mess - scrum to the Lions just outside their 22

6

Lions go downtown from the restart and WP try to counter, but a poor pass puts the ball into touch

4

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION - 7-0

3

TRY - Ruan Combrinck gets the first points, after the Lions steal a line-out on the 10m line and then go through the phases, opening up the WP defence

1

Early penalty to WP, inside their 22 - Lions transgress at the breakdown

0

Marnitz Boshoff gets us underway!

-2

Teams are taking to the field

-5

Late change for the Lions - Warren Whiteley out, Willie Brits starting and JC Janse van Rensburg taking over the captaincy

-8

WP will field 12 Under-21 players

-10

There is far more at stake for the Lions than WP - they are building towards their Super Rugby promotion-relegation series, WP testing depth before the Currie Cup.

-20

It is a clear, but crisp evening - should make for entertaining rugby!

-30

Welcome to Ellis Park, where we await the encounter between the Golden Lions and Western Province.
Golden Lions
Players
15 Jaco van der Walt
14 Ruan Combrinck
13 Lionel Mapoe
12 Howard Mnisi
11 Courtnall Skosan
10 Marnitz Boshoff
9 Ross Cronje
8 Warren Whiteley
7 Derick Minnie
6 Jaco Kriel
5 Franco Mostert
4 Martin Muller
3 Ruan Dreyer
2 Robbie Coetzee
1 Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes
22 Harold Vorster
21 Mark Richards
20 Albertus Smith
19 Warwick Tecklenburg
18 Willie Britz
17 Julian Redelinghuys
16 Armand van der Merwe
Western Province
Players
15 Cheslin Kolbe
14 Kobus van Wyk
13 Juan de Jongh
12 Michael van der Spuy
11 Seabelo Senatla
10 Demetri Catrakilis
9 Nic Groom
8 Nizaam Carr
7 Michael Rhodes
6 Rynhardt Elstadt
5 Manuel Carizza
4 Jean Kleyn
3 Patric Cilliers
2 Siyabonga Ntubeni
1 Allistair Vermaak

Substitutes
22 EW Viljoen
21 Kurt Coleman
20 Louis Schrueder
19 Sikhumbuzo Notshe
18 Brok Harris
17 Oliver Kebble
16 Neil Rautenbach