LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

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29
Kick-off local time : Fri, 21 June 2013 - 19h00
Kick-off : Fri, 21 June 2013 - 19h00
Venue : Johannesburg
Referee : Ben Crouse
Match status : Result
  Lions Sharks
Tries Derick Minnie (46min) Dale Chadwick (23min) and Heimar Williams (29min)
Penalties
Conversions Marnitz Boshoff (15min), Marnitz Boshoff (47min), Marnitz Boshoff (70min), and Marnitz Boshoff (80min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Keegan Daniel (12min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

82

The Lions hold Riaan Viljoen up in the tackle and win a turnover. That is the game, it is oficially FULL-TIME now and the Lions came back in the second half to score a deserved 33-29 win. Join us tomorrow for all the international drama - including the first Test between the Wallabies and the B&I Lions! Good night from Ellis Park.

81

Time is officially over on the clock, but another poor restart by the Lions and a penalty gives the Sharks a chance. The call goes to the TMO to look for foul play. The Lions escape a card, but the penalty stays

80

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION and the Lions take a 33-29 lead

79

TRY - CJ van der Linde goes over after another strong maul and some great phase-play.

78

Lions set up a line-out 5m out

77

Nicolaas Hanekom attempts a chip and chase, but can't control the ball inside the Sharks 22. But the Lions win another scrum penalty

76

Fred Zeilinga finds a good touch near his own 10m line

75

Boshoff drives the Sharks back deep into their 22

73

Fred Zeilinga, from 30m out and on a reasonable angle, slots the PENALTY for a 29-26 lead

72

Derick Minnie penalised at the tackle - he has also been pushing the envelope

71

The Lions' restart is again mess and the Sharks have an attacking scrum outside the Lions 22

70

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION and it is all square again - 26-all

69

TRY - Hendrik Roodt goes close and the call goes to the TMO and he rules that it is good!

68

Another penalty against the Sharks at the breakdown - 5m line-out

67

Sharks forced to make plenty of tackles now - phases well into the double figures

65

Scrum penalty to the Lions

64

Now the Lions come charging back and win a scrum feed 5m out

63

The maul becomes a penalty as Keegan Daniel again transgresses. The Sharks captain could get another card soon

62

Sharks throwing the ball around inside their half and end up conceding a penalty near the 10m line

61

Fred Zeilinga adds the CONVERSION 26-19

60

TRY - Jandré Marais scores as the Sharks come storming back, although it started with a poor clearance from the restart

58

Marnitz Boshoff can't add the extras - 19-all

57

TRY - Ruan Combrinck gets the five-pointer, but it started at another massive scrum by the Lions, where they won a turnover on the Sharks' feed and ran hard at the opposition

55

The Lions' maul works well again, but a forward pass brings to an end a promising move inside the Sharks 22

54

Derick Minnie makes amends for his earlier transgression by winning a penalty turnover for his team

53

Penalty against the Sharks for obstruction again - Edwin Hewitt the culprit

52

Fred Zeilinga, from 30m out right in front, pushes it wide

51

Derick Minnie penalised for holding on in the tackle

50

Plenty of movement by both teams, but some of the options are very poor - silly little kicks that amounts to nothing

47

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION - 14-19

46

TRY - This time the Lions' maul can't be denied and Derick Minnie gets the five-pointer

45

Keegan Daniel again penalised for illegal tactics at the tackle. Andrew James requires treatment for a rib injury and leaves the field

44

Lions demolish the Sharks scrum, but lose control of the ball

43

Jean Deysel penalised for playing the jumper in the air. Lions set up a maul and they are over - the call goes to the TMO, who rules that there is no clear evidence of a try

42

Penalty to the Lions for offside. Boshoff finds touch 6m out

41

Marnitz Boshoff gets the second half underway and it starts with a free kick at the first line-out - another silly error by the Lions

40

Sharks win a line-out steal, but Tera Mtembu is penalised for obstruction. That is HALF-TIME, the Sharks good value for their lead - with Louis Ludik the most destructive force

39

Dale Chadwick gets penalised for incorrect scrumming - he was warned just a minute ago and he now gets told he failed to heed the warning

37

Lions again being undone by poor support play at the tackle. Sharks held up over the line

35

Riaan Viljoen, from 55m out, is wide

34

Scrum free kick to the Sharks. That is followed quickly by a penalty near halfway

33

Scrum reset - Wiehahn Herbst requires treatment and lips off

32

The Lions come charging back, but a Sharks hand spoils the move 20 metres out - Lions scrum feed

30

Andrew James can't add the extras and that was his easiet kick of the match - 19-7 to the Sharks

29

TRY - Heimar Williams goes over, but the Lions are simply falling off the tackles and making it all too easy for the Sharks.

27

Penalty against the Lions near halfway - hands in the ruck

26

Alwyn Hollenbach chips and chase, but can't control the ball - scrum just 10m out from the Sharks line. Dylan des Fountain on for an injured Hollenbach

24

Andrew James slits another angled CONVERSION and the Sharks lead 14-7

23

TRY - Dale Chadwick goes over, after Ludik again rips the Lions' defence to ribbens

22

Ludik again steps Hollenbach and the Sharks are just metres out

21

The Lions are lazy at the breakdown and Sharks win a turnover by getting numbers there

19

Andrew James slots the touchline CONVERSION - 7-all

18

TRY - Riaan Viljoen goes over in the right corner, after a brilliant break by Louis Ludik, Viljoen doing well to get the ball down in the tackle

16

The Sharks win a penalty inside their half, as the Lions are pinged for not rolling away

15

Marnitz Boshoff adds the CONVERSION - 7-0

14

TRY - Penalty try as the Lions scrum demolish the Sharks pack

13

Lions opt for a scrum right in front and 10m out

12

YELLOW CARD - Lions are piling on the pressure and Keegan daniel is sent to the bin for a professional foul

10

A brilliant break by Hanekom, but again obstruction brings a promising move to an end metres from the line

9

Now the Lions taking it through the phases

7

Sharks' big runners making good ground, but Sharks are penalised for obstruction 10m out

6

Charl McLeod goes around the blindside and chips, but it is far too deep and Ross Cronje saves the day

4

Sharks force a turnover, but Charl McLeod knocks on

3

The Lions' defence keeping the Sharks at bay and then forcing a turnover - Lions scrum feed near the Lions 10m line

1

A poor clearance kick allows the Sharks to force the Lions to scramble the ball into touch inside their own 22

0

Butch James gets the game underway!

-5

The teams are getting ready to take to the field.

-15

It is clear, with no rain in sight, but the rapidly decreasing temperature will ensure the players will need to stay active or there could be a few pulled hamstrings. It will drop into the single digits by kick-off.

-30

Welcome to Ellis Park, where the Lions will host the Sharks in a 'Lions Challenge' encounter. The match is probably more important to the Lions than the Sharks, but should still be an entertaining affair.
Lions
Players
15 Chrysander Botha
14 Courtnall Skosan
13 Lionel Mapoe
12 Stefan Watermeyer
11 Anthony Volmink
10 Marnitz Boshoff
9 Ross Cronje
8 Willie Britz
7 Derick Minnie
6 Jaco Kriel
5 Luvuyiso Lusaseni
4 Franco Mostert
3 Julian Redelinghuys
2 Robbie Coetzee
1 Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes
23 Jacobus Jonker
22 Elton Jantjies
21 Francois de Klerk
20 Warwick Tecklenburg
19 Rudi Matthee
18 Ruan Dreyer
17 Corne Fourie
16 Malcolm Marx
Sharks
Players
16 Lwazi Mvovo
15 Jaco van Tonder
14 S'bura Sithole
13 Frans Steyn
11 Tonderai Chavhanga
10 Tim Swiel
9 Charl McLeod
8 Keegan Daniel
7 Jean Deysel
6 Marcell Coetzee
5 Stephan Lewies
4 Willem Alberts
3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes
24 SP Marais
23 Heimar Williams
22 Stefan Ungerer
21 Ryan Kankowski
20 Etienne Oosthuizen
19 Jacobie Adriaanse
18 Dale Chadwick
17 Kyle Cooper