Currie Cup

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Kick-off local time : Fri, 27 September 2013 - 19h10
Kick-off : Fri, 27 September 2013 - 19h10
Venue : Johannesburg
Referee : Jason Jaftha
Match status : Result
  Golden Lions Sharks
Tries Derick Minnie (24min), Warren Whiteley (37min), and Jaco Kriel (65min) Fred Zeilinga (14min), SP Marais (56min), and Cobus Reinach (67min)
Penalties Elton Jantjies (5min) and Elton Jantjies (34min) Fred Zeilinga (20min) and Fred Zeilinga (45min)
Conversions Elton Jantjies (25min) and Elton Jantjies (38min) Fred Zeilinga (15min) and Fred Zeilinga (68min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs Fred Zeilinga (2min) and Fred Zeilinga (12min)
Minute Commentary


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The Sharks hold on to come away with four log points which see them return to the top of the table. The Lions stay in third place.


It's nail-biting stuff as the Lions launch wave after wave of attacks but the ball is knocked into touch. The Sharks manage to secure the line-out ball and Reinach kicks the ball into touch. That's it!!!


Van der Merwe secures and the Lions maul over the try-line. The TMO is called in ... the ball is held up so it'll be a five-metre scrum.


Van der Merwe steals another line-out and here come the Lions back inside the 22. Marais intercepts but he was offside so it's decision time for the Lions. They opt for the line-out.


The Lions knock-on on the 22-metre line and go on to concede a penalty at the ensuing scrum so the Sharks escape out of their half.


The driving maul is stopped a metre short and Daniel comes away with the ball and finds touch.


Hadebe goes offside but the Lions turn down the three points.


The Sharks hit back through a superb solo TRY by Reinach! Zeilinga adds the CONVERSION and the Sharks are back in front.


The Lions win another line-out on the Sharks' throw and win a tactical kicking exchange. The explosive Kriel breaks a tackle, hands off another and scores a crucial TRY! Boshoff can't add the extras but the Lions lead.


Zeilinga finds space at the back with a kick. Janke chips in behind at full pace but it's out on the full.


The Sharks are pinged at scrum time so the Lions finally get out of their 22.


The Sharks go to the right from the scrum to Van Tonder who throws a 50-50 pass that doesn't come off. The Lions set up a phase from the scrum and Williams snatches a turnover. The ball goes wide to Mvovo who's held up in a maul so the Lions will feed the scrum.


The Lions do well to clear and win the lined-out against the throw but Cronje knocks on from the base.


Mtembu wins a penalty on the deck and Zeilinga sets up a line-out 10 metres from the try-line but Cooper's throw isn't straight.


McLeod catches the Lions napping with a quick tap inside his half and links up with Marais after a 40-metre run and Marais scores the TRY! Zeilinga can't add the extras.


Kriel makes a brilliant break and Daniel has to make a crucial tackle on Jantjies, who ran a good supporting line. The ball goes wide to Janke but he loses the ball into touch and the Sharks clear.


The Lions come in from the side so Zeilinga will have a go from roughly 55 metres out and he slots the PENALTY!


The front rows pop up at the scrum so Cronje picks up and snipes on the blindside but knocks on in the process and Zeilinga clears from the resulting scrum.


Jantjies gets the second half underway and Mtembu knocks on the kick-off!


The Lions get the scrum penalty and kick the ball into touch to signal HALF-TIME! So, after a frenetic 40 minutes, the Lions lead 20-16!


Zeilinga unleashes McLeod with a great offload but the scrumhalf's pass out wide is forward.


Downey is lucky not to be yellow carded for cynically kicking the ball out of a ruck from an offside position. The Lions are brimming with confidence now and turn down the kick at goal. It pays rich dividends as Whiteley scores the TRY under the posts, Jantjies adding the CONVERSION!


PENALTY! Daniel flies recklessly into a ruck from the side. It's only a penalty and Jantjies adds the three points.


Ndungane, Whitehead and McLeod combine to stretch the Lions but the hosts stay calm and win a penalty on the deck that allows Jantjies to clear.


Zeilinga goes for another drop but this time it's wide to the right.


Jantjies throws a wayward pass that oh so nearly is plucked by the Sharks. Boshoff picks it up but the pass is adjudged to have gone forward.


The Lions strike back with an outstanding team TRY rounded off by Minnie. Jantjies adds the CONVERSION and the Lions are right back in it.


The Lions steal the line-out ball and make headway before Minnie knocks on in midfield.


The Lions look shell-shocked so Jantjies calms things down with a good touchfinder.


The Sharks are full of running and causing plenty of problems for the hosts. The Lions suffer a further blow as they are blown up at scrum time and Zeilinga kicks the PENALTY!


Mtembu throws a great pass to unleash Ndungane. The Lions scramble but not without conceding a penalty but this time Zeilinga fails to hit the target.


It's the Zeilinga show as he makes a break, links up with Lewies, gets the ball back from the lock and scores the opening TRY. He adds the CONVERSION!


Marais joins the line and glides through a gap before being brought down. Zeilinga is in the pocket and he lands his second DROP-GOAL!


It's been a tense start by both teams as Van Zyl knocks on deep inside his half.


The Sharks try to hit back and Chadwick is half-a-metre short but Minnie wins a turnover and Boshoff clears.


The Lions respond brilliantly and Minnie almost scores, just not able to dot down, but Jantjies levels the scores with a PENALTY!


Jantjies does well to clear under pressure but the Sharks stay inside the 22 and Zeilinga slots a DROP-GOAL!


And it’s Zeilinga with the kick-off!


Conditions are perfect so we should be in for quite a spectacle.


Welcome to our live coverage of the clash between the Golden Lions and the Sharks.
Golden Lions
15 Marnitz Boshoff
14 Chrysander Botha
13 Lionel Mapoe
12 Andries Coetzee
11 Anthony Volmink
10 Elton Jantjies
9 Ross Cronje
8 Warren Whiteley
7 Derick Minnie
6 Jaco Kriel
5 Franco van der Merwe
4 Chris van Zyl
3 Ruan Dreyer
2 Willie Wepener
1 CJ van der Linde

22 Robert de Bruyn
21 Tian Meyer
20 Warwick Tecklenburg
19 Willie Britz
18 Julian Redelinghuys
17 Jacques van Rooyen
16 Robbie Coetzee
15 SP Marais
14 Odwa Ndungane
13 Louis Ludik
12 Frans Steyn
11 Lwazi Mvovo
10 Patrick Lambie
9 Charl McLeod
8 Keegan Daniel
7 Willem Alberts
6 Marcell Coetzee
5 Pieter-Steph du Toit
4 Peet Marais
3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

22 Heimar Williams
21 Fred Zeilinga
20 Cobus Reinach
19 Jacques Botes
18 Stephan Lewies
17 Wiehahn Herbst
16 Kyle Cooper