High-flying Lions clean up

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:17
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Golden Lions mentor Johan Ackermann and flyhalf Elton Jantjies have been named as the Currie Cup Coach of the Month and Player of the Month for September.

Golden Lions mentor Johan Ackermann and flyhalf Elton Jantjies have been named as the Currie Cup Coach of the Month and Player of the Month for September.

Ackermann's calming influence has steadied the ship in Johannesburg, which has seen the defending champions deservedly top the log with just two rounds left before the play-offs.

Jantjies was instrumental in the Lions' success during September, with his superb kicking and attacking ability giving his side a crucial edge.

The newly capped Springbok was named Man of the Match against the Free State Cheetahs and is one of the leading scorers in the competition with 77 points.

The announcements were made at two separate handovers on Wednesday with Ackermann receiving his award at Johannesburg Stadium and Jantjies at the Springbok team hotel.

Another deserving nominee was the Griquas Coach Pote Human who steered his side to three consecutive wins, pushing them into semifinal contention, after a slow start to their campaign.

In true Currie Cup fashion, several young players have produced stand-out performances with notable contenders for the award being the Western Province duo of centre Marcel Brache and hooker Scarra Ntubeni.

Players such as Sarel Pretorius and Willie Le Roux also stepped up to the challenge and were worthy nominees.

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Wed, 31 May 2017
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Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
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Fri, 02 June 2017
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Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
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Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Free State Cheetahs 8 8 0 0 39
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Western Province 8 5 0 3 27
Golden Lions 8 5 0 3 26
Sharks 8 5 0 3 25
Griquas 8 4 0 4 21
Boland 8 2 0 6 11
Pumas 8 1 0 7 10
EP Kings 8 0 0 8 1
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