Double backline blow for Lions

Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:12
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Despite fielding a weakened side against the Bulls, the Golden Lions were struck by injuries to Lionel Mapoe and Deon van Rensburg.

Despite fielding a weakened side against the Bulls, the Golden Lions were struck by injuries to Lionel Mapoe and Deon van Rensburg.

The defending champions will host Western Province in Johannesburg on Saturdayin a replay of their semifinal last year but will definitely have to do without wing Van Rensburg whilst they face an anxious wait to discover whether Mapoe will be available.

Mapoe left the field after hurting his knee and has been for scans which will confirm the severity of the injury but Van Rensburg will not be available at all for the playoffs as his leg injury is more serious.

With second place on the standings assured before kick-off in Johannesburg the home side gave a good account of themselves in the first half, but could not keep up with a desperate Blue Bulls side who pulled away towards the end of the match to secure the final semifinal place.

Lions coach Johan Ackermann said that he thought the 50-29 scoreline flattered the Bulls, as his side threw away an opportunity to make a big statement before the knock-out stages.

"We made some really funny mistakes in the last half of the game and there the score went away and it is not a true reflection of the game," Ackermann said.

Ackermann was left frustrated at the injuries to Mapoe and Deon Van Rensburg which happened despite his cautious approach.

"It was good to give guys some game time, the only disappointing thing is that we picked up some injuries and that is the one thing we didn't want," he said.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
CURRIE CUP
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Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 3 3 0 0 15
Free State Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 14
Blue Bulls 3 2 0 1 10
Golden Lions 2 1 0 1 7
Boland 3 1 0 2 6
Griquas 2 1 0 1 4
Western Province 2 0 0 2 2
EP Kings 2 0 0 2 1
Pumas 2 0 0 2 1