Lions continue to learn

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:59
Large warren whiteley   johan ack

Johan Ackermann says that there is no "quick fix" for the Lions as the losses start to mount up before they go overseas.

Johan Ackermann says that there is no "quick fix" for the Lions as the losses start to mount up before they go overseas.
 
The Lions suffer suffered their third straight loss over the weekend to a re-newed Stormers team that beat them 18-3.
 
The Lions next task is a tour to Australasia where a number of his young charges have never been before, and with the experience of Franco van der Merwe still missing, it is not going to be an easy task.
 
Ackermann felt his team were hurt by the two pre-match withdrawals, but it was the costly mistakes that have crept in to their game that really stung the coach.
 
On Saturday, before the game, captain Warren Whiteley failed a fitness test and lock Martin Muller was laid low by a stomach bug.
 
Substitutes Willie Britz and Luvuyiso Lusaseni were moved into the run-on team. 
 
Their places on the bench were taken by Warwick Tecklenburg and Rudi Matthee who flew in from Johannesburg about an hour or so before kick-off.
 
"This week we were forced into many changes because of injuries and then we had two more before the start of the match," said Ackermann.
 
"Our character was really tested and when you saw how we played in the second half - you could see we did not roll over and die.
 
"It was a funny game. We played well in stages and we left many [scoring] opportunities out there."
 
Ackermann said the injuries are something that the Lions will have to deal with, especially when they head off on the Australasia tour.
 
"There is no quick-fix for the Lions," said Ackermann.
 
"We'll just have to front up on tour even though it will be a 'first' for many of our players."
Golden Lions vs Griquas
sast: 12h00 | local: 12h00

  • 48 | 43
LIVE
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
Fri, 04 August 2017
Sharks v Griquas 17h00 Durban
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 27 | 13
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28