Could be a good game....unlike yesterday.
Could be a good game....unlike yesterday.
Egon Seconds referee. Handy as a substitute as well should any of the teams run out of bench.
Same sleepy start.
Slick passing by Warts.
Howzit Pakie....I see we have the horror commentary team again....Phipps is through,
Nice interplay and the Tahs score. Started with a poor clearance kick from Cronje off the scrum.
Warts lead 7-0
Hi Moz. I have a mute feed so I'm spared that agony.
Stransky mentions 'gas'for the first time...it wont be the last.
7-0 Tahs 5min.
He gives a lot of people gas I'm sure.
Lions lineout under pressure. They gain some ground from the Tahs tap. This time clean possession.
Jantjies thinks about clearing and chooses to throw a pressure pass to his mate instead. Gets it the next time and Lions back up to halfway.
Marx intercepts the pass from the lineout and just can't get to the line. Lions penalty 5m out. Lineout.
Nice inside pass from Jantjes leads to try. Much better than just repeatedly ploughing into the opposition.
Great line on the inside pass by Dyantyi off Jantjies and the Lions score from close.
Hooper scores as a direct result of a laughable tactical kick by Jantjies....not a peep from our commentators about the error.
Hooper sells a dummy which is all that is needed. Scores.
Warts lead 14-7
Good hands Tahs and Hooper trots over far too easily. Where is the defensive line?
How bad was that?
14-7 Tahs 15min.
Mapoe almost slips through, needed someone on his shoulder. Penalty Lions right in front.
Lions scramble it over through Lewies.
Good Lions response started by a positive kick return by Coetzee.
Great conversion Jantjies, 14-14.
Poor option by Jantjies with the short high kick on his own 22. Tahs possession and they have a scrum.
Tshituka at 7 for the Lions has been a busy bee. Looks a bit light though.
Oh dear. Simmons just waltzes though a huge gap next to the Lions ruck to score.
Orie nowhere in defense there. 21-14 Tahs 28min.
Our defence across all our Super teams is pathetic.
Lions are going to play catch up all day if they can't get their defensive organization sorted.
High tackle on Coetzee surely, Seconds lets it go. Lions still on attack 7m out, and they lose it.
Warts lock waltzes through Lions defence to score.
Then Lions knock on near Warts try line!
High tackle on Marx is called, Lions on the Tahs 10m with a lineout. Big mess but they get the free kick fortunately. Scrum option.
Now that was nice SKILLS by Vorster as Lions score
Good run by Vorster, started laterally but he found space and dabs it through for Kwagga to fall onto and score.
Marx goes busting up the middle annihilating everyone in his way and finds the tryline weeeeeee!!
Ok that was Kwagga Smith lol
Jantjies is away with the touchline conversion, 21-19 Tahs 35min.
Cloudy isn't it past 1 am in nz. What are you doing up?
Fake news Cloudy, fake news She's taking a break fro m milking cows, Beeno.
Same as you Beeno.....watching the rugby
Dyantyi popping up all over the place, nice to see him looking to get himself involved.
Haha yep chores all done for the day...sleep in Sunday morning lazy day. I was having an ESP moment Pakie
I hope you guys have all bought your mother something nice for her special day
Nice chip by Vorster.....he is up against a nothing player today.
Orie off, Van Der Sluys on.
At 1 am.
Looks like a high scoring game.
Hunt kicks some good Tahs possession straight into touch.
Half time, 21-19 Tahs. Some soft tries conceded by the Lions, but it's anybody's game.
I actually like the Lions and I like them even more when they’re playing the Tahs....it’s actually 1.51am to be precise and I’ve watched rugby later and longer than that sometimes.
Would like to see Dyanti at 13. Any takers?
Cloudy you need treatment for rugby Obsession!
How is our favourite Jancees going
Just hope the errors dry up and you/we can see some quality rugby.
In the old days of Super Rugby we had to get up at 3 or 4 in the morning to watch the NZ games. Good times.
Didn't he play some games at 13 earlier this season Beeno?
Most impressive thing about this game so far is Cloudy up in the deep hours of the night watching it. Fan award of the week stuff!
The only obsession worth having!
Cloudy you are frivolous creature. We are in a extremely crucial stage in world history but let's not go there now
Thanks Mozart.....I usually scare everyone away
Beeno...yes let’s just keep this strictly to rugby plenty to talk about on other threads
She can't sleep anyway with all those cows moo ing in her ears.
Pakie......the EOYT is always an early morning thing for us and many a night has been sleep deprived. Best times
Agreed Moz fan of the year methinks! Unfortunately she would be up for less prestigious awards as well. Hahahahahaha.
Tahs start the second half with a rumble.
There’s only two Pakie haha not a cowshed full....heck don’t even have a cowshed have to run around and catch the cow and tie it to the fence
Great try Lions. Nice passing.
Great try there......Beale lives to give! Joel so excited. He could say gas twice!
Nice try Leeutjies.
But it's the Lions who scores, Kwagga gets the rip and the Lions go a good 70m, throw a few passes and the try to Skosan.
Well Cloudy two is enough if they're having a conversation either side of your bed
An award in here is an achievement so I’ll take whatever’s going...thanks Beeno for your interest.
26-21 Lions after 47min for our listeners at home.
Hahaha....the Vorster hype starts again....playing against a nobody. How dumb are a our commentators.
Dylon Smith destroys the Tahs scrum
Lions doing sup erbly to keep the ball alive. Offload after offload.
Lion's 16th player has arrived ........
Marx is going to get a try soon I can feel it
Think you’re confusing me with moooooo.....laaa Pakie
Tahs grab the Lions' ball and a good attacking position is lost.
Tahs seem to be doing ok without their star player I thought they would have karked it without him.
Turnovers coming a bit too easily for the Tahs.
Poor pass Cronje and Lions tamely surrender their possession again.
Poor defensive alignment again.
Warts score. And take lead 28-26.
Tahs score after Cam Clark had a free run down the touchline. Foley converts and it's 28-26 Tahs 58min.
Hooper now running through the Lions. Lions find space outside from the own 22 but Kwagga knocks it on halfway. Tahs counter again. Jantjies isolated, Lions will be lucky to get away with that one. The magnificent Vorster clears. Boy, he can do anything!
Big tackle Marx. Tahs camped on the Lions 22. Whitely with a diving intercept. Hectic stuff.
Lions need to get into Warts 22. Changes being rung.
Reynolds on for Jantjies. If it's not a forced sub it's a strange one given the game situation.
Time to talk up Tshituka
Tshituka has gone quiet after a busy start. Good tackle count, not much else.
Penalty to take the lead. Kwagga going great guns
Lions almost waited until Christmas to clear the ball from that ruck. Still rumbling. Kwagga showing some great strength with Tahs hanging on him like Christmas tree decorations and excuse me for the duplicate reference.
wow .... I did not realise how strong Kwagga is.
Reynolds just failed to get the offload away.
Seconds making a few mistakes.
Reynolds for posts to give the Lions a 1 point lead. It's good, 29-28 Lions 68min.
Are you seconds guessing him, Moz?
Tahs almost get there with the kick ahead but a superb save on the ground by one of the Lions, didn't catc h the number.
Foley with a droppy and the obligatory embarrassed look on the face after it goes wide.
He’s no Carter lol
Lions need to keep their composure no silly errors.
Marx with another superb half break releases Green with the offload and Lions gain good ground. Knock on and Tahs scrum on their 10m.
Well no shortage of offloads in this game. Can get a bit messy but it has been entertaining. Lions have a lineout 5.
BIG call not to take penalty!
And Tahs get a scrum on their own line. Opportunity lost for the Lions. For now. 29-28 77m in.
That was a big call. Hope it doesn’t cost them the game yikes
Yep, they need to stick around in the Tahs half or that decision can come bite them.
And they get the scrum penalty. Tahs not too pleased, asking the ref if he wants a seconds look at that.
Lucky penalty. Marx will get his try now
And Tahs now win the scrum. Last chance for them. Can the Lions scrum dominate again. 30 seconds on the clock.
Oh no another turnover
Wipe the cow dung off your crystal ball Cloudy
Great win Lions. Hard fought match.
The Tahs have a long way to move the ball without losing it
Good night Cloudy ....an enjoyable game.
Congratulations Lions hard fought win. Tahs missed by that much Folau would have been the difference methinks.
Anyway lads I’m off to bed. Goodnight and wish all your mummas a happy mother’s day
Good game Lions. Nighty night Cloudy, and thank you.
Yes with Folau they could have won last two matches.
No confidence in any of the South African teams displays...we have good to outstanding individual players but cannot combine as an effective winning unit.
We have grave tutoring problems at top level because schools seem to have good coaches...school standards appear to be good but in between some thing is so obviously wrong.
Is it our mindset and approach or is it a panic mentality which appears to be inherent because we live in a country with so many negatives???
The foul ups relate to basics.
The skill levels and creativity of the backs are inferior to Nz Oz and Argies. The skill levels etc in the Sun Wolves backs are better than any SA side.
Desparately need top notch backline coaches to come to SA and help out.
Quite correct Beeno...the NZ'ers, Ozzies and Argies and yes lets take the wooden spooners the Sunwolves...their backline is very good, in fact awesome at times but they lack the backbone in the scrums and basic sets but they seem to be improving there but unfortunately not enough...if they had some Georgian forwards they would be hard to beat.
Japanese rugby has my interest as it is the fastest developing rugby nation and I will not be surprised if they qualify in RWC in the pools.