Lion kings at Loftus



May 30, 2016
Lion kings at Loftus

FIRST WIN: Lions boss Ackermann. CREDIT: Sourced

Johan Ackermann showed just how good a South Africa A coach he will be as he led his Lions side to their first-ever Super Rugby win at Loftus, moering the Bulls 56-20.

The Johannesburg team have been the form South African side up to now and they lived up to their reputation by taking a 25-8 halftime lead at the home of their fiercest rivals.

They eventually outscored the Bulls by seven tries to three, with flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff contributing 21 points with the boot in his first start of the campaign. He replaced Elton Jantjies, who is nursing a hand injury.

For the winning side, burly centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg was outstanding, scoring two tries, and he was followed over the whitewash by the equally impressive Lionel Mapoe, Julian Redelinghuys, Jaco Kriel, Warren Whiteley and Faf de Klerk.

And to make it an even happier day for the Lions, Mapoe, Redelinghuys, Kriel, Whiteley and De Klerk all got call-ups to the Bok squad to face Ireland next month.

The Bulls struggled with the fast-paced onslaught, but they did manage to score three tries, one each by Jesse Kriel, Adriaan Strauss and Deon Stegmann.

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