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Lions 30 (20) vs Blue Bulls 27 (13)

Lions beat the odds and the Bulls at Loftus

Blue Bulls come back strong but fail to steal the win

The Lions went to Loftus as underdogs, and then surprised by beating the log leaders, the Bulls, 30-27 on Friday evening. The Lions scored four tries to three, and were leading 20-13 at the break, after scoring in the last moments in the first half with the scores level at thirteen all, and then they went further ahead in the second half to lead 30-13 at one stage, and then the Bulls fought back with two tries and threatened to steal the match from the Lions, but luckily the Lions managed to keep them from scoring any further after that and get a great win away from home. Willie Wepener with his two tries was named man of the match. 

The scorers:

For the Lions:
 Willie Wepener(2), Jaco Pretorius, Franco van der Merwe    
Cons: Earl Rose(2)              
Earl Rose(2)          

For Blue Bulls:
 Zane Kirchner, Burton Francis, Pedrie Wannenburg                  
Cons: Morne Steyn(3)         
Pens: Morne Steyn(2)             

Yellow card: none
Red card: None 

Lions: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Michael Killian, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Rayno Benjamin, 10 Earl Rose, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar(c), 5 Gerhard Mostert, 4 Anton van Zyl, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Heinke van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Gert Muller, 18 Ernst Joubert, 19 Justin Wheeler, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Louis Strydom, 22 Jaco van Schalkwyk.

Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Marius Delport, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 John Mametsa, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 JP Joubert 8 Pedrie Wannenburg, 7 Wikus van Heerden(c), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp.  
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Francois van Schouwenburg, 19 Jaco Engels, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Jacques Burger.

Referee: Craig Joubert 
Touch judges: Jaco Peyper and Cobus Wessels
TV Match Official:
  Johann Meuwesen

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