Lions 14 (7) vs Force 55 (29)
Lions continue poor form
Force record biggest victory in Super 14
The Lions suffered another humiliating loss, this
time at the hands of the Force, going down 55-14 in Perth on Friday.
Once it again it was their defense that lead them down, as they let in eight
tries to two. Two of the Force tries were penalty tries, also leaving a question
mark about the Lions discipline.
The Force lead 29-7 at half time, on their way to their biggest victory yet in
The sooner the Super 14 ends for the Lions, the better.
For the Lions:
Tries: Jannie Boshoff, Earl Rose
Cons: Andre Pretorius(2)
For the Force:
Tries: AJ Whalley, Cameron Shepherd(2), Drew Mitchell, James
O'Connor, Matt Giteau and two penalty tries
Cons: Matt Giteau(6)
Pens: Matt Giteau
Yellow card: Ernst Joubert(26m), Shandre Frolick(47)
Red card: None
Lions: 15 Earl Rose, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Doppies
la Grange, 11
Henno Mentz, 10 Andre Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Ernst
Joubert(c), 6 Robert Kruger, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4
Jannes Labuschagne, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Hans van Dyk, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Gert Muller, 18
Franco van der Merwe, 19 Gerhard Mostert, 20 Todd Clever, 21 Chris Jonck, 22
Force: 15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Scott Staniforth, 13 Ryan Cross, 12
James O'Connor, 11 Cameron Shepherd, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Richard
Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Matthew Hodgson, 5 Nathan Sharpe(c), 4
Sam Wykes, 3 Ben Castle, 2 Tai Mcisaac, 1 Gareth Hardy.
Replacements: 16 Ben Whittaker, 17 AJ Whalley, 18
Pekahou Cowan, 19 Tom Hockings, 20 Tamaiti Horua, 21 Josh Tatupu, 22 Haig Sare.
Referee: Paul Marks
Touch judges: Ian Smith and Julian Pritchard
TV Match Official: George Ayoub