LIONS

Lions hold off Sharks

The Lions withstood a late surge by the Sharks to win 23-21 in Johannesburg on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Kaplan: Spies wrong about restart

Former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan says the Lions were entitled to take the quick restart that caught the Vodacom Bulls off-guard at Ellis Park last Saturday.


Jantjies key to Lions’ success

The goal-kicking and game management of Elton Jantjies may be the difference in a clash between two desperate South African teams at Ellis Park, writes JON CARDINELLI.


SA teams face test of depth

Injuries, suspensions, and Springbok resting agreements will continue to hurt South African teams at a crucial juncture of Vodacom Super Rugby. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Lions tweak team for big derby

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made four changes to his side to face the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday.


Crucial fortnight for SA teams

Another win for the Lions could see them topping the South African conference after nine rounds of Vodacom Super Rugby. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Lions edge titanic tussle

An Armand van der Merwe try at the death gave the Lions a dramatic 22-18 victory over the Vodacom Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday. BRENTON CHELIN reports.


Kriel to test Lions defence

Jesse Kriel has given the Vodacom Bulls a greater attacking edge this season and will be a threat against the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Lions tweak pack for Bulls

The Lions have made three changes ahead of the clash with the Vodacom Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.


Lions secure third tour win

The Lions ended their Australasian tour on a high with a thrilling 18-17 win over the Reds in Brisbane on Friday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Whiteley can rattle Reds

The Lions will be looking for another big performance from captain Warren Whiteley against the Reds in Brisbane, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Jantjies back at 10

The Lions have made six changes for their final tour match against the Reds in Queensland on Friday.


Mapoe snatches late winner

Lionel Mapoe scored a 78th-minute try to give the Lions a 20-16 win against the Rebels in Melbourne. JON CARDINELLI reports.


All eyes on Boshoff

The Lions need Marnitz Boshoff to fire if they're to mark their first visit to Melbourne with a victory, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Lions must blunt Nadolo threat

Nemani Nadolo's ability to break tackles and bend the defensive line will ensure the Crusaders hold off the Lions in Christchurch, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


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