The Lions’ mesmerising ball-in-hand efficiency enabled them to secure an emphatic win over the Bulls, according to SARugbymag.co.za's Opta-powered stats.
Take a look at these stats: the Lions made a whopping 650m to 199, 110 carries to 60, beat 21 defenders to two and completed 12 clean breaks to one. They also enjoyed 65% of possession and completed 120 passes to 54.
On the night, the Lions were ruthlessly efficient, with their decision-making, execution and classy handling enabling the Johannesburg-based side to run in seven tries.
Key to their success was also the outstanding performance of scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, who scored a try and created two others, while also completing 71m, 59 passes and three clean breaks. It’s no wonder he’s set to become a Bok.
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