Lions tame Barbarians

The Lions scored seven tries in their 49-19 win against the SupaBarbarians at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The Lions were simply too strong for the make-shift Barbarians team in this friendly fixture. The hosts scored four tries in the first half and led 28-7 at half-time.

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Their second-half performance, however, was less convincing. The Lions added their fifth try as the game progressed to the fourth quarter.

The Barbarians scored two tries late in the contest to lend some respectability to the scoreline. The Lions had the final say, though, scoring their seventh try of the match before the final whistle.

Lions – Tries: Jacques Nel, Robert Kruger, Andries Ferreira, Robbie Coetzee, Jarryd Sage (2), Stephan Kotze. Conversions: Shaun Reynolds (4), Eddie Fouche (3).
SupaBarbarians – Tries: Sheldon Williamson, Scorer TBC, SJ Niemand. Conversion: Ashlon Davids (2).

Lions – 15 Gerrie Labuschagne, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Selom Gavor, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronjé (c), 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Robert Kruger, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Lourens Erasmus, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Corné Fourie.
Subs: 16 Akker vd Merwe, 17 Sti Sitole, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Bobby de Wee, 21 Hacjiva Dayimani, 22 Victor Sekekete, 23 Dillon Smit, 24 Eddie Fouche, 25 Gerdus van der Walt, 26 Jarryd Sage, 27 Dean Gordon, 28 Jean Luc Cilliers.

SupaBarbarians squad – Aubrey McDonald, Sheldon Williamson, Marco Alberts, Khyle Verwey, Jacques Erasmus, Pieter Botha, Bradley Moolman, Jaco Haywards, Johan Grobler, Robbie Petzer, Ashlon Davids, Siya Masuku, Stokkies du Plessis, Hendrik van der Nest, Samuel Niemand, Francois Robertse, Pieter Mathews, Ian van Deventer, Wikus van der Berg, Ethienne Oosthuizen, Theo Becker, Rudi Mathee, Zander de Kock, Jan-Francois Bester, Armand Jordaan, Johan Pieterse, Bruce Mullen, Rudi Britz.

Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

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