The Pumas once again had too much firepower for a young Lions team as they scored seven tries to claim a bonus-point win and do the double over their opponents in Mbombela on Wednesday.
While the Currie Cup match was not quite as one-sided as the 50-9 win for the Pumas in Johannesburg in January, Jimmy Stonehouse’s team was still too strong for the Lions as they claimed a 45-10 victory.
With the result, the Pumas, for now, go level on 15 points with fourth-placed Griquas, who welcome the Sharks to Kimberley later on Wednesday. The Lions, meanwhile, remain rooted to the bottom of the table still looking for their first win of the season.
It took just 27 minutes for the Pumas to seal the four-try bonus point. Hooker Eddie Swart and wing Sebastian de Klerk gave the home side a perfect start to the match, before Corne Fourie and Tinus de Beer dotted down for a try each.
The Lions scored in each half through hooker Jacques du Toit and flank Sasko Ndlovu, but that would prove scant consolation as the Pumas strode out a comfortable victory.
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