• Spies: Lions used wrong ball

    Vodacom Bulls captain Pierre Spies says the Lions should not have been allowed to take a quick restart in the last minute of Saturday's match at Ellis Park.

    The Lions caught the Bulls by surprise and were able to regain possession and win a penalty, from which they scored the match-winning try.

    Spies said the Lions, according to rugby's laws, should have used the same ball that was used by Jacque-Louis Potgieter to kick his sixth penalty goal that gave the Bulls an 18-15 lead.

    'We should have secured possession at the last restart, but the Lions used another ball which may have caused us to lose concentration,' Spies told Netwerk24. 'I didn’t have time ask the referee [Jaco van Heerden] about it.'

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    Simon Borchardt