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Watching Stedman Gans scoring the Bulls first try. They made a spelling mistake within his name. It should have been Stepman Gans seeing how he can goose step and side step. Unbelievabull!

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Jake's two bullies Marcel van der Merwe and Duame Vermeulen bullied the Sardines.
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Jake is te slim
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U/21 Final Friday 30 October
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Free State U21 40 - 21 Sharks U21
https://youtu.be/8H8_X-ARJcM

Lions U21 54-19 WP U21
https://youtu.be/nr47Jzf9sPA
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I watched the second half between Lions and WP u/21 and with 10 mins to go and already 50 up I thought here comes 70 but WP then fought a little back.
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With just days to go before the team’s next Unlocked match on Friday, the men from Joburg have yet to train this week.
The Lions will only know on Wednesday whether they will get the green-light to host Griquas in a Super Rugby Unlocked encounter at Ellis Park on Friday.

This, after the team and coaching personnel’s latest Covid test results are to be known – on Wednesday morning.

The entire squad was tested, like normal, on Tuesday morning. The team though have yet to train this week.

Currently 11 members of the Lions Super Rugby Unlocked squad are affected by Covid-19, which resulted in last Saturday’s match against the Cheetahs, set for Ellis Park, to be called off at the last minute.

And while the word from Lions headquarters in downtown Joburg on Monday was that it was “business as usual”, the squad didn’t train like they normally do on a Monday.

Rather, the team met up on Zoom, to discuss the latest developments, and didn’t get close to a rugby field.

And, it is understood, the players returned to the safety of their homes early on Tuesday morning from Ellis Park, following their latest round of Covid tests. They would not train on Tuesday either.

A decision on whether Friday’s game against Griquas goes ahead or not will likely be made only on Wednesday morning, once all the results are returned. Should there be no more positive cases, and those who were positive are now negative, the Lions could hit the training ground immediately.

Cash van Rooyen and his coaching team would, however, only have a few training sessions left before Friday’s match.

Also, Griquas would have to be informed timeously about the game, as they would normally travel to Joburg from Kimberly the day before the match, in this case, Thursday.

If Friday’s match does go ahead, it will kick off at 7pm.
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The Lions have confirmed Friday’s clash with Griquas has been greenlighted to go ahead after the latest round of Covid-19 testing.

Last weekend’s Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Lions and Cheetahs, scheduled for Ellis Park, was called off in line with Covid-19 protocols.

The decision was taken as part of prescribed precautions advised by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to limit the risk of further infection in the rugby community.
https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/lions-get- ... as-friday/

Lions to play Griquas: 15 Gianni Lombard; 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan; 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Morné van den Berg; 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 MJ Pelser, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Tiaan Swanepoel.

Date: Friday, October 30
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Stuart Berry
TMO: Jaco Peyper
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This side should get past Griquas. Griquas defended like demons against the Bulls and matched upfront. This time though they go with a new frontrow and they rang some changes.
Lions are full of running in that backline. Lombard, Stean Pienaar, Simelane, Dan Kriel, Tiaan Swanepoel bench and Ross bench
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Griquas coach Scott Mathie has made nine changes to his starting lineup for Friday’s Super Rugby Unlocked clash with the Lions at Ellis Park.

Only six players from their last match – a home defeat for the Pumas almost a fortnight ago – have retained their positions in the starting lineup, while there are two positional changes.
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Griquas – 15 James Verity-Amm, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 George Whitehead (c), 9 Zak Burger, 8 Carl Els, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Adré Smith, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 HJ Luus, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel.
Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Mox Mxoli, 18 John-Roy Jenkinson, 19 Johan Momsen, 20 Ewan Coetzee, 21 Theo Maree, 22 Tinus de Beer, 23 Masixole Banda, 24 Bandisa Ndlovu, 25 CJ Velleman, 26 Jonathan Francke.
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I see Elton's grade 1 calf injury only took a week to heal. For lesser mortals it takes 3+ weeks :)
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Jensrsa wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:29 pm I see Elton's grade 1 calf injury only took a week to heal. For lesser mortals it takes 3+ weeks :)
Unless he had covid and was isolating at home after going on the lash, putting the whole competition at risk...
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Sharks to play Pumas: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Marius Louw, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Dan Jooste, 1 Ox Nché.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Yaw Penxe.

Date: Saturday, October 31
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 16.30 (14.30 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Egon Seconds
TMO: Marius Jonker
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Bulls over Stormers
Lions over Griquas
Sharks Pumas a draw...not sure on this one
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agree on first two but Pumas to beat Sharks
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Final:

30 Oct | Emirates Airline Park, JHB

14:00 - Lions U21 vs Blue Bulls U21
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Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Joe van Zyl, 17 Gerhard Steenekamp, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Sintu Manjezi, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Marco Jansen van Vuren.

Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c).
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 David Meihuizen, 21 Marcel Theunissen, 22 Ben-Jason Dixon, 23 Godlen Masimla, 24 Tim Swiel, 25 Angelo Davids, 26 Tristan Leyds.

Date: Saturday, October 31
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Stuart Berry
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Re-looking at the Nelspruit game's teams and I noticed Stonehouse strengthened his bench with 11 players, and it says he still has to pick from them
For sure he knew he lost the game against the Stormers due to of his bench
Pumas don't want to slip against the Sharks last minute as they did against the Stormers
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Jensrsa wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:11 am Sharks to play Pumas: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Marius Louw, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Dan Jooste, 1 Ox Nché.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Yaw Penxe.

Date: Saturday, October 31
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 16.30 (14.30 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Egon Seconds
TMO: Marius Jonker
Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Neil Maritz, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Wayne van der Bank, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Theo Boshoff, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren (captain), 4 Darrien Landsberg, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Liam Hendriks.
Replacements – from: 16 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 17 Stephan de Jager, 18 Brandon Valentyn, 19 Phumzile Maqondwana, 20 Chriswill September, 21 Niel Marais, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Dewald Maritz, 24 Daniel Maartens, 25 HP van Schoor, 26 Kwanda Dimaza.
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Updated: Jaco Kriel replaced by Marnus Schoeman

Lions to play Griquas: 15 Gianni Lombard; 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan; 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Morné van den Berg; 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 MJ Pelser, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Tiaan Swanepoel.
A statement from the Lions on Friday morning said that Kriel would not feature as he ‘has been withdrawn…due to personal reasons’.

‘We support him in this difficult time,’ the Lions statement added.
Apparently his dad died
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Jensrsa wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:05 pm Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Joe van Zyl, 17 Gerhard Steenekamp, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Sintu Manjezi, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Marco Jansen van Vuren.

Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c).
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 David Meihuizen, 21 Marcel Theunissen, 22 Ben-Jason Dixon, 23 Godlen Masimla, 24 Tim Swiel, 25 Angelo Davids, 26 Tristan Leyds.

Date: Saturday, October 31
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Stuart Berry
Bulls by 50.
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HT: Lions U21 19-17 Bulls U21
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Lions really collapsed in the second half

FT: Lions U21 33-48 Bulls U21

Congrats Baby Bulls
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Bulls are a force again.
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HT: Lions 28-3 Griquas
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FT: Lions 61-31 Griquas
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Good win for the Lions. Griquas great in fighting back the second half. James Verity-Am nr15 great game. He was solid under the high ball, showed great speed out running Simelane and he caught Jantjies off guard by gathering his kick that was meant for the Lion's wing and score a try. Zak Burger as always had a good game.
Lions scrum first half, Sadie scrummed very well. The two flankers Tsutuka and MJ Pelser played well and MJ Pelser was a good replacement for Jaco Kriel. Very quick onto the loose ball. Marnus Schoeman second half also played well. The two wings Skossaan and Stean Pienaar both won many meters. Skossaan if i am not mistaken scored a hattrick.
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FT: Pumas 19-42 Sharks
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HT: Bulls 32-6 Stormers
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Match suspended due to lightning. Bulls 39-6 Stormers

If the game is abandoned the Bulls win 39-6
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So it depends on the severity of the storm. The Pumas left so many points on that field but credit to the Sharks who were much better than last week
Breakdown penalties in all the games baffles me. Penalties are for not releasing and not rolling away and a few for side entries which are more clear.
How can one release the ball with so many hands on it, all the defending team does is to get as many hands on the ball and they've got a penalty. How can a player roll away if he is pinned down between bodies, all the defending team has to do is pile in there.
No wonder Jake White does so well with the Bulls, he is a master of breakdowns.
In the 2007 WC there was only one team which had less posession in the whole tournament than the Springboks and it was Portugal. He knows how to play without the ball. Must say Bulls peppered Stormers with high balls and he made Jaque van Rooyen a World Class loosehead. Fourie du Preez learnt Ivan van Zyl to break. Morne' Steyn made Stormers look like jokers. Jake White is definitely building the Bulls into one of the best rugby teams on this planet. Already looking forward seeing them playing the B + I Lions.
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MATCH ABANDONED: FULL-TIME: BULLS 39-6 STORMERS
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It saved Stormers from an embarresment
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Seems the Cheetahs and Lions don't get 2 points each for the cancelled game
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Friday, 6 November 2020
Jonsson Kings Park
19:00: Sharks vs Cheetahs

Saturday, 7 November 2020
Tafel Lager Park
16:30: Griquas vs Stormers

Emirates Airlines Park
19:00: Lions vs Bulls
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:14 pm It saved Stormers from further embarrassment
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Jensrsa wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:46 am Image

Seems the Cheetahs and Lions don't get 2 points each for the cancelled game
If one look at the nu. of games played. Lions only 3. So the Cheetahs game is not included. That means a reschedule is on the cards.
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Bulls is 'n trappie op van die res op die oomblik. Hul game gisteraand kan mens net se: " hulle vattie kakkie van kabouters nie". Dalk bring leeus hul bietjie aarde toe maar sal n man op n perd kos
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Midfieldmaestro wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:42 am Bulls is 'n trappie op van die res op die oomblik. Hul game gisteraand kan mens net se: " hulle vattie kakkie van kabouters nie". Dalk bring leeus hul bietjie aarde toe maar sal n man op n perd kos
Morne "Call me Elton" Steyn had a great game
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Next week and on current form
Sharks to beat the Cheetahs
Griquas Stormers a 50/50
Bulls to beat Lions ?
Oom Struisbaai was on track with his Bulls by 50 over Stormers
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