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Sharks to Bulls: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Marius Louw, 11 Werner Kok, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Phepsi Buthelezi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Dylan Richardson, 1 Ox Nché.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 JJ van der Mescht, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Yaw Penxe.

Date: Saturday, October 24
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Paul Mente
TMO: AJ Jacobs
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The Lions have confirmed that nine players have been ruled out of their encounter with the Cheetahs as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in the team.

The Lions host the Cheetahs in a Super Rugby Round Three encounter at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Lions team doctor Rob Collins confirmed that four players have tested positive and one of those players represented with ‘mild’ symptoms on Monday, which is within the 48-hour window of the match against the Stormers.

Having followed the prescribed protocols and tracing the people those players have been in close contact with, it has resulted in nine players being placed in isolation for the next 10 days.

This is a developing story!
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HKGK.
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Lions Covid update
Only four players have actually tested positive, but the rest of the players have been withdrawn because they were in contact with the players who tested positive.’
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handyman wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:04 pm HKGK.
Verseker, hoeveel het hulle nou nie weer al aangesteek nie.
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Elton Jantjies has been ruled out of the match due to a grade 1 calf strain

Lions – 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, (c) 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Morne 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.
Subs: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Nathan McBeth, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Stean Pienaar, 23 Tiaan Swanepoel.

Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Junior Pokomela (c), 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Erich de Jager, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Aidon Davis, 21 Chris Massyn, 22 Ruben de Haas, 23 William Small-Smith.

Date: Saturday, October 24
Venue: Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg.
Kick-off: 16.30 (14.30 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron and Colby Griffon
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Nice to see Lombard starts in 10.
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Although 9 were unavailable for Lions they don't have a bad team at all. David Kriel the decision maker, who knows, might go well.
Sharks also a better team than the one that turned up for Superfan day.
Stormers will find the going tough against the Pumas but I think they will win it.
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ZuluBoy wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:35 pm Although 9 were unavailable for Lions they don't have a bad team at all. David Kriel the decision maker, who knows, might go well.
Sharks also a better team than the one that turned up for Superfan day.
Stormers will find the going tough against the Pumas but I think they will win it.
I think the Stormers will win comfortably. Pumas just don't have the talent or depth, lots of heart and passion tho.
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Jensrsa wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:58 am Sharks to Bulls: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Marius Louw, 11 Werner Kok, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Phepsi Buthelezi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Dylan Richardson, 1 Ox Nché.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 JJ van der Mescht, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Yaw Penxe.

Date: Saturday, October 24
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Paul Mente
TMO: AJ Jacobs
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 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Joe van Zyl, 17 Gerhard Steenekamp, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Sintu Manjezi, 20 Arno Botha, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Marco Jansen van Vuren.
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Thank you for posting the teams Jensrsa. EW Viljoen looked class
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20': Pumas 20-7 Stormers
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HT: Pumas 30-14 Stormers
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We've seen some Great Steval Pumas tries!
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52': Pumas 37-14 Stormers

7-0 up with 14 vs 15
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It was nearly game over if the Puma's bench lock caught that one with an open try line.
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Yep. That could have killed the game for the Stormers.

Unfortunately the Pumas isn't an 80 minute team so the Stormers still have a chance

62': Pumas 37-21 Stormers
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74' Pumas 37-35 Stormers
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FT: Pumas 37-42 Stormers

Congrats to both teams
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Yep was Great Rugby!
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Pumas just don't have the squad to play at that pace for 80 minutes. Once their bench comes on they are gone
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Jensrsa wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:01 pm Pumas just don't have the squad to play at that pace for 80 minutes. Once their bench comes on they are gone
The Stormers also don't have big depth. JD should start, vd Merwe should rotate with Ramoet not JD. Great 4 points, far from perfect and lots of hard work.
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OomStruisbaai wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Jensrsa wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:01 pm Pumas just don't have the squad to play at that pace for 80 minutes. Once their bench comes on they are gone
The Stormers also don't have big depth. JD should start, vd Merwe should rotate with Ramoet not JD. Great 4 points, far from perfect and lots of hard work.
You mean lucky 4 points. Great help from the WP ref
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Jensrsa wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:23 pm
OomStruisbaai wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Jensrsa wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:01 pm Pumas just don't have the squad to play at that pace for 80 minutes. Once their bench comes on they are gone
The Stormers also don't have big depth. JD should start, vd Merwe should rotate with Ramoet not JD. Great 4 points, far from perfect and lots of hard work.
You mean lucky 4 points. Great help from the WP ref
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Nah. The last Stormers try was off a forward pass giving them a win
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Dis die tmo wat daai laaste fwd pass drie gegee het
maar Poemas kon wp al lankal weggebere het net nie hul kanse gebruik nie. Hoop nie Eddie Fouche' is ernstig beseer nie. Poemas was die beter span by verre
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Midfieldmaestro wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:29 am Dis die tmo wat daai laaste fwd pass drie gegee het
maar Poemas kon wp al lankal weggebere het net nie hul kanse gebruik nie. Hoop nie Eddie Fouche' is ernstig beseer nie. Poemas was die beter span by verre
Die TMO was seker Seconds.

Punte is in die sakkie. WP het groot karakter gewys om te wen. Myself het gedink hulle was gebere.

Die een gee ons vir die bench. Daai no name fatties was verbasend.

Sien uit na vandag se twee wedstryde.
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Some comments in the below by one of SA's best coaches Jimmy Stonehouse
https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/supe ... y-20201024

Looking at that last pass below it was slightly forward if one keeps an eye on the white line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzfQ2AXHZs4

but it is not the only reason the Pumas let the Stormers in through the back door.
There was the 43-th minute a yellow card given to Rudolph for throwing WC bok Jantjies onto the advertising board so they had to play with 7 forwards for ten.
The becking tryline knock from the Reserve Puma lock.
Their were at least two wasted tries by the Pumas.
The game ending injury of their general Eddie Fouche' at nr10'.
Great to see the Pumas loose head stood his ground against Frans Malherbe who dominated in the WC final.
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Super Rugby Unlocked match between Lions and Cheetahs scheduled for Ellis Park on Saturday has been 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.

The cancellation was triggered on Saturday morning following the receipt of results from a second batch of tests on Lions senior squad playing and coaching personnel, which revealed two further positive cases. The tests had been prompted by the recording of four other positive tests among the same group earlier in the week.

The players who tested positive and identified close contacts are isolating and quarantining according to Department of Health guidelines. The players are in good health and are being monitored by the team doctor.

If the fixture cannot be-rescheduled, both teams will take two points.

“Containing the spread of the disease is a national imperative and this first impact on the rugby schedule is a stark reminder of how vigilant our community has to be and how rigorous we must be in following the rules,” said Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO.

“Safety comes first, and although it is extremely disappointing for all concerned, it is a reminder to our teams and players of the role their actions will play in avoiding the risk of more cancellations.

“Despite having followed the advisory precautions and the plans that were approved by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC), we will take this opportunity to review them and strengthen them if required.”
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Dissapointed but players welfare comes first. Considering the jhb bloem distance they should be able to reschedule i can think on a Wednesday
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HT: Bulls 17-9 Sharks
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Game will depend on who scores first after HT
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:56 pm Game will depend on who scores first after HT
Not really. The Sharks are nowhere. Although the Bulls did score first

Sharks' scrums under pressure, lineouts not working and the backline is static even when they get the ball
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Surprised the Bulls players are holding umbrellas in a thunderstorm. Almost asking to get struck by lightning.

Thought Ivan Van Zyl played well. Always thought he was a bit lightweight but he has added some grunt to his game.
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Huge metal stand behind them. Enough protection
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Bulls taking Shar...Shads to cleaners
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FT: Bulls 41-14 Sharks
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:37 pm Bulls taking Shar...Shads to cleaners
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Good win by the Bulls! They're in the hunt for the Super Rugby Unlocked trophy.
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