Lions beat Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth

The Southern Kings played the Lions in February this season and that match at Ellis Park was won 41-31 by the Lions.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The teams are coming on to the field.
0.01: Demetri Catrakilis kicks off and we are underway.
1.18: The Kings make a strong start by working the ball into to the Lions 22. After 6 phases the Kings 5m line. The pressure is immense and they win a penalty.
2.00: Demetri Catrakilis will kick for posts. He takes the shot and nails it. The Kings lead.
4.00: The Kings are taking the game to the Lions and have brought plenty of intensity for this match.
6.00: The Kings win a scrum on their 22 and Catrakilis kicks well downfield. The Lions run the ball back at them.
8.00: Ronnie Cooke is blown up for a high tackle – not dangerous – so the Lions have a penalty. Elton Jantjies will kick.
9.00: Jantjies takes the kick and JUST curls it in. The scores are level. The Lions have had slightly more possession so far but the Kings look more composed.
10.00; Penalty to the Kings. Catrakilis takes the shot on the edge of the Lions 22, he nails it. Kings lead again.
12.00: Kevin Buys tackles a player without the ball so the Lions have another kick. Jantjies will kick for posts. It’s becoming a kicking contest.
13.00: Jantjies takes the shot fropm about 45m out and nails it. The Scores are level again.
16.00: Derick Minnie has come off for a concussion test.  Warwick Tecklenburg comes on for Jaco Kriel. The Lions break out in centrefield and Stokkies Hanekom slips through and chips ahead and chases. The Kings stop him but concede a penalty.
17.00: Jantjies slots the penalty and the Lions lead for the first time. Kriel has passed his concussion test so he will come back on.  
18.00: The Southern Kings slice through the Lions defence near the touchline and Ronnie Cooke goes over for the try. He fails to get the ball down due to the Lions defence (Deon van Rensburg and Franco van de Merwe). No try. The match is warming up nicely now.
21.00: Penalty to the Lions again. Jantjies takes the kick and slots it. Lions extend their lead.
23.00: The Kings are now dominating the possession and territory but they are being punished for their indiscretions.
25.00; The ref is not happy with Jaco Kriel’s recovery from concussion so he has to come off again. The Lions have also lost a player to the blood bin so they are having to shuffle the team around.
26.00: The Kings win a scrum and attack. They win a penalty and go for the line out drive. The Kings win the ball but spread the ball wide to the other side and Marcello Sampson go over in the corner. The TMO checks and its a TRY! The try was created by a clever cross kick by Catrakilis.
28.00: Catrakilis takes the conversion but misses. The Lions still lead.
31.00: The Lions try a clearance kick but Schalk Ferreira gets a hand to it and Jantjies has to chase the ball and kick it out. Kings putting the Lions under pressure here.
32.00: Penalty in front to the Kings after a break by Ronnie Cooke who is having an excellent game. Catrakilis will kick.
33.00: Catrakilis takes the kcik and nails it. The Kings lead.
36.00: Another penalty to the Kings. Catrakilis takes the kick from almost the half way line. It’s close but it hits the post.

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