Lions beat Bulls in Johannesburg

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Johannesburg based Lions and the Pretoria based Bulls the Pretoria side have won four and the Lions one.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

0.01: Jacques-Louis Potgieter kicks off and we are underway.

2.00: The Bulls try to attack through 9 phases but the Lions hold them out so Jacques-Louis Potgieter goes for a drop goal but misses.

4.00: The Bulls are heavily testing the Lions defence already.

7.00; The Lions manage to kick behind the Bulls and turn them. The Bulls have to scramble and get back for Jacques-Louis Potgieter to kick the ball into touch.

8.00:Stegmann fails to release the ball so the Lions have a penalty. The Lions will kick for posts.

10.00: Jantjies takes the shot and nails it. The Lions lead.

12.00: The Lions go through 10 phases on attack but then concede a penalty for hands in the ruck. The Bulls kick for touch and the line out.

14.00: The Lions win a line out and run at the Bulls. They go through a couple of phases but cant get through.

15.00: The Lions win another penalty as the tackler does not release. Jantjies will kick for posts.

16.00: Jantjies slots the penalty and extends the lead.

18.00: The rain is pouring down. The Bulls win a penalty for interfering at the line out. Jacques-Louis Potgieter will kick for posts from over 50m out.

19.00: Jacques-Louis Potgieter takes the shot from 57m out but misses.

21.00: The Bulls have another penalty so Jacques-Louis Potgieter goes for the kick, He misses again.

26.00: The Bulls win a penalty from the scrum as Jacques van Rooyen collapses. Potgieter will kick for posts.

27.00: Potgieter nails the kick and the Bulls are on the board.

30.00: The Lions go through six phases on attack but then Bulls turn the ball over and work the ball into the Lions 22.

34.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Potgieter takes the shot and nails it. The score are level.

37.00: The Bulls win another penalty. Potgieter takes the shot and nails it. The Bulls lead.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time and the Lions have the ball. They keep the ball alive and they get the advantage. They play on. Penalty to the Lions.

41.00: Elton Jantjies takes the penalty kick but he misses. Its half time.

The half time score was Lions 6 Bulls 9

The Lions kick off and we are underway with the second half.

42.00: Both teams looking to run the ball in the second half.

44.00: Burger Odendaal chips the ball into space but Ross Cronje gets back.

46.00: The Bulls keep the ball alive on attack but as they get to the line they knock on.

48.00: The Bulls continue to attack the Lions but the home side are happy to defend.

53.00: Penalty to the Lions from the scrum. They will kick for posts.

54.00: Jantjies takes the kick but he misses.

57.00: Penalty to the Lions. The penalty is for the way that Stegmann is speaking to the referee. Jantjies lines up the kick. He nails it and the score are level.

61.00: Penalty to the Lions. Jantjies takes the kick and nails it. The Lions lead again.

65.00: The Bulls win a penalty back as the Lions fail to release the ball on the ground. Potgieter will kick for posts. He curls it in. The scores are level again.

68.00: Penalty on the half way line to the Bulls from the scrum. Potgieter will kick for posts.

69.00: Potgieter takes the shot and nails it. The Bulls are back in front.

71.00: Penalty to the Lions for a high tackle.

72.00: The Lions use the maul and they make about 40m. They get to the line and pass to the backs and knock on. They do however win a penalty.

73.00: Jantjies takes the kick and nails it. The scores are level again.

77.00: Late tackle by the Lions so the Bulls have a penalty. They will kick for posts.

78.00: Potgieter takes the kick and nails it putting the Bulls back into the lead.

79.00: Penalty to the Lions. They take it quickly and Armand van der Merwe bashes over and scores. TRY!

80.00: Jantjies takes the conversion and nails it as the siren sounds. The Lions have won.

The full time score is Lions 22 (6) Bulls 18 (9) 


Tries – A.van der Merwe
Pen – E.Jantjies 5
Con – E.Jantjies
Drop –
Cards –

Tries –
Pen – J.Potgieter 6
Con –
Drop –

Cards –Match Officials

Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 1:Jason Jaftha
Assistant Ref 2:Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO :Shaun Veldsman



15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Ruan Combrinck , 13. Lionel Mapoe , 12. Harold Vorster , 11. Anthony Volmink , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Ross Cronje , 8. Warren Whiteley (c) , 7. Warwick Tecklenburg , 6. Derick Minnie , 5. Franco Mostert , 4. Andries Ferreira , 3. Ruan Dreyer , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Jacques van Rooyen

Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Julian Redelinghuys , 19. Robert Kruger , 20. Jaco Kriel , 21. Faf de Klerk , 22. Marnitz Boshoff , 23. Howard Mnisi


Jesse Kriel , Francois Hougaard , JJ Engelbrecht , Burger Odendaal, Bjorn Basson, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Rudy Paige, Pierre Spies (c), Hanro Liebenberg, Deon Stegmann, Grant Hattingh, Jacques du Plessis, Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Dean Greyling .

Replacements: Callie Visagie, Morne Mellett , Marcel van der Merwe, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Roelof Smit, Piet van Zyl, Tian Schoeman, Jurgen Visser.

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