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Lions vs Stormers: One Last Time – Relive the Action [Video]

Lions vs Storm last out: John Dobson’s team led the Sharks and Bulls by two points before kickoff and ensured they remain at the top with a victory in Johannesburg on February 12, 2022.

Former Lions Hacjivah Dayimani gave the Stormers a 10-3 lead at halftime before Seabelo Senatla and Sergeal Petersen added a pair of excellent team attempts in the second period and Deon Fourie got their fourth late.

Manie Libbok scored 12 for the visitors at Ellis Park and the Lions looked to have to take a single penalty from Tiaan Swanepoel until Morne van den Berg made a late consolation attempt converted by returning Jordan Hendrikse.

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The Lions are still rooted at the feet of the South African shield and have two spots at the bottom of the entire table.

The two sides travel to Ireland in two weeks, with the Storm heading to Connaught and the Lions taking on Leinster in Dublin.

After an early decision to take a corner didn’t pay off, the Storm pointed to the post for the next penalty, and Liebock duly put the first point of the game on the board.

The Lions equalised after 20 minutes, with Swanepoel taking a penalty in front of the post.

To their credit, both sides wanted to play a fast-paced game early and create an interesting scene, and the Storm started to make progress in the second quarter.

Brock Harris was blocked from the free-throw line after 27 minutes before Daymani opened a line in the Lions’ defense to score his first attempt under the post.

Manny Liebock of the Storm. Photo: Tom Maher/INPHO/Shutterstock/BackpagePix

Liebock added a regular conversion after the break, followed by a penalty, who touched the ball from the inside of the left post en route.

The daylight between the two sides was even more evident three minutes later when Senatla completed an impressive team move for his fifth URC attempt of the season.

Liebock’s conversion was off target, but he made no mistakes when Peterson completed a quick Storm attack to make it 25-3.

Fourie scored with a Warrick Gelant grubber kick eight minutes later, Libbok split the post again and Van den Berg then scored too little too late.

player of the match

For the second week in a row, 35-year-old cornerback Fury took the individual honor.

On top of his attempt, Fourie set up a steal clinic late in the first half and shrugged off a sting in the Lions’ offense, with a turnover helping his team maintain their lead at halftime.

game play

The Storm in particular, who were full of ambition in Johannesburg, when they clicked, it was a joy to see it.

Their third attempt was the top of the bunch. Grant broke the free-throw line in his own half, Damian Williams gained some precious territory, and Paul DeWitt engineered an ankle tap before letting Peterson in.

Team News

Lions head coach Ivan van Ruijen names Vincent Chituka as wing and Hamburger Odendahl as inside center for their game against Storm, Jordan Hendricks Also returning from an injury, which could put him on the bench.

“As a group, we feel like our overall attitude and intensity with the Bulls has gone up a notch,” Van Ruien said. “It’s the kind of momentum we’re dying to get on Saturday after an active week of training.”

Storms head coach John Dobson made three changes to his backline, with Sergey Peterson starting on the right wing, Damian Williams at center, Paul DeWitt at scrumhalf, and Ainge Lowe Davis, Dan Duplesis and Herschel Janteckis will all be on the bench.

“Playing in Joburg at noon in February, we knew we had to stay on and get exactly 80 minutes,” Dobson said. “We want to build on the work we’ve done over the past few weeks and will do our best to win a very valuable win away from home.”

Lions vs Stormers: Match Information

Lions vs. Storm

Date: Saturday, February 12

Location: Ellis Park, Johannesburg

South Africa Time: 15:00

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen

TV: Super Sports

Stream: DStv Now

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