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Super Rugby | Johannesburg
13:00 (GMT) | 30-07-2016
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Sopoaga adds the last 2 points before the final whistle. FULL TIME
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Line-out for the hosts and they move it up field. Naholo almost over the line and the Highlanders pull one more back. Wheeler with the last say as he scores the TRY
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The Highlanders move the ball up field, not giving up and still looking to pull some points back. The referee blows for an infringement and the Highlander get a penalty. Sopoaga kicks into touch at the 5 of the hosts
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Line-out for the Highlanders inside their own half
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The Highlanders in possession after the reset kick and a few clearances. They rush inside the Lions' half, who are showing signs of fatigue as the game draws to a close. The Lions defence manage to hold and the ball is cleared by Jantjies
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Sopoaga adds the extras
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The reset kick is deep and the Lions celebrating too early as the Highlanders catch them with their trousers around their ankles. Naholo makes it past a sleeping defence to pull one back for his team. TRY
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Jantjies adds the extras
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The Lions with wonderful play, outlasting the Highlanders as the away team start to stagger on the defence. Jantjies with a little dinky over the top and Mostert picks it up and offloads to Erasmus who scores the TRY
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Mapoe gets it after the line-out and he finds a gap in the middle of the field. He runs and makes it inside the 22 of the away team. Kicking forward for himself but the defence halts his progress. The ball is cleared and the Lions move forward again with Skosan along their left wing. Both teams attacking and defending with intent
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The Highlanders move the ball up field after the scrum and it's tackled into touch by the hosts not taking any chances
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The Lions move it quickly after the throw but lose it forward. Scrum for the Highlanders
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The ball moved down field and then tackled into touch again
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Jantjies with a deep restart almost into the corner of the Highlanders. The away team put under pressure and the ball is booted into touch. Line-out for the Lions inside the Highlanders 22 but they squander it. The away team make some ground forward before the Lions steal possession but a poor pass from De Klerk goes into touch
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The try scorer steps up for the conversion kick. He fails to add the 2 points
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The referee awards the TRY. Good piece of play by the Highlanders
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The Highlanders inside the 5 now but the Lions get a penalty. Van der Walt breaks along the wing but the turnover is there by Smith. De Klerk makes the tackle on his opposite number but not stopping the offload to Sopoaga who was running in support. They make it to the try line and the referee refers to the TMO for a potential TRY
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Sopoaga gives it up field to the wide man but the Lions moving as one. The ball roles behind the Highlanders and is chased by Jantjies after he almost intercepts but the referee blows for an infringement. Line-out at the Lions 5.
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The referee blows shortly after the line-out and the Lions come away with a penalty. Jantjies clears and the Highlanders assemble their forces again for the attack
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Banks gives it to Fikitoa. He runs drawing the defence to him before giving it Faddes but he is tackled into touch just before the try line by Kriel. Line-out at the 5 of the Lions
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Banks gets it after the scrum and helps his team forward but the ball is lost and cleared. Banks rushes back and kicks forward but it's cleared again. Line-out for the Highlanders inside the Lions half
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Naholo fighting off the Lions defence while looking for space. The referee blows for an infringement. Scrum inside the Lions half
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Mapoe carrying forward and offloads to Skosan. Ackermann trying to make a few meters but is brought down. Coetzee kicks forward and Naholo takes it and gives it to Banks who is tackled and loses it but the Highlanders regain possession
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The reset kick goes into the 22 and the Highlanders give away a penalty trying to win the ball back. Combrinck kicks into touch at the half way. Line-out to the Lions
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Jantjies gets the 2 from a tricky angle
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The Highlanders with renewed conviction as they reorganize themselves and march forward but the turnover is there. The Lions find a small gap and dash forward. The ball kicked forward up field into space by Jantjies where Kriel was waiting. He brushes off 2 and stumbles over the line to score the TRY
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The reset kick is deep and the referee blows deeming the contest in the air dangerous. Scrum for the away team. Smith slips it in and the ball is moved to Banks who sells a dummy and makes 10 meters afterward
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Jantjies adds an easy 3 points
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Jantjies kicks it down the middle. The Highlanders secure the ball and Banks clears but not into touch. Mapoe kicks forward and the referee blows for an offside after looking for an advantage. Penalty to the Lions
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Sopoaga fails to add the 2 extra points
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The reset kick is deep and Pleasants bomabards the Lions' defence rushing forward. The ball is sent down field and Faddes is the last man on the Highlanders wing, he makes a final dash and goes over the line for an immediate reply. TRY
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Jantjies doesn't get the 2 points this time around
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The reset kick is there and the Lions reform their line quickly and Jantjies finds space under pressure. He slips through one gap and it turns into a gaping hole. He runs into the 22 and gives it to Skosan who slips passed two to score the TRY
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He adds the first points of the second half to his teams score
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The Lions get the advantage in the scrum after the referee decides the Highlanders were scrumming illegally. Jantjies sets up for a penalty kick outside the 10
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The ball cleared by the hosts and then kicked back by the Highlanders. The Lions trying to get forward with clever passes but Coetzee doesn't read the offload from Mapoe and loses it forward. Scrum inside the Highlanders half. Scrum reset
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The second half underway off the boot of Marty Banks

Half Time

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The Highlanders number 10 ensures everything is perfect for the potential 3 points. He boots it and gets another 3 for his side. HALF TIME
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Advantage to the Highlanders and Sopoaga considering his options. Sopoaga opts for the penalty kick
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Marx looking to force his way through after the throw but he is pushed into touch, Line-out for the Highlanders this time. Whitelock carries forward before the ball is cleared
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The Lions take their own scrum with ease it seems. De Klerk breaks but the referee blows. Not enough of an advantage. Combrinck takes responsibility and kicks into touch inside the visitors' 22
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Scrum reset
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The ball is cleared after the line-out. Skosan and Naholo both contesting the ball in the air. The referee blows after it's lost forward. Scrum for the Lions inside their own half
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The ball picked up at the back and then cleared
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SMith slips it in and the ball is booted forward after the scrum for Naholo to chase. The referee blows to halt play. Scrum outside the Lions half for the hosts
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The referee blows. Scrum inside the Highlanders' half
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Jantjies looking for the angle and the reset kick is to his right. Dixon there to contest and the Highlanders in possession inside the Lions 10 but the counter ruck is good for the Lions and Marx runs forward.
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Sopoaga eyes the ball taking deep breathes. He boots it from outside the Lions' 10 and the flags stay down
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Sopoaga kicks a low ball forward and it's scooped up by the Lions. The referee halts play for a penalty to the Highlanders and the away team flyhalf sets up for a penalty kick
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De Klerk takes it and the ball is sent up field to Combrinck who finds himself with enough space to make a brilliant clearance. Line-out inside the Highlanders 10
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Scrum at the 5 of the Lions. Faf spinning the ball on his finger in anticipation
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Osborne applying pressure after the reset kick and he gets it for his team. The Highlanders push forward and the break through is there down field for Dixon after the offload by Fekitoa but Dixon loses it before touching the ball on the ground. No try unfortunately
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Jantjies adds 2 extra points to his teams score
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The highlanders shoving their way forward but the intercept is there by Janse Van Rensburg who breaks free picking up a sloppy pass and goes all the way from outside the 22 to score his 10th TRY
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The Lions penalized after the line-out and the Highlanders get to time their escape from their own half. Sopoaga kicks into touch at the half way
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Short kick forward by Sopoaga. The ball is turned over and De Klerk clears and it's a wonderful kick. He finds the bounce and it shoots into touch. Line-out at the 22 of the away team
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Jantjies gets another 3 points for his team
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ANother deep kick by Jantjies and the chase is there but the Highlanders defence finds it and clears. The Lions come again with Mapoe and he carries for a good few meters before being brought down. The Lions moving forward with pace making it into the 22 now outside the 5 but the referee blows for an offside stopping their momentum. Faddes the guilty party
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Sopoaga gets his team on the score board with the penalty kick
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The Lions pushed forward in the maul but the turnover is there for the away team and Smith gives it to Faddes who runs down his wing into the Lions' 10 and gives it back to Smith. The Highlanders all there in support now testing the Lions defence. The defence get the ball and it's cleared. The referee calls play back for a penalty to the Highlanders inside the 22. Sopoaga sets up for his kick
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Jantjies kicks into touch inside the 22
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Smith sends a ball far wide for his team mate but it's fumbled and the Lions take advantage of the slip up. Penalty to the Lions
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The Highlander looking to break through and the ball is booted forward. Coetzee readies himself and plucks it out of the air then gets the opportunity to kick into touch at the Lions 10
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Early change for the Highlanders, Wheeler making his way on for Franklin. The reset kick is deep but Combrinck clears into touch. Line-out at the half way
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Jantjies adds the extras
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Marx in possession at the 5 now, the Lions pushing forward hard and the hosts not committing to any one direction. Jantjies is there for the last pass and jumps over the line to score the TRY
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He boots it hard and the ball is just wide. Reset kick by Sopoaga is deep and the Lions turn it immediately after making it to the 22. The Highlanders showing strong defence but the Lions regroup and send the ball down field to Coetzee then up again
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The Lions pushing the Highlanders back taking the opposition scrum. Combrinck steps up for a kick from the half way, over 50 meters
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Line-out at the 22 of the Highlanders and the ball is moved down field but the ball is fumbled and lost forward by the home team. Scrum at the half way
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The ball taken from the scrum and Skosan runs into space almost surprising himself and looks for the supporting pass but it falls short and goes into touch
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The first 5 minutes have been all Highlanders as they continue to apply early pressure. The referee stops play. Scrum inside the 10 of the hosts for the Lions
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Lions take their own scrum and Janse Van Rensburg tries to power through and make space. The ball is played back and Combrinck clears far out into touch.Throw at the 10 of the Lions
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Scrum outside the 5 of the Lions
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Dixon takes the ball from the line-out. The Lions holding firm in their defence in the opening minutes. A dab through and Lentjies looks to dive over the line but leaves the ball behind
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Smith receives it well and sends it back to be dealt with. The ball kicked forward again by the Lions. The referee blows for an infringement and the Highlanders get a kick in their own 22. Lions with the ball after a boot forward but the turnover is there and Smith on the counter now support on behind him. He makes it to the 5 but the turnover is there and Jantjies clears into touch
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Jaco Peyper blows and they're off after a deep kick into the 22 by Jantjies
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The players preparing to leave the locker and enter the stadium. A fine day in Johannesburg. Good conditions will ensure easier handling for both teams
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Ross Cronje passed a late fitness test and replaces Dillon Smit on the bench
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Lima Sopoaga outscores opposition flyhalf Elton Jantjies by 6 points. Sopoaga having scored 171 this season while Jantjies scored 165. The Highlanders man has had one more fixture played than Jantjies
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The Highlanders have a stronger scrum success rate with their scrum, tackling, and goal kicking. The Lions are more successful in their line-outs, the amount of tries scored, and their overall amount of points accumulated per game
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The last 10 fixtures, dating back to 1996 show each side with 5 wins a piece from 10 games played. The Highlanders have won the most recent game in March
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Welcome to Johannesburg where the Lions host the Highlanders in the Super Rugby semifinal playoff
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Highlanders
START LINE UP
  • 1 Dylan Smith
  • 2 Malcolm Marx
  • 3 Julian Redelinghuys
  • 4 Andries Ferreira
  • 5 Franco Mostert
  • 6 Jaco Kriel
  • 7 Warwick Tecklenburg
  • 8 Ruan Ackermann
  • 9 Francois de Klerk
  • 10 Elton Jantjies
  • 11 Courtnall Skosan
  • 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 13 Lionel Mapoe
  • 14 Ruan Combrinck
  • 15 Andries Coetzee
RESERVES
  • 16 Armand van der Merwe
  • 17 Corne Fourie
  • 18 Jacques van Rooyen
  • 19 Lourens Erasmus
  • 20 Stephan De Wit
  • 21 Ross Cronje
  • 22 Howard Mnisi
  • 23 Jaco van der Walt
START LINE UP
  • 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown
  • 2 Ash Dixon
  • 3 Josh Hohneck
  • 4 Alex Ainley
  • 5 Thomas Franklin
  • 6 Elliot Dixon
  • 7 James Lentjes
  • 8 Luke Whitelock
  • 9 Aaron Smith
  • 10 Lima Sopoaga
  • 11 Patrick Osborne
  • 12 Malakai Fekitoa
  • 13 Matt Faddes
  • 14 Waisake Naholo
  • 15 Ben Smith
RESERVES
  • 16 Greg Pleasents
  • 17 Aki Seiulu
  • 18 Ross Geldenhuys
  • 19 Joseph Wheeler
  • 20 Liam Squire
  • 21 Dan Pryor
  • 22 Te Aihe Toma
  • 23 Marty Banks
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Preview: Lions v Highlanders

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:55

SUPER RUGBY SEMIFINAL: There will be no margin for error at Ellis Park on Saturday, especially for the hosts - who will appear in their first Super Rugby semifinal in the professional era.

The Highlanders may have the additional burden of an absurdly month-long (50,000 kilometres) world trip to overcome. But the defending champions have the experience of having been in the play-offs.

And they won on the road, when they beat the Hurricanes in the Final in Wellington last year.

There is no doubt they will be able to tap into their memory banks on how to 'dig deep' when the pressure is on.

The Lions, without regular captain Warren Whiteley, will need to manage their nervous energy and avoid getting caught up in the excitement of the occasion.

Lions coach Johan Ackermann played down the fact that his team is play-off 'rookies' and said they will treat it as 'just another match'.

"I don't know if it's just my feeling or the players as well, but there's a calmness and nothing is different," Ackermann told a media briefing at the team's base in Johannesburg.

"It feels like any other game honestly. It may start on Saturday - the hype and the nerves - but the whole week was quite relaxed, everything is calm and no butterflies yet.

"The players were ready to go from Monday. We sent out the routine on Sunday evening and there's no doubts in the team. The routine is a copy of week one. It's exactly the same, we haven't changed anything so it's very simple.

"To try and change it now to train less or do more is not going to help in my view."

The biggest threat to the Lions is the Highlanders' playmakers - Aaron Smith, Lima Sopoaga and Ben Smith.

Ackermann said his team is expecting an assortment of aerial 'attacks' to rain down on his team.

"The Highlanders' kicking game is up there with the best," the Lions mentor said, adding: "Aaron and Ben Smith, as well as Lima Sopoaga are three of the players that can dominate with the kicking game.

"They also keep you guessing, so we have had to prepare for a lot of that.

"However, it is important that we do well when we get the ball and we look after what we can control."

Ackermann said the Lions will not adjust their approach to counter the Highlanders' kicking game.

"We must stick to our plan," he said, adding: "We've got a plan in place and we can alter that if we need, but we must just stick to that and our philosophy won't change.

"I still want the guys on the field to make decisions so they must make the decisions on the day and we not going to get drawn into a kicking game or a different way of playing."

The other key factor in this game will be the impact of the respected benches.

"The start will be important for both sides," Ackermann said, adding that a coach must "get that feel" of when to put on the replacements.

"Obviously they [replacements] have a separate role - to either close the game out or lift the intensity if you are behind - and try and get you over the line.

"It's a feeling that you get on the day. You don't plan for it before the time, so I do believe those two factors will have an influence."

The one advantage the Lions may have is that the match is played at altitude, which could come into play given the Highlanders' travelling schedule.

"Hopefully the altitude will be in our favour and then there's the crowd, that's where we can really get the guys fired up."

The Highlanders, obviously, did their utmost to play down the travel and altitude factors.

Captain Ben Smit admitted it will be a challenge, especially after the way the Lions came back from trailing 3-20 at half-time in their league match last year 0 the Johannesburg-based outfit eventually winning 28-23.

"Obviously playing at altitude is quite tough and we probably got a lot out of playing here [Ellis Park] last year," Ben Smith said.

"Although we got off to a good start [in 2015], the Lions put a bit of acid on us [in the second half] and we didn't finish that game like we would have liked."

The Highlanders skipper also dismissed the travel factor - which has seen them circumvent the globe in the past months and collect over 50,000 air miles.

"I think we travel pretty well as a team and our [fitness] trainer is pretty good at finding new ways so that we can recover really well," the fullback said.

"I think that the team has had a good week so we've been able to get into the sleeping patterns and I reckon it's been a really good week so the travel is just part of it."

Players to watch:

For the Lions: No doubt Jaco Kriel's role as on-field captain will be vital, but the key players for the Lions will be the halfback combination of Elton Jantjies and Francois de Klerk. No.8 Ruan Ackermann has big shoes to fill, while the workrate of flank Warwick Tecklenburg and lock Franco Mostert is what has been giving the Lions an edge this season.

For the Highlanders: You start with the Smiths 0 Ben and Aaron - then you look at the raw power of Waisake Naholo and Patrick Osborne, along with the guile of flyhalf Lima Sopoaga. Luke Whitelock, back at No.8, is the Highlanders' workhorse. Elliot Dixon is another key player.

Head to head: There are always intriguing battles across the park, but the halfback combinations - Elton Jantjies and Francois de Klerk (Lions) against Lima Sopoaga and Aaron Smith (Highlanders) is what will give direction to the game. Set pieces are also vital, with the scrum the Lions' most potent weapon and the launch pad for so much of what is good about the team - ensuring Julian Redelinghuys, Malcolm Marx and Dylan Smith (Lions) will look for dominance over Josh Hohneck, Ash Dixon and Daniel Lienert-Brown (Highlanders).

Prediction: The last eight meetings between these sides has seen the winner alternate in each match, the Highlanders were 34-15 victors in the last encounter. The Lions have won eight of their 10 home games this season. However, both of their defeats on their own patch in 2016 have come at the hands of teams from New Zealand. The Highlanders have won their last three away games, only once before have they won four on the trot (2005). The Highlanders have won five of their last seven games against South African opposition, scoring 34+ points in each of their wins. The Lions have scored 26 tries after winning possession from a line-out, the most of any of the four remaining teams and behind only the Brumbies (28) overall. Waisake Naholo has scored 11 tries in his last 10 games, and has scored three tries in four games against South African opposition in his Super Rugby career. Malakai Fekitoa has made a competition high 31 offloads this season, the only team to prevent him from getting the ball away in the tackle in a game this season are the Brumbies (twice). Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe and Courtnall Skosan have all scored nine tries each for the Lions this season, the Chiefs are the only other side with more than one player to score that many tries (McKenzie and Tamanivalu). The Lions have been the top attacking side in the competition this year, averaging more points, tries, defenders beaten and metres per game of any team. The Highlanders meanwhile have been the busiest side in defence, averaging the most tackles (125) of any team in 2016 yet conceding the fewest points and tries. It is the play-offs and anything can happen. However, the Highlanders absurdly tough travelling schedule and the Lions' set piece play may give the home team the edge in the last quarter. The margin will most likely be less than 10 points.

By Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com

* Stats provided courtesy of Opta Sport

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Lions march into Final

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:10

MATCH REPORT: The Lions will play the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby Final after the Johannesburg team thumped the Highlanders 42-30 in their semifinal at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The home side outscored their opponents five tries to four and they also used their power upfront to dominate the scrums throughout the 80 minutes.

Lions captain Jaco Kriel and flyhalf Elton Jantjies were also quite exceptional and both were key in the Lions' success. 

The Highlanders looked the more settled side in the opening minutes and they dominated possession and territory. However, they did squander a clear try-scoring opportunity after a fantastic Ben Smith break.

The Lions also squandered a try-scoring opportunity a few minutes later after Courtnall Skosan could not find any of his teammates with a pass after he was put into space.

A few minutes later. the home side had an opportunity to put some points on the board via Ruan Combrinck's boot after a scrum penalty. However, the Springbok could not find the direction from a long way out.

It was only a matter of time before the Lions found some confidence with ball and when they did, they scored the game's first points. After a sustained attack in the Highlanders' half, the ball found it's way to Jantjies who dived under the polls for the try. He converted his own try to give the home side a 7-0 lead after 13 minutes.

Highlanders flyhalf Lima Sopoaga reduced the deficit a few minutes later with a penalty. However, the Lions found themselves seven points ahead again soon after when Jantjies converted a penalty from straight in front. After 20 minutes it was 10-3 in favour of the home side.

The Lions then went further in front in the 24th minute when centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg pounced on a Highlanders' loose pass to sprint away for his team's second try. Jantjies converted to make it 17-3.

The Highlanders had an opportunity to hit back straight away. However, flank Elliot Dixon lost the ball over the tryline after a fantastic build up by his teammates.

The visitors did have the final say just before half-time when Sopoaga converted a penalty to reduce the deficit to 11 points.

It was an entertaining start in the second half with both teams crossing the whitewash in the first ten minutes.

Jantjies opened the scoring in the second 40 with a penalty before setting up a great try for wing Courtnall Skosan. The flyhalf found space in his own 22 and sprinted away before passing to Skosan who sprinted in for the try.

However, it the Highlanders hit back straight away after the Lions failed to secure possession from the restart. After a number of phases, the ball eventually found its way to Matt Faddes who cantered in for the try.

The Highlanders thought they were back into after that score, but all their hard work was undone a few minutes later when Jantjies again masterminded another score for the home team.

After adding another three points with the boot, Jantjies' vision setup a try for captain Kriel after a pinpoint crosskick. Kriel gathered and sprinted past two defenders to score the try. Jantjies converted and the Lions were leading by 24 points after 55 minutes.

The Highlanders did not give up and were rewarded when Sopoaga scored a try in the corner from an impossible position a few minutes later.

However, that would be the visitors last glimmer of hope and the home side controlled proceedings for the rest of the game. 

Lions forward Lourens Erasmus put the final nail in the coffin in the 73rd minute when he went over for a try. Jantjies converted and the Lions had a 26-point leading going into the final minutes.

The Highlanders did score two tries late on, but it was too little, too late at the end of the day. 

Man of the match: The Lions front row, Julian Redelinghuys, Malcolm Marx and Dylan Smith, laid the platform with a strong performance in the scrum, while Franco Mostert was once again a colossus in the physical stuff. Lionel Mapoe caused all sorts of problems for the Highlanders when he had ball in hand. However, the award goes to both Jaco Kriel and Elton Jantjies. The duo were outstanding throughout the game and were both influential in their team's success.  

Moment of the match: For us, there were two. Jaco Kriel's try-saving tackle on Matt Faddes and Elton Jantjies’ superb vision to set-up Courtnall Skosan's try early in the second half. 

Villain of the match: None. It was a great game, especially for the Lions.

The scorers:

For Lions:
Tries: Jantjies, Janse van Rensburg, Skosan, Kriel, Erasmus
Cons: Jantjies 4
Pens: Jantjies 3

For Highlanders:
Tries: Faddes, Sopoaga, Naholo, Wheeler
Cons: Sopoaga 2
Pens: Sopoaga 2

Teams:

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements:  16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Steph de Witt, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Jaco van der Walt.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (captain), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Matt Faddes, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 James Lentjes, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown. 
Replacements: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Joe Wheeler, 20 Liam Squire, 21 Dan Pryor, 22 Te Aihe Toma, 23 Marty Banks.

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Ben O´Keeffe (New Zealand), AJ Jacobs (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Elton Jantjies (11min), Rohan Janse van Rensburg (23min), Courtnall Skosan (45min), Jaco Kriel (54min), and Lourens Erasmus (73min)
TRIES
Matt Faddes (47min), Lima Sopoaga (65min), Waisake Naholo (75min), and Joseph Wheeler (81min)
Elton Jantjies (12min), Elton Jantjies (24min), Elton Jantjies (55min), and Elton Jantjies (74min)
CONVERSIONS
Lima Sopoaga (76min) and Lima Sopoaga (82min)
Elton Jantjies (20min), Elton Jantjies (44min), and Elton Jantjies (51min)
PENALTIES
Lima Sopoaga (18min) and Lima Sopoaga (40min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Johannesburg
REFEREE Jaco Peyper (South Africa)