Jul 212017
 

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The Lions and Sharks meet for the second time in as many weeks in what should be a thrilling Super Rugby quarter-final at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The Lions had more to play for last weekend with top spot up for grabs whereas the Sharks could not improve on their eighth position.

This weekend the Sharks will have it all to play for but without the added pressure of being favourites, a tag that falls on the shoulders of the Lions.

And Sharks winger Kobus Van Wyk, who scored the Sharks’ only try of the game last weekend, is relishing being labelled as the underdog.

“You never know what can happen with the underdog,” Van Wyk said.

Although they are the biblical David in this clash with Goliath, there is a measure of self-belief in the team.

“After the defeat, we obviously didn’t feel great, but we returned to training on Monday and the boys are ready, our heads are in the right place,”added Van Wyk.

“After losing to them twice, hopefully it will be a case of third time lucky.

“They’re a very good outfit, but if we can put pressure on their playmakers and if our forwards pitch up and win the contests, we are going to be in business.”

Beating the Lions won’t be easy, but there is a plan and it’s about maintaining ball possession when they have it, and then closing out the opportunities.

“Keeping the ball – that’s what we need to do to win,” he points out. “Our strike rate from scrums and lineouts wasn’t that great on Saturday, so we need to make sure for the first few phases that we need to hang on to the ball.

“It would be awesome to beat them up there, the boys are really keen. We’re ready to fire.”

Meanwhile, the Lions will feel that this is their best opportunity to go one better than last season and win the competition for the first time in their history, having lost to the Hurricanes in the 2016 final.

Coach Johan Ackermann has done a great job over the years of getting the side to this point where they are genuine challengers and the team would love to give him a fitting send-off as he departs at the end of the season take over the reins at Gloucester.

The Lions lost just one of their 15 games, with that defeat coming against the Jaguares. But significantly they have yet to face New Zealand opposition.

The Sharks have struggled for consistency at times, managing nine wins in their 15 games. Since a four-match winning streak from Rounds 2-6, they have been unable to put together a sustained run of wins.

Prediction: The Lions will have too much firepower, especially at home. Lions by 15.

Players List:
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.

Replacements: 16 Akker vd Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 S’busiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit.

Replacements: 16 Franco Marais/Stephan Coetzee, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Garth April, 23 Jeremy Ward.

Apr 102015
 

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Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Johannesburg based Lions and the Durban based Sharks the Lions have won just one.

Going further back out of the last 17 Super Rugby matches between the teams the Lions have won just one match against the Sharks.

Overall the Lions have played the Sharks 21 times since 1998 and the Lions have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 16 times.

That gives the Lions a record of winning just 14% of their matches regardless of venue against the Sharks with an average score of Lions 18 Sharks 30.

This weekend the match will be in Johannesburg which is home for the Lions and where the teams have met 10 times.

In those 10 matches the Lions have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 6 times with an average score of : Lions 21 Sharks 28.

In terms of form the Lions are on an extraordinary run of winning their last three matches which has given them a record of played eight and won four.

They have played three matches at home this year and won one – last week against the Bulls.

Coach Johan Ackermann has chosen to start Julian Redelinghuys at tight head while Jaco Kriel also returns to the starting line-up at flank on the side of the scrum.

Ackermann has also made two changes to his starting back line as Faf de Klerk starts at scrum half having helped to create the Lions match winning try off the bench last week.

Mark Richards has been named to make his Super Rugby debut at left wing while Lohan Jacobs could also make his Super Rugby debut should he come off the bench.

The team with big changes this week is the Sharks as they have a new captain, flyhalf and almost half the team is different after last week’s heavy loss to the Crusaders.

Fred Zeilinga starts for Pat Lambie who has been replaced as captain by Marco Wentzel. Odwa Ndungane has replaced SP Marais at fullback with S’bura Sithole on the wing.

Upfront, there is an overhaul with Lourens Adriaanse, Franco Marais and Dale Chadwick packing down in the front row after Jannie du Plessis and Beast Mtawarira were rested, while Renaldo Bothma replaces Jean Deysel in the final change.

A big positive for the Sharks is the return of Etienne Oosthuizen and Willem Alberts on the bench.

The team spirit in the Lions camp is driving this group to results that no one could have predicted at the start of the season. In contrast the Sharks appear to be in disarray after several big names have been ruled out due to suspension or injury.

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Players List:

Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Ruan Combrinck , 13. Lionel Mapoe , 12. Harold Vorster , 11. Mark Richards , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Faf de Klerk , 8. Warren Whiteley (c) , 7. Warwick Tecklenburg , 6. Jaco Kriel , 5. Franco Mostert , 4. Andries Ferreira , 3. Julian Redelinghuys , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Jacques van Rooyen

Replacements: 16. Armand van der Merwe , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. Robert Kruger , 20. Derick Minnie , 21. Lohan Jacobs , 22. Marnitz Boshoff , 23. Howard Mnisi

Sharks: 15. Odwa Ndungane , 14. S’bura Sithole , 13. Waylon Murray , 12. Andre Esterhuizen , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Fred Zeilinga , 9. Cobus Reinach , 8. Ryan Kankowski , 7. Renaldo Bothma , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Marco Wentzel (Captain) , 4. Mouritz Botha , 3. Lourens Adriaanse , 2. Franco Marais , 1. Dale Chadwick

Replacements: , 16. Monde Hadebe , 17. Thomas du Toit , 18. Matt Stevens , 19. Etienne Oosthuizen , 20. Willem Alberts , 21. Conrad Hoffmann , 22. Lionel Cronje , 23. Jack Wilson