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/ 25 April 2008

Lealiifano try saves Brumbies blushes

Flyhalf Christian Lealiifano scored in the dying seconds to give the ACT Brumbies a 28-21 win over the Johannesburg-based Lions in their Super 14 match in Canberra on Friday. With the scores locked at 21-21, Lealiifano burst through the attempted tackle of centre Jannie Boschoff to touch down under the posts.

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/ 4 April 2008

Highlanders hold off Lions to secure first win

The Otago Highlanders held off a brave fightback from the Lions to claim their first Super 14 win of the season, 29-20 in Dunedin on Friday. The New Zealanders looked on course for a comfortable victory when they scored their third try just after half-time to extend their lead to 21-3, but the South African side hit back with two quick tries.

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/ 25 October 2007

Cheetahs set for forward tussle

With five forwards and only two backs on the bench, it does not take a rocket scientist to predict that the Cheetahs will play it mostly tight in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final against the Lions in Bloemfontein. And the Lions are aware of it. ”They will probably try and make a statement with their forwards, but we’ll just play our own game,” said Lions coach Eugene Eloff.

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/ 13 October 2007

Lions upset Sharks to enter finals

Like Australia and New Zealand in the World Cup last weekend, the Sharks somehow contrived to squander 30 minutes of total supremacy and then allowed the Golden Lions — who defended like Trojans in the second half — to score three unanswered tries against them and advance to the Currie Cup rugby final.