Tue, 28 Sep 2021

A stunning second-half effort saw the Pumas upset the Lions 36-33 in their Currie Cup clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Friday.

AS IT HAPPENED | Lions v Pumas

The hosts led 21-10 at half-time, but a blitz of tries by the visitors in the second half proved vital.

The Pumas scored 26 points to race out to a 36-21 lead before the Lions fought back with two late tries.

But the men from Nelspruit held on for a famous win.

The Pumas moved into third spot on the log with three wins from seven games, while the Lions are sixth with only one win

Scorers:

Lions

Tries: Rabz Maxwane, PJ Botha, Courtnall Skosan, Sti Sithole, penalty try

Conversions: Jordan Hendrikse (2), Fred Zeilinga

Pumas

Tries: Devon Williams, Shane Kirkwood, Etienne Taljaard (2), Erich Cronje

Conversions: Eddie Fouche (4)

Penalty: Fouche

Teams:

Lions

15 Wandisile Simelane, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Francke Horn (captain), 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Sibusiso Sangweni, 5 FP Pelser, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Ruan Dreyer

Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Ruhan Straeuli, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Fred Zeilinga, 23 Stean Pienaar

Pumas

15 Devon Williams, 14 Sebastian de Klerk, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Matt More, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Eddie Fouche, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Khwezi Mafu, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Pieter van Vuuren (captain), 4 Shane Kirkwood, 3 Ignatius Prinsloo, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Dewald Maritz

Substitutes: 16 Eduan Swart, 17 Ruan Kramer, 18 Etienne Janeke, 19 Kwanda Dimaza, 20 Phumzile Maqondwana, 21 Chriswill September, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Jade Stighling

Source: News24

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