The Golden lions continued their winning streak in the Absa Currie Cup when they beat the Pumas 29-15 at Ellis Park on Friday evening. The match had six tries scored with the Lions scoring four. The hosts opened the score with a try just five minutes into the game.
The Pumas scrum was smashed to allow Stokkies Hanekom a way for the opening try. Ruan Combrink extended the lead with a conversion from straight in front. The hosts’ second try came four minutes after the first one. Kwagga Smith offloaded the ball to Ruan Dreyer to score the second but the score remained 12-0 as Combrink failed to convert.
The visitors were awarded a penalty and scored their first points when the Lion’s scrum went inwards. An error from the Pumas backline allowed Courtnal Skosan to run away with the ball from five metres out to score a try. Combrink’s conversion was quite impressive this time and the home side opened a healthy lead.
Remarkable back play by Johan Ackermann’s side saw Franco Mostert cross the line for another try for the home side and an easy conversion by Combrink. A well worked try for the visitors in the 67th minute saw them manage to slide through the tight Lion’s defence but unfortunately the conversion was kicked wide by Justin Van Staden.
Another consolation try for Jimmy Stonehouse’s men in the last minutes of the game arrived and JC Roos finally managed to convert as the game ended 29-15 to the home side.