The Emirates Lions produced a clinical display to outplay the Southern Kings 54-10 in their Vodacom Super Rugby match on Sunday afternoon in Johannesburg, despite playing with 14 men for 50 minutes of the match.
Hooker Robbie Coetzee was red-carded for foul play, meaning the red jerseys had to complete the match with just 14 players. However, this setback made no difference to the energetic Highveld side who dominated the breakdown and possession to beat the Kings by a comprehensive margin after leading 19-3 at halftime.
The rampant home side outscored the Eastern Cape visitors by eight tries to one with Kwagga Smith (2), Andries Ferreira, Courtnall Skosan, Malcolm Marx, Jacques van Rooyen, Faf De Klerk and Andries Coetzee all crossing over.
Warren Whiteley’s team is currently on a ten game winning run and the last and only time any South African team has won more games in succession was a 12-game winning streak by the Vodacom Bulls across the 2009 and 2010 campaigns. They have only lost one of their thirteen matches so far this season.
- Emirates Lions 54 (19) – Tries: Andries Ferreira, Courtnall Skosan, Kwagga Smith (2), Malcolm Marx, Jacques van Rooyen, Faf de Klerk, Andries Coetzee; Conversions: Elton Jantjies (5), Coetzee (2).
- Southern Kings 10 (3) – Try: Luzuko Vulindlu; Conversion: Pieter-Steyn de Wet; Penalty: De Wet.
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