Lions keep Currie Cup hopes alive in six-try thriller
The Lions continued their recent run of good form in this year’s Absa Currie Cup to run out narrow 22-20 winners over log leaders the Sharks at Coca-Cola Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday evening. Lions captain Franco van der Merwe (pictured) scored a 79th minute try to bring the sides level and flyhalf Elton Jantjies made no mistake with the conversion to give the Lions their seventh win of the season from 12 starts.
Some will consider the Lions fortunate to have emerged victorious given that television replays appeared to show Van der Merwe short of the line, but to be fair the Sharks also benefited from an official’s error when assistant referee Christi du Preez missed Lwazi Mvovo’s foot on the touch line for his second try … Continued
Article by: The SA-Venues Team