Brilliant Fidelity ADT Lions Dominate Airlink Pumas In Johannesburg


The Fidelity ADT Lions were in brilliant form against the Airlink Pumas beating them with r 26-10 at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.

The hosts started like a house on fire, handing the current Currie Cup champions their second loss of the 2023 season.

Manuel Rass scored the first try after 11 minutes of play when he crossed the try-line for the first of their four bonus point tries. Morne van den Berg added another two tries during the first half as the Fidelity ADT Lions led 21-03 at the halftime break.

Manuel Rass scored his second try of the match and the first points in the second half after 74 minutes of play.

Brandon Thomson scored a consolation try for the Airlink Pumas after the time was already up on the clock.

Fidelity ADT Lions: Tries: Manuel Rass (2), Morne van den Berg (2). Conversions: Gianni Lombard (3).
Airlink Pumas: Try: Brandon Thomson. Conversion: Tinus De Beer. Penalty: Tinus De Beer


Fidelity ADT Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee; 14 Prince Nkabine, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Rynhardt Jonker, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Morne van den Berg, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Travis Gordon, 6 JC Pretorius, 5 Darrien-Lane Landsberg, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Jaco Visagie (c), Rhynhardt Runsburger. Replacements: 16 Morne Brandon, 17 Kayden Kiewit, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Raynard Roets, 20 Ruhan Straeuli, 21 Nico Steyn, 22 Vaughen Isaccs, 23 Stean Pienaar.

Airlink Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Stefan Coetzee, 12 Ali Mgijima, 11 Lundi Msenge, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Giovan Snyman, 8 Ruwald van der Merwe, 7 Andre Fouche, 6 Jaco Labuschagne, 5 Shane Kirkwood (captain), 4 Malembe Mpofu, 3 Njabulo Gumede, 2 Corne Fourie, 1 Cameron Dawson. Replacements: 16 PJ Jacobs, 17 Etienne Janeke, 18 Simon Raw, 19 Jeandre Leonard, 20 Franna Kleinhans, 21 Chriswill September, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Andrew Kota.