Lions u/20 Scrape Home Against Leopards u/20


The Lions u/20 travelled to Potchefstroom as the overwhelming favourites for their game against the Leopards u/20. The Leopards u/20 did not agree and did everything except to win the game as the Lions scored a bonus-point win with 24-14.

The Lions u/20 was off to a quick start and led 19-07 after the first forty minutes. The Leopards surprisingly dominated come scrum time and their mauling was dominant.

Two yellow cards which resulted in a red card shown to the Lions eightman Sisonke Vumazonke which forced the Lions u/20 to play with 14 men for 30 minutes of the game.

The Leopards u/20 again showed to be especially dangerous in the second half and were unlucky not to win as they left several points on the pitch for the day.

Leopards u/20: Tries: Brandon Beukes, Jakkie Eloff. Conversions: Christiaan Gates (2).
Lions u/20: Tries: Ricardo Fourie, JK Okonkwo, Nico Steyn, Sihlalo Benge. Conversions: Sihlalo Benge (2).

Leopards u/20: 15. Luan van der Walt, 14. Gustav Janeke, 13. Christiaan Vlok, 12. Riego Heath, 11. Simuthembile Ntleki, 10. Christiaan Gates, 9. Marquin Uren, 8.Tsimolle Mogale, 7. Jakkie Eloff, 6. Hennie du Rand, 5. Robert Adshade, 4. Tian van Zyl, 3. Stephan van Graan, 2. Brandon Beukes, 1. Daniel Theron. Replacements: 16. Angus Appollis, 17. Khutso Tshisikhawe, 18. Pierre de Villiers, 19. Casper Steenkamp, 20. Damian Oosthuizen, 21. Sanele Zungu, 22. Alec Vermaak, 23. Hugo Mostert.

Lions u20: Sam Francis 14. Josh Herold 13. Josh Jonas 12. Bronson Mills 11. Keagan Smith 10. Sihlalo Benge 9. Nico Steyn 8. Sisonke Vumazonke 7. Tiaan Wessels 6. Joshua van Vreden 5. Henk Gouws 4. Justin Kalamer 3. John-Kelly Okonkwo 2. Ricardo Fourie 1. Heiko Pohlmann. Replacements: Sikholise Nanto 17. SJ Kotze 18. RF Schoeman 19. Armin Weideman 20. Nathan Lainis 21. Layton Horn 22. Lungelo Sithole 23. Divan Moss 24. Dan Botha 25. Tyler van Wijk 26. Ndinovuyo Holiday.