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Date Opponent Result
Sat 17 Feb Emirates Lions v Cell C Sharks
26 - 19
Sat 24 Feb Emirates Lions v Jaguares
47 - 27

Emirates Lions top in try fest

Emirates Airline Park - Saturday 24-Feb-2018

 The Emirates Lions won both their opening Super Rugby games for the third season running on Saturday by defeating the visiting Jaguares 47-27 at Emirates Airline Park.

The Lions led 19-10 at the break after a try just before the break when Andries Coetzee scored after receiving a back of the hand pass from the in-form Lionel Mapoe.

The game once again belonged to the new wing twins, Aphiwe Dyantyi and Sylvian Mahuza.

Dyantyi scored one of the best tries seen at this stadium in recent years with a long range effort in the second half in which he backed himself and beat the last line of defence with a change of pace and fancy footwork.

Big Rohan van Rensburg also made an impact from the bench with his strong runs and scored a typical bulldozing try.

The crowd were on the feet at the final whistle when Warren Whiteley ended proceedings with a try when he ran into space and side-stepped the last defender.

 

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LIONS VODACOM SUPER RUGBY FIXTURES

Date Opponent Venue K.O.
Sat 3 Mar Vodacom Blue Bulls Away 5:15 pm
Sat 10 Mar Blues Home 5:15 pm
Sat 17 Mar Sunwolves Home 5:15 pm
Sat 24 Mar Jaguares Away 11:40 pm
Sun 1 Apr Crusaders Home 2:30 pm
Sat 7 Apr DHL Stormers Home 5:15 pm
Fri 20 Apr Waratahs Away 11:45 am
Sat 28 Apr Reds Away 7:05 am
Sat 5 May Hurricanes Away 9:35 am
Sat 12 May
Highlanders Away 9:35 am
Sat 19 May Brumbies Home 5:15 pm
Sat 26 May DHL Stormers Away 5:15 pm
Sat 30 Jun Cell C Sharks Away 5:15 pm
Sat 14 July Vodacom Bulls Home 3:05 pm

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