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DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT vs DHL STORMERS 23 FEBRUARY 5:15 pm CAT
Combrinck, Lewies, Smith in starting XV
Three changes have been made to the Emirates Lions starting line-up for the Vodacom Super Rugby encounter in Cape Town on Saturday – Ruan Combrinck (14), Kwagga Smith (7) and Stephan Lewies (5) are in the starting XV while Sti Sithole, Gianni Lombard and Sylvian Mahuza comes in on the bench.
Referee for the match: Egon Seconds | AR1: Divan Uys | AR2: Aimee Barrat-Theron | TMO: Christie du Preez
Emirates Lions Team: Andries Coetzee; Ruan Combrinck, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Courtnall Skosan; Elton Jantjies, Nic Groom; Warren Whiteley ©, Kwagga Smith, Marnus Schoeman, Stephan Lewies, Marvin Orie, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx, Dylan Smith. Reserves: Pieter Jansen, Sti Sithole, Jacobie Adriaanse, Rhyno Herbst, Hacjivah Dayimani, Gianni Lombard, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Sylvian Mahuza.
Lions tie Jaguares' tail
17 February 2018
Marnus Schoeman scored a hat-trick as the Emirates Lions claimed a 25-16 win over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
It was a first win for the Lions in Argentina, having lost their previous three games there between 2016 and 2018.
While they were not at their free-flowing attacking best, the Lions out-scrummed the home side, with youngster Carlu Sadie in emphatic form.
The Lions started on the offensive, showing their ambition after winning a couple of early penalties and immediately opting for attacking lineouts. It was from the second lineout that flank Marnus Schoeman crossed for the opening try.
However, the Jaguares managed to put some pressure of their own onto the visitors, especially through the high ball and some well-timed rush defence. The hosts cut the deficit through a penalty from Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, who has replaced long-time incumbent Nicolás Sánchez.
The Lions picked up where they left off in the second half, and after surviving a massive Jaguares maul which went over 20m, formed one of their own to eventually see Schoeman cross for his hat-trick.
Jantjies had to produce a try-saving tackle as the Jaguares thought they had a potential match-winning try, but replays showed they had lost the ball forward over the line. The Bok flyhalf then importantly nailed his second penalty to take the Lions to a two-score advantage.
The home side went for the jugular in the closing stages of the match, but some key defensive interventions, particularly from turnover kingpin Malcolm Marx and captain Warren Whiteley, saw the Lions hold on for the win.
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