The Lions started the defence of their Absa Currie Cup with a good win over the Cheetahs in Johannesburg today.
The Lions who led 23 six at half time outscored their opponents by four tries to two. Despite enjoying ball possession and territorial advantage in the first quarter of the game, the Cheetahs hardly looked dangerous. It was the Lions who scored the first try of the match, loose forward Derick Minnie went over after collecting a high up and under.
Lions replied with more tries to record a 43-20 win in this cat fight
After the Lions had stamped their authority on the game, they showed more patience in their build ups and were rewarded when young full back Andries Coetzee scored their second try. The second half introduction of Kabamba Floors and Sarel Pretorious brought some sense of urgency to the Cheetahs.
Ten minutes later the Baby Boks star showed his class with a brilliant individual effort to reduce the score to 26-20. But his efforts were enough as the Lions replied with more tries to record a 43-20 win in this cat fight. The two were instrumental in setting up Raymond Rhule for his second try.ight.
In the opening match of the season the Blue Bulls beat the Griquas by 35-20 in Pretoria last night