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Golden Lions romp to victory
MWP
April 12, 2014

The Golden Lions scored 16 tries as they romped to a 110-0 (halftime 68-0) victory over the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls in their Vodacom Cup North Section match at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday.

The Golden Lions had 10 different try-scorers with flanks Stephan de Witt and Cyle Brink, prop Nico du Plessis, centre Ruhan Nel and fullback Chrysander Botha all dotting down twice.

Flyhalf Willie du Plessis ended with 30 points as he kicked 15 conversions.

The Golden Lions, the defending champions, were languishing in fifth place on the log while Limpopo had failed to win a single match but the win for the Lions, with one match left to play before the playoffs saw the Gauteng-based team move in to fourth place, one point ahead of the fifth-placed Leopards XV.

It did not take long for the Lions to assert their dominance and De Witt opened the scoring as early as the second minute with his converted try.

The Lions eased to a 68-0 lead at halftime with Limpopo seemingly having no answer to the visitors' power and craft.

Left wing Selom Gavor, Brink, centre Stokkies Hanekom, Nico du Plessis (twice), No 8 Ruaan Lerm, Nel, lock Lourens Erasmus and hooker Sipha Qinisile all scored first-half tries as Limpopo were blown away.

The second half saw much of the same with Nel grabbing his second try seven minutes after the resumption as the floodgates opened once again.

De Witt, Brink, Botha (twice) and replacement Caswell Khoza all scored tries to complete a most one-sided victory.

SCORERS:

GOLDEN LIONS – Tries: Stephan de Witt (2), Selom Gavor, Cyle Brink (2), Stokkies Hanekom, Nico du Plessis (2), Ruaan Lerm, Ruhan Nel (2), Lourens Erasmus, Sipha Qinisile, Chrysander Botha (2), Caswell Khoza; Conversions: Willie du Plessis (15).

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, August 01 2014
13:45 - Blue Bulls U19 vs Free State U19
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
15:15 - Sharks U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Woodburn Stadium, Pmbg
Absa Under 21 Competition
15:30 - Blue Bulls U21 vs Free State U21
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
IRB Women's Rugby World Cup
15:45 - Australia vs South Africa
Marcoussis 1, Paris, France
Absa Under 21 Competition
17:00 - Sharks U21 vs Golden Lions U21
Woodburn Stadium, Pmbg
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Limpopo Boet Fick & Waterberg Leagues
20:00 - Potgietersrus vs Northam
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Border Super League
21:00 - Old Selbornians vs All Blacks
Kempston Park, East London
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 02 2014
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs EP Kings U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
Vodacom Super Rugby
11:40 - Waratahs vs Crusaders
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:30 - Leopards U21 vs Border U21
Profert Olen Park, Potch

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