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Emirates Lions v British & Irish Lions, 3 July

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Post by George Carlin Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:03 am

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EMIRATES LIONS v BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Saturday 3 July
KO: 18:00 SAST / 17:00 UK / 20:00 Dubai  Very Happy
Emirates Airline Park (Ellis Park), Johannesburg
Sky Sports Action

Referee: AJ Jacobs (SARU)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
TMO: Stuart Berry (SARU)

TEAMS:

EMIRATES LIONS:
15. EW Viljoen
14. Jamba Ulengo
13. Manuel Rass
12. Burger Odendaal
11. Rabz Maxwane
10. Jordan Hendrikse
09. Dillon Smit

01. Nathan McBeth
02. PJ Botha
03. Ruan Dreyer
04. Ruben Schoeman
05. Reinhard Nothnagel
06. Sbusiso Sangweni
07. Vincent Tshituka
08. Francke Horn (captain).

16. Jaco Visagie
17. Sti Sithole
18. Carlu Sadie
19. Ruhan Straeuli
20. Emmanuel Tshituka
21. Morne van den Berg
22. Fred Zeilinga
23. Dan Kriel.

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS:
15. Stuart Hogg – captain (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland) #783
14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales)
13. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland)
12. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England) #780
11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) #836
10. Finn Russell (Racing 92, Scotland) #835
09. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland) #843

01. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales) #842
02. Jamie George (Saracens, England) #819
03. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, England) #814
04. Maro Itoje (Saracens, England) #825
05. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, England)
06. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England) #826
07. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)
08. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales) #779

16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, England)
17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England) – Prop #787
18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)
19. Iain Henderson (Ulster Rugby, Ireland) #808
20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, England)
21. Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales)
22. Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland) #837
23. Elliot Daly (Saracens, England) #822

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Post by cb Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:22 pm

What stations is the match on?

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:30 pm

Supersport channel 211 Yahoo

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:58 pm

Sky 401.

Suddenly feels odd having no fans in the stadium again.

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:59 pm

Yeah I hate that.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:04 pm

Really nice start.

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:05 pm

That was smooth, great play across the park

Did not know Harris had a kicking game

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:06 pm

Second great take from Hoggy

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:08 pm

Well everyone seems up to speed.

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Post by Rugby Fan Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:08 pm

I missed who took the conversion. Was it Farrell?

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:09 pm

yep

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:09 pm

This could be a cricket score, The Lions (ours) are rampant!

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:18 pm

Not sure why that's a pen. Itoje comes through the middle. Sky have actually got Nigel Owens in there and not a word of explanation.

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:19 pm

He pulled the maul down

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:19 pm

Old Man wrote:He pulled the maul down

On the ball holder. Its a tackle surely.

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:20 pm

Referee called it, I think if it is still a maul then it isn’t interpreted as a tackle

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:21 pm

You got the ref on the SA commentary. Sky have chosen to turn it down.

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:24 pm

Lions get the warning, a card coming?

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:24 pm

These young Lions aren’t going to die wondering, they are giving it their all, question is how long can they go

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:25 pm

obstruction

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:25 pm

Great defensive set, Tandy will be delighted

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:26 pm

Good defensive effort from the Lions there, although the Sogma Lions were a bit one dimensional in attack

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:29 pm

They will target Olungo all night with those up and unders. He has been woeful under the high ball

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:31 pm

It is all very polite between the referee and Jamie George

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:33 pm

Second time Farrell just been off the timing of the pass

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:36 pm

Ali Price right through the middle!

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:36 pm

that was just too easy

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:38 pm

Well done Lions, great try

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:39 pm

Great repost from the Sigma Lions, taking advantage of a couple of missed tackles

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:44 pm

Another try for Wyn Jones on half time, or is it?

TMO looking at a clean out

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:46 pm

neck roll

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:46 pm

looks like a neck roll from Lawes, this one will get overturned

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Lawes is a liability,
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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:50 pm

British Lions dominating the aerial game, much more clinical in the finish and harrassing the breakdown, other than that the Sigma Lions are giving them a good match up in the set piece and physical battles

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:50 pm

HT - a decent first half performance from our Lions on both sides of the ball

A few players putting down a marker, Harris and price have played well and Hoggy showed some real flashes of pace. I do accept i am being a little bit one eyed here!

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:51 pm

Watson has also been good

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:53 pm

Sigma Lions have stuck at it and are making it a game, they will be feeling it though, hopefully they can keep it going for the second half

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:54 pm

Yep, first half has been a good warm up session for the British Lions

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:54 pm

I suspect the dam wall will fold in the second half

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Post by doctor_grey Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:00 pm

BigGee wrote:HT - a decent first half performance from our Lions on both sides of the ball

A few players putting down a marker, Harris and price have played well and Hoggy showed some real flashes of pace. I do accept i am being a little bit one eyed here!
What I liked from Hogg was showing some real power after running into contact. He is playing well.

The B&I are playing a little schoolyard Rugby at the lineout. I kind of like it, but doubt we will see it in against the Boks. Glad to see the SA Lions playing hard and making a battle of it. Everyone keeps their pride (Lions. Pride. Get the pun? OK, a bad dad joke....).

By the way, back home who are the Rugby commentators on tv? We have the SA commentators here, and I do like Stransky.

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:04 pm

poor defence there

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:04 pm

Josh Adams again shows he knows the way to the line!

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:06 pm

Nice

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:07 pm

Excellent try from Sigma Lions, even though Greenwood is calling an obstruction!

Came from a poor pass from Harris

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Post by doctor_grey Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:09 pm

Looked like a missed tackle by Russell at the gain line.

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:12 pm

That was a captains tackle!

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Post by Old Man Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:13 pm

Quite an entertaining match

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Post by Rugby Fan Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:16 pm

Feels a bit like the B&I Lions began to take the match for granted, and haven't found any rhythm since.

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Post by BigGee Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:17 pm

You are just not going to stop Russell playing his game!

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Post by doctor_grey Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:23 pm

Hamish Watson has to carry the ball better than if it was a loaf of bread...

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