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10-Mar-2019

Tickets for the Springbok vs Australia Test at Emirates Airline Park on 20 July 2019 will launch online on 25 March.
However, there is a way you can get your tickets before 25 March.

Emirates Lions supporters attending the game on Saturday 16 March (vs Rebels) can purchase their tickets for the Springbok Test at the Emirates Airline Park stadium ticket office. Ticket prices for the Test start from R100.

2019 Membership Packages are still available. For R1,690 you can enjoy Vodacom Super Rugby play-offs, the Springboks vs Australia test, and Currie Cup games. Due to the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, South Africa, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand are scheduled to play in a condensed Rugby Championship.

Therefore, the Springboks will only play two home Tests in 2019 with the opening round of the Rugby Championship taking place at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.

South Africa's biggest win against Australia was in 2008 in Johannesburg when the Springboks ran in eight tries to win by 53-8. On that occasion, Jongi Nokwe became the first Springbok to score four tries in a Test against Australia.

South Africa's overall record in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship against Australia is: P: 48; W: 22; L: 23; D: 3; Points For: 1 067; Points Against: 1 057; Tries For: 101; Tries Against: 104; Average score: 22-22; Win%: 46%.

 

Roodepoort leave it too late

11-Mar-2019

Roodepoort’s Gold Cup campaign hit a speed bump at Ruimsig on Saturday when they went down 52-31 to former champions Rustenburg Impala, despite a gallant fight-back. ‘Poorte scored three converted tries in the last ten minutes to give the score-line some respectability, with two of the tries scored by impact players Spyker Esterhuizen and Migael du Plessis.

The match ended when prop Zander Schlemmer crashed over the Impala goal-line at full time to score Roodepoort’s fourth try. Scrumhalf Brandan Rieck was their standout player despite the fact that his tight-five were under huge pressure for the first hour.

Impala dominated the set pieces and flyhalf Siya Masuku dictated proceedings from the pivotal position. Fullback Lux Ntsepe stepped a few opponents, particularly early on in the match, whilst Stokkies Hanekom showed his class throughout.

*Roodepoort will face Springs at Emirates Airline Park in a curtain raiser for the big clash between the Lions and the Rebels this coming Saturday.

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Jaguares 16 25 Emirates Lions
DHL Stormers 19 17 Emirates Lions
Emirates Lions 12 30 Vodacom Bulls
Emirates Lions 47 39 Jaguares
Emirates Lions 36 33 Melbourne Rebels
Sunwolves 24 37 Emirates Lions

Lions grind out big win

23-Mar-2019

The Emirates Lions handed the Sunwolves another blow as they romped to a 37-24 win in Singapore on Saturday. It was confirmed this week that the Sunwolves will drop out of Vodacom Super Rugby in 2020.

Hooker Malcolm Marx scored a first-half brace as the Lions led 12-7 at the break, while Nic Groom, Elton Jantjies, Lionel Mapoe and Hacjivah Dayimani all crossed in the second half.

The home side were first to score but their lead was short-lived. Less than 10 minutes later Marx crashed over from close range and his Springbok team mate Jantjies added the extras to level the scores at 7-7.

It was Marx again that put the Lions in front on 35 minutes, flopping over from the back of a driving lineout maul but this time Jantjies could not convert from out wide. Sunwolves were first on the score sheet immediately after the break with a Hayden Parker penalty. The Lions added to their try count on 50 minutes when scrumhalf Groom nipped around the side of a maul, sold a dummy and ghosted through the Sunwolves’ defence unopposed. Lions centre Mapoe got on the end of some slick handling after a clean line-break in the middle of the park for his side’s fifth try as the game entered the final quarter.

The Sunwolves showed some spirit and a try under the posts from Vosayaco kept their chances alive at 17-29. Jantjies steadied the ship for the Lions with a penalty, before replacement Dayimani collected a neat chip to take the game out of sight with less than five minutes to play.

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23 Feb 2019 DHL Stormers Emirates Lions 17h15
02 Mar 2019 Emirates Lions Vodacom Bulls 15h05
09 Mar 2019 Emirates Lions Jaguares 15h05
16 Mar 2019 Emirates Lions Melbourne Rebels 15h05
23 Mar 2019 Sunwolves Emirates Lions 12h55
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11 May 2019 Emirates Lions Waratahs 15h05
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Highlanders 15h05
25 May 2019 Cell C Sharks Emirates Lions 17h15
01 Jun 2019 Emirates Lions
DHL Stormers 17h15
08 Jun 2019 Emirates Lions Hurricanes 15h05
15 Jun 2019 Vodacom Bulls Emirates Lions 17h15