“While the cancellation is unfortunate, their approach ensures that the risk of cancellation of their match against the British & Irish Lions in the Castle Lager Lions Series on 3 July is well managed.”
The Lions’ first try, in the tenth minute by Andre Warner, saw the scrumhalf take a quick tap and go when he saw the gap and went for it. And it was just reward for the men in red who camped out on the Sharks goal line from the outset of the game.
Going into their third home game in this competition, the Lions will take inspiration from their last performance on home soil. A look at the stats from the tournament highlight two Lions players who have had sterling performances. EW Viljoen is second on the list with his 43 carries, just one behind the 44 of Damian Willemse, while MJ Pelser, together with Lukhanyo Am are the turn-over kings with their four each.
As players, we challenge one another to get better, and I can learn a lot from all the players in our team. Team always first.
Treviso’s Stadio di Monigo will play host to the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup ‘North v South’ Final on June 19 thanks to the support of the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) and the Italian government.
The Lions were good at converting their opportunities into points. This started in the 12th minute when Wandisile Simelane read the situation and snapped up a loose ball on the Stormers goal-line to score the first of five tries.
The Emirates Lions continue to work hard to achieve consistency as they head into their first home-game of the Rainbow Cup SA against the DHL Stormers at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.
Vincent Tshituka again showed his class as he went over with seconds remaining in the Rainbow Cup SA match against the Cell C Sharks in Durban on Saturday for the Emirates Lions’ bonus point try in their 26-34 loss.
The Emirates Lions team to face the Cell C Sharks in Durban at Jonsson Kings Park (16:00) on Saturday show four changes for their second Rainbow Cup SA encounter.
The Emirates Lions had a disappointing start to their Rainbow Cup SA campaign as they went down 22-9 to the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.