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    Emirates Lions v DHL Stormers cancelled

    “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.”

    11th Jun 2021

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    Emirates Lions v DHL Stormers cancelled
    Emirates Lions v DHL Stormers cancelled

    Sharks muscle past Lions

    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.

    5th Jun 2021

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    Sharks muscle past Lions
    Sharks muscle past Lions

    Consistency key after bye

    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.

    3rd Jun 2021

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    Consistency key after bye
    Consistency key after bye

    Leadership Within the Team

    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.

    2nd Jun 2021

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    Leadership Within the Team
    Leadership Within the Team

    Italy to Host Historic ‘North v South’ Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup Final in Treviso

    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. 

    27th May 2021

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    Italy to Host Historic ‘North v South’ Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup Final in Treviso
    Italy to Host Historic ‘North v South’ Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup Final in Treviso

    Lions snubbed at the death

    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. 

    15th May 2021

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    Lions snubbed at the death
    Lions snubbed at the death

    First home game for Lions

    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.

    13th May 2021

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    First home game for Lions
    First home game for Lions

    Four tries not enough

    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.

    8th May 2021

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    Four tries not enough
    Four tries not enough

    Team Announcement: Emirates Lions vs Cell C Sharks

    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.

    6th May 2021

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    Team Announcement: Emirates Lions vs Cell C Sharks
    Team Announcement: Emirates Lions vs Cell C Sharks

    Slow start to Rainbow Cup SA for Lions

    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.

    1st May 2021

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    Slow start to Rainbow Cup SA for Lions
    Slow start to Rainbow Cup SA for Lions