Lions maul Cheetahs in Johannesburg cat-fight

NICK SAID
Last updated 05:28 13/07/2014

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

Richie Mo’unga on hunt for a Super Rugby spot Wallabies jersey not the motivation for Hunt Recruitment pressure adding to Blues' troubles Chiefs hopeful of securing match against Wales O'Connor returns home to Reds, Hunt switches Glenn Moore looking forward to change of pace Karmichael Hunt confirms departure from AFL Glenn Moore to take charge of the Blues pack Counties' Baden Kerr ponders shift overseas Reds to confirm signing of James O'Connor

Wing Lionel Mapoe scored a hat-trick of tries as the Lions savaged the Cheetahs 60-25 in their final match of the Super Rugby season at Ellis Park on Saturday (local time).

The Lions ran in eight tries in total against their fellow South Africans with scrumhalf Ross Cronje, hooker Robbie Coetzee, number eight Warren Whiteley, fullback Andries Coetzee and prop Corne Fourie also crossing the line.

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies kicked seven conversions and two penalties.

The Cheetahs gained as many yellow cards as try-scorers, with Philip van der Walt, Coenie Oosthuizen and Johan Goosen all sin-binned, and had to play with 13 men for eight second-half minutes.

Their three touchdowns came from wing Cornal Hendricks (two) and fullback Willie le Roux while Goosen booted two conversions and two penalties.

Neither team can make the playoffs.

Lions 60 (Lionel Mapoe 3, Robbie Coetzee, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Corne Fourie, Warren Whiteley tries Elton Jantjies 7 cons 2 pens) Cheetahs 25 (Cornal Hendricks 2, Willie Le Roux tries Johan Goosen 2 cons 2 pens) at Ellis Park. Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

What did you make of the 2014 Super Rugby season?

It was a cracker and the best team won the title.

The Crusaders were robbed in the final.

It was a bit of a snorefest and the Kiwi teams largely disappointed.

Super Rugby? Please, bring on the NPC.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content