Boshoff boots Lions to victory over Cheetahs

NICK SAID
Last updated 06:33 16/02/2014
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MATCH-WINNER: Maritz Boshoff kicked a final-minute dropped-goal to boost the Lions to a 21-20 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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A drop goal in the final minute by Marnitz Boshoff gave the Lions a thrilling 21-20 win over fellow South Africans the Cheetahs in the opening Super Rugby fixture of the season on Saturday (local time).

First-five Boshoff had earlier landed six penalties for the visitors to keep his side in touch with the Cheetahs who had their best Super Rugby campaign last season.

Both tries on Saturday were scored by the home side, by wingers Raymond Rhule and Cornall Hendricks who was making his debut.

Cheetahs first-five Johan Goosen, back after a lengthy injury layoff, converted both scores and added a penalty before being replaced by Elgar Watts who added one more three-pointer.

Watts then put a simple penalty wide just before Boshoff produced his moment of magic at the end.

The Lions are back in the competition after being replaced last year by the Port Elizabeth-based Southern Kings.

Lions 21 (Marnitz Boshoff 6 pens drop goal) Cheetahs 20 (Cornal Hendricks, Raymond Rhule tries Johan Goosen 2 cons Goosen, Elgar Watts pens) at Vodacom Park. Referee: Craig Joubert

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