Lions thrash Hurricanes in Johannesburg

The Hurricanes have beaten the Lions in their last eight meetings and have won four of their last five games in South Africa. Barrett blasts them into the Lions Halfpenny slips when clearing and Fifita brings the Hurricanes up to the Lions Referees will be on red alert after blast from Palace star Zaha The Lions scrum just got munched by their Canes opponents. RELATED ARTICLES

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Biggar pushes the conversion. He was short and held up. Henderson snares it and rumbles on. The Lions are up to five metres out near the left. In the buildup to that we saw another offload out of the tackle from Tipuric. It seems a bit odd how far away from the Test team he is. Anyway, Biggar slots the penalty. Good response from the Lions. Nowell plays scrum-half and is taking high. A big blow for the Hurricanes having just got back to within six points. Poite, who has had an excellent game so far, is telling the Lions off for not giving the ball back for the penalty.

Laumape makes a dent on the crash ball, Straight into Biggar. More niggle off the ball and Marler is in the thick of it. Russell kicks deep and Barrett goes aerial. The ball bounces, Shields pounces on it but his offload does not go to hands. Russell fires the ball to the right. Seymour gathers his chip but Halfpenny is penalised for a shirt pull and the Hurricanes go to the corner. Biggar is coming back on. Penalty to the Hurricanes. The momentum is with the Hurricanes and they will go for goal here.

Russell is stripped after a little step with his first touch. Scrum to the Hurricanes on halfway. Biggar is having an HIA so Russell is on. Another of Geography Six! The Hurricanes have cleared their lines from the restart and the Lions have a lineout on their metre line.

An early demonstration of exactly what the Hurricanes are capable of. It was a delightful inside pass from Aso that sliced the Lions open though. Bit of hand bags again afterwards. Barrett nails the conversion from wide on the right.

Blacks gets us going again. The Hurricanes have an advantage as Shields runs over Laidlaw and up to the A very good half for the Lions, all be told. The Hurricanes have been far too indisciplined and the Lions have taken full advantage with tries from Seymour and North. The Hurricanes have looked dangerous at times and have scored a try through Gibbins but on the whole the Lions have defended very well.

Henshaw has had to go off injured which has brought Halfpenny on at fullback and Nowell, who was impressing in the No15 shirt, to the wing. North has gone to centre, from where he managed his first try of the tour which will be a huge confidence boost.

Hurricanes have advantage as Savea tries to find space on the left. Barrett frees Shields on the right — Savea comes off his wing and then offloads to Fifita. Black will go to the corner. Back it goes to the corner. North takes it again. Laidlaw is charged down but Black has knocked it on and Biggar clears. Biggar goes to the skies, Halfpenny chases well and taps it back.

The loose ball falls to Henderson, who offloads to the onrushing North. Barrett chases well and hits Halfpenny hard. Haskell carries up the left. Tipuric almost breaks the tackle and offloads. It almost leads to Nowell getting clear on the right but the ball is loose and Barrett clears.

North takes it but is stopped in his tracks. Riccitelli has put himself about in this first half. The Lions have it back though, Tipuric feeds Biggar, who has won another penalty. These penalties are killing the Hurricanes.

North takes the restart, carries hard. Halfpenny slips when clearing and Fifita brings the Hurricanes up to the Lions The Lions have it back though. Laidlaw to put in.

Just a couple of metres short now. Glasgow-bound Gibbins with try and Barrett with the conversion to get the Hurricanes back into the match. Free-kick to the Hurricanes and Shields goes quickly.

Tahuriorangi tries to put his runner through with a delayed pass. The forwards are up to five or six metres from the posts, with advantage. Hurricanes have a lineout on halfway. Lawes nearly pinches it but cant and Black feeds Laumape who races through a gap! Gerard Meagher Tue 27 Jun Key events Show 5. Hurricanes Lions 5. Hurricanes Lions Fifita 5. Hurricanes Lions Goosen 4.

Hurricanes Lions Seymour 4. Hurricanes Lions Laumape 4. Hurricanes Lions North 4. Hurricanes Lions Biggar. Facebook Twitter Google plus. But wow, Lions' error rate today The Lions won the lineout but couldn't control, the ball went over the try line and Barrett snuck in front of Jantjies to score. Luckily, the Lions win another penalty as the Shields is not releasing after he was tackled. They are pinged for a ruck infringement, however. Jantjies can relieve the pressure again.

Rush Defence are killing the Liins space,coulda been different if the ref handled it better initially,but take nothing away from Canes! Strength of character has defined the Lions this season. Time for one final showing Wind always deemed an advantage, but often it forces the other side to hold onto the ball more, sometimes leading to better rugby.

This Hurricanes defense is an incredible thing. Difficult to see how the Lions are going to ever get ahead in this match. Hurricanes win by 17 points and they are the winners of SuperRugby The Lions could not make use of the possession in the first half and then did not score any points in the second. Big win for the Hurricanes, poor performance by the Lions. Warwick Tecklenburg concedes a penalty for going off his feet in the ruck.

Lions concede another penalty. Two tries have been scored so far and both of them by the Hurricanes, Lions have not scored any points in the second half. James Marshall goes for the drop goal but misses the kick and the score remains to the Hurricanes. Beauden Barrett with the conversion, makes no mistake and the lead is 17 points now with 10 minutes remaining.

Beauden Barrett scores an important try for the Hurricanes and they push the lead even further. This is his 9th try of this season. Warren Whiteley concedes a penalty for tackling the player in the air and it is a penalty for the Hurricanes.

Elton Jantjies misses the penalty goal as he drives the kick wide from right in front of the uprights and the Lions fail to score.

A couple of penalties conceded by the Hurricanes, first by Jason Woodward for not releasing the ball and then by Brad Shields for the same reason. Final 20 minutes remaining in this game and the Hurricanes have held the lead throughout this game and the Lions have not scored in the second half.

The Lions are controlling the possession again and they are looking to attack. Hurricanes have done well to take the momentum of the first half into the second. Beauden Barrett kicks the penalty goal in and increases the lead back to 10 points. Good kick from 40 metres out, Lions have not looked like scoring in the second half so far. A couple of penalties conceded by the Lions and that will slow the game down and help the Hurricanes.

Andries Ferreira concedes the first for not releasing the ball and Franco Mostert concedes the next for being caught offside. Ruan Combrinck with the linebreak for the Lions and they are putting some pressure on the Hurricanes.

It has been a tense game and a low-scoring one. Just one try in the game so far, Hurricanes lead by 7 points. Hurricanes hold a 7 point lead after a tense first half. The Lions enjoyed a lot of possession but they were not able to convert that into tries or points. The Lions are dominating the possession again but they have not been able to convert possession into points. Lionel Mapoe concedes a penalty for being offside of the ruck. Lions concede another penalty, Julian Redelinghuys for boring in at the scrum.

Hurricanes lead by 7 points. Elton Jantjies makes no mistake in kicking the penalty and the Lions open their scoring. Barrett adds on the extras and the lead is 10 points now. Lions have to score quickly to make an impact in this final. The penalty ends up in a try for the Hurricanes, brilliant work from Cory Jane who takes the ball over the line and the lead is pushed to 8 points. Courtnall Skosan concedes a penalty for going off his feet in the ruck and it is a penalty for the Hurricanes.

Lions are controlling the possession now as the game ebbs and flows. They have a lot of possession but need to make it count as Hurricanes have the lead. Barrett breaks the dead lock with a penalty goal, giving Hurricanes the lead from 22 metres out. The penalty leads to a drop goal attempt and Beauden Barrett misses to score. It has been a tense game but the score remains at The Lions were controlling the possession but the Hurricanes are slowly gaining control of the game.

Elton Jantjies tries to kick the penalty goal but fails to add the three points to take the lead. It was a difficult kick from 43 metres out.

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The Lions could not make use of the possession in the first half and then did not score any points in the second. Big win for the Hurricanes, poor performance by the Lions. 78'. Lions 31 Hurricanes Lawes and Henderson shine as Lions hold on in thrilling draw Register or log in to read this and other rugby articles. It's free and easy to . See how the action unfolded in the Super Rugby semi-final between the Lions and Hurricanes from The Lions have done well to score on the stroke of half time. between the Lions and the.

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