Lions stun Cardiff at Arms Park


MATCH REPORT: At the back of a narrow win over Ospreys in Swansea, the Lions produced a commanding performance for their second win in Wales.

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After their opening round loss to the Bulls at Ellis Park, the Lions have hit their strides, beating Cardiff 31-18 in the United Rugby Championship Round three match at Arms Park on Friday.

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The scorers:

For Cardiff: Tries: Botham, Lewis-Hughes Cons: Evans Pens: Evans 2

For Lions: Tries: Penalty try, Botha, Van den Bergh, Horn Cons: Lombaard 3 Pen: Lombaard

Yellow card: Taulupe Faletau (Cardiff, 40 - repeated infringements)


Cardiff: 15 Rhys Priestland, 14 Aled Summerhill, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Max Llewellyn, 11 Theo Cabango, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 James Botham, 6 Josh Turnbull (captain), 5 Seb Davies, 4 Lopeti Timani, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Liam Belcher, 1 Brad Thyer. Replacements: 16 Kirby Myhill, 17 Corey Domachowski, 18 Dmitri Arhip, 19 Rory Thornton, 20 Shane Lewis-Hughes, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Mason Grady, 23 Uilisi Halaholo.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Quan Horn, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Emmanuel Tshituka, 6 Sibusiso Sangweni, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel (captain), 4 Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Pieter Botha, 1 Sithembiso Sithole. Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Jean-Pierre Smith, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Ruan Venter, 20 Ruhan Straeuli, 21 Morné van den Berg, 22 Jordan Hendrikse, 23 Zander du Plessis.

Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland) Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Carwyn Williams (Wales) TMO: Ben Blain (Scotland)