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Brilliant Boshoff batters beleaguered Bulls

Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff booted 22 points, including two drop-goals, to dampen the playoff chances of the Bulls as the Lions completed a surprise 32-21 Super Rugby win at Ellis Park on Saturday.


Western Force beat Lions to boost finals hopes

Nick Cummins is wrapped up by the Lions defence during the Force's victory.

The Western Force recorded a franchise-record eighth win of the season with a 29-19 triumph over the Lions in Saturday night's Super Rugby clash in Perth.

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Waratahs state Super Rugby finals intentions with Lions rout

Kurtley Beale put in another impressive shift to put Wallabies selectors on notice.

GEORGINA ROBINSON The Waratahs powered back into finals contention and within a point of Australian conference leaders the Brumbies with a 41-13 bonus-point win against the Lions in Sydney on Sunday.

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Highlanders hang on for narrow Super Rugby win over the Lions

Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders passes the ball. The Highlanders were too good for the Lions on Saturday night.

The Highlanders stole a 23-22 Super Rugby win over the Lions in Dunedin on Saturday, turning the tables on last week's narrow loss to the Stormers by the same margin.

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Chiefs beat Lions 38-8 to lead Super Rugby table

Back from injury: Lions players move in to tackle Charlie Ngatai.

Defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs rediscovered their winning mojo with a six-try 38-8 victory over the Lions on Saturday in Hamilton.


Stormers v Lions

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)


Late Mvovo try sees Sharks swim back to the top

Lwazi Mvovo.

An opportunist try by fullback Lwazi Mvovo 13 minutes from time restored the Sharks to the top of the Super Rugby standings on Saturday when they beat the Lions 12-25 at Ellis Park.

Lions v Sharks

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 3.10am


Late tries seal Crusaders' victory over Lions

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg set up the final try/

A couple of late tries clinched a 28-7 victory for Canterbury Crusaders over Golden Lions Saturday in a Super Rugby match at Ellis Park.


Lions v Crusaders

Ryan Crotty will skipper the Crusaders.

Ellis Park, Johannesburg 2.05am (AEDT)


Reds set to try something different against Lions

Reds five-eighth Quade Cooper has run the Lions off their feet in previous encounters.

Jim Morton Queensland have a history of running the Lions off their feet but the Reds won't fall into the trap of playing loose and fancy in their critical Super Rugby encounter in Johannesburg this weekend.

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Lions v Reds

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 1am (AEDT)


Boshoff boots Lions to victory over Blues

Super boot: Marnitz Boshoff of the Lions.

Marnitz Boshoff continued a fairy tale first Super 15 season with 24 points for Golden Lions in a 39-36 victory over Auckland Blues Saturday.

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Last-gasp try give Sharks bonus point win

Cobus Reinach.

Francois Steyn was the unlikely man of the match as the Sharks posted a bonus-point 37-23 Super Rugby victory over the Lions in Durban Saturday.



Jacques-Louis Potgieter boots Bulls to Super Rugby win over Lions

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 01: Stefan Watermeyer and Warwick Tecklenburg of the Lions tackle JJ Engelbrecht  of the Bulls during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Lions at Loftus Versfeld on March 01, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

David Legge Jacques-Louis Potgieter kicked 20 points as Northern Bulls shrugged off a dismal start to the Super Rugby season by defeating fellow South Africans Golden Lions 25-17 on Saturday.


Lions v Stormers

Richard Shute Lions v Stormers at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 4.10am



Golden Lions deliver late shock to Central Cheetahs in Super 15 opener

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 15: Franco Mostert of the Lions  during the Super Rugby match between Toyota Cheetahs and Lions at Vodacom Park on February 15, 2014 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Louis Botha/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Bloemfontein: A last-minute drop goal from debutant Marnitz Boshoff earned the Golden Lions a shock 21-20 triumph over the Central Cheetahs on Saturday in the opening 2014 Super Rugby match.

England winger Chris Ashton: "I was lucky to stay in the team"


Mick Cleary England wing Chris Ashton admitted on Tuesday that criticism of his play last season had been right and that he was lucky not to have been dropped.



Brian O'Driscoll resents Warren Gatland for Lions snub

Brian O'Driscoll.

Brian O'Driscoll admitted on Thursday that he still harbours "resentment" towards British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland over his non-selection for the third Test against Australia earlier this year.

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An Anzac team? Get real, Brian

Brian O'Driscoll.

Duncan Johnstone Maybe the real reason Brian O'Driscoll missed last Saturday's Test win was because he wasn't too well in the head - because he's talked a bit of nonsense since, suggesting the Wallabies and All Blacks could join forces to take on the British and Irish Lions.

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Bring on the Anzacs, says Lion O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll

DAVID SYGALL It took the best of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland to beat the Wallabies. But what if next time the British and Irish Lions visited the antipodes, we joined forces with our cousins across the Tasman?

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A roaring success: series was well worth the wait

Roaring Success

PAUL CULLY Fabulous fans, fumbles, Folau and a farce. Paul Cully looks back on a tour that had it all.

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He dropped ball, but Genia keeps head up

Will Genia of the Wallabies

PAUL CULLY Shattered Wallabies halfback Will Genia has accepted his share of the blame for a knock-on in the opening seconds of the 41-16 loss to the British and Irish Lions and also revealed the side had rallied around sin-binned prop Ben Alexander after the loss.


Supporters try to blunt any move to axe Deans

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Robbie Deans (L), the Wallaby coach congratulates winning Lions coach Warren Gatland after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

GEORGINA ROBINSON Warren Gatland and former Australian Rugby Union chairman Peter McGrath have rallied around under-siege Wallabies coach Robbie Deans as speculation he will soon be out of a job increases.

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Hearty cheers as red sea comes together

English Lions supporters

SARAH WHYTE It was hard to spot a Wallabies fan decked out in green and gold in The Rocks on Saturday.

KO for Smith in bitter loss

George Smith

CHRIS DUTTON He's the freak of Australian rugby but even George Smith has a kryptonite chink, and his fairytale comeback was spent on wobbly legs as the Wallabies failed to fire in the series-deciding third Test against the British and Irish Lions.

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Rampant Lions could spell end of Deans' reign

Jamie Roberts

GEORGINA ROBINSON The Wallabies may have a new coach within weeks after Australia slumped to a devastating 41-16 defeat at the hands of the British and Irish Lions in front of a record ANZ Stadium crowd in Sydney on Saturday night.

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Lions roar as Wallabies blush

Lions centres Jonathan Davies (L) and Jamie Roberts celebrate

PETER FITZSIMONS Horror movie, right there on your TV …

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Position change beckons for O'Connor

James O'Connor

PAUL CULLY Wallabies No.10 James O'Connor has opened the door for a possible positional switch following the Wallabies crushing 41-16 loss.

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Deans' future in ARU's hands

Robbie Deans

GEORGINA ROBINSON Robbie Deans says his coaching fate is in the hands of the Australian Rugby Union after the Wallabies handed the British and Irish Lions their first series victory in 16 years on Saturday.

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Super Rugby - 2013

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