Sharks shot last week, the Lions began their Super Rugby tour to Down Under in a losing note, which fell 31-20 with the Brumbies of Canberra on Saturday.
The Brumbies defeated the Lions in five tests at three and, although it was a very improved performance by the Lions, they still lost too many troops.
Leader between eight and eight at night at break, the Brumbies took advantage of the 15 Lions who lost the clashes in the first half and 36 in general to prove the most consistent of both sides.
Who was the star of this match?
After coughing a yellow card in the fifth minute to face Lions, Malcolm Marx, the center of Brumbies Tom Wright It was a tower of strength and caused that the lions had numerous problems of defense. The way he played with the Lions to face the fifth test of his team at 57th The minute had a written class.
Moments and key issues
- The Lions went to the mark from the first minute to the seventh minute through an attempt to open the Aphiwe Dyantyi wing after identifying the space for the first half of Elton Jantjies. Dyantyi still had a job to do and shook the left foot sharply to catch the hosts with the wrong foot. This, however, turned out to be a false dawn.
- In fact, the rest of the first half dominated the Brumbies who achieved three tests for the break of rest with a 19-8 lead.
- At least two of the attempts by Brumbies in the first half came with Lions errors. First, Ruan Combrinck tried to intercept, allowing Toni Pulu of the left to exploit a man less to the defensive line. Subsequently, the poor Lions at the base of a farm allowed the Brumbies to throw the ball ready to put the reserve center of the Lions Gianni Lombard under all kinds of pressure. Soon the Tevita Kuridrani center was quickly recycled to run across Elton Jantjies, marking a vital attempt in the final minutes of the first half.
- In a disconcerting way, scrums were also very messy for lions, with the initial accessories of Nathan McBeth and Johannes Jonker in the first phase of the first movie. They also finished down at the end of the game when a late bonus point saw that the Brumbies package destroyed their counterparts in the last piece.
Brumbies – Try: Lachlan McCaffrey, Toni Pulu, Tevita Kuridrani, Tom Banks, Tom Wright. Conversions: Christian Lealiifano (3).
Lions: try: Aphiwe Dyantyi, Elton Jantjies, Sylvian Mahuza. Conversion: Jantjies. Penalty: Jantjies.
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