Preview: Lions v Sharks – 22/07/17

Follow @RedefinedRugby A clinical and composed approach from the Lions should see them secure a comfortable win over the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday to progress to a second successive home semi-final. After their defeat to the Jaguares, the Lions players challenged coach Johan Ackermann to only shave his beard when they lost another…

2017 Super Rugby Quarter-finalists decided

Follow @RedefinedRugby Semi-finals The semi-final host teams will be the highest ranked winners from the respective quarter-finals. Semi-final 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 4 Semi-final 2: Winner QF 2 v Winner QF 3 So Possible Scenarios : SF 1 Lions vs Brumbies-Hurricanes  / Hurricanes vs Sharks / Brumbies vs Sharks SF 2 Crusaders vs Stormers-Chiefs  / Stormers vs Highlanders / Chiefs vs Highlanders

Preview: Sharks v Lions – 15/07/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Sharks and Lions are all set to end off their regular seasons with a humdinger in Durban with both teams naming their strongest possible starting XVs, despite having already booked their play-off spots. With little to play for at this stage, many would have thought Sharks boss Robert du Preez would have…

Preview: Lions v Sunwolves – 01/07/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Super Rugby action resumes this weekend when the Lions take on the Sunwolves at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. The Lions are chasing top spot on the overall table in the competition and home ground advantage throughout the play-offs, and five points against the Sunwolves is a must. For this reason, they…

Preview: Lions v Kings – 28/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby   Two of South Africa’s most entertaining sides face off in a rare Sunday fixture when the Lions play host to the Kings in Johannesburg. These sides met earlier this year with the Lions claiming a comfortable 42-19 victory in Port Elizabeth in Round 5. However, the Kings have come on in leaps…

Result: Lions 51 v 14 Bulls – 20/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Wing Ruan Combrinck scored a brace of tries on his return from six months on the sidelines as the Lions mauled the Bulls 51-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday. Combrinck injured his shoulder in the Springboks’ final test of 2016 against Wales, but took just two minutes on…

Preview: Lions v Bulls – 20/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby 13 points clear of their nearest South African rival, the Lions will be eager to continue their fine season on Saturday when they face the Bulls. The Sharks are currently the closest challenger to the Lions in Africa 2 while the Bulls are 31 points adrift of their hosts going into this weekend.…

Result: Brumbies 06 vs 13 Lions – 12/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Lions got the job done but were made to graft for their 13-6 victory over the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday. As the scoreline suggests, this was an even contest and the Brumbies held a slender 3-0 lead at half-time courtesy of a Wharenui Hawera penalty. The men from Johannesburg took control…

Preview: Brumbies vs Lions – 12/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Brumbies will be determined to return to the victory trail when they take on a confident Lions side in Canberra on Friday. Although Stephen Larkham’s side are sitting at the top of the Australian Conference table, they are the best of what has been a poor group of teams from that country…

Result: Rebels 10 v 47 Lions – 06/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Lions had too much firepower for the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday, running in seven tries overall in a 47-10 victory at AAMI Park. Rusty early on with a number of handling errors the Lions still had too much in the tank, with Kwagga Smith, Ross Cronjé and Courtnal Skosan all crossing…

Preview: Rebels v Lions – 06/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Rebels will be playing for pride when they host the in-form Lions at AAMI Park, Melbourne on Saturday. The struggling Rebels will be hurting after their 44-3 humbling at the hands of the Kings. Their pride is no doubt wounded and they are also probably playing for their Super Rugby futures as…

Result: Force 15 v 24 Lions – 29/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby​ The Lions strengthened their position atop the South African Group as they won their eighth game of the year, beating the Force 24-15. With the Stormers losing on Friday, the Lions are now 11 points clear after an industrious performance at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday. Tries came via Lionel Mapoe, Courtnall…