Wing Tyrone Green scored two tries to inspire the Lions to a 27-20 victory over a gutsy Reds side at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The Lions and Reds came into this encounter on the hunt for a maiden victory this season after suffering defeats in the opening round.
The game itself was
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has named his team for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter against the Reds in Johannesburg.
Springbok Andries Coetzee makes a welcome return at fullback, replacing Tiaan Swanepoel.
In the only other change to the starting line-up, 22-year-old Morne van den Berg replaces the injured Andre Warner at scrumhalf,
The Brumbies have opened their Super Rugby season with a hard-fought win after coming from behind to beat the Queensland Reds 27-24 on Friday.
It was 39 degrees Celsius at kick-off in Canberra as bushfires burned within 10km of the city and it was the hosts who started fastest in the
Brumbies v Reds
Friday 31 January, 9.15pm NZT at GIO Stadium, Canberra
Won: Brumbies 24, Reds 8, Draw 1
Last match: Brumbies 40, Reds 27 (15 June 2019)
The Brumbies were head and shoulders above their Australian conference opponents in 2019 but face a tough challenge against a
The Brumbies overcame Australian rivals the Reds 40-27 in a ding-dong encounter at GIO Stadium that saw nine tries scored.
The visiting Reds actually started out the better of the two sides and started off the scoring in the sixth minute with a well-worked Bryce Hegarty try in a move that went
The Reds have won three of their last four Super Rugby games against the Brumbies after having lost their previous five games in succession against the team from the Australian capital.
The Brumbies have won their last five Super Rugby games in a row; the last time they
Scott Higginbotham scored a late try to hand the Reds a shock 29-28 victory over the Blues in Brisbane on Friday.
It wasn’t the most exciting game ever, but this cross-conference clash wasn’t short of action as the Blues and Reds combined to score eight tries at Suncorp Stadium.
Higginbotham scored a
The last eight Super Rugby matches between the Reds and Blues saw the Queensland side win the first four games, with the Auckland side undefeated in the last four (W3, D1).
The Reds have lost their last two Super Rugby games on the bounce at home; the last
Gonzalo Quesada's side have now won every one of their six encounters with Australian opposition in Super Rugby 2019.
The Reds dominated territory early on and opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Taniela Tupou won the scrum penalty off Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and the Queenslanders went on the attack through
This will be the third Super Rugby meeting between the Reds and Jaguares – and the first in Queensland – with the spoils split evenly at one win apiece from their previous encounters.
The Reds have won six of their last nine Super Rugby games on home turf