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Super Rugby Preview: Lions v Bulls (03/03/19)

The Lions have played the Bulls 25 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Lions have won 11 matches and lost 14 matches.

That gives the Lions a record of winning 44% of their matches against the Bulls regardless of the venue.

The Lions have however won six of their last seven matches against their Highveld rivals.

This weekend the match will take place in Johannesburg where the teams have met 12 times. In those 12 matches the Lions have won 6 and lost six.

The average score when these teams met in Johannesburg is : Lions 27 Bulls 22.

The Bulls are second in the South African conference while the Lions are third.

Average score: Lions 29 Bulls 29

Last five results
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 Lions 38-12 Bulls @Johannesburg
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 Lions 49-35 Bulls @Pretoria
Sat, 20 May 2017 Lions 51-14 Bulls @Johannesburg
Sat, 28 May 2016 Lions 56-20 Bulls @Pretoria
Sat, 02 May 2015 Lions 33-35 Bulls @Pretoria

Lions overall record against the Bulls
Played 25 ,Wins 11 , Losses 14 , Draws 0

Andries Coetzee; Ruan Combrinck, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Elton Jantjies, Nic Groom; Hacjivah Dayimani, Marnus Schoeman, Kwagga Smith, Stephan Lewies, Rhyno Herbst, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx, Dylan Smith.
Replacements: Pieter Jansen, Sti Sithole, Frans van Wyk, Robert Kruger, Vincent Tshituka, Ross Cronje, Franco Naude, Courtnall Skosan.

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Dylan Sage, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Handré Pollard (c), 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Replacements:: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Tim Agaba, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw

Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 2 March
Venue : Emirates Airlines (Ellis) Park, Johannesburg
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Ref 2: Griffon Colby
TMO : Marius Jonker

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