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Super Rugby Preview: Lions v Hurricanes (8/06/19)

    • The Hurricanes have won nine of their last 10 matches against the Lions (L1), their only loss in that time coming in the 2017 Super Rugby Semi-Final (29-44).
    • The Lions have won 10 of their last 12 Super Rugby games on home turf, including their last three on the bounce.
    • The Hurricanes have won their last four away games on the bounce in Super Rugby; the last time they won more was a six-game streak in their first six away games of 2015.
    • The Lions are one of only two teams (Rebels) with a success rate of 90% or greater at both the lineout (90%) and scrum (93%) this Super Rugby campaign.
    • Ardie Savea (Hurricanes) won a round-high six turnovers in Round 16 to take his season tally to 22, the most of any player thus far in Super Rugby 2019.

The Lions have played the Hurricanes 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Lions have won 4 matches, lost 16 times and drawn none.

The Lions 4 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 20% of their matches against the Hurricanes regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Johannesburg which is home for the Lions and the venue where the teams have met 7 times.

In those 7 matches played in Johannesburg, the Lions have won 2 matches and lost 5. This gives the Lions a record of winning 29% of their matches against the Hurricanes at home.

The average score when the Lions play the Hurricanes in Johannesburg is : Lions 27 Hurricanes 32.

The Lions won the last match against the Hurricanes in Johannesburg (2017) but the four matches before that were all won by the Hurricanes.

Average score: Lions 23 Hurricanes 30

Last five results 
Sat, 05 May 2018 Lions 19 v 28 Hurricanes @Wellington
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 Semi Lions 44 v 29 Hurricanes @Johannesburg
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 Final Lions 03 v 20 Hurricanes @Wellington
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 Lions 17 v 50 Hurricanes @Johannesburg
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 Lions 08 v 22 Hurricanes @Johannesburg

Lions overall record against the Hurricanes
Played 20 ,Wins 4 ,Losses 16, Draws 0


Andries Coetzee; Courtnall Skosan, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Shaun Reynolds, Ross Cronje; Kwagga Smith, Vincent Tshituka, Cyle Brink, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx ©, Dylan Smith.
Replacements: Jan-Henning Campher, Nathan McBeth, Johannes Jonker, Reinhard Nothnagel, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom Elton Jantjies, Tyrone Green.

15 James Marshall, 14 Ben Lam, 13 Jordie Barrett, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Chase Tiatia, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Toby Smith
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Liam Mitchell, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Richard Judd, 22 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 23 Salesi Rayasi

Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 8 June
Venue : Emirates Airlines (Ellis) Park, Johannesburg
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Geldenhuys
TMO :Willie Vos

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