Winless Lions misery continues after another Currie Cup hiding

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
author picture Alice Dupont
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The winless Lions' Currie Cup campaign continues to go from bad to worse as they were beaten 49-17 by Griquas at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley. The defeat means that the Lions remain bottom of the seven-team log and will have to play one of the toughest groups of the competition. The winless Lions will be in no mood to celebrate as their plight continues to deteriorate. After the break‚ the Lions looked more confident. The backs went over twice in a row and had more opportunities to score. However‚ Griquas turned down several of their shots at goal and were able to score a try through Jarod Cairns. The Lions were clinging on by a thread after that‚ but the substitute hooker Louis van der Westhuizen scored a try. The backs went on to add a second try through Johan Mulder. The match ended with a yellow card for Lions' second rower Derik Pretorius for a high tackle on Griquas' backs. After a frustrating start‚ the Lions' second half performance was far from encouraging. The visitors' first-half try came with the visitors on the offensive and the Lions' backs were in pursuit of more tries. With half an hour left‚ Griquas led 28-3. Their fourth try‚ from Mzwanele Zito‚ was converted by Du Plessis.