Replacement flyhalf Gianni Lombard kicked a last-minute penalty to hand the Emirates Lions a thrilling 36-33 comeback win over the Rebels in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.
With less the six months to go, Rugby World Cup 2019™ is set to attract the largest number of foreign fans in the tournament’s history with more than 600,000 of the 1.8 million available tickets expected to be held by international fans making the journey to Japan.
Any rugby player nicknamed “The Brick” must have something special in his arsenal, and that is indeed the case for SA Rugby Academy player and former SA Schools star, Celimpilo Gumede.
The DHL Stormers almost caused an upset in Wellington, but ultimately paid the price for too many missed tackles and a high error count as the Hurricanes won their Vodacom Super Rugby clash by 34-28.
Damian McKenzie provided the spark for the Chiefs as they romped to a comprehensive 56-20 victory over the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday afternoon, their first win in Pretoria since 2001.