Columnists 25.7.2017 01:03 pm

Still time for the Lions to get Bosch on board

There had been one of those long quizzical looks that signify that Dave the Silent was running his own internal computer programme as the ebb and flow of the aftermath surged through the gathering, the great escape at Ellis Park still fresh in their minds.

It was also a cue to those who had seen the Silent One in this frame of mind before, that something was brewing and that while it was appropriate to dissect get-out-of-jail card Lions winger Ruan Combrinck had flashed in the faces of the Sharks with a 58m penalty just two minutes from time to snatch a 23-21 Super Rugby quarterfinal from the yawning jaws of an ignominious defeat.

Still time for the Lions to get Bosch on board
Still time for the Lions to get Bosch on board

Still time for the Lions to get Bosch on board

There had been one of those long quizzical looks that signify that Dave the Silent was running his own internal computer programme as the ebb and flow of the aftermath surged through the gathering, the great escape at Ellis Park still fresh in their minds.

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