Lions’ resolve enough in Kimberley

The irony in the Lions’ tense 38-32 Currie Cup away win in Kimberley on Saturday is that the resolve they needed to show throughout was only really showcased in their most pressing period.

Eight minutes from the final whistle, Anthony Volmink’s sin-binning for a tip-tackle put the visitors under immense pressure, especially given their capriciousness in the preceding 72 minutes.

While the Lions again showcased their attacking prowess, they undermined footholds they established throughout by slacking off – either conceding infringements or allowing the Peacock Blues back in by allowing them to cross the whitewash.

“In the dying minutes we were put under immense pressure,” said coach Johan Ackermann, right. “I think we did extremely well to keep them from crossing our goal-line but we still need to work on our defence as a whole”

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