Lions Secure Win And Home Semi-final With One Point

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The Golden Lions secured a home semifinal with a close 27-26 win over Griquas in Kimberley. The Griquas who reserved their place in a semi-final will have to wait for the result in Bloemfontein to see if they will still host a semi-final.

The Golden Lions dominated everything on the pitch in the first half and lead 19-0 with five minutes to go. The Griquas scored a converted try just before the hooter narrow the gap to 07-19 at half time.

The second half saw the roles changed and it took Griquas just 22 minutes to take the lead 21-19. Thereafter both sides score a try each with the Griquas still in the lead with 26-24

With just five minutes left on the clock, the Lions regained the lead with a three-pointer from Reynolds to secure a narrowest of narrow win as well as a home semi-final.

The scorers:

Griquas: Tries: Van der Merwe (2), Le Roux, Arnoldi, Conversions: Whitehead (3)

Golden Lions: Tries: Pienaar (2), Green, Tambwe. Conversions: Reynolds (2). Penalty: Reynolds