JOHANNESBURG - The new-look, young Lions are one win away from featuring in the 2019 Currie Cup semi-finals.
They have so far won three times, but also lost twice - their last two games. To be guaranteed a play-off spot they will have to pick up at least a few log points against Griquas, who they face in Kimberley this Saturday. It won’t be an easy game as Brent Janse van Rensburg’s men are the form team in the competition, having won four of their five games.
The Lions have blown hot and cold during the campaign and here we look at five parts of their game they need to fix if they’re to end their two-game losing run and win in Kimberley this weekend.
Win the first half
In all five of their matches so far Ivan van Rooyen’s team have trailed at the half-time break. In three of those matches they were able to come back and win, but in their last two outings they haven’t been able to do so. The reality is the Lions have put themselves under pressure from the start of their matches and hoping things work out well later on. They simply cannot continue in this vein and need to start better this weekend, even if that means playing for territory and kicking penalties, rather than opting for touch and a line-out.