Thursday, January 26, 2012

Was this the most outrageous Super Rugby match of all time?

Todd Clever with ball in hand for The Lions
A host of records were broken in the round two Super Rugby match between the Lions and the Chiefs at Ellis Park in Johannesburg in 2010. The match saw an amazing total of 18 tries scored with both sides scoring nine each. The aggregate total of 137 points was also a record with the New Zealand side running out 72-65 winners. It was thus the highest total of points ever scored by an away side in the history of Super Rugby and was also the the highest total scored by a losing team. The match was another showcasing rugby in the Americas with USA Eagles captain and backrower, Todd Clever playing number 8 for the Lions. Clever´s scored one of the Lions´ nine tries to see his name written in the record books in this incredible match.  

The Lions have long been considered not only the weakest South African side but were also considered the worst in Super Rugby until the addition of the Melbourne Rebels in 2011. The Lions, nonetheless, started the 2010 season well as won their round one clash vs the Sharks in Durban six days before taking on the Chiefs. Whilst the record books were torn apart for this encounter there was also a lot of reason for so many tries with the centres of both teams defending poorly. Doppies La Grange, Deon van Rensburg, Callum Bruce and Richard Kahui missed 20 tackles between themselves. The overall figure of missed tackles was shocking with the Lions missing 48 and the Chiefs 44.

1 comment:

  1. Bom dia

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