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Lions weather Stormers in Super Rugby thriller

Published 16/04/2016

Elton Jantjies' 19-point haul steered the Lions to a 29-22 Super Rugby victory over the Stormers.
Elton Jantjies' 19-point haul steered the Lions to a 29-22 Super Rugby victory over the Stormers.

The Lions shaded a thrilling contest to inflict only a second Super Rugby defeat of the season on the Stormers with a 29-22 victory in Johannesburg.

Penalties were exchanged as the Stomers opened up a 12-9 lead, but Ruan Combrinck's converted try four minutes before the break gave the Lions a half-time lead.

Replacement Faf de Klerk's try and the boot of Elton Jantjies, who finished with 19 points, saw the Lions home despite Siya Kolisi crossing for a brilliant score and Jean-Luc du Plessis completing a 17-point haul for the Stormers.

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