Lions wing Edwill van der Merwe goes over to score. Photo: URC

Lions wing Edwill van der Merwe goes over to score. Photo: URC

URC: Lions see off Benetton to win final home game

Follow the Lions vs Benetton Treviso United Rugby Championship match with our live score updates from Ellis Park.

Lions wing Edwill van der Merwe goes over to score. Photo: URC

Lions wing Edwill van der Merwe goes over to score. Photo: URC

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The Lions may be playing for pride, however, with the team coming off back-to-back defeats after an impressive four-match winning run, they will present a stern challenge against Benetton.

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They will also look to take advantage of Benetton’s disappointing track record away from home after last winning a match outside of Italy in the 2020 season. Furthermore the fact that they have only won four of their 15 matches so far in the competition.


Burger Odendaal firstly wants the Lions to continue progressing. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/Sports Inc

“We’ve also had a good week, the guys are really putting in the hard work,” said Emirates Lions scrum coach Julian Redelinghuys.

“However it’s very important for us to stay in the process and focus on aspects we would like to improve on, not only for Saturday. Benetton are a very good side. Indeed they had a pretty decent start against the Bulls last weekend, so we’ll prepare for that leading up to Saturday.

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“We’ll also focus quite a bit on our decision-making come Saturday with a bigger emphasis on our structures and making sure we are accurate.”

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Team match line-ups

Emirates Lions: Quan Horn. Stean Pienaar. Wandisile Simelane. Burger Odendaal (captain). Edwill van der Merwe. Jordan Hendrikse. Morne van den Berg. JP Smith. PJ Botha. Carlu Sadie. Ruben Schoeman. Reinhard Nothnagel, Francke Horn. Vincent Tshituka. Emmanuel Tshituka.

Furthermore among the Replacements: Jaco Visagie. Sti Sithole. Ruan Dreyer. Ruan Venter, Sibusiso Sangweni, Andre Warner, Manuel Rass, Tiaan Swanepoel.

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Benetton: Rhyno Smith, Edoardo Padovani, Tommaso Menoncello, Filippo Drago, Monty Ioane, Tomas Albornoz, Dewaldt Duvenage (captain); Thomas Gallo, Giacomo Nicotera, Simone Ferrari, Irne Herbst, Carl Wegner, Giovanni Pettinelli, Manuel Zuliani, Lorenzo Cannone.

Furthermore among the Replacements : Hame Faiva, Ivan Nemer, Tiziano Pasquali, Federico Ruzza, Matteo Meggiato, Alessandro Garbisi, Leonardo Marin, Andries Coetzee.

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