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Taute kicked a cru­cial dropped goal to give the Storm­ers a win over the Sharks in the Su­per Rugby com­pe­ti­tion, and yes­ter­day he came on as a sub­sti­tute, iron­i­cally against his old prov­ince, and scored and con­verted the try that fi­nally snuffed out a brave away per­for­mance by the Lions.

Up to Taute’s try, made pos­si­ble by a won­der­ful break by Kurt Cole­man, a player who per­haps de­serves more recog­ni­tion, Western Prov­ince had stayed in front thanks to a freak­ish sec­ond try by winger Kobus van Wyk.

Prov­ince seemed to be de­fend­ing off-sides when they got a turnover, fly half Demetri Ca­trak­ilis miss-hit his clear­ance kick but Burger chased hard, won the ball in the air and raced away to the other end of the field for a try against the run of play.

Van Wyk’s brace gave Prov­ince a 14-8 lead at half-time, but a well­con­structed try by An­dries Coet­zee just be­fore the break gave the Lions heart and sig­nalled that they were right back in the game.

The Lions were play­ing with the hand­i­cap of having lost two goalkickers in Mar­nitz Boshoff and Jaco van der Walt, but winger Ruan Com­brinck stepped into the breach and kept his side in touch; but on the debit side, the Lions also in­curred the dis­ap­proval of ref­eree

WP Tries: Con­ver­sions:

Kobus van Wyk (2), Jaco Taute

Demetri Ca­trak­ilis (2),

Taute (1)

Penal­ties: Lions Tries: Penal­ties:

Ca­trak­ilis (2) An­dries Coet­zee

Com­brinck (3)


MER­CURY RIS­ING Ch­es­lin Kolbe of Western Prov­ince out-jumps ev­ery­one dur­ing their Cur­rie Cup match against the Golden Lions at New­lands last night

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