Lions want to make it count

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - JAC­QUES VAN DER WESTHUYZEN

LIONS hooker Mal­colm Marx has called on his team­mates to make the most of the sec­ond chance they have been af­forded af­ter they were beaten in last year’s Su­per Rugby fi­nal.

The Lions did ev­ery­thing asked of them in 2016 to have a full go at win­ning the ti­tle, ex­cept fin­ish top of the log, and had to travel to Welling­ton to face the Hur­ri­canes in the fi­nal. They lost 20-3, hav­ing also lost to the same team in the reg­u­lar sea­son, 50-17 at El­lis Park. LOOK­ING AHEAD: Wil­lard Kat­sande of Kaizer Chiefs can’t wait for the new sea­son. for a po­ten­tial Bok-All Black match-up later this year. “He’s a bril­liant player, like many of the Hur­ri­canes play­ers, but we’re def­i­nitely not fo­cus­ing on any in­di­vid­u­als,” said Marx. Both the Lions and Hur­ri­canes will have off-days to­day be­fore wrap­ping up their train­ing and an­nounc­ing their team line-ups to­mor­row.

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