HOW LIONS BE­CAME ALPHAS

There were a few key fac­tors dur­ing the sea­son that helped the Lions march into a home Su­per Rugby fi­nal, against the Cru­saders at El­lis Park on Satur­day. Here, rugby writer high­lights his 10 piv­otal mo­ments, which have con­trib­uted to get­ting the Lions in

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The Lions started the sea­son with­out first choice props Julian Redel­inghuys and Dy­lan Smith, Ruan Com­brinck was miss­ing, Warwick Teck­len­burg had hung up his boots, Howard Mnisi was out for the sea­son and back-up No 10s Mar­nitz Boshoff had left the union and Jaco van der Walt was in­jured. And now, half­way through Ro­han Janse van Rens­burg was out too, and later War­ren White­ley would also see his sea­son end. But their depth car­ried them through the set­backs.

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