venue: Groenkloof Stadium, Pretoria
3rd December 2014
Full Match Report
SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLISH LIONS
The English Lions registered a confident victory against the South African national team in Pretoria, taking an 18-0 lead into the break before running out 30-10 winners.
Karl Dixon got the first points after ten minutes and but for three missed goals the visitors would have had an almost unassailable lead after the first half. They killed off South African hopes through two tries in a three minute spell of the second half. Iain Davies scored on 46 minutes, closely followed by the try of the game after some great link-up play saw King score his second try.
South Africa scored late on with tries to Rudolph Prinsloo and lock Jean Oosthuysen.
Theunis Both, Jean Pierre Hulbert, Ronald Botes, Hein Pretorius, Rupert Wells, Jean Coetzer, Carel van Lill, Tjaardt van der Walt, Marcel Viljoen, Freddie Erasmus, Rudolph Prinsloo, Sivive Mpondo, Jean Oosthuysen. Subs: Wayne Burger, Theo Rhodes, Jaice Terblanche, Nardus Raubenheimer
Rhys Davies, Nathan Batty, Fran King, Karl Dixon, Peter Caddy, Shaun Garrod, Chris Stephenson, Chris Siddons, Callum Windley, Kieron Harrison, Caldon Bravo, Luke Pennington, Scott Glassal. Subs: Nathan Kitson, Iain Davies, Ben Walkin, Jake Normington