Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
This past weekend, the Lions and Chiefs locked horns in one of the most epic scoring matches ever played in the history of the Super 14. Played at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg, South Africa the two teams combined to score 137 points on 18 tries with the Chiefs coming out ahead 72-65.
USA Eagles Captain Todd Clever started at #8 for the Lions and scored a 24th minute try and set up a try minutes later with an interception.
At one point in the second half the Lions trailed 72-37 before the squad made a furious comeback effort and nearly pulled off the upset.
The Lions are now 0-2 in the early going in the Super 14 season which is good for 12th place in the standings. The Chiefs, who were finalists last season, upped their record to 2-0 on the season. Along with the Chiefs, the Bulls, Hurricanes, and Stormers are the four remaining undefeated teams in the Super 14.