A final for the ages - SuperSport (blog)

The turnaround of the Lions from Super Rugby easy-beats, and a team that was out of the competition just four years ago, to being just one step away from champions, is quite remarkable. Their win over the Hurricanes in the semi means they have a win ...

Rugby: Why the Crusaders are well matched for the Lions - New Zealand Herald

Kieran Read and Matt Todd of the Crusaders (L-R) reacting during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs. Photo / Getty Images. Patrick McKendry. By: Patrick McKendry. Sports writer. patrick.mckendry@nzherald.co.nz @ ...

A magnificent fightback gets the Lions into the Super Rugby final - BizNews

JOHANNESBURG — The story goes that after the Lions' dismal performance in their narrow Super Rugby quarterfinal victory over the Sharks, coach Johan Ackermann dropped a case of energy drinks in the change-room, and told the players to take a bottle ...

Super Rugby crowd conundrum with NZ not alone with empty seats telling at Ellis Park - Stuff.co.nz

Ellis Park was far from full in the stands for the Hurricanes v Lions Super Rugby semifinal. A South African critic claims the Lions-Crusaders Super Rugby title decider will be the biggest game at Ellis Park since the 1995 Rugby World Cup final - but ...