Loffie off to winning start

The Lions mauled the Pumas 38-0 at Ellis Park to give Eugene Eloff his first win as head coach.

After a nightmare Super 14 in the guise of the Cats, the Jo’burg side got a much-needed confidence boost ahead of the Currie Cup.

The home side scored five tries to nil and have given the Pumas, who qualified for the Currie Cup through the Vodacom Cup, an indication of where they stand going into the new season.

The Lions pack dominated their Pumas counterparts with Russell Winter and Pietie Ferreira excelling in the loose, while Earl Rose had a good game at flyhalf.

Lions: Tries: John Daniels, Marius Schoeman, Jorrie Muller, Louis Ludik, Roland Bernard. Conversions: Earl Rose (3), Jody Rose (2) Penalty: Earl Rose