“There was also no patience on attack. The players seemed to want to chip kick the ball instead of building phases.
“The Lions showed a lot of fight and character for a young side. They should be very proud of themselves.
“But to lose the match from 21-7 down was a disappointment.
“We had a tough time with some interpretations at the breakdowns and offsides and we were the only team blown for offsides in the whole game‚ which is a grave concern.”
Lions flyhalf Shaun Reynolds gave a perfect kicking display‚ scoring 15 points from three conversions and three penalties‚ which ultimately proved to be the difference.
“I’m very proud of the guys because they showed a lot of character to be two points ahead by the 80th minute‚” said Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen.