Lions target Bulls as next prey enroute to Super Rugby play-offs spot

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The Emirates Lions will be looking to cement their place in the play-offs with a victory when they visit the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus in the final round of the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby Season on Saturday.

The Lions go into the clash without a handful of their leaders and regular starters for the crucial clash.

Springboks and Emirates Lions winger Aphiwe Dyantyi believes that  Super Rugby has been a tightly contested competition this season and it will go down to the final.

The Johannesburg based side will be without inspirational captain Warren Whitely, Kwagga Smith and Franco Mostert, to mention a few, for the their Jukskei Derby encounter.

The 2018 World Rugby Newcomer of the Year, Dyantyi, says that credit must be given to the influx of youngsters who are performing well at the highest level.

Despite having not met a lot of probable expectations to the average rugby fan in his follow-up season, Dyantyi says he is well aware that he has not reached his full potential yet.

With the 2019 IRB Rugby World Cup coming up later this year in Japan, Dyantyi says he has not even given the World Cup any thought yet. He maintains that at the moment he is solely focused on helping the Lions qualify for the play-offs. – Report by Thando Gqamane