Lions upbeat ahead of Super Rugby Final against Crusaders

The Lions will take on the Crusaders
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The Lions will have a good chance to win the Super Rugby crown in Christchurch New Zealand on Saturday if they can bully the Crusaders’ forwards into submission.

Former Springbok and Lions prop Lawrence Sephaka says the Lions must take on the Crusaders by brute force first and then display their attacking flair later on.

The Lions do have a forward pack that can take on New Zealand’s strongest this season.

Hooker Malcolm Marx will be leading by example and if the rest follow they can pressurise the Crusaders into making mistakes.

Lawrence Sephaka says, “If you take a New Zealand on physically first and you break them down, you softening them up for everybody. Because the crusaders are strong upfront and if they can get under their skin and get them frustrated then we have a chance.”

But that will be just one battle in the war.

When the Lions left on Monday, they knew that fatigue might play a role sometime during the final and game management will be crucial.

And although the team likes scoring a lot of tries, a full on attacking style of play for 80 minutes will be impossible.

The Lions made two changes for to their starting fifteen for the match.

Cyle Brink returns at flank while Courtnall Skosan starts at wing with his fellow Springbok, the slightly injured Aphiwe Dyantyi is on the bench.