Iqembu le-B&I Lions linenebule amaBhokobhoko

Dylan Bettencourt

Ukudlala ngamandla nangokuzimisela kukaLukhanyo ngesikhathi ehlangana no-Elliot Daly we-B&I Lions ngomzuzu wesithathu womdlalo, kubonakale kuhamba kahle esiwombeni sokuqala.

Umdlalo wokuqala wokuhlolwa phakathi kwamaBhokobhoko nama-B&I Lions eKapa, amaBhokobhoko abengconywana kakhulu kunezivakashi. Kube uhlobo lomdlalo olwenze abalandeli be-Springbok bafuna ubhiya wokugubha ongekho.

Egumbini lokushintshela, amaBhokobhoko kungenzeka ukuthi aphethe ngokuthi awushintshwa umdlalo onqobayo. Ngokusobala abadlali bamaBhokobhoko bebezimisele kakhulu ngisho nangaphambi kokuba uKitshoff, uMarx noMalherbe bangene enkundleni.

Kodwa ama-B&I Lions abengakawufundi umbhalo.

Babuyile ngemuva kwesigamu bathola i-try yokuqala. Ngabe kube ukubuyela emuva okwesikhashana kwamaBhokobhoko?

Hhayi-ke, amaBhokobhoko athole i-try futhi abesahola phambili. Ngemuva kwalokho kwalandela leso simo esingajwayelekile lapho amaBhokobhoko abephambili ebhodini lamaphuzu (17-16) kodwa abonakala ehlulwa.

I-B&I Lions ithole iphenalthi ukuhola phambili ngamaphuzu amabili futhi umdlalo ubungakapheli, ngaphandle kokuthi amaBhokobhoko awakaze athole ithuba lokwenza lutho ngakho. Ngesikhathi u-Owen Farrell eshaya iphenalthi yokugcina bese kuphelile.

Ngenkathi uMaro Itoje eklonyeliswa njengomdlali ovelele, iqembu lonke lene umsebenzi walo – futhi lokho bekubandakanya u-Alun Wyn Jones owenze konke obekulindelwe kuye.

Kungani amaBhokobhoko ahlulwe esiwombeni sesibili? Ngabe kuyizaba lokuthi indlela ebiya kulo mdlalo ibinezinkinga eziningi njengoba bekungenzeka, ngenxa yokuntuleka kokuqina komzimba okwenza kube nzima ukuthi badlale?

Uma kungenjalo, ngabe bazoba ngcono ngesonto elizayo?

Eminyakeni engama-50 edlule, uSpringbok Boy Louw, owayengeyena umpetha wolimi lwesiNgisi, watshelwa ukuthi iqembu lakhe linenhlanhla yokuwina. Kuthiwa waphendula wathi: “Pho manje kunani? Ebheka ebhodini lamaphuzu.”

Iqiniso likhona ebhodini lamaphuzu. Uma ubheka.

Umdlalo: South Africa 17-22 B&I Lions.

Uchungechunge lwemidlalo: South Africa 0-1 B&I Lions.

Umthombo wesithombe: @EnglandRugby

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