4 Jun 2009

Lions thrash Lions

7:20 am on 4 June 2009

The British and Irish Lions have beaten the Golden Lions 74-10 in Johannesburg in the second match of their South African rugby tour.

The tourists scored 5 tries in each half with second five eighth Jamie Roberts staking a claim for a test place by scoring two tries.

Roberts was a potent attacking threat during his 53 minutes of action as the Lions's backs ran amok, wings Tommy Bowe and Ugo Monye and flyhalf Stephen Jones also pressing for places in the side to play three tests against the Springboks.

The local Lions were playing for the first time under coach Hans Coetzee following the axing of Eugene Eloff after a poor Super 14 campaign.

The British and Irish Lions next match is against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday morning.