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Rejuvenated Lions learn how to stay in the fight

Sport

Rejuvenated Lions learn how to stay in the fight

After a poor start to the United Rugby Championship, the Lions have bounced back by winning their last four games

Sports reporter

Character and adaptability have stood as pillars in the Lions’ sequence of four straight home victories in the United Rugby Championship (URC).

In winning 15-9 the Lions showed Edinburgh they are kings of their castle with a performance of grit and determination on Saturday. They called on defiant defence as they kept the team who have scored the third-most tries in the competition tryless en route to their sixth win of the campaign.

Edinburgh, who have the highest success rate in the line-outs, used that platform as they at times laid siege to the Lions’ try line. One of the lessons, however, that the Lions have learnt in the URC is how to stay in the fight, especially the close combat confrontations the competition often throws up...

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