Clever Helps Lions Win
Friday Sep 11, 2009 in Elite Level Rugby Overseas Pros
USA captain Todd Clever started for the Xerox Lions in Currie Cup action Friday night, and helped his side to a 31-13 defeat of the Leopards.
Clever was active throughout the 80 minutes of the match, and set up the team’s third try as he slotted in the backline, knocked a defender flat on his backside, and then slipped the pass to Dusty Noble who scored in the corner.
Clever also made several important tackles, and was cautioned for lifting a player’s leg in the ruck.
Overall, though, he was one of the better Lions players on the day in a sloppy game. The win puts the Lions at 5-5, good for 26 points and 6th place, although they could be passed by the Cheetahs this weekend.