Emirates Lions Hoping for Season Turnaround After Beating Glasgow Warriors
- The Emirates Lions snapped a five-game losing streak as they beat the Glasgow Warriors
- Francke Horn believes that the Lions can use the 35-24 win to turn their season around
- The Lions are chasing a playoff spot but will need to beat the Bulls this coming weekend
The Emirates Lions are still buzzing after a successful weekend of action in the United Rugby Championship.
The Lions secured a comfortable 35-24 victory over Scottish side Glasgow Warriors in front of their home fans.
As noted by News24, the Lions scored five tries to Glasgow's four, with four of their tries coming in the first half. The home side led 27-14 at the break.
The South African side are now hoping that the win over Glasgow will serve as a catalyst to turn their season around, Planet Rugby reported. Lions' No 8, Francke Horn, explained that the win gave them a bit of belief.
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“I really hope and believe that this could be a turning point,” he said.
“This result gives us a bit of belief back and most of our games are back at home. It is great to have all the fans here. Thank you for coming out.”
The win also ended a streak of five defeats in a row for the Lions and boosted their morale before their next clash. The Lions are set to take on the Vodacom Bulls in an all-South African clash this coming weekend.
The Bulls are currently in sixth place on the URC league table with 41 points after 14 games. The Lions are in 12th with 29 points after their 14 games.
White confident of Bulls' success
Jake White is confident the Bulls will bounce back after their disappointing loss to the Stormers in the United Rugby Championship.
The Pretoria-based side faced off with the team from the Western Cape and were beaten 23-19 at a packed Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Sports Brief previously reported.
A record 41,205 fans gathered to watch the game as the Bulls succumbed to their fifth defeat in a row against the Stormers.