They may be unbeaten in 19 Super Rugby derby matches‚ but the Lions will be at their most vulnerable when they host the Stormers on Saturday. They’ve lost three of their last four matches and their only win in that period came by just one point, at home, over the lowly Sunwolves. They have‚ however‚ dominated their conference in recent seasons with 13 of their 19 consecutive derby wins achieved by a winning margin of more than 12 points. Their last defeat came against the Bulls at Loftus in May 2015‚ while their last home defeat in a derby match came in February 2015 when the Stormers triumphed 22 to 19. Yet they are set for a searching examination this weekend as the Stormers, too, hope to regroup following their defeat at the hands of the Bulls. No-nonsense loose-head prop Jacques van Rooyen explained why the Lions warm to familiar foe in derby matches. "There is that extra motivation to prove yourself against your countrymen‚" he said. "After the game they must know they played a...

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