Fit-again Lions prop Dylan Smith needs no reminding that last week’s heroic scrumming will count for nothing when they pack down against the Highlanders at Ellis Park on Saturday. With the game in the balance against the street smart and combative Waratahs‚ the Lions‚ with Smith on the park as a replacement‚ marched the Sydneysiders off their feet to effectively close out the match. “It was a big moment in the game and I was just happy to contribute‚” Smith said. Much has been made of the sheer speed and intensity at which the Lions have played over the past few seasons but an often forgotten fact is the heat and application they bring to the set-pieces. Even when the faces in their front row have changed‚ the scrum has remained a welcome ally in subduing opposing packs. “In the past we had Oom Balie Swart instill a lot of good habits and techniques that we are still using‚” Smith said. “Having worked with him‚ Julian [Redelinghuys] has brought that through to the new guys as well. ...

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