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On the prowl: Armand Van Der Merwe charges for the Lions against the Blues at Emirates Airline Park.

Lions thrash listless Blues

The Blues' Super Rugby season has suffered a serious setback with 43-5 loss to the Lions in soggy Johannesburg.

Lions keep Stormers at bay

Match winner: Faf de Klerk celebrates his try with Lions teammates during the Super Rugby match against the Stormers at ...

Quick thinking by replacement halfback Faf de Klerk handed the Lions a crucial 29-22 victory over the Stormers in a brutal South African Super Rugby derby at Ellis Park.

Highlanders hammer Lions

In a gap: Ben Smith attempts to bust the defence during the round three Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and ...

The Highlanders have evoked memories of last year's triumphant Super Rugby campaign with a scintillating 34-15 win over the Lions in Dunedin.

Lions upset the odds to beat Chiefs

Chances blown: The Chiefs were stunned by the Lions on their own patch.

The Lions have made light of any travel fatigue they might have felt by downing the Chiefs 36-32 in a see-sawing Super Rugby clash on Saturday.

Yellow cards cost Tahs dearly against Lions

Bernard Foley gets his turn at No.10.

The Waratahs have again slammed the frequent use of stoppages in Super Rugby after a bonus point loss to the Lions left them clinging to top spot in the Australian conference overnight.

It's Lions v Wallabies: Johan Ackerman

Dangerous runner:  Israel Folau of the Waratahs.

The NSW Waratahs may be running on to Ellis Park, Johannesburg without forwards Will Skelton and Tolu Latu on Saturday evening (Sunday morning AEST), but that has not stopped rival coach Johan Ackermann from describing the contest as "Lions versus the Wallabies".

Lions roar home to beat Highlanders

Andries Coetzee of the Lions flirts with the sideline.

The Lions staged a remarkable second-half comeback to defeat New Zealand's Otago Highlanders 28-23 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Lions survive late Sharks comeback

Faf de Klerk of the Lions clears the ball from the ruck.

The Lions survived a stoppage-time scare to defeat the harks 23-21 Saturday and secure a Super Rugby top-six place for the first time this season.