Curwin Bosch

After a pulsating 80 minutes, it was the Lions who got up to take the spoils 34-29 - their fifth win in six matches.

The 19-year-old Sharks pivot was sensational in everything he did, but one mistake late in the game cost his side the chance of winning - or drawing - the match.

Man of the Match Bosch first hit the crossbar with a 50-metre drop-goal attempt in the 75th minute, which would have put all the pressure on the Lions as the score was deadlocked at 29-29.

And then minutes later the Springbok hopeful failed to find touch with a clearance kick, allowing the home team to counterattack and score the winning try.