Lions coach Swys de Bruin believes their Super Rugby destiny is once again in their own hands.
After beating the Waratahs 29-28 last weekend, the Lions are fourth in the SA Conference.
But they are only three points behind log leaders the Sharks. And De Bruin says: “Now it’s the enjoyable time of season.
“We’re right in there. The Bulls must still go on tour, too, so our fate is back in our own hands. We have to capitalise from here on in, but it is a dog fight now.”
Of the win over the Waratahs, De Bruin adds: “Coming off the bye week, which is not always a good thing, and after what happened on tour, there is definitely a feeling of relief. I would have taken any result, even a 6-5 win.”
The Lions next face the Highlanders at Ellis Park on Saturday.