The Lions have named an unchanged lineup for Saturday's semi-final against the Hurricanes at Ellis Park.
Despite the Lions' struggles in overcoming the Sharks last weekend, coach Johan Ackermann has understandably still stuck with the same side for a third week in a row.
'The players realised that the kind of game we played last week won't be good enough,' he said. 'We need to lift our game if we want to compete against one of the best teams in the competition.'
Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.
Photo: Anne Laing