The Pumas beat Griquas to claim their first Currie Cup title and complete a fairytale final between two of South Africa’s smallest unions in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon.
A heroic five-minute scoring blitz at the death clinched the Pumas a spot in the Currie Cup final at the expense of the Free State Cheetahs.
Replacement flyhalf George Whitehead scored a try and kicked 13 points as Griquas beat the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night and advanced to their first Currie Cup final since 1970.
The Free State Cheetahs hammered the Vodacom Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday night to finish first in the Currie Cup standings.
The Vodacom Bulls overpowered Leinster in Dublin on Friday night to eliminate the defending champions and advance to the Vodacom United Rugby Championship final.
With a second-half recovery against the Sharks, the Lions made it two wins on the trot in the Currie Cup at Kings Park on Saturday evening.
It was heartbreak for the Sharks on Saturday afternoon in Pretoria after a Chris Smith drop goal in added time booked the Vodacom Bulls a spot in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship semi-finals.
Follow the live action as the Sharks host the Lions in a Currie Cup clash at Kings Park Stadium.
A fast start gave the Pumas just enough of a lead as they repelled a Cheetahs fightback to clinch a tense Currie Cup clash in Bloemfontein on Friday evening.
The Lions earned a first win in the Currie Cup this season after beating fellow bottom-tablers Western Province at Ellis Park on Saturday evening.