Red tsunami swamped Sharks

The Lions ran the Sharks off their feet at Ellis Park, according to's Opta-powered statistics.

The Lions outscored the Sharks by five tries to two in their 37-10 bonus-point win, with both of the visitors' tries coming when the result had already been determined.

The hosts only had 51% of the possession over the course of the match, but did more with the ball they had, especially in a first half that saw them score 27 unanswered points.

The Lions made 605 running metres compared to the Sharks' 357, beat 11 defenders to six, and made 14 offloads to 11.

The Sharks were forced to make 91 tackles compared to the Lions' 78, with the visitors missing 17 and the hosts 15.

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Simon Borchardt