The Lions have not beaten the Sharks since 2001, in their 26-25 victory in Bloemfontein when they were still competing as the Cats.
We are waiting for the kick-off.
0.00: Pat Lambie gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the visiting Sharks.
1.00: The Lions are penalised for holding on inside their own 22. Lambie will line up a kick at goal.
2.00: Lambie bangs over the kick, handing the Sharks an early lead.
4.00: The Lions work through over ten phases inside Sharks territory. Elton Jantjies puts in a clever up-and-under, Grant Hattingh gathers and dots down for the opening try of the game.
5.00: Jantjies adds the extras with a successful conversion.
7.00: The Lions work through several phases to get themselves within 5m of the line. Derick Minnie crosses over and the TMO rules he has scored the try.
8.00: Jantjies converts the try, extending the Lions' lead.
9.00: The Lions are penalised at the breakdown inside Sharks territory. Lambie kicks for touch.
11.00: The home team are penalised once more. Charl McLoed opts to take it quickly and breaks from half way. The Sharks begin to string together phases inside the Lions' 22.
14.00: The Sharks are camped on the Lions' line and continue to work through phases. They are pinged for holding on, however, and the home team relieve the pressure as Jantjies kicks for touch.
16.00: The Sharks are penalised inside their own half for offside. Jantjies will have a shot at goal from 25m out.
18.00: Jantjies bangs over the kick, extending the Lions' lead.
19.00: The Lions are penalised for playing Steven Sykes in the air at a lineout. Lambie will have a crack at goal from 38m out.
21.00: Lambie's kick sails over, reducing the deficit.
24.00: The Lions continue to apply pressure inside the Sharks' 22. Luckily for the visitors, Michalak is able to clear and relieve the pressure.
25.00: It remains one-way traffic in Johannesburg as Lionel Mapoe makes a strong break and scores a brilliant solo try for the Lions.
26.00: Jantjies adds the extras with a successful conversion.
28.00: Steven Sykes is yellow-carded for foul play at ruck time. Jantjies will line up a kick at posts.
30.00: Jantjies slots the kick.
33.00: The Sharks gain momentum as they get within 5m of the line. Lionel Mapoe is carded as he cynically does not roll away at the breakdown.
35.00: Lwazi Mvovo gathers a wide ball, side-steps Lions defenders and dots down for the Sharks' first try of the game.
36.00: Lambie is unable to convert the try.
37.00: The Lions set up a strong rolling maul inside the Sharks' 22. They get themselves within 10m of the line before looking to run wide.
38.00: Deon van Rensburg finds a gap and dots down for the Lions' bonus point try.
39.00: Jantjies is unable to convert the try as the half time hooter sounds.
The half time score was Lions 32 Sharks 11.
40.00: Jantjies gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the home side.
41.00: Hendrik Roodt is penalised for playing the ball on the ground inside Sharks territory. Lambie kicks for touch.
42.00: JP Pietersen dots down for the Sharks' second try as he gets past several Lions defenders.
43.00: Lambie adds the extras with a successful conversion.
44.00: Odwa Ndungane breaks 50m and evades several Lions defenders to dot down for the Sharks immediately after the restart.
45.00: Lambie converts the try.
47.00: Jannie du Plessis is penalised for a dangerous tackle and Jantjies will have a kick at goal from 45m out.
48.00: Jantjies slots the kick, extending the Lions' lead.
50.00: The Lions are penalised inside their own territory for not releasing. Lambie will have an attempt at goal from 25m out.
51.00: Lambie's kick sails over.
52.00: Deon van Rensburg is able to get over the line with a strong break for the home side. The TMO rules he has been dragged into touch before scoring, however, and the try is not awarded.
55.00: The Sharks are penalised for offside. Jantjies will have a kick at goal directly in front of the posts.
56.00: Jantjies slots the kick.
58.00: The Sharks work through several phases inside Lions territory. They look to gain metres but the home side's defence remains impenetrable.
59.00: Louis Ludik finds a gap and breaks into Lions territory. The home team are able to affect a steal, however, and they boot the ball up field.
62.00: The Sharks are pinged for holding on inside Lions territory. The home team clear.
66.00: The Sharks gain momentum as they get inside Lions territory. They are pinged at the breakdown, however, and the Lions will feed a scrum.
67.00: The Lions are pinged at scrum time. Lambie kicks for the corner.
70.00: The Lions get within 5m of the line but are penalised at the breakdown. Lambie clears.
75.00: The Sharks are camped inside the Lions' 22 as they are desperate to score. Ludik is able to get over the line but the TMO rules the try has not been awarded.
79.00: The Lions are pinged for early engagement at a scrum inside their own half. The Sharks look to run the ball but the Lions affect a steal and punt the ball into touch to end the game.
The final score is Lions 38 (32) Sharks 28 (11).
Tries - G. Hattingh, D. Minnie, L. Mapoe, D. Van Rensburg
Pen - E. Jantjies 4
Con - E. Jantjies 3
Cards - L. Mapoe (yellow)
Tries - L. Mvovo, JP. Pietersen, O. Ndungane
Pen - P. Lambie 3
Con - P. Lambie 2
Cards - S. Sykes (yellow)
Referee: Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 1:Jason Jatha
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach
TMO : Gerrie Coetzee
15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Butch James, 11. Anthonie Volminck, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Tian Meyer, 8. Joshua Strauss (c), 7. Grant Hattingh, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Hendrik Roodt, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Callie Visagie, 1. CJ van der Linde.
Replacements: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. JC Janse van Rensburg, 18. Etienne Oosthuizen, 19. Cobus Grobbelaar, 20. Ross Cronje, 21. Waylon Murray, 22. Ruan Combrinck.
1. Tendai Mtawarira, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 4. Steven Sykes, 5. Anton Bresler, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 7. Willem Alberts, 8. Keegan Daniel (c), 9. Charl McLeod, 10. Frederic Michalak, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 12. Meyer Bosman, 13. JP Pietersen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 15. Patrick Lambie.
Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Jandre Marais, 19. Ryan Kankowski, 20. Jacques Botes, 21. Marius Joubert, 22. Louis Ludik.