Both teams are literally on the edge of a precipice.
With three rounds remaining the Lions are in eighth place (30 Points) and the Stormers in ninth (30).
The Lions have won a game more, thus earning the higher placing.
However, with two New Zealand teams, the Highlanders (29) and Chiefs 27), filling the next two places down, defeat at Ellis Park is not an option.
It’s safe to say the vanquished will join the ‘also-rans’ club and write the season off as a failure.
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