Additional reporting by AFP.
The Lions topped the South African convention standings in Super Rugby for a 3rd consecutive season by coming from behind the Bulls 38-12 on Saturday.
The victory additionally lifted them above Waratahs to second within the mixed standings, which secured a house quarter-final and, probably, a semi-final in Johannesburg as effectively.
The Waratahs started the day second, behind runaway league leaders and defending champions Crusaders, solely to lose an Australian derby 40-31 in opposition to visiting Brumbies.
The Crusaders will host the Sharks within the quarter-finals subsequent weekend. The title-holders thrashed the Blues 54-17 in Christchurch whereas Rebels fell 43-37 to the Highlanders in Dunedin.
Lions face Jaguares, Waratahs meet Highlanders and Wellington Hurricanes sort out the Chiefs within the different last-eight fixtures.
Super Rugby results on 13 and 14 July
Chiefs 28-24 Hurricanes
Reds 48 – 27 Sunwolves
Highlanders 43 – 37 Rebels
Crusaders 54 – 17 Blues
Waratahs 31 – 40 Brumbies
Lions 38 – 12 Bulls
Sharks 20 – 10 Jaguares
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