Lions fly-half Elton Jantjies was thrilled with his side's performance in their win over the Highlanders in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Russian Evgeny Erokhin knocked American challenger Richard Odoms out cold in the opening round.
The Lions advanced to this year's final after claiming a deserved 42-30 victory over the Highlanders in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Although departing Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will miss many aspects of Super Rugby, the competition's format won't be one of those.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to complete the final preparations for the Olympic Games, which starts next week.
Chiefs co-captain Aaron Cruden believes his charges will come back stronger next year after they lost 25-9 to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Hurricanes captain TJ Perenara praised his side's defence after they booked a spot in the Super Rugby final at the expense of the Chiefs.
The Hurricanes booked a home Super Rugby final on Saturday as they brushed aside a disappointing Chiefs side 25-9 at Westpac Stadium.
More than 60,000 tickets to the Cape Town Sevens, to be held on 10-11 December, were snapped up by the public on the opening day of sales.
World Rugby has announced details of its targeted pre-Olympic Games Sevens anti-doping testing and education programme.
Former Worcester director of rugby Dean Ryan is set to join the Rugby Football Union in August as head of international player development.
Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie welcomed the underdog tag with open arms as they prepare to face the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
Highlanders boss Jamie Joseph is backing centre Malakai Fekitoa to bring his A-game to Saturday's semi-final with the Lions in Johannesburg.
Harlequins back-row Nick Easter has announced his retirement from the game to take up a coaching position at the club.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has revealed that veteran back-row Wycliff Palu has retired from international rugby.
Veteran playmaker Matt Giteau will join the Wallabies in camp next week, after Toulon agreed to release him for the Rugby Championship.
The Lions host the defending champions, the Highlanders, in what promises to be a thrilling semi-final in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Super Rugby semi-finals kick-off in Wellington for what is set to be a thrilling clash between the Hurricanes and Chiefs on Saturday.
Sharks defence coach, Omar Mouneimne, has requested an early release from his contract, which was granted, to pursue an offer from Stade Français.
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