The Sharks kept their playoff hopes alive with a late comeback against the Lions on Saturday beating them 31-24.
They had to come from behind as they scored three tries in the match.
The Lions controlled most of the match and were well away to another win over the Sharks but the last 20 minutes belong to the Durban outfit.
The Sharks are now just two points adrift of the Jaguares and in the process broke a seven-game losing streak against the Lions.
Although the Sharks scored as many tries as the Lions, it was their solid defence that won them the game.
The Lions had plenty of opportunities to ran away with this game but the defence from the Sharks was as good as we have seen this year.
At one stage the Lions were 21-11 infront and well in charge of the match but lost the lead in the last ten minutes of the game and were never able to regain it again.
The difference on the scoreboard was Robert du Preez boot as he knocked over 16 of his teams points on the night.
The Sharks were able to close down the dangerous Lions backs quickly in the second half forcing mistakes.
The Sharks were much better on attack in the late stage of the match and the Lions were unable to contain them.
The hosts enjoyed the better of the closing exhanges as Du Preez added a late penalty to seal a dramatic 31-24 victory.
Tries: D du Preez, Esterhuizen, Mvovo
Cons: R du Preez 2
Pens: R du Preez 4
Tries: Combrinck, Brink, Smith
Cons: Jantjies 3