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Immortality beckons for classy Lions

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 Elton Jantjies (Gallo)
Elton Jantjies (Gallo)

Cape Town – The marvellously watchable Lions, wowing people once more at the expense of the Highlanders on Saturday, already have a very strong case now for claiming to be the best side in the franchise’s history over a single season.

But they will also catapult automatically to one of the most iconic outfits ever in modern-era Vodacom Super Rugby if they somehow manage to beat the Hurricanes in faraway Wellington in next Saturday’s final.

That would not simply be because they were widely deemed little more than long shots for the grand spoils in 2016 and have instead illuminated the competition with their passion, skill and unbudging spirit of adventure en route to the showpiece.

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