Cape Town - The Lions, led by an inspirational performance by skipper Malcolm Marx, were full value for their victory over the Sunwolves in Singapore on Saturday.
Marx was omnipresent as he dotted down for a brace of tries and was also the architect of a number of turnover penalties at ruck-time.
After the final whistle sounded at a largely empty Singapore National Stadium, the Lions were 37-24 victors, having led 12-7 at the break.
Besides Marx's double, the Lions scored five-pointers through scrumhalf Nic Groom, flyhalf Elton Jantjies, centre Lionel Mapoe and replacement loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani. Jantjies was also on target with two conversions and a penalty.
The Sunwolves, who on Friday had their participation in Super Rugby terminated after next year's tournament, replied with a penalty try and a brace by No 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco. Flyhalf Hayden Parker added two conversions and a penalty.
In next weekend's Round 7 action, the Lions have a bye, while the Sunwolves travel to Newcastle in Australia to face the Waratahs (Friday, March 29 at 10:45 SA time).
15 Ryohei Yamanaka, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 Semisi Masirewa, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Jamie Booth, 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 7 Dan Pryor, 6 Ben Gunter, 5 Tom Rowe, 4 Grant Hattingh, 3 Jiwon Koo, 2 Atsushi Sakate, 1 Masataka Mikami
Substitutes: 16 Nathan Vella, 17 Alex Woonton, 18 Hiroshi Yamashita, 19 Uwe Helu, 20 Amanaki Mafi, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Takuya Yamasawa, 23 Hosea Saumak
15 Tyrone Green, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Lionel Mapoe, 11 Courntall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Ruan Vermaak, 7 Stephan Lewies, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx (captain), 1 Sti Sithole
Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Nathan Macbeth, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 James Venter, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Gianni Lombard, 23 Aphiwe Dyantyi