The next mistake will cost their team the game!
CONVERSION, LIONS, SWANEPOEL! 19-19: WOW- Game on with eight minutes to play!
TRY, LIONS, PIENAAR! 17-19: The Lions secure a penalty after a superb turn-over and Swanepoel finds touch. They secure the set-piece and drive forward. Penalty Lions! It is taken quickly and very sharp by Pienaar, who SCORES!
PENALTY. LIONS, SWANEPOEL! 12-19: This is getting tight! The Lions secure an obstruction penalty and Swanepoel reduces the deficit to seven points.
Both teams are ringing the changes now. The Lions are not out of this just yet!
Province do well until the ball is spilled in the tackle for a Lions scrum. Too many mistakes from both teams.
Mistakes now from Province who concedes another penalty. Having said that, Nel does what he did earlier and turn it over five metres from his own line. Great work!
Kitshoff is penalised and the Lions secure a rare scrum penalty. They find a good touch.
CONVERSION, LIONS, SWIEL! 9-19: Swiel converts!
TRY, WESTERN PROVINCE, NEL! 9-15: The TMO is involved after Nel is sent away by Senatla. The TMO says NO OBSTRUCTION! Interesting!
PENALTY, LIONS, SWANEPOEL! 9-12: The Lions secure an offside penalty and Swanepoel reduces the gap to three!
The second half has started like the first. It has been very stop-start.
The Lions now secure a penalty after a period of broken play. Swanepoel tries his luck with another long-range effort and fails.
PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, SWIEL! 6-12: The first penalty of the half belongs to Province after an obstruction at the breakdown. Swiel makes no mistake.
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
HALF-TIME: LIONS 6-9 WESTERN PROVINCE. It has been largely a kicking game and the team who converted their penalties into points lead at the break.
PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, SWIEL! 6-9: Swiel finds touch and they earn another penalty after going through the phases. What was Orie thinking there? He is penalised for slowing things down. Very clear from the referee. The rest is history!
The Lions secure an offside penalty and find touch. After securing the set-piece they turn it over and concede a penalty. Poor!
Skosan has been quiet until a minute ago when he was chased down by Davids. After a short passge of play we have a Province set-piece. A tad scrappy at times!
PENALTY, LIONS, SWANEPOEL! 6-6: Kitshoff is guilty for hands in the ruck and the Lions have a well deserved penalty. Swanepoel does the rest and we are all square.
Jantjies are trying to do what Steyn did for the Bulls, by turning Swiel and Willemse as often as he can.
PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, SWIEL! 3-6:Here we go again. A Province penalty after a few resets at the scrum. Swiel extends the lead.
PENALTY, LIONS, SWANEPOEL! 3-3: Finally a scrum penalty to the Lions and this time Tiaan Swanepoel slots a WOW KICK and ensures that the scores are level.
It does not get better for Swiel, as he misses a sitter and it's out on the full! Dear, dear, dear!
After a few resets at the scrum Province have the penalty. Swiel tries to do a Frans Steyn, but it is way wide. It had the distance though!
The Lions finally get some ball and secure a penalty at the breakdown. Elton Jantjies also takes aim at goal, but he sends it wide. Province will be happy with that.
PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, SWIEL! 0-3: Tim Swiel takes aim at goal and opens his account.
Western Province continue their early onslaught and it's been a promising start at full-back by Willemse. Province have a penalty.
Oh Dear! Ross Cronje launch a Lions attack which ends up with a collision with our referee Griffin Colby.
A good start by the visitors, but then Moerat loses it forward and possession is with the Lions.
Kick-off! We are underway here in a wet Johannesburg.
G'Day and welcome to Emirates Airlines Park for our live coverage of this Currie Cup clash between the Lions and Western Province.
The Lions will be happy to welcome back Ross Cronje to partner Elton Jantjies at half-back.
The Golden Lions captain Jantjies is expected to apply the pressure on his Springbok team-mate Damian Willemse, who will turn out at full-back for Western Province this evening.
Western Province were forced into changing their back-line after losing Warrick Gelant following an injury against the Bulls last week.
The new Western Province flyhalf Tim Swiel is expected to take the kicks at goal in order to take some pressure off Willemse.
Lions: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel; 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Courtnall Skosan; 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Ross Cronjé; 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole. Replacemets: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 21 Roelof Smit, 22 Morné van den Berg, 23 Dan Kriel.
Western Province: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 John Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements – from: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Johan du Toit, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Tristan Leyds, 24 Jaco Coetzee, 25 Kade Wolhuter, 26 Rikus Pretorius.
Match Officials: Our referee is Griffin Colby. He will be assisted by Marius van der Westhuizen and Rasta Rasivhenge. The TMO is Marius Jonker.