Cape Town - Golden Lions captain Ross Cronje admitted the side still needs a lot of work despite claiming a dramatic come-from-behind 24-22 win over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein in the Currie Cup on Friday.
The Lions were down 19-0 after just half an hour before mounting a superb comeback.
Theoretically, they have had a perfect start to the 2019 Currie Cup with three wins from three games, but their performances have been far from perfect and the point differential of just five points from those three matches tells the full tale.
All of the victories have been close and could have gone the other way.
Cronje is determined for the Lions to go back to the drawing board and solidify their gameplan going forward.
"We are making it hard for ourselves by allowing teams to score two or three tries in the first couple of minutes - resulting in us always being on the backfoot," he said.
"Think that is one of our biggest work-ons. We got to go back to the drawing board and have a good look at ourselves. Review what we doing right and also look at one or two things we need to change."
The Golden Lions are next in action on Saturday, August 10 when they welcome the Blue Bulls to Ellis Park.
Kick-off is at 17:15.