Our referee is Jaco Peyper and he will be assisted by Rasta Rasivhenge and AJ Jacobs. The Television match official (TMO) is Willie Vos.
Team Stormers: 15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff. Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Jaco Coetzee, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Craig Barry.
The Stormers have included Jano Vermaak and Chris van Zyl to replace the injured Justin Phillips and Cobus Wiese respectively. Paul de Wet will provide cover for Vermaak on the bench. Jaco Coetzee has also been included on the bench.
Team Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert (c), 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith. Replacements: 16 Corné Fourie, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.
Ruan Combrinck returns to the Lions team and replaces Sylvian Mahuza who shifts to the bench. Marvin Orie is also included at lock and he replaces Andries Ferreira .
The Lions will hope for a resurgence after three losses in their last four games, while the Stormers have had a very inconsistent start to their season and mainly due to a huge number of missed tackles, which is normally unlike them.
The Stormers will hope to reduce the Lions lead at the top of the South African conference by securing a victory here today.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage this Super Rugby clash between the Lions and the Stormers, from Emirates Airlines Park .
Kick-off! We are off here in Johannesburg.
TRY, LIONS, TAMBWE! 5-0: The Stormers launch the first attack but then Willemse loses the ball and Michael Tambwe pounches on it and runs about 70 metres to score!
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 7-0: Jantjies opens his account with a good kick.
The Stormers win a penalty after Malcolm Marx fails to release the ball carrier. Marais finds a good touch.
The Stormers secure the line-out and drive forward. They mess it up and Tambwe gets his hand on the ball again and the Lions win an offside penalty. Jantjies goes for the corner.
TRY, LIONS, TAMBWE! 12-0: The Lions secure their line-out via Orie. They drive forward and then Michael Tambwe runs the line into a gap to score his second try!
Jantjies sends the conversion wide.
The penalties are mounting against the Cape side. This time Pieter-Steph du Toit is penalised. They take it quickly and make their way into the Stormers 22. Ruan Combrinck did well and almost forced his way over there.
TRY, LIONS, TAMBWE! 17-0: It is a hat-trick for Tambwe after a kick-pass for the corner from Coetzee. The bounce favours Tambwe and he makes no mistake.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 19-0: Jantjies slots another conversion.
The Stormers feed a line-out inside their own half. They have hardly had their hands on the ball thus far. They secure the ball and go wide.
In the end the Stormers kick possession away and Ruan Combrinck clears for the Lions.
TRY, STORMERS, LOUW! 19-5: The Stormers string together seven phases before winning a penalty after Malcolm Marx has his hands in the ruck. They take it quickly and handle the ball well before Wilco Louw scores!
CONVERSION, STORMERS, MARAIS! 19-7: SP Marais slots an easy conversion.
The Stormers string together 11 phases before giving away a penalty in the Lions 22. Jantjies fails to find touch.
TRY, LIONS, MAPOE! 24-7: Jantjies breaks the line and makes his way into the Stormers half, before offloading to Mapoe. Mapoe then runs 40 metres to score!
Once again the conversion is missed by Jantjies.
The Stormers again put 12 phases together. They make their way into the Lions half and appear to run out of options, as they kick possession away. Poor!
We have some resets at the scum. The Lions come away with it and Combrinck kicks deep for a good touch finder in the Stormers 22.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 24-10: Damian de Allende offloads to Raymond Rhule who makes good ground. The Stormers then win a penalty, as Marnus Schoeman has his hands in the ruck. They go for goal and SP Marais makes no mistake.
NO TRY! Siya Kolisi and Jano Vermaak combine well and make quality metres, before Vermaak runs into a gap and sprints home to score! The TMO then rules that there was a knock-on in the tackle in the buildup, so no try!
The Lions have a penalty after some resets at the scrum and Steven Kitshoff is penalised. Jantjies finds a good touch.
HALF-TIME: LIONS 31-10 STORMERS. What an entertaining half we have had here. The Lions started well but the Sormers then came back into the game. However the Lions extended their lead again on the stroke of half-time.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 31-10: Jantjies takes us to the break with a good kick.
TRY, LIONS, SMITH! 29-10: The Lions secure their line-out but their drive is halted. They then go wide and string together 11 phases before Kwagga Smith forces himself over after a offload by Dillon Smit.
Kick-off! We are underway in the second half.
Paul De Wet is on for the Stormers in place of Jano Vermaak.
Andries Coetzee tries a long punt and he finds touch inside the Stormers 22.
Ramone Samuels goes off his feet in the ruck and the Lions have a penalty near the Stormers 22. Jantjies finds a good touch in the corner.
The Lions secure the line-out but then it is knocked on in the tackle.
TRY, LIONS, MOSTERT! 36-10: Franco Mostert scores yet another Lions try after a run into the gap by Jantjies. A really good team try after some good handling!
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 38-10: Jantjies slots yet another conversion.
Damian Willemse breaks into a gap and makes good ground. The Lions then win a penalty for obstruction an they go for the corner. What a waste by the Stormers.
TRY, LIONS, TAMBWE! 43-10: Tambwe scores his fourth try after a cross-kick by Jantjies! The Stormers should have had that kick covered. That was poor.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 45-10: Jantjies makes no mistake with the conversion.
Harold Vorster kicks deep and the Stormers feed a line-out inside their own 22.
Raymond Rhule sends Notshe away and he makes good ground. The Lions then concede a penalty for going off their feet in the ruck. Willemse goes for the corner.
TRY, STORMERS, WILLEMSE! 45-15: The Stormers secure their line-out and drive towards the line. They then go wide and Willemse forces his way into a gap to score!
CONVERSION, STORMERS, MARAIS! 45-17: SP Marais slots an easy conversion.
TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 50-17: A beautifully worked try by the Lions and after 12 phases Ruan Combrinck scores. The move was started by Kwagga Smith.
CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 52-17: Jantjies strikes it well and extends the lead further.
Coetzee kicks deep and Willemse allows the ball to bounce and it goes into touch near the STormers 22. A poor error of judgement there.
The Lions secure a scrum and launch an attack, but Harold Vorster is then penalised for obstruction. Willemse goes for touch.
The Stormers win another penalty and this time the line-out is deep inside the Lions 22.
Good defense by the home side after the line-out and they force the Stormers into touch.
The Lions mess up the line-out and the Stormers have a free-kick, five metres from the Lions line. They choose a scrum. The Stormers win a penalty at the scrum. They take a quick tap and Kwagga Smith turns the ball over for the Lions.
TRY, STORMERS, DE WET! 52-22: Paul de Wet scores after running the line and receiving an offload from Raymond Rhule.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, WILLEMSE! 52-24: Willemse slots the conversion on this occasion.
Damian Willemse is down injured and we have a rare break in play.
YELLOW CARD, LIONS, ORIE! Marvin Orie has been given a yellow card for a repeated offence.
FULL-TIME: LIONS 52-24 STORMERS. The Lions run away with this one and it was a long afternoon for the Stormers. Thank you for joining us.
PENALTY TRY, STORMERS! After repeated offences the referee awards a penalty try!