If 2016 runners-up the Lions – who entered the knockout rounds with the best regular-season record – are to make it to the final for a second successive season they will need to overcome the Hurricanes, who beat them in last year’s showpiece.
Johan Ackermann’s side look destined for defeat as they trailed 14-3 at half-time, Jacobus van Wyk touching down the only try of the opening period for the visitors.
But Combrinck split the posts from inside his own half in the closing stages to send the Johannesburg side into the final four, where they will come up against a New Zealand franchise for the first time this season.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) July 22, 2017
Damian McKenzie kicked four penalties to put Dave Rennie’s side ahead, but SP Marais set up a tense finale with a three-pointer just after the hour mark.
— Chiefs Rugby (@ChiefsRugby) July 22, 2017
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