The Emirates Lions produced a gutsy performance to defeat the Highlanders 38-29 in their Vodacom Super Rugby encounter played in perfect conditions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Phendulani Buthelezi will lead the Junior Springbok World Rugby U20 Championship squad, which features five players who participated in the tournament last year, for the global showpiece in Argentina from 4 to 22 June.
The Vodacom Bulls halted a fierce fightback from the Waratahs in the second half to score an important 28-21 Vodacom Super Rugby victory at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.
A strong finish by the DHL Stormers saw them clinch a 41-24 win over the Rebels in Melbourne in their Vodacom Super Rugby round nine clash on Friday.
The Blues pulled away in the second half after leading by 10-6 at the break to defeat the DHL Stormers 24-9 in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.