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The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - JAC­QUES VAN DER WESTHUYZEN

THERE’S no need to panic! That was the as­sured re­sponse of new Golden Lions head coach Swys de Bruin af­ter his side gave up 31-5 lead against the Sharks at El­lis Park on Sat­ur­day to lose 47-31.

It was the Lions’ third de­feat in four games in this year’s Cur­rie Cup and leaves them in sixth place on the sev­en­team stand­ings of the Premier Di­vi­sion.

The new-look Lions – with sev­eral star play­ers out of the mix due to in­ter­na­tional duty – raced into a 24-5 lead at half­time and then went

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