Western Province, Sharks to host Currie Cup SF’s

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Western Province, Sharks to host Currie Cup SF’s
Currie Cup

2018-10-thirteen 21:14

The Currie Cup trophy. (Provided)

Cape Metropolis – Western Province and the Sharks will host the Blue Bulls and Golden Lions respectively next Saturday within the semi-finals of the Currie Cup Premier Division.

The matches, to be played in Cape Metropolis and Durban, will extend an tremendous season of breath-taking action within the country’s premier domestic rugby competitors and are suited reward for the 2 facets, who produced essentially the most consistent performances steady throughout the season.

Western Province performed top of the log after beating the Vodacom Blue Bulls 34-7 in a match that changed into as soon as deserted at half of-time when weather stipulations – lightning and torrential rain – made it unsafe to continue at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

This lift, on the succor of four tries within the outlet forty minutes, resulted in an undefeated flow in regulation play for the defending champions.

The Sharks performed strongly to boot, beating Griquas in Kimberley, a venue respected by all groups.

The visitors had fallen prey to the hosts at Tafel Lager Park within the previous, but a sturdy yelp by their backline seen the Durban facet tale a solid forty one-eleven victory, their fifth in six outings.

The visitors scored seven tries to 1, with six of those coming from the skin backs, with wingers Lwazi Mvovo and his change, Leolin Zas, scoring a brace every.

On Friday, the Golden Lions confirmed their playoff enviornment with a stressful-fought 33-21 lift over the Pumas on the Mbombela Stadium. The Golden Lions held a 21-14 lead and, within the second half of (which changed into as soon as additionally delayed a bit ensuing from a passing thunderstorm) scored three extra tries to stammer the bonus level.

The Pumas desired to lift to hold any chance of putting within the playoff stages, but they were continuously playing spend-up after conceding an early intercept are attempting to Lionel Mapoe within the outlet minute.

The Sharks/Xerox Golden Lions clash at King’s Park will kick off at 14:30 and the Western Province/Vodacom Blue Bulls match at Newlands will initiate at 17h00.

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