Super Rugby or the Currie Cup depending on how you’re looking at this is back and surviving in South Africa. I say surviving as the Lions were stood down for covid positive tests but they have been cleared to host a game this Friday!
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Emirates Lions v Griquas – Griquas by 3
All the sensible money has to be on the Lions. I’m going against the grain on this one though as they can’t have had a good preparation for this game. The Griquas will know that and see this as an opportunity for a rare big scalp. Will they do it? I hope so.
Phakisa Pumas v Cell C Sharks – Cell C Sharks by 3
If there’s one thing you can say about the Pumas is that they play exciting rugby. They’ve scored more tries than anyone else but also let in more tries than anyone else meaning it’s not really winning rugby.
The Sharks were the pre-lockdown “champions” of Super Rugby. However we haven’t seen that form since the resumption. They should though see this as a game to kickstart their season.
Vodacom Bulls v DHL Stormers – Vodacom Bulls by 10
One team that has looked good is the Bulls! They put the Sharks to the sword last weekend (we’ll forget about the narrow loss to the Cheetahs).
The Stormers do have two wins from two games but they haven’t been by convincing score lines. Also they have been against the Lions and Pumas who aren’t exactly winning sides at the moment.
Bye – Cheetahs
The Cheetahs will be happy how their season has started even if they have had a game postponed. Last weekend. The trouble with two weekends off on the trot is losing form, the flip side is plenty of time to work on things. Which will we see from the Cheetahs?
Record So Far
6 from 8 or 75% so far, I think that’s doing OK.