Currie Cup 2020 Round 2 Predictions

It’s increasingly looking like a question of who will visit the Bulls for the Currie Cup but the Bulls already have a 4 point lead due to Super Rugby Unlocked. Rugby really doesn’t help the casual fan know what’s going on.

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Phakisa Pumas v Griquas – Phakisa Pumas by 3

This is a massive game for these 2 sides as it’s their best chance to get a win. It would be an upset if they were to win another game this season. The Pumas have the bragging rights so far with their win over the Griquas during Super Rugby Unlocked.

However the Griquas have been in contact more than the Pumas in their other games. 4 LBPS compared to the 1 for the Pumas. The Pumas have a lead in the table due to a COVID cancelled game and a win here would almost guarantee they don’t pick up the wooden spoon. I think home advantage will be the deciding factor in a close game.

Vodacom Bulls v Cheetahs – Vodacom Bulls by 7

The Bulls are looking good and will be looking to revenge their only loss of the season. Back in round 2 of Super Rugby Unlocked the Cheetahs managed a 19-17 win at home over the Bulls. Even with a rest week last weekend I think that we’ll see the Bulls reverse things at their home.

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Xerox Lions v DHL Western Province – DHL Western Province by 5

The Lions only wins this season have been against the bottom 2 sides in the competition. COVID hasn’t helped them with 2 cancelled games but even so they are struggling this year. Western Province will know that this is becoming a must win game if they are to keep up the pressure on the Sharks for a home semifinal.

The Stormers/Western Province have looked much better than the Lions and should take the points this weekend.

Bye – Cell C Sharks

Sharks are sitting second and can rest nicely to prepare for the rest of the season. However the Stormers are on their tail and the Sharks still have the Bulls to play….

Record So Far

18 from 22 or 82% so far, 3 perfect rounds on the bounce!!!

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