The Bulls and the Sharks are looking like making the Currie Cup there’s a real battle brewing on who’ll be joining them. Unfortunately we know it’s not going to be the Pumas or Griquas who are finding it tough against their Super Rugby and Pro 14 opposition.
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DHL Western Province v Phakisa Pumas – DHL Western Province by 10
The difference between the Super Rugby/Pro 14 Provinces and the other 2 is big and we all know that’s down to budgets/salary caps. That means you’re always picking against the Pumas unless they are playing the Griquas.
To be fair Western Province (or the Stormers) only won by 5 points in the reverse fixture. At home though you’d think that the margin would be bigger.
Cheetahs v Xerox Lions – Cheetahs by 3
This is a really interesting one and by that I mean hard to call. The Cheetahs have a perfect record at home even beating the Bulls. The other way of looking at it is that their only win against a top team has been the Bulls.
The revers fixture was cancelled due to COVID and so we can’t use that as a guide. The Lions have the better form but the Cheetahs are perfect at home. I’m going with the home advantage in a close one.
Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Bulls – Vodacom Bulls by 3
The top2 teams going head to head, this is the game of the round. Last time out this finished 41-14 to the Bulls. However this is down at sea level and I can’t see it blowing out by the same margin. My friend says that you don’t get TBPs in Durban during the summer due to the heat. That’s why I’m going with a close margin but I still think the Bulls will win.
Bye – Griquas
It’s proving to be a tough old season for the Griquas. Having played both their games against the Pumas you have to say it’s hard to see them getting a win all season. Let’s be honest a draw would be a good result for them!
Record So Far
20 from 25 or 80% so far, I didn’t get the perfect round last weekend but still 80% is good going in my book.