The Currie Cup regular season is coming to a close with a bit of a damp squib. The only game that mattered in the final round has been cancelled due to COVID. That means we already know what the semi final line up is going to be and pride is all that’s on the line.
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Griquas v Cheetahs – Cheetahs by 15
This is perhaps the easiest round of games to call, well it would be if the games mattered. Will the Cheetahs relax as they have no chance of making it into the playoffs? It’s all a bit of a weird situation however with the Griquas having not won a game all season you have to go with the away win. The only question is margin and I’m going for just over 2 scores.
Phakisa Pumas v Vodacom Bulls – Vodacom Bulls by 10
It’s a very similar situation in the other game of the weekend. With the Bulls having already secured a home semi final and final (if they get there) there’s nothing for the Bulls to play for. Especially coming off the back of a mid-week game against the Lions you’d expect them to rest a bunch of players.
Will that have any impact on the result? I don’t think so, the only games the Pumas have won were against the Griquas who didn’t win a game all season. I do think though that it will narrow the margin and I’m going for a couple of scores.
Western Province v Sharks – Cancelled
The match has been declared a draw due to positive COVID tests in the Sharks camp. The Cheetahs couldn’t catch the Sharks meaning this doesn’t alter which teams will be in the finals. However it does lift the Sharks above the Lions meaning that the Sharks will be traveling to Western Province for their semi final and the Lions will be travelling to the Bulls.
Bye – Lions
The Lions have just lost 22-15 to the Bulls away in what was a preview of their semifinal next weekend. At least they will have seen their opposition recently and will know how to prepare. They also have an extra half week to do so after their mid-week game.
Record So Far
28 from 36 or 77% so far, 3 out of 4 last week it’s too bad and going ok overall I think.