curry cup fixtures 24 Aug 2019

The Currie Cup is Getting Exciting

This week it is all to play for and the outcome will determine the semi finalists.

Tafel Lager Griquas v Xerox Golden Lions XV 
Griquas host the Lions at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley at 15:00. So far Griquas have had the best season with only one loss and they are on top of the log. With 19 points they are the only team guaranteed of a semi final spot. For the Lions to be guaranteed an semi spot they will have to win or if they lose they will have to lose by 7 points or less. This will earn them 2 bonus points taking their tally to 19. 19 points will put them out of the reach of WP who have all their Springbok players back this week.

Toyota Free State XV v DHL Western Province
Free State host WP at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein at 17:15. This is a must win game for WP and even then it might not be enough. If the Lions win, or loose by 7 points or less and the Sharks win WP will have to win by a margin greater than 7 points and score 4 or more tries. This will take them to 18 points and leave Free State with 17 points giving WP a semi final spot.

Vodacom Blue Bulls v Cell C Sharks XV
The Bulls host the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria at 19:30. The Sharks are currently in 4th place with 14 points. If the Bulls hope to get to the semi’s they will have to score a bonus point and beat the Sharks by more than 23 points. WP will also have to lose their game against Free State.