Western Province got the tag through the media this week as the outright favourites to win this week and defend their Currie Cup they won last year as well. This is a dangerous way of going into any play-off game.

The Lions is a quality side that can rip through any side and will have a great change to take the game at Newlands today. Two years back the Lions just did that when they beat full strength Western province and Bulls teams to claim the Currie Cup and they certainly can do the same today.

This should be a cracker :support:

**Teams**

**Western Province: **15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jean de Villiers, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

**Replacements: **16 Frans Malherbe, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Schalk Burger, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Juan de Jongh.

**Golden Lions: **15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Chrysander Botha, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Andries Coetzee, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie (captain), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 CJ van der Linde.

**Replacements: **16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Warwick Tecklenburg, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Robert de Bruyn.

**Date: **Saturday, October 19

**Venue:** Newlands, Cape Town

**Kick-off: **14.30 (12.30 GMT)

**Expected weather: **Sunny with a moderate south-easterly wind. High of 22°C and a low of 12°C

**Referee: **Marius Jonker

**Assistant Referees: **Jason Jaftha, Marc van Zyl

**TMO: **Shaun Veldsman

The get two penalties and score 6 points, first time WP get ball they score a try from their own half

O/21 Update: WP 14, Golden Lions 13

U/21 Update: WP 14, Golden Lions 20

U/21 Score Update: WP 19, Golden Lions 20 and that is Half time for the First O/21 Semi-Final at Newlands

U/21 Score Update: WP 26, Golden Lions 20

U/21 Update: WP 29, Golden Lions 20

U/21 Score Update: WP 34, Lions 20

U/21 Update: WP 34, Golden Lions 27

U/21 Score Update: WP 41, Golden Lions 34

U/21: Score Update at Half time of extra time: WP 41, Lions 34

WP still leads 41-34 eight minutes left in second half of extra time

WP 44, Lions 34, 3 min to go

U/21 Final score: WP 44, Lions 41

WP will be in the Final next week to defend their title in the ABSA Currie Cup U/21 competition.

Was struggling to get a decent online feed for this game… happened to see if the UFC weigh-ins were on Foxpsorts… and hey presto… CC semi’s on Fox!!!!

But jeez you look like a twat with 2 kg’s of gel in your hair!

Score: WP 10, Lions 6, 24 min gone

One forgets how star-studded this WP team is…

Score: WP 10, Lions 9

WP 15, Lions 9, 38 min gone

WP looks like a team that can score from anywhere today. Lions just making some unforced errors on attack. If they can hold on to the ball longer they can score more points.

Score Update: WP 27, Lions 9 with 9 min left

Score Update: WP 27, Lions 16 with 5 min to go

Score Update; WP 30, Lions 16, 3 min to go

Score Update; WP 33, Lions 16

WP just to strong fro Lions and played the right game and overshadow the Lions in all aspects of the game.

Now enjoy tomorrow at Clifton beach.

Bietjie van ‘n dooslike ding om te probeer sterk klink….