It is Currie Cup semi finals this weekend with the four Super Rugby franchises, Currie Cup sides contesting for this year’s championship.

The Golden Lions will travel to Durban to face the Sharks and the Blue Bulls makes the trip to the Cape to face Western Province.

It is going to be a cracker in Durban as the Lions are set to include Warren Whiteley and Aphiwe Dyantyi for the clash.

Both trained with the Lions on Monday and it is likely they will start against the Sharks.

Marx is unlikely to be included after he was injured in the All Blacks test.

There also may be a chance for Mostert to be included but at this stage there is still some uncertainty with the saga between Gloucester and the Lions.

The Sharks will go in the game as favourites having played some great rugby in the Currie Cup. The battle upfront will be something special and we expect a close contest.

At Newlands the Blue Bulls will have to come with some plan to counter the Province scrum. The dominance they showed at Loftus in the wet will make it difficult for the Bulls to turn around.

Province have been playing a different kind of rugby this year showing some real x-factor in their game.

Scoring 5+ tries in all their matches just shown how much they have improved from last season.

A lot of credit must also go to Dobson and his team who has been innovative in their approach to a shorten Currie Cup.

Was also impressed how Dobson used the rolling subs during the season to the benefit of the game situation.

He was especially impressive with his subs during the Lions game at altitude in Johannesburg.

The Blue Bulls will have to bring their A-game to Newlands otherwise it may well be a long afternoon.

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  1. Think it is Seconds at Newlands, not sure who is at KP. Only the Durban clash will be huge. Expect a 40 point at worst drubbing by WP

  2. Seconds is reffing at Newlands. Funny thing, coaches actually have a say in who they want to have ref a game these days

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