DHL Western Province have ended the Currie Cup season unbeaten with 30 log points.

Not even Mother Nature could stop the Province side on Saturday at Loftus as they manage to get full points with only 40 minutes played.

This ensured a home semi final for Province and a possible home final if they get there.

The Sharks will host the other semi final in Durban. They will face the Golden Lions who have founded their groove again in the second half of the season.

Here is the final standings on the log


We are in for some exciting semi final action and it will start with the Sharks v Golden Lions at 14:30 next Saturday.

Although the Sharks has been by far the second best team in the competition, one should not count out the Golden Lions. It is always a great day of rugby when these two teams clash and next Saturday will be no different.

The money will most properly go to the Sharks slightly but if anyone count out the Golden Lions they will be making a huge mistake.

There will be some exciting matchups in this clash with Whiteley against Du Preez, Jantjies against Robert du Preez and Dyantyi against Nkosi.

The Sharks had the win against the Golden Lions early in the competition but that counts for nothing in playoff rugby.

The Blue Bulls will have a second bit at the cherrie when they travel to Cape Town to face Western Province at Newlands.

To be honest I will not want to be Pote Human to try and find answers before this game.

Province were all over the Blue Bulls and the biggest worry will be the scrums.

One thing is for sure we should be in for a hell of a weekend and should also see some more fans coming to the stadiums.

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  1. It would be a disgrace if Josh Stander does not play flyhalve in the semi – he is playing a key part in that Province backline. Unfortunately Libbok and Nyakane were both bossed around like under 9 kids – but Saturday both teams start with zero again. 2018 CC is there for Province to lose.

  2. Province is a really good team Bekke, fuck I am impressed, know it does not count for much but hell they play in any condition, any way and beat teams with comfort

  3. I was so glad that when i tuined into the game Stander had taken up his spot as starting flyhalf and he did exceptionally well in those conditions.

  4. I was very impressed with Stander’s play in the conditions. This is something our current crop of flyhalves in SA seem to struggle with.

  5. I doubt it, i think he has stuck his hand up nicely and given DuPlessis injury record it looks a lot like he will be of the front line players.
    Im struggling to see Jean Luc making any meaningful comeback to rugby

  6. @Provincejoulekkading: I rated JL Dup, but yes, his run of major injuries is not looking good. Stander in SR depends on where Willemse wants to play – 15 or 10. If Stander is 3rd in line, then he should look to Bulls / Cheetahs for some game time?

  7. I admit to falling in love with JL’s distribution and really wanted big things for him , aside from his passing he had the kicking game to back it up but eish, there was talk of him not coming back from the first hip surgery, now its the same problemon the different side of the hip

  8. @Craven: The sight of the Bulls pack sliding backwards was something i will cherish for a long time.

    That said, the conditions wont be like that this weekend and the Bulls will most likely have some sort of parity at the scrums.

    Same ref for the game

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