If you have anything planned for today, cancel it! Apart from the Currie Cup final there is a massive amount of rugby on television today which we have opened this thread for you to follow the games and comment on.
The Vodacom Blue Bulls flanker Derick Kuun will attend a SARUjudicial committee in Cape Town on Tuesday at 14h00 after being cited for foul play during an Absa Currie Cup Premier Division game against The Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has included Springbok eighthman Pierre Spies and flank Deon Stegmann in his list of replacements for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Springbok centre Jaque Fourie may be out for the season, while Ricky Januarie is expected to keep his place in the Western Province starting line-up for Saturday’s Currie Cup semifinal against Free State at Newlands.
“Tired of losing” should hardly be the refrain of a Western Province rugby player at the moment, but when it comes to Currie Cup semifinals at Newlands, it is strangely enough the case for Schalk Burger.
Vodacom Blue Bulls loose forwards Deon Stegmann and Pierre Spies will know on Tuesday whether they will be given the green light to play in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Durban.
UPDATE: NOT GUILTY
Vodacom Western Province’s hooker Deon Fourie will appear before a SARU Judiciary Hearing after he was cited for foul play during Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup Premier Division game against The Sharks on Saturday.
The Sharks travel to Cape Town this weekend to take on Western Province in the final pool match of the Currie Cup ahead of next week’s semi-finals with top spot already buttoned down but a good performance wanted for continuity.
Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke had no hesitation in naming all his available Springboks in the starting line up of the Blue Bulls team to play Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday in the final pool game of Absa’s Currie Cup competition.
Loftus Versfeld stadium manager Hugo Kemp reaffirmed on Sunday what the Blue Bulls Company had warned earlier in the week when he commented on AfriForum’s alleged attempt to use the venue as a platform to promote their smear campaign against Currie Cup sponsors Absa.
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke and his Western Province rival Allister Coetzee will put their friendship aside for a few hours on Saturday to resolve one of the most fiercest and long-standing Currie Cup rivalries in South African rugby.
With the Sharks having already secured their place in the 2010 Currie Cup play-offs, it is now all about ensuring they finish top of the standings in order to play at home in the semifinals and, possibly, in the final too.
The Sharks No 8 Ryan Kankowski has been suspended from all forms of rugby for one week after he was found guilty of foul play during Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup game against the Xerox Lions in Johannesburg.
World Cup winning Springbok prop Gurthrö Steenkamp will make a first start for the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the Absa Currie Cup competition when they take on Western Province at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Following the uproar over apparent comments ABSA, the title sponsor of the Currie Cup, made last week regarding black representation in Currie Cup team it which even saw AfriForum getting involved, it seems they are backtracking.
Western Province will go to Nelspruit for their Absa Currie Cup match against the Pumas on Friday night with a side that features five changes from the one that beat the Leopards 59-17 at Newlands last week.