Tag: Currie Cup 2011

The Lions roar again

TweetThe MTN Golden Lions recorded the most emphatic Absa Currie Cup final victory since 1980 when they beat The Sharks, champions in 2010, by 42-16 at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

SF1: Sharks 20, Cheetahs 13

TweetIt’s been 11 years since The Sharks last beat the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in an Absa Currie Cup semi-final and even though these two sides met only twice in knock-out matches since, it’s probably a record the KwaZulu-Natalians would like to put an end to when they host their fifth consecutive semi-final this weekend…

Currie Cup semi-final’s preview

TweetThis is it. Eight teams worked hard during the 2011 season to reach this stage, but only four – the MTN Golden Lions, The Sharks, Toyota Free State Cheetahs and DHL Western Province – have qualified for the Absa Currie Cup semi-finals.

Sharks 53 v Lions 9

TweetThe Sharks can secure a home semi-final is they can beat the Absa Currie Cup table-topping MTN Golden Lions at Mr Price Kings Park on Saturday in the final league match of the season. And how apt that it will be played by the two top teams in the competition.

WP 43, Pumas 18

TweetDHL Western Province have put last weekend’s disappointing defeat behind them and will be looking to secure their place in the Absa Currie Cup semi-finals with a strong performance against the Ford Pumas as DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

Cheetahs 49, Griquas 39

TweetThe possibility of a home semi-final against pride and the slim chance of reaching the playoffs – that is what Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup derby between the Toyota Free State Cheetahs and GWK Griquas at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein is all about.

Blue Bulls 92, Leopards 21

TweetPlay and wait seems to be the mantra for the Vodacom Blue Bulls this weekend as they open the final round of Absa Currie Cup league fixtures at Loftus Versfeld against the Platinum Leopards on Friday evening.

Leopards 14, Sharks 41

TweetIt’s been more than two years since the Platinum Leopards last scored a try in the Absa Currie Cup against The Sharks, and they will need a number of those if they are to upset the apple cart in Phokeng this weekend.

Lions 42 v WP 25

TweetThe MTN Golden Lions can secure their first Absa Currie Cup home semi-final in more than a decade if they can beat DHL Western Province at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday.

Griquas 48, Blue Bulls 44

TweetIt’s never easy at GWK Park, but the Vodacom Blue Bulls will have to overcome the Kimberley-factor as well as a fired-up GWK Griquas side if they are to keep alive their Absa Currie Cup semi-final hopes.

Pumas 23, Cheetahs 29

TweetThe Ford Pumas will be out to avoid a big drubbing like the last time they played the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in the Absa Currie Cup. However, since that day in August, when the Cheetahs beat the Pumas by 80-16 in Bloemfontein, the team from Mpumalanga have won two of their games, including a…