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The Lions roar again

October 31, 2011
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The Lions roar again

The 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.
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SF2: Lions 29, WP 20

October 22, 2011
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SF2: Lions 29, WP 20

The MTN Golden Lions lost both their previous Absa Currie Cup semi-finals against DHL Western Province.
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SF1: Sharks 20, Cheetahs 13

October 22, 2011
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SF1: Sharks 20, Cheetahs 13

It’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...
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Currie Cup semi-final’s preview

October 20, 2011
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Currie Cup semi-final’s preview

This 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.
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Then there was 4, Blue Bulls miss out on semi-final

October 16, 2011
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Then there was 4, Blue Bulls miss out on semi-final

The Sharks sent out a strong warning that they are not going to let go of their Absa Currie Cup crown without a fight when they comprehensively beat the log-leading MTN Golden Lions to clinch a home semi-final next week.
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Sharks 53 v Lions 9

October 15, 2011
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Sharks 53 v Lions 9

The 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.
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WP 43, Pumas 18

October 15, 2011
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WP 43, Pumas 18

DHL 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.
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Cheetahs 49, Griquas 39

October 15, 2011
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Cheetahs 49, Griquas 39

The 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.
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Blue Bulls 92, Leopards 21

October 14, 2011
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Blue Bulls 92, Leopards 21

Play 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.
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Cheetahs & Griquas teams

October 14, 2011
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Cheetahs & Griquas teams

Due to some injuries the teams for both teams were delayed – here are the official teams for the final round of the Currie Cup.
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WP wastes no time in calling up Boks

October 13, 2011
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WP wastes no time in calling up Boks

Allister Coetzee today announced the DHL WP team to take on the Ford Pumas at DHL Newlands on Saturday. All the Province returning Springboks are featured in a strong match 22.
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Leopards 14, Sharks 41

October 8, 2011
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It’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.
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Lions 42 v WP 25

October 8, 2011
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Lions 42 v WP 25

The 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.
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Griquas 48, Blue Bulls 44

October 8, 2011
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Griquas 48, Blue Bulls 44

It’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.
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Pumas 23, Cheetahs 29

October 7, 2011
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Pumas 23, Cheetahs 29

The 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...
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Sharks 10, WP 15

October 1, 2011
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Sharks 10, WP 15

DHL Western Province travel to Durban with their backs to the wall to face The Sharks in a very important Absa Currie Cup game at Mr Price Kings Park on Saturday.
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Cheetahs 25, Lions 25

October 1, 2011
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Cheetahs 25, Lions 25

Can the MTN Golden Lions stifle the Toyota Free State Cheetahs’ winning streak when the two teams meet in a crunch Absa Currie Cup match at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein?
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WP selects youngsters for Sharks game

September 28, 2011
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WP selects youngsters for Sharks game

Allister Coetzee today released his DHL WP team to take on The Sharks, on Saturday 1 October, at Mr Price Kings Park at 17h05.
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Blue Bulls unchanged

September 27, 2011
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Blue Bulls unchanged

Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar named the same side that bravely outlasted the Lions at Coca Cola Park, to take on the Pumas at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.
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WP 20, Cheetahs 34

September 24, 2011
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WP 20, Cheetahs 34

It will be a massive challenge against a team with their heads up, but one DHL Western Province will be ready for when they take on the Toyota Free State Cheetahs at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
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Lions 18, Blue Bulls 21

September 24, 2011
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Lions 18, Blue Bulls 21

Can the Vodacom Blue Bulls keep their Absa Currie Cup semi-final aspirations alive when they travel to Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg to take on the first-placed MTN Golden Lions on Saturday?
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Sharks 29, Griquas 18

September 23, 2011
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Sharks 29, Griquas 18

The Sharks will be looking to build momentum as the Absa Currie Cup semi-finals inch closer when they play GWK Griquas at Mr Price Kings Park in Durban on Friday evening.
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Currie Cup Review, Round 10

September 18, 2011
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Currie Cup Review, Round 10

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs sent out a strong warning that even though they are lingering in fourth position on the Absa Currie Cup log, they have what it takes to run with the front runners.
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New recruit starts for Blue Bulls

September 14, 2011
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New recruit starts for Blue Bulls

Recent recruit Jacques Potgieter has been included in the Vodacom Blue Bulls team to play Western Province in Absa’s Currie Cup competition on Saturday.
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Cheetahs 22, Blue Bulls 22

September 10, 2011
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Cheetahs 22,  Blue Bulls 22

UPDATE: Bulls kick a penalty after full time. At Newlands WP 49, Leopards 21.
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Sharks 33, Pumas 20

September 10, 2011
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Sharks 33, Pumas 20

Even though his team won an entertaining match at Loftus Versfeld last weekend, Sharks coach John Plumtree will be looking for an improvement on attack when they host the Ford Pumas at Mr Price Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
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Dollie returns for WP

September 7, 2011
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Dollie returns for WP

Injuries to the DHL Western Province has forced coach Allister Coetzee to make a couple of changes to his team to take on the Leopards this Saturday.
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Blue Bulls change two

September 7, 2011
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Blue Bulls change two

The Vodacom Blue Bulls coach, Pine Pienaar, made two positional changes to his starting back-line as he looks to revive the side’s Currie Cup campaign.
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