Western Province came into the final as underdogs but came out champions on Saturday when they beat the Sharks in Durban 33-21 to be crowned Currie Cup Champions of 2017.

Province were under huge pressure in the first half but came back specially in the second half to beat their coastal neighbors.

Province comeback started just before halftime with a try to close a handy lead from the Sharks of 21-10. At the end they also outscore the Sharks with four tries to two with Jones scoring two of the tries in his last match for Province.

Everything started well for the Sharks as Ndungane went over for the first try in his final match as a professional player.

Province hit back immediately with Jones first try after the perfect dummy to score under the sticks.

Bosch then kicked a penalty for the home team before Dan Du Preez went over for their second try. Robert Du Preez also kicked a penalty but Bosch slotted another penalty and a huge drop goal to put the Sharks comfortably in front.

Province comeback came just before halftime with Willemse sending Leyds over to score in the corner which made the halftime score 21-15.

Province forwards started to dominate the set pieces and made huge meters before Carr made a break from a scrum to send Wiese over for a sensational try in the corner.

Senatla then showed his class and great foot work with a brilliant offload to send Jones over for his second try.

With Province fully in control Du Preez landed another penalty to give Province a nine-point lead.

It was Du Preez that sealed the win with another penalty and claim the cup with a 33-21 win.

Province was well deserved winners on the day.

The scorers:

For Sharks:
Tries: Ndungane, D du Preez
Con: Bosch
Pens: Bosch 2
Drop goal: Bosch
Yellow card: D du Preez

For Western Province:
Tries: Jones 2, Leyds, Wiese
Cons: Du Preez 2
Pens: Du Preez 3

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