Western Province coach John Dobson and captain Chris van Zyl say lost lineouts cost them dearly in their 17-12 Currie Cup final defeat to the Sharks. DYLAN JACK reports.
Coach Robert du Preez has revealed how a ‘brother for brother’ theme drew the Sharks closer together as a team ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup triumph, writes CRAIG LEWIS at Newlands.
The Sharks beat Western Province 17-12 at Newlands on Saturday to win their first Currie Cup title since 2013. JON CARDINELLI reports.
All signs suggest that Saturday’s Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks at Newlands is set to be another classic, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Josh Stander will start at flyhalf for Western Province against the Sharks in the Currie Cup final at Newlands on Saturday.
Jean-Luc du Preez and Aphelele Fassi will start for the Sharks in Saturday’s Currie Cup final against Western Province at Newlands.
Prop Juan Schoeman says the Sharks need to ‘fight for dominance’ from the very first scrum against a much-vaunted Western Province pack, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Joel Stransky says Damian Willemse should retain the Western Province No 10 jersey for Saturday’s Currie Cup final but play more conservatively. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
CRAIG LEWIS reflects on the five most recent finals between Western Province and the Sharks, which have served up some surprise results.
Jaco Peyper will referee Saturday’s Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks at Newlands.