Stage set for Currie Cup final: Bulls to host Sharks at Loftus Versfeld

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The Bulls will host the Sharks in the first Currie Cup final at Loftus Versfeld since 2009 after the teams held their nerve in testing semi-finals on Saturday to be the last sides standing.

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The last time these teams met in the final was in 2008, with the Sharks clinching the coveted trophy with a 14-9 victory in Durban.

The table-topping Bulls guaranteed their home final with a 26-21 victory against the Lions in the first semi-final in Pretoria, with a brace of tries by former SA Schools wing Stravino Jacobs, and a solid kicking performance by experienced flyhalf, Morné Steyn, steering them to victory.

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Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch, meanwhile, was instrumental in the Durbanites’ 19-9 victory over Western Province in Cape Town, earning a full house with the boot as kicked three penalty goals, a drop goal and a conversion for a personal tally of 14 points.

The Currie Cup final will play out at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, 30 January.

Kick-off time will be confirmed in due course.

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BULLS V LIONS

SCORERS

Bulls

Tries: Stravino Jacobs (2), Johan Grobbelaar

Conversion: Morné Steyn

Penaltiess: Steyn (3)

Lions

Tries: Willem Alberts, Wandisile Simelane, Burger Odendaal

Conversions: Elton Jantjies (3)

WP V SHARKS

SCORERS

Western Province

Penalties: Tim Swiel (3)

Sharks

Try: JJ van der Mescht

Conversion: Curwin Bosch

Penalties: Bosch (3)

Drop goal: Bosch

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