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

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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