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Team Points
Premier Division
Xerox Golden Lions 10 10 48
Vodacom Blue Bulls 10 8 39
DHL Western Province 10 7 35
Toyota Free State Cheetahs 10 3 24
Cell C Sharks 10 4 22
Steval Pumas 10 3 17
Eastern Province Kings 10 2 12
ORC Griquas 10 1 8
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Sharks secure semi-final spot

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 6 Oct 2014 at 09:10
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With their win over the Lions on Friday night, the Sharks managed to avoid the truly awful scenario of failing to qualify for this year’s Currie Cup semi-finals, a scenario that looked all too likely a few weeks back after back-to-back losses against the Pumas and Griquas.

As defending champions, bowing out at the round robin stage really should have been an unthinkable prospect, but with turmoil both in terms of playing and coaching staff affecting their approach, the Sharks certainly plumbed the depths and have done incredibly well since then to pull themselves back up.

Heading into a final match against Western Province, the Sharks are in the strange position of not really having too much to play for, unless the truly unthinkable should happen and the Lions manage to lose at home against the Cheetahs in the game immediately beforehand. Western Province, in recording a bonus-point win in Bloemfontein, have now sewn up top spot on the log and certainly have no incentive to play any front-line players this weekend, while the Lions will need to throw everything they have into the contest against their erstwhile franchise partners in order to secure second.

The Sharks know they can end no lower than (and realistically, no higher than) third, which is the sort of result most fans would have gladly taken during that very low point midway through the campaign.

Well done, Sharks. Now we’re into “anything can happen” territory.


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