Cheetahs flyhalf Niel Marais steered his team to their first Currie Cup title since 2007 in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
They were by far the best team throughout the competition, so justice was done in Bloemfontein on Saturday as the Free State Cheetahs clinched their fifth Currie Cup title with a 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls. In a championship decider marred by a number of handling errors from both teams, the Cheetahs’ greater desperation was the difference in the
Rght, where does one start? There are several reasons why Franco Smith’s men are hot favourites to capture the Currie Cup title and it would be a huge surprise if they aren’t crowned champions after the 80 minutes in Bloemfontein. For starters, the Cheetahs are on home soil and playing in front of their own fans and we all know
Rugby writer Jacques van der Westhuyzen compares the flyhalves who will do duty in the Currie Cup final.
Rugby writer Jacques van der Westhuyzen matches up the Free State Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls ahead of the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein.
Blue Bulls captain Arno Botha says they are driven by an inner desire to walk in the footsteps of great Bulls teams who have won the Currie Cup.
Cheetahs captain Francois Venter says they must enjoy the Currie Cup final experience if they’re to come out on the right side of the result.
Dudley Carstens has a look at some of the battles that might have a telling impact on the Currie Cup final.