Massive battle for the Lions to stay in contention for the Curry Cup playoffs
The Lions have officially entered the last chance saloon to stay in the fight for cup curry trophy as they prepare to face Western Province at Cape Town’s Athlone Stadium on Friday night (starting at 17:05).
After a heartbreaking 33-32 loss to the Bulls last week, lions dropped to seventh in the table and are five points behind Province, who are fourth and last in the playoffs with 31 points.
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So it’s a massive game for both teams, as a loss to the Lions would effectively rob them of a playoff chance, while a loss to Province would give both Greek and the fifth and sixth-place Bulls a chance to take the lead. them in a magazine.
With the best Western Province players on the Stormers for the Rugby United Championship (URC) final against Munster on Saturday, this opens the door for the URC-boosted Lions to take advantage.
The Lions have certainly shown improvement in their last two games with the return of their best players, beating the Cheetahs and then simply making way for the URC-laden Bulls, so they are looking to capitalize on that momentum in the Province game.
However, the hosts are doing just fine without their star players, with their reserve team winning their last two games, including a 22-14 victory over the defending champions Pumas last weekend, and they will now be looking to add another. great scalp to their list in Lions.
In another Curry Cup game Friday, the Sharks will take on the Griffons at North West Stadium in Welkom (starting at 3:00 p.m.).
The second-in-balance Sharks are in superb form having won their last five games at the trot and entered the match with a superb 35-23 victory over the table-topping Cheats last weekend, and they will be hot favorites to continue that run.
The Griffons have struggled in their first season in the Curry Cup with just one win in 11 games, but they will want to take on as much of a challenge as possible.
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