Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
9 Jan 2021
7:00 am

Will the 23-year wait for a north-south Currie Cup final end this year?

Rudolph Jacobs

Covid, however, could yet play a major role in determining who faces off in the delayed 2020 Currie Cup final?

If the Bulls, who have topped the Currie Cup log, win their semifinal against the Lions next week and Western Province beat the Sharks in their semifinal, the 23-year wait for a big north-south final will be over. Picture: Getty Images

The conclusion of this year’s Currie Cup competition might produce an event we haven’t witnessed for close to a quarter of a century. The competition has been marred by postponements and matches being cancelled due to the Covid pandemic, but if everything goes according to plan the final will be held on 30 January, a week later than originally scheduled, to help ease the Covid challenges in these tough times. The Bulls and Western Province are regarded as the hot favourites to advance to the final on condition they get past the Lions and the Sharks respectively in the semifinals...