Catch highlights of all three matches in this weekend’s Currie Cup as the Cheetahs, Sharks and Bulls put some daylight between them and the chasing bunch.
The Cheetahs’ 66-14 triumph over the Lions in a weather-interrupted match on Saturday evening for their fourth win in a row, and unfortunately for the visitors, this match will be remembered for all the wrong reasons – the 66 points they shipped are the most the men from Johannesburg have ever conceded in the Currie Cup.
Furthermore, the points’ difference of 52 is just two less than they 54 from their 59-5 defeat in 2006, which was also against the Free Staters.
After a slow start, the Bulls found the right gear and ran Griquas ragged for a 53-27 win in Kimberley, and on Friday evening Boeta Chamberlain slotted eight penalty goals as the Sharks comfortably beat the Pumas by 24-10 to keep their unbeaten start intact.
The Western Province had a bye this weekend.
As a result of the weekend’s Currie Cup action, the Cheetahs now head the standings courtesy of a superior points’ difference. The Free Staters and the Sharks both have 18 points, with the Bulls placed third on 15.
Griquas remain fourth on 10 points, followed by Western Province (six points), the Pumas (five) and bottom-placed Lions (two).
CURRIE CUP MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
CHEETAHS V LIONS
GRIQUAS V BULLS
PUMAS V SHARKS