A little look at the weekend’s rugby results and repercussions thereof …

Currie Cup semi final results:
Golden Lions 16 – 21 Western Province
Sharks 20 – 3 Blue Bulls

Currie Cup final:
27 Oct – 17:00 Sharks vs Western Province, Kings Park, Durban

Currie Cup Promotion / Relegation result:
Free State 53-14 EP

Currie Cup Promotion / Relegation fixture:
26 Oct – 19h00 EP vs Free State, NMB stadium, PE

Promotion / relegation decided via a home and away series with the winner being determined by log points gained in this series. Should those be the same, then the winner will be decided by points difference. So EP need to score 4 tries while beating the Cheetahs by 40 points on Friday …

Under 21 Results:
Blue Bulls 50 – 24 Free State
Sharks 18 – 19 Western Province

Under 21 final:
27 Oct – 14h00 WP vs Blue Bulls, Kings Park, Durban

International Match:
Australia 18 – 18 New Zealand

And so ends the 16 match winning streak for the All Blacks. A 17th win would have allowed them to match the record for successive test wins by top tier nations held jointly by the All Blacks of the late 1960s and the South Africa team of 1997-98. Amazingly, the All Blacks failed to score a try for the first time in 105 successive Tests! Scott Higginbotham has been cited twice for knee and head-butt on Richie McCaw.

Heineken Cup results:
Benetton Treviso 21 – 33 Toulouse
Scarlets 13 – 20 Leinster
Saracens 30 – 13 Racing Metro 92
Exeter 12 – 46 Clermont Auvergne
Biarritz 38 – 17 Zebre
Connacht 22 – 30 Harlequins
Castres 21 – 16 Northampton
Glasgow 8 – 19 Ulster
Munster 33 – 0 Edinburgh
Cardiff Blues 14 – 22 Toulon
Montpellier 33 – 18 Sale
Leicester 39 – 22 Ospreys

Saints takes the yellow cap in the Front Row Grunt Currie Cup pool with margin points in both semis, but it’s Jimfromsa who maintains his top spot on the leader board (albeit via a very small margin now) and thus leads the charge toward the R 2300 in Reebok vouchers …

One Comment

  1. Tank, WP U19 are in the final v Bulls. They have only lost 1 game this season v Leopards.- so WP have a full house on final day.
    A pleasant change to hear someone(Nick Mallett) knock big holes in the refereeing of Craig Joubert. IMO a high percentage of the time he is over praised.
    As for EP – well it was like watching men against a school 1stXV. You cannot compete even at CC level with a bunch of has beens and never was beens. Not sure what they are going to do although the “word out there” is that they have R80mill – have you heard anything Tank?

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