Road to the play-offs: All-out war

Sun, 07 Oct 2012 20:46
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Believe it or not, all six teams can still qualify for the Currie Cup play-offs.

Believe it or not, all six teams can still qualify for the Currie Cup play-offs.

While the table-topping Sharks and defending champion Golden Lions have already booked home ground advantage, it is going to be all-out war in the final round of league action as the remaining teams scrap for the last two places.

Just two points separate the third-placed Western Province from the bottom-of-log Blue Bulls.

The Sharks are well-placed to finish top - which brings home ground advantage not only in the semis, but also the Final, if they advance.

However, they face the giant killing act of the competition, Griquas.

The Lions will hope that Griquas do them a favour, but they must also overcome the Bulls.

And for added spice, Western Province and the Free State Cheetahs slug it out.

Jan de Koning looks at each team's road to the play-offs!

Sharks:
Current position:
First
Best possible finish: First
Worst possible finish: Second
Remaining match:
Versus Griquas at home

Golden Lions:
Current position: Second
Best possible finish: First
Worst possible finish: Second
Remaining match:
Versus Blue Bulls at home

Western Province:
Current position: Third
Best possible finish: Third
Worst possible finish: Sixth
Remaining match:
Versus Free State Cheetahs at home

Griquas:
Current position: Fourth
Best possible finish: Third
Worst possible finish: Sixth
Remaining match:
Versus Sharks away

Free State Cheetahs:
Current position: Fifth
Best possible finish: Third
Worst possible finish: Sixth
Remaining match:
Versus Western Province away

Blue Bulls:
Current position: Sixth
Best possible finish: Third
Worst possible finish: Sixth
Remaining match:
Versus Golden Lions away

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Team P W D L Pts
Golden Lions 10 10 0 0 48
Blue Bulls 10 8 0 2 39
Western Province 10 7 0 3 35
Free State Cheetahs 10 3 2 5 24
Sharks 10 4 1 5 22
Pumas 10 3 1 6 17
EP Kings 10 2 0 8 12
Griquas 10 1 0 9 8