All the finals

Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:48
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Western Province and the Sharks on Saturday booked their places in the Currie Cup final in Cape Town next week.

This follows well-deserved victories in their semifinals against the Golden Lions and Free State Cheetahs respectively.

Defending champions, Western Province, automatically earned a home Final with their 33-16 victory against the Lions at Newlands, after finishing the round-robin stages as the top team.

The Sharks defeated the Cheetahs 33-22 at Kings Park in Durban.

Next week's match-up will mark the second successive showdown between the teams in the Currie Cup Final, while it will also mark the Sharks' fourth successive final appearance.

* In the other big match this weekend, Griquas pipped the Pumas 21-19 in their first Currie Cup promotion-relegation clash in Kimberley last Friday.

The teams will meet again in Nelspruit next week to determine which side will participate in the Premier Division next year.

* In the Junior Provincial Championships, the Blue Bulls and Western Province Under-21 teams and the Golden Lions and Blue Bulls Under-19 teams booked their places in their respective finals next week.

These matches will be played in the build-up to the Currie Cup Final at Newlands.