ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRIE CUP

Gold in dreamland at Sharks

2014-10-24 20:50

New Director of Rugby Gary Gold has said leading the Durban-based Sharks is beyond his wildest dreams.

LIVE: WP v Golden Lions

2014-10-24 13:28

LIVE and interactive coverage of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup final between WP and the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Lions' scrum plan for Newlands

2014-10-24 12:00
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The Golden Lions have targeted the engine room - and more specifically the scrums - as they prepare for the Currie Cup final.

Fans say it will be the Lions!

2014-10-24 09:10

The Golden Lions will walk away with the honours in Saturday's Currie Cup final, if Sport24's readers are to be believed...

'Tahs inspire ball-in-hand Lions

2014-10-24 08:12

The Golden Lions will draw inspiration from Super Rugby champions the Waratahs when they face WP in the Currie Cup final.

Nerves not getting to Lions

2014-10-23 22:31

Excitement rather than nerves is building ahead of the Currie Cup final, according to Golden Lions captain Warren Whiteley.

Varsity Cup births 29 finalists

2014-10-23 14:45

The Currie Cup final between WP and the Golden Lions will feature 29 players who have graduated from the Varsity Cup.

Stats show Lions supremacy

2014-10-23 13:02

WP may enjoy the home-ground advantage, but the Golden Lions hold the upper hand stats-wise heading into the Currie Cup final.

Andrews: Final ‘about chances’

2014-10-23 11:31

Sport24’s Rob Houwing catches up with Keith Andrews, on the winning side in the 1986 WP v Transvaal Currie Cup final.

Bok-free Lions making merry

2014-10-23 10:00

Tank Lanning sees the Lions as a tight-knit Super Rugby side making merry in a watered-down Currie Cup.

Rhodes backs no Boks scenario

2014-10-23 09:13

WP flank Michael Rhodes is happy with the fact that the Springboks aren't allowed to return during the latter rounds of the Currie Cup.

Currie Cup: Weekend teams

2014-10-23 00:00

Dates, venues, kick-off times and line-ups for the final of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup tournament.

Carr and De Jongh key in Province midfield

2014-10-22 15:13

Sean says Nizaam Carr and Juan de Jongh need to be resilient midfield to thwart an impressive Lions team from snatching the Currie Cup.

WP-Lions: 4 gripping duels

2014-10-22 13:31

Collectively, the Currie Cup finalists look hard to separate ... here are some duels, suggested by Rob Houwing, to tilt it.

Lions forwards too good for WP

2014-10-22 13:08

Flip says the Lions have the advantage going into the Currie Cup final this weekend.

Krige: Carr key to a WP win

2014-10-22 12:30

Former Western Province captain Corne Krige says it's important for WP that Nizaam Carr plays in the Currie Cup final.

Final tickets selling fast

2014-10-22 10:13

Tickets to the final of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup between WP and the Golden Lions at Newlands are selling fast.

Scrums could decide Cup final

2014-10-22 07:44

WP should start as favourites, but scrums could play a major role in the Currie Cup final, says Sharks coach Brad Mac­Leod-Henderson.

Lions not falling for mind games

2014-10-21 20:30
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Johan Ackermann was having none of the mind games that he believes WP have been playing ahead of the Currie Cup final.

Joubert too inconsistent

2014-10-21 14:21

Sean says South African referee Craig Joubert decision making is too consistent, ahead of the Currie Cup final on Saturday.

Bulls youngsters need game time

2014-10-21 11:23

Kahlo believes Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke did not give the younger players in the squad enough exposure in this Currie Cup campaign.

Lions will win Currie Cup - Bullet

2014-10-21 05:00

James Dalton believes the Golden Lions superior scrum will lay the foundation for a victory in the Currie Cup final.

Pro Legoete made 'iffy' calls

2014-10-20 18:30

Jonathan Kaplan has commented on the performance of the referees in the past weekend's Currie Cup semi-finals.

Lions must remain dominant

2014-10-20 14:29

Riaan says the Lions are a talented outfit, but they need to replicate their Currie Cup form into next seasons Super Rugby campaign to be taken seriously.

Lions players deserve Bok call-up

2014-10-20 13:38

Emma says the Lions scrum is capable of beating the Springboks' front row.

 

Gold honoured to get Sharks job

2014-10-24 15:26

For former Springbok forwards coach Gary Gold, the opportunity to coach the Cell C Sharks marks an exciting time in his career.

WP speedster feels blessed

2014-10-24 13:15

Speedster Seabelo Senatla says he feels blessed to play for WP as they prepare for the Currie Cup final against the Golden Lions.

Balie's comments upset WP

2014-10-24 10:39
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Western Province are a bit perturbed by the fact that Balie Swart, a SARU scrum consultant, has praised the Golden Lions scrum.

The Great WP-Lions Debate!

2014-10-24 09:07

WP v Golden Lions at Newlands for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup title. Who's it going to be? Sport24's 'experts' have their say...

Gold named Jake's successor

2014-10-24 06:46

Gary Gold has been confirmed as Director of Rugby at the Sharks, with Brendan Venter named Technical Director.

Taute cleared for final return

2014-10-23 20:07

Nizaam Carr and Jaco Taute have both been named in the WPe run-on team to face the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup final.

Bench: WP, Lions both gamble

2014-10-23 14:04

The Lions have mightier pack subs and WP better backline replacements for the final, says Rob Houwing.

WP pick team for final

2014-10-23 12:32

WP coach Allister Coetzee has kept the changes to a minimum for the Currie Cup final against the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Lions name side for Newlands

2014-10-23 11:28

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team for their Currie Cup final against Western Province in Cape Town.

Gold set for Sharks job

2014-10-23 09:15

It appears a done deal that Gary Gold will be appointed as the man to succeed Jake White as Director of Rugby at the Sharks.

WP aim to banish final ghosts

2014-10-23 05:00

In search of their first victory in a home final at Newlands since 2001, WP will have to tame a rampant Golden Lions side.

Lions a team of happy 'rejects'

2014-10-22 21:00

Despite facing their toughest game, Johan Ackermann’s band of “rejects” have the world is at their feet at the moment.

Mallett calls for fair referee

2014-10-22 14:32

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has called for a strong refereeing performance in the Currie Cup final between WP and the Lions.

Lions deserve title

2014-10-22 13:24

Maestro doesn't see a weakness in the Lions team and says the Joburg outfit deserve the title this year.

Lions' brand excites Whiteley

2014-10-22 12:30

Golden Lions captain Warren Whiteley believes his team is finding a great balance between attack and defence.

Wiese: WP to nick it

2014-10-22 11:25

Former Bok and Golden Lions lock Kobus Wiese believes the hostile Newlands crowd could be the difference in the Currie Cup final.

Sharks coach defends season

2014-10-22 07:44

Sharks coach Brad MacLeod-Henderson says despite not winning a trophy this season, their overall outlook was still positive.

Why WP may be less nervy

2014-10-21 23:37

Several WP players sport useful ‘final knowledge’ going into the showpiece game against the Lions, writes Rob Houwing.

No excuses for Sharks

2014-10-21 18:00

Sharks coach Brad MacLeod-Henderson has made no excuses for his side's failed attempt at defending their Currie Cup crown.

Bulls duo go under knife

2014-10-21 13:23

The Bulls are likely to lose the services of hooker Callie Visagie for the first few weeks of the 2015 season as he undergoes surgery.

Coetzee labels Lions favourites

2014-10-21 09:24

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says the Golden Lions will go into the Currie Cup final at Newlands as favourites.

Carr cleared for final run

2014-10-20 20:35

WP's injury concerns ahead of the Currie Cup final at Newlands against the Golden Lions are almost a thing of the past.

Bulls have themselves to blame

2014-10-20 17:30
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As the Blue Bulls sit and contemplate their loss against WP, there are a number of uncomfortable questions that need to be answered.

Win or lose, WP coaches safe

2014-10-20 14:28

Western Province president Thelo Wakefield says the WP coaches won't be sacked if they lose the Currie Cup final to the Lions.

Joubert to ref Currie Cup final

2014-10-20 13:03

Craig Joubert will take charge of the Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Golden Lions at Newlands.

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