Dates, officials confirmed for Currie Cup semis

Currie Cup (Gallo Images)
Currie Cup (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Monday confirmed the kick-off times and match officials for the Absa Currie Cup semi-finals and the various junior competition playoff fixtures.

The Blue Bulls host Western Province on Friday in the first semi-final at Loftus Versfeld at 19:00.

On Saturday, the Golden Lions host the Free State Cheetahs in the second playoff match at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg at 13:45.

Referee Marius van der Westhuizen will take charge of the Pretoria encounter, while Jaco van Heerden will referee the Johannesburg match. Both Currie Cup Semi-finals will be televised live on SuperSport 1.

The two Absa Under-19 A-Division semi-finals will be played on Friday, while the Absa Under-21 A-Division semi-finals will be contested on Saturday.

Currie Cup fixtures for this coming weekend are:

Friday, October 16

Currie Cup semi-final

Blue Bulls v Western Province

Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Kick-off: 19:00

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen

Under-19 A-Division semi-final

Eastern Province Under-19 vs Free State Cheetahs Under-19

Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Kick-off: 15:00

Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys

Under-19 A-Division semi-final

Blue Bulls Under-19 v Western Province Under-19

Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Kick-off: 16:30

Referee: Archie Sehlako

Saturday, October 17

Currie Cup Premier Division semi-final

Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs

Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Kick-off: 13:45

Referee: Jaco van Heerden

Under-21 A-Division semi-final

Free State Cheetahs Under-21 vs Sharks Under-21

Venue: Free State Rugby Stadium, Bloemfontein

Kick-off: 13:00

Referee: Francois Pretorius

Under-21 A-Division semi-final

Western Province Under-21 vs Golden Lions Under-21

Venue: City Park, Cape Town

Kick-off: 14:00

Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
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