When the Bulls and Sharks meet for Saturday's Currie Cup final, it will be confirmation again that they are South African rugby's leading teams. Indeed, both franchises have been doing well on and off the field for the past year. Sport24 examines four common pillars in their success.
When Jake White, the Bulls' director of rugby, was asked about the significance of Saturday's Currie Cup final - contested between his troops and the Sharks at Loftus - he was pretty emphatic.
Despite the perception that the hallowed domestic tournament has been watered down by its myriad changes over the years, as well as the current restrictive environment brought on my Covid-19, the prestige remains.