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Currie Cup semi: 'Flintstones' WP v futuristic Sharks?

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Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee.
Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee.
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Particularly if the Sharks find some of the 15-man pizzazz that characterised their Super Rugby 2020 before its cruel cut, a culture clash could be on the cards when they meet old coastal foes Western Province in a Currie Cup semi-final at Newlands on Saturday.

John Dobson’s home charges, their powerhouse, set-piece-clinical pack a major source of their own go-forward in recent months, are unlikely to deviate profoundly from that industrial ethic as a pillar of their challenge.

For all the modern cursing (often justified) about multiple resets and the like, the scrummage remains a thing of beauty to WP when at their optimum in the department, while their driving maul off the attacking lineout – deftly managed by Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi - is often another key manner in which they accumulate their points.

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