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Why this year's Currie Cup final is a triumph of Varsity Cup's value-for-money buys

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Hanru Sirgel. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
Hanru Sirgel. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

There are many obvious plots to what has been dubbed a proverbial Cinderella Currie Cup final between unfancied Griquas and the Pumas in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon.

And it's only right that those storylines dominate the build-up to what should be considered a poignant occasion for the professional game in South Africa.

Yet this weekend's showpiece is also notable for the fact that - some would argue finally - the true essence of the Varsity Cup is evident in the respective match-day squads.

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Fixtures
Thu 14 Apr 22 13:00 PM (SAST)
Sigma Lions
The Windhoek Draught Griquas
Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg
SuperSport
Fri 15 Apr 22 14:45 PM (SAST)
DHL Western Province
Toyota Free State XV
DHL Stadium, Cape Town
Sat 16 Apr 22 15:00 PM (SAST)
Cell C Sharks XV
Vodacom Bulls
Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban
SuperSport
Results
Sat 11 Jun 22
Toyota Free State XV
Toyota Free State XV 35
Vodacom Bulls
Vodacom Bulls 5
Fri 10 Jun 22
Airlink Pumas
Airlink Pumas 44
The Windhoek Draught Griquas
The Windhoek Draught Griquas 45
Fri 10 Jun 22
DHL Western Province
DHL Western Province 28
Cell C Sharks XV
Cell C Sharks XV 21
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
Team Logo
1. Toyota Cheetahs
12
10
48
Team Logo
2. Vodacom Bulls
12
9
47
Team Logo
3. The Windhoek Draught Griquas
12
7
36
Team Logo
4. Airlink Pumas
12
5
29