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Currie Cup semi-finals confirmed

12th October 2013 21:02

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The Currie Cup semi-finals were confirmed on Saturday evening following a tense finish to the round-robin stages, in which the Free State Cheetahs and Golden Lions secured their play-off places.

The teams finished the pool stages level on 26 points, which resulted in their log positions being determined by the best points' difference in the matches contested between them.

This resulted in the Cheetahs finishing in third place and the Lions in fourth place respectively, despite the Johannesburg team boasting a better points difference overall than the Cheetahs.

In the semi-finals next weekend, log-leaders Western Province will host the Golden Lions in Cape Town and The Sharks will meet the Free State Cheetahs in Durban.

In an action-packed day of rugby, Western Province edged The Sharks 17-13 at Kings Park, the Cheetahs defeated the Blue Bulls 22-7 at the Free State Stadium and the Golden Lions beat Griquas 35-28 at Ellis Park.

Currie Cup semi-finals:

Saturday, October 19

Western Province v Golden Lions
Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 14.30 local (12.30 GMT)

The Sharks v Free State Cheetahs
Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17.00 local (15.00)

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Currie Cup 2013
Currie Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Western Province1037
2Sharks1033
3Cheetahs1026
4Golden Lions1026
5Blue Bulls1017