The Currie Cup Permutations
Griquas (vs Lions, Kimberley) – Griquas have already secured their place in the top four. A win over the Lions will ensure them of a home-semi final however, if they lose, they can still be knocked down to fourth place.
Cheetahs (vs Western Province, Bloemfontein) – Like Griquas, a win will secure the Cheetahs a home semi-final. If Griquas do lose, the Cheetahs can finish on top of the log with a win however, a loss to Western Province can knock Cheetahs out of the playoffs, provided the Sharks and Lions also win.
Lions (vs Griquas, Kimberley) – If the Lions beat Griquas,and the Cheetahs and Sharks lose, they will finish with a home semi-final. If the Lions lose and Sharks and Province win, the Lions will finish outside the top four.
Sharks (vs Vodacom Blue Bulls, Pretoria) – The Sharks can still secure a home-semi final if they beat the Bulls and the Cheetahs and Lions lose however, they will be knocked out if they lose and Western Province win.
Western Province (vs Cheetahs, Bloemfontein) – Despite winning two of their five games this season, Province can still claim place in the top two. They will need to beat the Cheetahs with a bonus point and hope that the Sharks and Lions lose. If Province lose, they will need two bonus points and hope that the Sharks lose to finish fourth.
Bulls (vs Sharks, Pretoria) – The Bulls need a big win at Loftus, beating the Sharks with a 12-points differential and scoring more than four tries for a bonus point. They will also need to deny the Sharks a losing bonus point, and hope the Cheetahs beat Province.
Currie Cup Weekend Fixtures:
Griquas v Lions - 15:00.
Free State v WP - 17:15.
Blue Bulls v Sharks - 19:30.