Our Currie Cup Team of the Week is stacked with Bulls and Lions following their contrasting triumphs on the Highveld, writes Quintin van Jaarsveld.
The Bulls avenged their only loss under coach Jake White at Loftus, where the pride of Pretoria scored 27 unanswered points in a second-half stampede to bag a 40-13 bonus-point win over the Cheetahs to strengthen their position at the top of the table.
In Saturday’s other showdown, a late flurry by the Lions saw them snatch a dramatic 22-19 win over Western Province at Ellis Park to move up to fourth place on the log. The victorious neighbours both boast six stars in our team, with the Player of the Week belonging to the men from Johannesburg.
The Pumas kicked off the second round with a 22-17 victory over Griquas in Nelspruit on Friday night. The home side were full value for their win and unlucky not to have a representative in our team as captain Le Roux Roets, flank Daniel Maartens, flyhalf Devon Williams and centre Erich Cronje all narrowly lost out.
Instead, a pair of Province players and a lone Griquas ace complete our side (the Sharks had a bye).