Currie Cup Team of the Week: Round One

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The men from Pretoria provide a third of our Currie Cup Team of the Week after their heroics at Newlands, writes Quintin van Jaarsveld.

The Bulls showed exceptional character to claim a remarkable 22-20 win over Western Province in the final North-South derby at the old dame of South African rugby on Saturday, despite losing loosehead Jacques van Rooyen to a red card in the 47th minute.

A quintet of Bulls stars cracked the nod, one of whom is our Player of the Week. Province have four representatives, as do the Sharks, who kicked off the competition with a comprehensive 45-10 win over the Pumas at Kings Park on Friday night.

Sandwiched in between was the clash between Griquas and the Lions at Tafel Lager Park, where the Kimberley team’s bad luck continued.

The hosts lost the lead moments before an approaching thunderstorm brought the encounter to a premature end, with the Lions escaping with a 20-17 win. A player from each side round off our team (the Cheetahs had a bye).

Click here to find out who made the team.

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