Western Province players celebrate their win over the Bulls at Newlands Stadium. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Western Province players celebrate their win over the Bulls at Newlands Stadium. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Jimmy Wright congratulates Louis Schreuder (Capt) of the Cell C Sharks on taking his team to the Currie Cup Final. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix
Jimmy Wright congratulates Louis Schreuder (Capt) of the Cell C Sharks on taking his team to the Currie Cup Final. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – The Currie Cup semi-finals in Durban and Cape Town respectively came to a spectacular conclusion on Saturday. Here are the statistics from the two matches:

At Kings Park, Durban

Sharks 33 Golden Lions 24
HT: 18-3

Scorers

Sharks - Tries: Daniel du Preez, Sibusiso Nkosi (2 each). Conversions: Robert du Preez (2). Penalties: Du Preez (3)
Sharks - Tries: Nic Groom, Courtnall Skosan (2). Conversions: Elton Jantjies (3). Penalty: Jantjies

Dan du Preez of the Cell C Sharks scores a vital try against the Golden Lions at Kings Park. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix
Dan du Preez of the Cell C Sharks scores a vital try against the Golden Lions at Kings Park. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

At Newlands, Cape Town

Western Province (holders) 35 Blue Bulls 32 after extra time (full-time: 32-32)
HT: 15-17

Scorers:

Province - Tries: SP Marais, Paul de Wet. Conversions: Marais (2). Penalties: Marais (7)
Bulls - Tries: Ruan Steenkamp, Duncan Matthews, Manie Libbok, Dylan Sage. Conversions: Libbok (3). Penalties: Libbok (2)

Western Province fans celebrate during the 2018 Currie Cup Rugby semifinal match between Western Province and The Bulls at Newlands Stadium. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Western Province fans celebrate during the 2018 Currie Cup Rugby semifinal match between Western Province and The Bulls at Newlands Stadium. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

October 27: The Currie Cup Final in Cape Town

Province v Sharks (1400 GMT)

Leading points scorers:

121: Marais (Province)
 72: Reynolds (Lions)
 68: Libbok (Bulls)
 58: R. du Preez (Sharks), Smith (Pumas)

Agence France-Presse (AFP)