Sharks coach Sean Everitt and his team will be watching rugby on the couch this weekend. Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images via BackpagePix
Sharks coach Sean Everitt and his team will be watching rugby on the couch this weekend. Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images via BackpagePix

Cancelled WP-Sharks Currie Cup clash a draw after positive Covid-19 tests

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jan 6, 2021

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CAP TOWN - The final-round Currie Cup match between Western Province and the Sharks, which was scheduled for Newlands on Saturday, has been cancelled in line with Covid-19 protocols.

The decision was taken on Wednesday following a number of positive Covid-19 tests in the Sharks camp.

As a result of the cancellation of the match, the encounter will be declared a draw and the teams will each receive two log points.

The other two Currie Cup matches scheduled for this weekend – between Griquas and the Cheetahs in Kimberley on Saturday (4.30), and the Pumas against the Bulls in Nelspruit on Sunday (4pm) – are unaffected.

The cancellation of the match means Western Province – currently in second place on the standings with 35 points behind the Bulls who also have 35 points, but boast a superior points’ difference – will finish the pool stage of the competition on 37 points, and the Sharks will move up to third place, also on 35 points.

The two coastal sides will have to wait for the conclusion of Wednesday afternoon’s Gauteng Derby between the Bulls and Lions in Pretoria, and the final two round-robin games this coming weekend to see who they will face in the semi-finals and where the matches will be hosted.

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