JOHANNESBURG – The Free State Cheetahs and Golden Lions face off in Bloemfontein today (5pm kick-off) in the final of the 81st edition of the Currie Cup.
Both teams are packed with game-breakers and match-winners, but rugby writer Jacques van der Westhuyzen believes these six men will play crucial and potentially match-defining roles for their teams this evening.
For the Cheetahs
The 28-year-old fullback returned to Cheetahs colours at the start of this year’s Currie Cup after being axed by Welsh club, Scarlets, and it’s as if he was never away. A somewhat unconventional player, Blommetjies has sparked plenty of the Cheetahs’ attacking play in recent weeks and he’ll be a key figure in the final. Quick and elusive, he’ll always look to run first, before putting boot to ball, and the Lions will have to keep a close eye on him.