There's one thing nobody could call the 2019 edition of the Currie Cup - and that’s boring.
And it will end with a bang with Saturday’s final between the Golden Lions and the Cheetahs.
South Africa’s premier domestic rugby competition has copped a lot of criticism in recent years, with the shortened, single-round format having proved quite unpopular with coaches in particular.
Poor stadium attendance hasn’t helped things either.
With so many stars plying their trade abroad post-Super Rugby, the competition doesn’t always offer fans the chance to see all their favourites. In fact, the only time you’d see a “big name” player running out for a Currie Cup fixture is when he’d have to gain match fitness, or prove it. Thank the overseas lure for that.