JOHANNESBURG – With one round to go Griquas are top of the Currie Cup log - but they need to secure that position this weekend with a win against the Lions, says coach Brent Janse van Rensburg.
The Griquas have been the surprise package in this year’s Currie Cup, winning four of their five matches to be out in front with 19 points.
A win for the Lions (17 points) though on Saturday would see the Joburg team move past Griquas, while Free State (also 17 points) could also move ahead of their neighbours in the final standings.
The Northern Cape team though have their fate in their own hands: win and they finish in first place, and that means hosting a semi-final in Kimberley and then possibly also a final.
“It would be a dream come true, to host a final, and winning it,” said Janse van Rensburg this week. “We’d pack out this stadium, like we did last week against Western Province ... and the supporters would be so deserving of us playing in a final here. They’ve been fantastic this season, really got behind us. It would mean a lot.”