Sharks clinch Currie Cup

2010-10-30 19:13

Cape Town - The Sharks have beaten Western Province 30-10 in a breathtaking Absa Currie Cup final at the Absa Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

The Sharks led 23- 10 at halftime


Sharks: Tries - P Lambie 2, C McLeod. Conversions - P Lambie x 3. Penalties - P Lambie x 3.

Western Province: Tries - S Burger. Convesions - W De Waal. Penalties - W de Waal.


15. Louis Ludik, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Stefan Terblanche (captain), 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Alistair Hargreaves, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Eugene van Staden, 18. Anton Bresler, 19. Jacques Botes, 20. Rory Kockott, 21. Andre Pretorius, 22. Riaan Swanepoel

Western Province:
15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan De Jongh, 12. Jean De Villiers, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Willem De Waal, 9. Ricky Januarie, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Francois Louw, 6. Schalk Burger (captain), 5. Anton van Zyl, 4. Adriaan Fondse, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. JD Moller

Replacements: 16. Hanyani Shimange, 17. JC Kritzinger, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Pieter Louw, 20. Dewaldt Duvenage, 21. Lionel Cronje, 22. Paul Bosch


  • Bloubul 4ever - 2010-10-30 18:43

    En nou is die Wiepie sommer stil hier, hehehehe!

  • wilma - 2010-10-30 19:09

    GO SHARKS all you saw was the Black and White Jump and Jive Look Alive the Sharks Have Arrived

  • JP - 2010-10-30 19:18


  • EXPAT_PROVINCE SUPPORTER - 2010-10-30 19:36


  • Sharkey - 2010-10-30 19:37

    Lots of questions answered today!!!!!!!!!!!! hehehe

  • Jack - 2010-10-30 19:39

    This was horrific, sickening even. WP did exactly what they did in the Super 14 final, but went one better. They panicked after Charl’s try and the Sharks took control. The fact that we lost both our centers in 50 min didn’t help, but they were very poor. Our line-outs were terrible today and Willem never got the backline going. I don’t know what was wrong with De Waal’s kicking, but it might explain why Schalk declined opportunities at goal, which royally screwed us. Why Schalk, WHY?! Anyway, congrats to all the Sharks fans. If I pause for a moment and consider the game objectively, it’s clear that the Sharks were exceptional today. SA might finally have a world class attacking flyhalf in Lambie, so let us hope that PDV gives him a go ahead of Morne, who seems obsolete compared to Lambie. :D Damn “We are the champions” song is just making me sad now…ai Province. :(

  • Freddy - 2010-10-30 19:39

    Sharks may have clinched the consolation prize ( Curry Cup ) but the BULLS remain the top provincial side. BULLS have won two out of three possible trophies this year. That is how a provincial side becomes champs. GET IT!!!

  • AJ - 2010-10-30 19:41

    Die sharks het die province n goeie rugby les gegee. Ek het jule mos gese rugby word opi veld gespeel. Jamer Balsak en die Weer Probeer supporters..

  • Silver Fox - 2010-10-30 19:42

    WP Staan vir Het "WEER PROBEER" probeer om die Sharks te wen. Kan nie wag om die verskoonings te lees nie. Mooi Sharks geluk julle verdien dit !! "Sharks Forever"

  • AndyJo - 2010-10-30 19:42

    Some consolation in the fact that WP young guns u19 & u21 took their respective trophies against tose boer Bulle. 2/3 is not too shabby Nige.

  • YankeeWP - 2010-10-30 19:50

    Congrats Sharks, Well deserved, you also played the better rugby throughout the season. As a WP supporter I’m slightly sad, but not surprised. WP simply haven’t adapted to the professional era. On the other hand the Sharks have been a very professional outfit for about two decades now and have probably embraced professionalism better than any one of the big SA unions. WP is by far the worst in adjusting to professionalism. The days are gone when WP was fed star “amateur” players by Maties. These days you actually have to recruit young talented, continue to develop them and if they become stars, hold on to them with everything you got, that’s “money”. Bring them all from a South Pacific island if you have to. Gone are the amateur days when players would stand on line to play for WP or the Blue Bulls. The Sharks are constantly looking for talent from outside their borders and remember when they absolutely milked the Free State of their talent in the mid 80s. WP is still stuck in this amateur mentality of relying on homegrown talent and their history and reputation earned during the glory days and don’t seem to be keen to dip too deep in their pockets to get quality. When they do, it’s usually players that have reached their sell by date, like Habana. I don’t know if it’s an economics problem, but at this rate, I simply don’t see them winning a Currie Cup again.

  • Anonymous - 2010-10-30 19:56

    What a big bore from start to finish. Mistake on mistake. The wheelchair basketball was a much better watch!

  • MIKE JJ from SHARKLAND - 2010-10-30 20:05

    well done guys, you were superb ! Tough on WP, you were never ever in it!

  • georgie - 2010-10-30 20:18

    Nice Curry cup final but then those dudes from ABSA so big and Ramos probably busy doing maximum damage to ABSA as she did to Transnet. Sold the whole spoornet out to be what it is today for one years looking good and done probably 50 years of damage. To the Sharks you so lucky to get rid of ABSA and those fat boys they spoiled the whole final. Some of the players even almost missed them even Craig Joubert (Bunch of fat Cats)

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