Stransky backs Lions - just

2011-10-26 12:01

Johannesburg - Joel Stransky, who in 1990 was a member of the Natal team that famously upset Northern Transvaal for the Currie Cup trophy, is torn between selecting a winner of this year's final, but he gives the Golden Lions the edge by the smallest of margins.

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“It’s such a tough one to call. I fancy the Lions, though, because they’re at home and made such a strong statement last weekend. They weren’t daunted because the Springboks were back. Then again, the Sharks have a fearsome front row, which adds a dangerous element to the mix. The Sharks also have a culture of playing well away from home, while this is a young Lions team who haven’t been there before. I’m going with the Lions because John Mitchell has given them a resilience and they will be confident of causing an upset.”

The match kicks off at 17:00.
Mark Lawrence will referee the match in his final appearance before retiring.

Meanwhile, all 59 000 tickets for the final have been sold.


  • Johan - 2011-10-26 12:26

    So ver ek weet het Mark Lawrence net uit internationale rugby uitgetree, hy gaan nog Curriebeker blaas

  • - 2011-10-26 13:04

    LIONS all the way. They deserve it after a disastrous Super 15. They played like champions during this Currie Cup.

  • Spartan - 2011-10-26 14:04

    Stransky, your continued negative attitude towards the Sharks is premature. Please stop proving your ignorance

  • Spartan - 2011-10-26 14:10

    Such a dildo...he backed the Bulls this year against the Sharks at Loftus, S15. Gave Sharks such negative preview...then changed his in-game commentating as the game progressed. LMAO. Never has a good thing to say about the Sharks. SuperSport and NRU, please ban this prick from commentating a Sharks game. aka Bryce Stansky.

      egravett - 2011-10-26 21:12

      He is still sour about having to move when Mac preferred Honiball and which coach wouldn't Honiball was a star. Anyway Stransky has an opinion and he's got the t shirt to prove it. I say the Sharks by a small margin..

  • Byron - 2011-10-26 14:15

    I wonder if any body else could talk like Joel? His voice sounds like he has gargled lava!

  • Craig - 2011-10-27 13:55

    Ja Stransky, Ja. Ever since you ran away to WP you have NEVER had a good thing to say about the Sharks. Even when you commentate you are always negative toward them. Soooo take your opinion and shove it somewhere warm

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