Town - On form alone this season, the Sharks go
into Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final against the Golden Lions at
Kings Park as overwhelming favourites.
The Durbanites finished second on
the regular season log, losing only to Western Province, while the Lions won
four and lost two to finish third.
But, as good as the Sharks have
been in the shortened 2018 competition, the Lions have been showing improvement
throughout and look to be peaking at the right time.
They were clinical in dismantling
the Pumas in a 33-21 win in Nelspruit this past weekend in a match that saw
them field four Springboks in their starting line-up.
With the Boks no longer on Rugby
Championship duty, flyhalf Elton Jantjies was a boost to the side for the Pumas
Now, ahead of their semi-final
against the Sharks, the Lions could get two more major Bok boosts.
According to Netwerk24, both Warren Whiteley and Aphiwe
Dyantyi are in the selection mix ahead of the trip to Durban.
The report indicates that both
players took part in the full training session on Monday, with Whiteley having
fully recovered from the groin injury that kept him out of the latter part of
the Rugby Championship.
Dyantyi, meanwhile, has been
South African rugby's find of the year and his inclusion would be a major plus
for the Lions.
Hooker Malcolm Marx, meanwhile,
will not be considered for the clash while there remains uncertainty over lock
Franco Mostert, who remains the centre of a stand-off between the Lions and