Durban - The Sharks do not need motivating or inspiration ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup Final against Western Province at Newlands, says wing S'bu Nkosi.
“It’s a Currie Cup Final, if that’s not enough motivation, then you’re not where you’re supposed to be,” Nkosi told the Sharks website.
The Sharks will go into this final having seen off the challenge from the Golden Lions in last weekend’s Currie Cup semi-final at Kings Park, a tough match which required every ounce of character and determination to pull through for the win.
“It was a great way to win a semi-final because it was good preparation for the final,” Nkosi said.
“Having all that pressure and showing the composure to seal the win at the end is the kind of thing we’ll need if we want to win the competition.
“Finals are tough, especially in terms of free space, because there isn’t much of it to be found. So having a tight semi-final like we did prepares us well for the final against Western Province, because we’ll be faced with the same scenarios.”
Although one would expect the excitement levels in the Sharks camp to be on a high, given the occasion that lies ahead and the rewards on offer, the dreadlocked wing admits that this is no different to any week.
“This is the atmosphere the whole time,” he says with a laugh.
“This place is electric, there is a real vibe, a brotherhood going on here, so there’s nothing different here now, even though we are playing in the final this weekend. The energy might be a bit higher, because this is the last game of the season, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary, the vibe is always electric.”
Kick-off on Saturday is at 16:00.