Griquas v Sharks
Currie Cup Round 6
Griquas have won just one fixture, yip you read right. 2018 will go down as the Griquas worst year ever. In recent, ok well in fact in my lifetime I cannot remember a season where the Griquas finished a season with just one win. Griquas have been that bad.
Sure the 2018 version is a shortened season, but seriously, one win? Heads need to roll. They started off so badly against the Bulls and almost got up. They were never in the two away games at Pumas or Lions.
Sharks on the other hand have done little to give us any confidence. The home game against the Bulls was one of those moments of the season, I took them on a decent minus and that paid off. Sharks lost the minus v Pumas at home, lost the plus v WP and the plus v Cheetahs B.
So that is two out of five handicaps for the Sharks, and one minus for the Griquas. This game is a dead rubber for the home team. Sharks however play at 15h00 and it is not a dead rubber. A win for the visitors will get them top spot for an hour or so.
WP will watch the game closely from the sheds, knowing that if the Sharks win with a bonus point they will need to make sure they don’t lose by eight or more. Sure it’s unlikely that the Bulls will beat WP by more than eight, but it is the Currie Cup after all and quite frankly anything can and usually does happen.
My call here is medium to small play on the minus. I cannot see the Griquas winning this game, they really have no chance. Sharks should win this game well and should never be in trouble. Since the Sharks did scrape home against a weak B Cheetahs team, I am hesitant to go five units here, but if you are brave, go for it, it’s primed for a big result and a big minus to arrive.
Kick off is scheduled for 17h15 GMT +2 on Saturday in Kimberley. The referee for this game will be Marius van der Westhuizen (SA), Click here for the Weather in Kimberley and if you want to follow the game on Twitter click here for the Hashtag #GRIvSHA
Call: Sharks -12.5 at 9/10 for 2 units
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