Currie Cup Final 2018
WP v Sharks
WP v Sharks in the Currie Cup Final 2018. A repeat of last year’s game, albeit at a different venue, last year I backed WP as they were too big a price about a team that could win. This year WP look the team to beat, worthy of their favourite status.
Although WP are unbeaten this year, they have not won every game. Losing that honour last week by hanging on to get a draw. Hanging on I say as Lebok had a kick that could have sent WP packing and thus sending Bulls to Kings Park for an unlikely final.
This year’s final should be a cracker, a few weeks ago Sharks went to Newlands and started like a house on fire, going up 7 – 0 early. After falling back and allowing WP to play their normal rugby Sharks came back and had narrowed the gap to just 3pts at HT.
Sharks the Better Team Last Week
WP ultimately finished Sharks off comfortably, but it did not feel that way watching the game. Out of the two semi-finals, Sharks can feel they may be favourite. Such was the display from WP. Most will suggest that it was good Bulls and not bad WP, I have not quite made up my mind.
Watching the game last week I was on the plus, not once during that game incl. HT did I ever feel like I would lose that bet. It was safe after just 10mins. WP dug deep and used every available play to stay in the game. It was WP that were chasing the game, a position WP have not been in all season.
Sharks played a decent Lions team and although the Lions came within two with a handful of playing time left, Sharks did not panic and finished the Lions off. Quite frankly this week my call is an easy one.
I cannot be backing WP at 7/20 or minus 6.5 or thereabouts with what I saw last week. They have got so used to winning they did not not know what to do when behind. He Sharks will have viewed the videos and will know what to do. WP cannot fix their problems that quickly.
I expect this game to be close, and I will not be surprised if the Sharks win, in fact their price is too big about a team that has the ability to win. For that reason I will be going with them.
Kick off is scheduled for 16h00 GMT +2 on Saturday at Newlands. The referee for this game will be Jaco Peyper (SA), Click here for the Weather in Cape Town and if you want to follow the game on Twitter click here for the Hashtag #WPvSHA
My Call is a three way play and it is for a full maximum of five units.
- Sharks on the board in 80mins at 22/10 for 2 units
- DRAW game at 25/1 for 0.25 units
- Sharks +6.5 at 9/10 for 2.75 units
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