Carling Currie Cup: Pumas Thump Western Province, Cheetahs Defeat Sharks, Blue Bulls Gore the Lions

Carling Currie Cup: Pumas Thump Western Province, Cheetahs Defeat Sharks, Blue Bulls Gore the Lions

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:58 PM
  • The Airlink Pumas struck a near-fatal blow to Western Province's slim Carling Currie Cup semifinals hopes
  • The Toyota Cheetahs moved a step closer towards an unbeaten season after seeing off the Cell C Sharks
  • The Vodacom Blue Bulls were far too strong for a brave Sigma Golden Lions at Ellis Park in Johannesburg

The Airlink Pumas condemned DHL Western Province to a tough fight during the second half of the Carling Currie Cup just to make the semifinals with a comprehensive 37-11 win at DHL Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon.

As reported on SuperSport, the visitors had not won at home this season and were languishing behind WP and ahead of the Sigma Lions at the bottom of the log going into this gam

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Morne Steyn continued rolling back the years as the Vodacom Blue Bulls thumped the Sigma Golden Lions. Image source: @BlueBullsRugby/Twitter
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However, they scored five tries to clinch a full house of log points that takes them to within five points of the fourth placed Tafel Lager Griquas at the halfway point of the league phase of competition.

The Toyota Cheetahs maintained their unbeaten status in the Carling Currie Cup with a convincing 29-15 (halftime 16-10) victory over the Cell C Sharks at Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Wednesday evening.

The Cheetahs scored three tries through flankers Andisa Ntsila and Gideon van der Merwe while replacement Louis van der Westhuizen added the third.

The Sharks landed two of their own five-pointers, both from mauls, through Fez Mbatha and replacement prop Braam Reyneke.

The kickers did not have a great night with the boot as the rain covered the stadium and made handling and footing unsure.

The Vodacom Blue Bulls broke a sweat, but weren’t too troubled in a game of errors as they downed the Sigma Lions 40-10 in their Carling Currie Cup game at Emirates Airline Park on Wednesday.

With it they strengthened their claim on a home semifinal, while hardly being troubled by a game Lions side that was full of energy, but woefully short on street smarts in a match that was never going to be in doubt in terms of the result.

For a Lions team that has been almost fed to the wolves…or Bulls in this case, it was hard not to feel sorry for them or their management as they continue to be the whipping boys of the competition.

FNB Varsity Cup: Sensational University of Free State Shimlas absolutely demolish University of Cape Town

The University of the Free State put in the performance of the season in an amazing demolition of FNB Varsity Cup favourites, the University of Cape Town.

The Shimlas ran in seven tries to the Ikey Tigers' solitary effort in a 58-7 annihilation, which Sports Brief monitored.

This clash was postponed due to bad weather in Bloemfontein on Monday night.

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