Another Currie Cup match cancelled

Saturday's match between Western Province and the Sharks at Newlands has been cancelled.

The decision was taken on Wednesday following a number of positive Covid-19 tests in the Sharks camp.

The encounter will be declared a draw and the teams will each receive two log points.

The other two Currie Cup matches scheduled for this weekend – Griquas vs Cheetahs in Kimberley (Saturday, 16:30) and Pumas vs Bulls in Nelspruit (Sunday, 16:00) – are unaffected.

The cancellation of the match means WP – currently in second place on the Currie Cup log with 35 points behind the Bulls who also have 35 points, but boast a superior points’ difference – will finish the league stage of the competition on 37 points, and the Sharks will move up to third place, also on 35 points.

The two coastal sides will have to wait for the conclusion of Wednesday's Gauteng derby between the Bulls and Lions in Pretoria (16:00), and the final two round-robin games this coming weekend to see who they will face the semi-finals and where these matches will be hosted.