The Golden Lions play the Griquas and Western Province play the Bulls in the SuperSport challenge semi-finals at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium, in Mdantsane near East London on Sunday.
Xerox Golden Lions v Tafel Lager Griquas – click here to bet
This young Lions side have been in rampant try scoring form and they comfortably topped the North Conference ahead of the Bulls. They lonely lost 1 match in the group stages and they then overcame the Pumas in the quarter-finals 43-32 last weekend in an entertaining match.
Griquas topped the Central Conference ahead of the Sharks and the Cheetahs and in their 8 matches they were only beaten once and also played to a draw. In the quarters they took on the EP Kings and they had few problems in seeing them off 73-41.
Lions -12.5 at 5/6
Griquas +12.5 at 5/6
Suggested bet: Griquas +12.5 at 5/6
They have what amounts to a full strength Currie Cup side and can give a young Lions side some serious resistance and I wouldn’t rule an upset out.
DHL Western Province v Vodacom Bulls – click here to bet
Province have a perfect record this season having won all 8 matches to top the South Conference. They faced the Cheetahs in the last 8 and showed great defensive attributes in shutting their opponents out to win 26-0, a rare low scoring encounter in this competition.
The Bulls finished runner-up to the Lions in the North Conference with 5 victories and 3 defeats in their 8 matches. They edged the Sharks 23-18 in their quarter-final last week and the match could have gone either way.
Western Province 1/5
Western Province -11.5 at 5/6
Bulls +11.5 at 5/6
Suggested bet: Western Province -11.5 at 5/6
WP have been the best side in the competition and I think they will pack too many guns for the Bulls side.
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