Playoff season is upon us! The Sharks tied the Bulls’ 2013 perfect regular season of 12 out of 12 wins and went one point better than that Pretoria team by ending on 57 points. But those record equalling and breaking feats will mean little, in what promises to be an exciting weekend of semi-final action.
The semi-finals will be:
Sharks vs Western Province in Durban
(WP and the Sharks have only met once in semi-final back in 2006 which WP won 31-10. The Sharks last hosted a semi-final in 2008 vs the Lions)
Bulls vs Lions in Pretoria
(The Lions lead the semi-final head-to-head against the Bulls 3-1. The Bulls’ only semi-final win against their neighbours was in back in 2006. There was no semi-final in the Championship first year of 2005. En route to the u19 title, the Lions won the 2016 and 2017 semi-finals against the Bulls)