Western Province stormed to a 34-17 bonus-point win over Griquas to strengthen their Currie Cup log position.
Festive season Currie Cup action continues over the weekend with the staging of two Round 5 matches in Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
The Sharks take on the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein in a Currie Cup clash on Sunday ready to kick their campaign up a gear.
Griquas flank Gideon van der Merwe has recovered from injury and was on Thursday named in a reshuffled starting fifteen.
Western Province have faltered in recent weeks but have some big match players returning as they prepare to host Griquas on Boxing Day.
The mass player exodus from the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs team shows no signs of relenting any time soon.
Bulls players and their management team will be spending Christmas in Covid-19 isolation, but can see family.
The Sharks need to find a way to be competitive in the setpiece if they are to keep their hopes of Currie Cup glory alive.
The Cheetahs are set to lose the services of yet another player early in 2021, this time hooker Jacques du Toit.
The dates of two Currie Cup matches – both involving the Bulls – have been moved to combat the threat of Covid-19 infection.
The Lions jumped two spots into second position on the Currie Cup log with a superb victory over the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The Lions were well-deserved winners of a scrappy Currie Cup clash against the Sharks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Lions aim to keep their hopes of a home semi-final alive when they meet the Sharks in a huge Currie Cup match.
The Cheetahs beat the Pumas in their Currie Cup clash at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday.
The Currie Cup moves past the halfway mark this weekend and the fourth round will be sure to deliver loads of action.
Jaco Peyper will referee Saturday’s lone Currie Cup clash between the Lions and Sharks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
The Lions have named a settled starting XV to face the Sharks in Currie Cup action this weekend.
Thomas Du Toit suffered a fractured rib during the Sharks bruising encounter with the Bulls at Kings Park last weekend and will not travel to Johannesburg.
The Currie Cup match between Griquas and the Bulls in Kimberley on Saturday, has been cancelled in line with Covid-19 protocols.
The Cheetahs have shifted Frans Steyn to flyhalf for their Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.
Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie believes his team can pull out of their nosedive and keep their hopes of defending the Currie Cup alive.
Neither Jake White nor Sean Everitt would dispute the yellow cards handed out by Marius van der Westhuizen at a loadshed Kings Park on Saturday.
Round 3 of the Currie Cup delivered thrilling action with the Sharks edging the Bulls, while there were also wins for the Lions and WP.
The Lions have cruised to a bonus-point Currie Cup win over the Cheetahs in a one-sided clash in Bloemfontein.
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