It is that simple. The Sharks are guaranteed a semi final spot if they win their last two games.
For the Sharks to get a home semi it is important for the Hurricanes to beat the Chiefs this weekend. That will allow the Sharks and Bulls to leapfrog the Chiefs, leaving the final match of the tournie to decide who gets the home semi. Bonus points aren’t required. We are out of the race for first position, but a second place can be achieved by simply winning the final two games. If we lose a game then we deserve our fate, with three teams waiting to capitalise on a mistake on our part.
So whats left, Bulls vs Cheetahs, Sharks vs Waratahs, Chiefs vs Hurricanes are the only games that matter this weekend for Sharks supporters. Bulls, Sharks and Hurricanes need to win putting the log Hurricanes, Bulls, Sharks and Chiefs.
The next week it is Reds vs Hurricanes, Chiefs vs Brumbies and Sharks vs Bulls. Hurricanes won’t lose this game, so expect them to top the log, Chiefs vs Brumbies could go either way, but lets look at worst case scenario, a Chiefs win. This will put the Chiefs ahead of the Sharks on the log, leaving the Sharks one simple task, a win. A win against the Bulls jumps us from fourth to second in eighty minutes. A loss, well who cares too many permutations to worry about. Rugby players aren’t rocket scientists so keep it simple stupid. JUST WIN THE LAST TWO GAMES SHARKS.Tweet