That’s it guys – the Chiefs beat the Brumbies, which is the result we wanted from a Sharks perspective.
Well, the Lions did let the Tahs get a bonus point, which means we do also now… at least the Lions, with their late comeback, restricted the Tahs points difference, so it doesn’t matter by how much we win tomorrow, so long as we score four tries.
Because the Blues restricted the Crusaders to a two-point, no bonus point win, they end up on 41 points as well, but with an inferior points difference to the Sharks. Since we already have to win with a bonus anyway to overtake the Tahs, in so doing we’ll overtake the Canterbury mob as well.
In short, we’re still alive. If we score any sort of bonus point win against the Bulls, we can finish no lower than fourth. If the Canes manage no points at all against the Reds, though, we could sneak third – meaning a trip to Loftus for the semi.