Durban will host the 2012 Currie Cup Final, after the Sharks beat the Blue Bulls by 20 points to 3 in a one-sided semi-final contest.
In a game that was never likely to produce champagne rugby, given the wet state of the field, The Sharks played the conditions better, controlling possession and territory and winning the battle for the high ball, with Louis Ludik and JP Pietersen particularly impressive. The Bulls were a disorganized and ill-disciplined lot, who regularly got on the wrong side of referee Mark Lawrence.
Three first-half penalties to Pat Lambie saw the hosts lead 9-0 at the break, and that was extended to 12-0 shortly after half time.
The Blue Bulls finally scored a late penalty, but Lambie quickly erased that deficit with another penalty, before a late try to Lwazi Mvovo sealed the result.
Sharks (20): Try Mvovo. Penalties Lambie (5).
Bulls (3): Penalty Morne Steyn