The Pumas are leading the ABSA Currie Cup 1st Division and is set to finish top of the log, with 13 points separating them and second placed SWD Eagles. In a bit of a one horse race it’s more a fight for the next 4 teams to qualify for home advantage when it comes to play offs.
With SARU still deciding over the expansion of the Premier Division with two extra teams, it is the Pumas that will have a promotion/relegation match against the bottom finisher of the Premier Division.
The Border and Boland game was probably the biggest upset of the weekend, when Border beat Boland 21- 19 in East London on Friday night. The Leopards gave the Kings a good run for their money and was leading at one stage 26 – 25, but the Kings came back scoring 3 tries in the final quarter to finish the game with a comfortable 44 – 26 bonus point win.
The Eagles moved to second on the log after beating the Valke at home 58 – 42 and the Pumas stretched their lead with a 42 – 24 win over the Griffons in Welkom. The Pumas are set for a home semi and possible final on 47 points, SWD moved to 34 points and currently second with Kings 3rd on 33 after their bonus point win against Leopards. With the Leopards losing to Kings they moved down to 4th on 32 points and Boland 5th on 28 points. Griffons on 16, Border on 15 and Valke on 12 will be fighting it out to avoid the wooden spoon.
This weekend will be a crucial one for the Kings when they face the SWD Eagles at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The winner will secure the second spot on the log and move closer to that all important home play off spot. The Pumas will look to securing their 11th consecutive victory when they face the Leopards in Nelspruit. Griffons and Border will face each other in Welkom with Boland traveling to Kempton Park to play bottom of the log Valke.Tweet