Currie Cup Final: Sharks Gain Sweet Revenge In Newlands Exhibition

by Paul Cook - It was a case of sweet revenge for the Sharks in last weekend’s Currie Cup Final. Having lost the 2012 decider to Western Province in front of their home crowd in Durban, they upset the form book to triumph 33-19 at a packed Newlands Stadium and spoil the Cape Town faithful’s 12 year wait for a title victory on their own turf in the process. Unbeaten all season, Western Province came into the game on the back of a comprehensive win over the Lions in the semi-final and in the knowledge that they had already beaten the Sharks twice in 2013 but the visitors arrived with a game plan designed to disrupt their hosts possession, force them onto the back foot with a barrage of kicks and then take the points at every opportunity. They executed it to perfection. Head coach Brad McLeod-Henderson said after t
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