Bulls doing a rain dance for Currie Cup final

It rained again in Durban on Friday night on the eve of the Currie Cup final between the Sharks and the Blue Bulls – and Sharks coach John Plumtree would not have been smiling.

The rain could be a great equaliser in the match. The Sharks, renowned for their running from counter-attack, will have this facet greatly nullified if the rain persists and the field is wet -or even soft.

Their scrum, one of the home side’ greatest strengths and probably best tactical weapons, with three front row Springboks starting and another two on the bench, could also be neutralised by the soft underfoot conditions after a week where rain has come down daily – albeit a drizzle rather than a downpour.

The SA Weather Bureau’s prediction for Saturday is more rain – with a 60% chance of morning and evening showers and a temperature of between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius forecast – another negative for the Sharks who often rely on the humid heat of Durban to counter their opposition.

Sapa – CurrieCupRugby.com

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