The oldest rugby competition in the world comes to an end this Saturday when the two inform sides Sharks and Western Province meet in the Currie Cup final in Durban. The Sharks and Province finished 1 and 2 on the log respectively, Sharks with 47 points and Western Province on 37.

History: 

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The two sides have met seven times in Currie Cup finals, Sharks winning 3 and Province winning 4.

Favourites: 

Sharks are hot favourites to win this final, they have only lost two games this season. Province have lost five of their 12 matches.

Players to watch: 

Ruan Botha at the Sharks

Nizaam Carr Western Province

Teams: Sharks – 15. Garth April, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12. Marius Louw, 11. Odwa Ndungane, 10. Curwin Bosch, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Daniel du Preez, 7. Jean Luc du Preez, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Ruan Both (skipper), 4. Tyler Paul, 3. Ross Geldenhuys, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Thomas du Toit.

Bench: Akker van der Merwe, Juan Schoeman, John-Hubert, Jean Droste, Jacques Vermeulen, Michael Claasens, Tristan Blewett, Rhyno Smith

Western Province: 15. Damien Willemse, 14. Seabelo Senatla, 13. Ruhan Nel, 12. Huw Jones, 11. Dillyn Leyds, 10. Robert du Preez, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Cobus Wiese, 6. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5. JD Schickerling, 4. Chris van Zyl, 3. Wilco Louw, 2. Bongi Mbonambi, 1.JC Janse vsn Rensburg

Bench: Ramone Samuels, Ali Vermaak, Frans van Wyks, Jan de Klerk, Kobus van Dyk, Jano Vermaak, Werner Kok, Dan Kriel

Build-Up: 16:00 / Kick-off @ 17:00 CAT