Sharks seek to make history in Super Rugby Final showdown!
Can The Sharks do the almost unthinkable and bring the Vodacom Super Rugby trophy back to Durban by beating the Chiefs in the final in Hamilton on Saturday?
Should they achieve this, they will most certainly become the greatest team in the competition following their arduous campaign thus far.
The last few weeks had been as close to a dogfight as you would find on a rugby field for the men from Durban.
After crushing the Vodacom Bulls (32-10) and the Toyota Cheetahs (34-15) in their final two league matches, they beat the Reds in Brisbane in a tough qualifier (30-17) before returning to South Africa where they were too good for the DHL Stormers in last weekend’s semi-final in Cape Town (26-19).
The upside is that The Sharks qualified for their fourth Vodacom Super Rugby Final. The downside? Another trip halfway across the globe, this time to Hamilton in New Zealand, where that country’s Conference winners, the Chiefs, await.
For Sharks and Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis it’s also quite a special occasion, as he will be playing in this 100th Vodacom Super Rugby match – all of them in the colours of The Sharks.