The Sharks face the Bulls in the Currie Cup final this Saturday, and coach Sean Everitt believes his side is primed to dethrone the reigning Currie Cup champions.
Sharks head coach Sean Everitt believes his team can improve on their error-prone performance in the semi-final against Griquas and “turn the Bulls over” in the final in Pretoria on Saturday.
That set up a repeat of the 2020 Currie Cup final against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld, which Jake White’s team have re-established as a fortress.
“At the end of the day, I thought we did enough to win the game, but we’ll work hard this week and make improvements where we need to, then go up to Loftus confident that we can turn the Bulls over.”
“Our scrums are generally improved, we earned a good scrum penalty early on in the second half and I also thought our lineout mauling was very good – so, there are a lot of positives to take out of the game.
“So, a lot of positives from our side and we mustn’t forget that Griquas have beaten a number of the top franchises this year. They had the double over Western Province, they beat us at Kings Park, so they’re a tough team and playing any team in a semi-final is going to be tough.
“All credit to Griquas for a great season, I’m just happy that we got the win and can contest a final for the second time in seven months.
“There are definitely areas of our game we need to address before the trip to Pretoria, but the team is in a good space and we are excited about the week ahead.”