Province vs Sharks match under threat

The crunch Currie Cup match between Western Province and the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday is in doubt due to positive Covid-19 tests in the Sharks camp.

Province were set to host the Sharks on Saturday afternoon, with both teams vying to secure a home Currie Cup semi-final.

However, the fixture is in serious doubt after the Sharks camp was rocked by multiple positive Covid-19 tests on Wednesday.

This could also put the Currie Cup playoffs in doubt. The Sharks were one of four teams to have secured their place in the semi-finals this past weekend. The infected Sharks players will now need to isolate for 14 days, which means the Durban franchise could struggle to field a team next weekend as well.

The Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Sharks and Stormers in October was also cancelled due to Covid-19 protocols, so the latest news will be desperately disappointing for both teams.

The Sharks are now set to undergo another round of tests on Wednesday, and will anxiously await those results.

South Africa’s domestic season has been plagued by a number of fixtures being called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Three Super Rugby Unlocked matches have been cancelled, while the Vodacom Bulls’ penultimate Currie Cup match against the Lions was postponed by two weeks until Wednesday, 6 January after a large number of positive cases was reported in the Pretoria team’s camp.

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