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Another tough round expected in Currie Cup

This weekend’s Currie Cup action starts on Friday night when the Lions host Western Province.

Golden Lions players celebrate with fans. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The weekend's Currie Cup action gets underway at 7:10pm on Friday when Western Province takes on the Lions at Ellis Park.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says he is more than satisfied with the team's performance in the Currie Cup thus far, despite two narrow one point wins in their opening three fixtures.

Coetzee says they are prepared to grind out another win against the Lions.

"It's been tough but I am pleased with where we are at this point of the competition. This competition is a sprint and you have to make sure that you get the points every weekend. Sometimes it doesn't go well in terms of the play, but if you get the points you're on the right track.

"This weekend is a big challenge. We are playing against a quality Lions outfit and they showed that last weekend. They had a good set piece to play from and with ball in hand on attack they made good decisions and rounded off. They really rounded off their opportunities."

Province captain Deon Fourie says the Lions are always a threat in the final 20 minutes of the game.

He says that is where they need to improve and counter the Lions' game.

"They are dominant. They have a great pack with Franco there and CJ van der Linde who is a renowned Springbok. And with a guy like Jaco Kriel coming from the bench they are going to bring some pace at the end of the game and we need to counter that."