Wet affair expected in Durban

Sharks backline coach Sean Everitt said the weather will dictate how much they kick against the Cheetahs.

FILE: Sharks backline coach Sean Everitt said the weather will dictate how much they kick against the Cheetahs. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Sharks backline coach Sean Everitt on Friday said the weather will dictate how much they kick against the Cheetahs in their Currie Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Rainy weather is expected in Durban for Saturday's clash.

Everitt says kicking will be their best option in wet weather.

"In the rain, any points that you can get will be of huge value. It's very difficult to score a try in the wet from 50 meters out.

The last time the two teams met in a semi-final was in 2011, when the Sharks progressed to the final after a 20-13 victory in Durban.

The Sharks were the losing finalists last year against Western Province.

The Sharks won both round-robin fixtures against the Cheetahs this year and with home ground advantage, they go into the match as certain favourites to book their place in the final.

The game kicks off at 17:00 on Saturday.