Currie Cup final: WP to face Golden Lions

Western Province will be looking to win back the title they won in 2012.

FILE: The Lions utilised their dominant set pieces and capitalised, letting loose their dangerous backline runners and mobile loose forwards. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - A dream final is on offer for the Currie Cup this year with the two best teams in the competition making it through to the last two.

Western Province come up against the 2011 champions the Golden Lions, and they'll be looking to win back the title they won in 2012.

Johan Ackermann's troops dismantled the Sharks at Ellis Park, running in six tries, three in each half, the last of which was fittingly scored by captain Warren Whiteley.

The set pieces, scrums in particular, is where the Lions truly dominated.

The Sharks pack was constantly on the back foot, being forced to work off scrappy, back football.

The Lions utilised their dominant set pieces and capitalised, letting loose their dangerous backline runners and mobile loose forwards.

It was a complete performance from the Johannesburg based union - one which will give them excellent momentum heading into the final at Newlands.

Western Province, on the other hand, were forced to work slightly harder than the Lions, walking away with an eight point victory over the Bulls, winning 31-23.

Two tries from Cheslin Kolbe and one from Nic Groom was well supported by 16 points from the boot of Demetri Catrakilis, sending the Cape faithful into delirium once the result was in the bag, confirming their hosting rights next weekend.

Both WP and the Lions have shown excellent skills throughout the entire competition as well as a willingness to play exciting, running rugby. Saturday's final could be one of them most memorable in recent years.