DHL Western Province, the defending champions, automatically earned a home final with their 33-16 victory against the MTN Golden Lions at DHL Newlands after finishing the round-robin stages as the top team.
The Sharks, meanwhile, defeated the Toyota Free State Cheetahs 33-22 at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban later in the day.
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Next week’s finals match-up will mark the second successive showdown between the teams in the Absa Currie Cup Final, while it will also mark the Sharks’ fourth successive final appearance.
In the Absa Junior Provincial Championships, the Vodacom Blue Bulls and DHL Western Province Under-21 teams and the MTN Golden Lions and Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-19 teams booked their places in their respective finals next week.
The WP U21s, who topped the log after the regular league season, were involved in a dramatic Under-21 semifinal against the Lions which went into extra-time – the match ending in favour of Province by 44-41 after 100 minutes of action.
These junior finals will be played in the build-up to the 2013 Absa Currie Cup Final at DHL Newlands (see all kick-off times below).
DHL NEWLANDS FIXTURES, OCTOBER 26 (2013):
Absa Under-19 Provincial Final – 12h30:
MTN Golden Lions U19s v Vodacom Blue Bulls U19s
Absa Under-21 Provincial Final – 15h00:
DHL Western Province U21s v Vodacom Blue Bulls U21s
Absa Currie Cup Final – 17h30:
DHL Western Province v the Sharks