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Lions vs Sharks Preview & Tips - Sharks set for easy win over hapless Lions
- Lions vs Sharks predictions for Saturday’s Currie Cup fixture
- Match is being played at 13:10 BST at Emirates Airline Park
- Can Sharks put pressure on the Bulls with a win?
- Tips, preview, stats & team news
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Lions vs Sharks Preview & Tips
The Sharks should be far too good for the Lions in this encounter. They visitors will secure a semi-final birth with a win.
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- Lions vs Sharks FAQ
- Lions have lost 5 of their last 7 matches (1 draw).
- Lions have lost their last 2 matches by 27 & 22 points.
- Sharks have won 3 of their last 4 matches.
Head to Head
The Sharks and Lions have not met this season as yet. Their fixture earlier in the season was called off due to COVID-19 infections within the squads.
The Lions season is effectively over after their defeat in midweek. They are bottom of the table, four points off the playoffs with only one match to play.
Over their last seven matches the Lions have only managed one win, a draw and five defeats. After drawing 44-44 against the Cheetahs, the Lions lost 48-21 to the Bulls.
On Wednesday the Lions were very good in the first half and trailed Western Province 16-13. Unfortunately they fell away in the second half, eventually losing 35-13.
Lions Team News
Ivan van Rooyen is under huge pressure as coach. Reports suggest this may be his last game so he will want to go out on a high. He will make a few changes to freshen the side up after playing on Wednesday.
Sharks have all but secured their place in the semi-final of the Currie Cup but they will want to ensure they end in the top two. That will secure a home playoff.
Currently the Sharks are placed second and victory will all but secure that spot. In fact, they could go top next week if they win and the Bulls lose.
The Sharks have won their last two matches. They beat the Bulls 35-28 before a 38-31 win against the Cheetahs last weekend.
Sharks Team News
The Sharks did not play in midweek so will be fresh. Sean Everitt is has a full strength squad available, other than the international players.
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