DURBAN – Preparing for a Currie Cup final is stressful at the very best of times but spare an idea for competing coaches Sean Everitt of the Sharks and Jake White of the Bulls, who will only know this night which gamers they have at their disposal for the most essential match of the season.

Sharks primary executive Eduard Coetzee validated that the Sharks was because of undergo Covid-19 tests at 7am on Tuesday early morning, and presumably it is the very same at the Bulls, with all groups needing to follow the same protocols (more than two days must lapse after a video game has actually ended before gamers can be tested).

Then there is the feared 12-hour wait on the outcomes …

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After the Sharks beat Western Province in last weekend’s semifinal, it was revealing when Everitt commented that the difficulties dealing with all of the groups are harder than they let on.