Western Province’s resounding win in a bizarre 40-minute game at Loftus at the weekend was a special performance that completed a league phase of the Currie Cup, and where the top team no doubt enjoyed almost unprecedented dominance. Granted, it was only over one round, and perhaps something will happen in the play-off phase that will make an idiot of me. But it is hard to imagine anyone stopping WP, particularly now that they have secured home-ground advantage for both potential knockout fixtures. The question is: are WP that good, or has the competition become so poor that any half-decent team could dominate mediocre opponents? It is probably a bit of both. John Dobson and his men do deserve enormous kudos for the way they have played. The last time a team was that dominant in the Currie Cup was the Golden Lions in 2015 and they kicked on to become SA’s best Super Rugby franchise. Once they change back into their Stormers clothing, WP have the forward depth to emulate the Lions by...

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