Wtaching the Western Province up against the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup opener on Friday was sad.
A north-south derby being played on a Friday at 5pm is a recipe for disaster.
And it proved as much.
But that’s what happens when you play too much rugby in a year.
Already diluted over the years, the Currie Cup Qualifiers perhaps proved to be the final nail in the coffin for the oldest domestic competition in the world.
I don’t see the stadiums being filled this year. And with the Kings scandal, the Currie Cup has lost some smaak.
And then there was the actual game itself - where WP were well and truly beaten.