Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria saw double the action this weekend as both its tenants, Mamelodi Sundowns and the Bulls, recorded significant victories to further their respective ambitions for dominance.
What do the Bulls and Mamelodi Sundowns have in common? They are both from South Africa’s capital city, Tshwane, they are heavyweights in their respective sports of rugby and football and mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has a stake in each of them.
Additionally, both teams won at the Loftus Versfeld stadium this weekend, which they each call home.
The Bulls made it two from two in as many seasons when they successfully defended the Currie Cup title against the Sharks in a one-sided final on Saturday.
Jake White’s side ran out comfortable 44-10 winners in one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world, setting a new points difference record for a Currie Cup final in the process.
On the other hand, Masandawana, who have been a force of South African football over the last 10 years, saw off a resilient Kaizer Chiefs side 2-0 just a day after the Bulls’ success.
The victory, courtesy of a goal from Grant Kekana and Peter Shalulile in each half, sent Sundowns to the…