Vodacom Blue Bulls
The Vodacom Blue Bulls will have new head coach, Pote Human, in charge of their 2018 season when they set out to battle it out for the Currie Cup trophy. Human, is no stranger to coaching at this level, the veteran coached the Vodacom Blue Bulls side that drew with the Toyota Free State Cheetahs at Loftus in the 2006 Currie Cup final.
DHL Western Province
DHL Western Province, coached by former hooker John Dobson, claimed their 34th Currie Cup title in 2017. They were second on the log going into the final and scored a 33-21 win over log-leaders the Cell C Sharks in Durban.