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Encyclopedia > Currie Cup
Currie Cup
Competition logo
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1889
No. of teams 8
Country Flag of South Africa South Africa
Current champions Blue Bulls and Free State Cheetahs
For the cricket competition originally known as the Currie Cup, see SuperSport Series.

The Currie Cup tournament (also known as the ABSA Currie Cup for sponsorship) is South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, featuring teams representing either entire provinces or substantial regions within provinces. Although it is the premier domestic competition, South Africa also competes in the international Super 14 competition. Image File history File links ABSA_Currie_Cup. ... A rugby union scrum. ... See also: 1888 in sports, other events of 1889, 1890 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - New York NL defeats Brooklyn AA 6 games to 3. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The SuperSport Series is the main domestic cricket competition in South Africa, first contested (as the Currie Cup) in 1889/90. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Absa Group Limited. ... A rugby union scrum. ... The current Super 14 logo The Super 14 is a rugby union championship competed for by teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. ...


The Currie Cup has been competed for since 1899 and is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world. It has been held on an annual basis since the 1968 season. It is presently contested by eight teams, and the current champions are both the Free State Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls, who drew in the 2006 season final. The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The 2006 ABSA Currie Cup logo. ...

Contents

History

The competition had its humble beginnings as an inter-town competition in 1884, but when the South African Rugby Board was founded in 1889 it was decided to organise a national competition that would involve representative teams from all the major unions. The participating unions were Western Province, Griqualand West, Transvaal and Eastern Province. The first tournament was held in Kimberley and was won by Western Province. As prize they received a silver cup donated by the South African Rugby Board, now displayed at the SA Rugby Museum in Cape Town. 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The South African Rugby Board was the governing body of white rugby in South Africa between 1889 and 1992. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Western Province may refer to: Western Province, Kenya Western Province, Papua New Guinea Western Province, Sri Lanka Western Province, Zambia Western Province, a division of the Victorian Legislative Council West Province, Cameroon Western Cape Province, South Africa Western Province Rugby Union, the governing body for rugby union in the Cape... The Griqua are a subgroup of South Africas Coloured population, descended from an admixture of European settlers and the Khoisan peoples they encountered on their initial arrival at the Cape. ... Flag of Transvaal For the Russian theme park, see Transvaal Park. ... The East Province (French Province de lEst) occupies the southeastern portion of the Republic of Cameroon. ... Kimberley is a town in South Africa, and the capital of the Northern Cape. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2...


While local unions battled for the Currie Cup from 1892 onwards it would take decades for an annual competition to be established. After years of occasional tournaments, dominated by Western Province, South Africa’s premiere provincial spectacle kicked off in earnest in 1968. That year the Blue Bulls of Northern Transvaal, spearheaded by the legendary lock Frik du Preez, trampled neighbours Transvaal 16-3 in the final, heralding a period of overall dominance that has seen the men from Pretoria win the Currie Cup 16 times and share it on three occasions. This outstanding record is in no small part down to the most influential player to ever star in the competition – fly-half extraordinaire Naas Botha. Dictating play with supreme tactical awareness throughout a career that spanned three decades, Botha single-handedly kicked teams into submission, scoring all the Blue Bulls’ points (including four drop-goals) in 1987 as Transvaal were beaten 24-18 in the final.


Since the Currie Cup became an annual competition only one team has seriously challenged the Bulls’ supremacy – arch rivals Western Province. Wild parties broke out all over Cape Town when WP thrashed Northern Transvaal 24-7 in the 1982 final to kick-start their own golden age. Currie Cup heroes like Faffa Knoetze, Calla Scholtz and steam-rolling wing Neil Burger insured the trophy remained in the shadow of Table Mountain for a further four years before again heading north.


At the turn of the decade South African supporters were treated to two of the most memorable Currie Cup finals. In 1989 winger Carel du Plessis scored a last-minute try as WP managed to draw with the Blue Bulls 16-all. The following year most people believed Northern Transvaal just needed to turn up to beat Natal. The banana boys made sure the Blue Bulls slipped up, though, as they snuck home 18-12, inspired by fly-half Joel Stransky. The 1990s saw further improvement by Natal and the rise of Francois Pienaar’s Transvaal but, from the moment the Springboks were allowed back into the international fold in 1992, the significance of the Currie Cup steadily started to diminish.


These days the competition lags well behind the Super 12 and Tri-Nations in the order of importance for most of South Africa’s top players. Still, look at the toothy grins in the Blue Bulls camp as the team lifted the trophy for the third time in a row in 2004 and it’s clear that getting your hands on Sir Donald Currie’s golden cup is still mighty special. In 2005, the Freestate won the Currie cup for the first time in 29 years. The Bulls came on a runners up, but nevertheless proved their worthiness in the Super 12


Trophy

When the first overseas team to tour South Africa stepped ashore in 1891 they carried with them a particularly precious bit of cargo. Among the bags, boots and balls was a golden cup given to the British Isles squad by Sir Donald Currie, owner of Union-Castle Lines, the shipping company that transported them to the southern tip of Africa. The gold trophy was donated by Sir Donald Currie in 1891 before the arrival of the touring British Isles team. Sir Donald was clear with his instructions – hand this trophy over to the team in South Africa that gives you the best game and after a spirited display, Griqualand West became the first ever holders of the Currie Cup. To this day the trophy remains the holy grail of South African rugby. They then donated the trophy to the rugby board, and it became the prize for the Currie Cup competition. The inaugural Currie Cup tournament was held in 1892 with Western Province as the first winners. Sir Donald Currie (September 17, 1825 - April 13, 1909) was a British shipowner. ... The Union-Castle Line was a prominent shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and freighters between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Format

The current Currie Cup format sees the competition run in a two-phase format. During the first phase, originally called the qualfying round, the 14 teams are divided into two pools of seven. The qualifying rounds are contested in a single round-robin format. Teams are awarded four points for a win, two for a draw, and zero for a loss. Single bonus points are awarded to teams by two possible outcomes; scoring four tries in a match, or losing a match by seven points or less. Thus, the winner of a match can receive four or five points, whereas a loser can receive up to two points for a loss depending on whether they gain any bonus points. This article refers to the use of the word Try in rugby football terminology. ...


At the close of the first phase, the top four teams of each division advance to the Currie Cup, to contest the Premier Division, the bottom three teams of each division (or, the non-qualifiers for Premier Division) contest a secondary competition, known as the First Division. The teams in first division do not actually compete for the Currie Cup. The teams in the Premier Division play a round-robin competition, with total points starting at zero. The points and bonus points system remains the same as phase one. The top four teams at the end of the regular season advance to the knock-out stages, to contest the semi-final, and then the final.


Teams

Currently, South Africa is divided into 14 unions. Four draw players from an entire province:

The Eastern Cape contains two unions: The Wildeklawer Griquas, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Northern Cape is a province of South Africa, created in 1994 when the Cape Province was split up. ... Kimberley is a town in South Africa, and the capital of the Northern Cape. ... The Leopards, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... North West is a province of South Africa. ... Potchefstroom Flag Potchefstroom is a large academic town with the North-West University, situated on the banks of the Mooi River (literally pretty river), 120 km west-southwest of Johannesburg in the North West Province of South Africa. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... The Pumas, also known for sponsorship reasons as @lantic Pumas, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Mpumalanga, (name changed from Eastern Transvaal on 24 August 1995), is a province in South Africa. ... Witbank is situated on the highveld of Mpumalanga, South Africa. ... The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. ...

as does Free State: The Border Bulldogs are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... East London (Afrikaans: Oos-Londen, Xhosa: Imonti) is a city in southeast South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province at 32. ... The Mighty Elephants, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Donkin Reserve Fort Frederick Horse Memorial Port Elizabeth (Afrikaans: Port Elizabeth; Xhosa: Ibhayi) is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at . ... For the term free state as it arises in United States history, see: Free state. ...

Western Cape has three unions: The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Bloemfontein at night Coat of arms of Bloemfontein Bloemfontein (IPA: , Afrikaans for fountain of Bloem (bloom) or for flower fountain) is one of South Africas three capital cities, along with Pretoria and Cape Town. ... The Griffons are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Welkom is a city in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality of the Free State Province in South Africa, with a population in 2001 of 191,336. ... Capital Cape Town Largest city Cape Town Premier Ebrahim Rasool Area - Total Ranked 4th 129,370 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 5th 4,524,335 35/km² Elevation Highest point: Seweweekspoort Peak at 2325 meters (7628 feet) Lowest point: sea level Languages Afrikaans (55. ...

Gauteng has two unions that draw exclusively from portions of that province: The Boland Cavaliers, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Wellington is a town in the Cape Winelands just to the north of Paarl, in South Africa. ... The Eagles, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... George is the administrative capital of the Western Cape Province, South Africa. ... Western Province is a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... Categories: South Africa stubs | Provinces of South Africa | Gauteng Province ...

Finally, one union draws players from part of Gauteng plus the entirety of another province: The Falcons, or Valke in Afrikaans (sponsorship name: Medicover Valke), are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A map of Gauteng, showing the East Rand. ... Brakpan is a gold and uranium mining town in Gauteng, South Africa. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ...

The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Limpopo refers to both: Limpopo River in Southern Africa Limpopo Province of South Africa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Results

Season Winners Score Runner-up Venue
1889 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1892 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1894 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1895 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1897 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1898 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
18991 Griqualand West n/a n/a n/a
1904 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1906 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1908 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1911 Griqualand West n/a n/a n/a
1914 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1920 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1922 Transvaal n/a n/a n/a
1925 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1927 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1929 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1932 Border/Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1934 Border/Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1936 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1939 Transvaal 17 - 6 Western Province Newlands, Cape Town
1946 Northern Transvaal 11 - 9 Western Province Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1947 Western Province 16 - 12 Transvaal Newlands, Cape Town
1950 Transvaal 22 - 11 Western Province Ellis Park, Johannesburg
1952 Transvaal 11 - 9 Boland Wellington
1954 Western Province 11 - 8 Northern Transvaal Newlands, Cape Town
1956 Northern Transvaal 9 - 8 Natal Sharks Kings Park Stadium, Durban
1957/592 Western Province n/a n/a n/a
1968 Northern Transvaal 16 - 3 Transvaal Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1969 Northern Transvaal 28 - 13 Western Province Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1970 Griqualand West 11 - 9 Northern Transvaal De Beers, Kimberley
1971 Transvaal 14 - 14 Northern Transvaal Ellis Park, Johannesburg
1972 Golden Lions 25 - 19 Falcons Pam Brink, Springs
1973 Northern Transvaal 30 - 22 Orange Free State Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1974 Northern Transvaal 17 - 15 Transvaal Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1975 Northern Transvaal 12 - 6 Orange Free State Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
1976 Orange Free State 33 - 16 Western Province Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
1977 Northern Transvaal 27 - 12 Orange Free State Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1978 Northern Transvaal 13 - 9 Orange Free State Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
1979 Western Province 15 - 15 Northern Transvaal Newlands, Cape Town
1980 Northern Transvaal 39 - 9 Western Province Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1981 Northern Transvaal 23 - 6 Orange Free State Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1982 Western Province 24 - 7 Northern Transvaal Newlands, Cape Town
1983 Western Province 9 - 3 Natal Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1984 Western Province 19 - 9 Northern Transvaal Newlands, Cape Town
1985 Western Province 22 - 15 Northern Transvaal Newlands, Cape Town
1986 Western Province 22 - 9 Transvaal Newlands, Cape Town
1987 Northern Transvaal 24 - 18 Transvaal Ellis Park, Johannesburg
1988 Northern Transvaal 19 - 18 Western Province Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1989 Northern Transvaal 16 - 16 Western Province Newlands, Cape Town
1990 Natal Sharks 18 - 12 Northern Transvaal Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1991 Blue Bulls 27 - 15 Transvaal Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1992 Natal Sharks 14 - 13 Transvaal Ellis Park, Johannesburg
1993 Transvaal 21 - 15 Natal Sharks Kings Park Stadium, Durban
1994 Transvaal 56 - 35 Orange Free State Springbok Park, Bloemfontein
1995 Natal Sharks 25 - 17 Western Province Kings Park Stadium, Durban
1996 Natal Sharks 33 - 15 Golden Lions3 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
1997 Western Province 14 - 12 Free State Cheetahs4 Newlands, Cape Town
1998 Blue Bulls5 24 - 20 Western Province Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
1999 Golden Lions 32 - 9 Natal Sharks Kings Park Stadium, Durban
2000 Western Province 25 - 15 Natal Sharks Absa Stadium, Durban
2001 Western Province 29 - 24 Natal Sharks Newlands, Cape Town
2002 Blue Bulls 31 - 7 Golden Lions Ellis Park, Johannesburg
2003 Blue Bulls 40 - 19 Natal Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
2004 Blue Bulls 42 - 33 Free State Cheetahs Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
2005 Free State Cheetahs 29 - 25 Blue Bulls Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
2006 Free State Cheetahs 28 - 28 Blue Bulls Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

1 Western Province and Transvaal did not compete.
2 Contested over two seasons.
3 Transvaal were renamed the Gauteng Lions; now known as Golden Lions.
4 Orange Free State were renamed the Free State Cheetahs.
5 Northern Transvaal were renamed the Blue Bulls.
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The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Wildeklawer Griquas, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 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The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... 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The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Stadium, also known as Vodacom Park Stadium, is a football (soccer) stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. ... Bloemfontein at night Coat of arms of Bloemfontein Bloemfontein (IPA: , Afrikaans for fountain of Bloem (bloom) or for flower fountain) is one of South Africas three capital cities, along with Pretoria and Cape Town. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... Ellis Park Stadium is a stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... This article is about the year. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... Ellis Park Stadium is a stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Kings Park Stadium is a football stadium in Durban, South Africa which was originally built in 1891 and renovated in 1990. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Springbok Park, is a cricket ground in Bloemfontein, Free State Province, South Africa. ... Bloemfontein at night Coat of arms of Bloemfontein Bloemfontein (IPA: , Afrikaans for fountain of Bloem (bloom) or for flower fountain) is one of South Africas three capital cities, along with Pretoria and Cape Town. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Kings Park Stadium is a football stadium in Durban, South Africa which was originally built in 1891 and renovated in 1990. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... Ellis Park Stadium is a stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Kings Park Stadium is a football stadium in Durban, South Africa which was originally built in 1891 and renovated in 1990. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Kings Park Stadium, also known for sponsorship reasons as ABSA Stadium, is a football stadium in Durban, South Africa which was originally built in 1891 and extensively renovated in 1990. ... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... Ellis Park Stadium is a stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... The 2006 ABSA Currie Cup logo. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Stadium, also known as Vodacom Park Stadium, is a football (soccer) stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. ... Bloemfontein at night Coat of arms of Bloemfontein Bloemfontein (IPA: , Afrikaans for fountain of Bloem (bloom) or for flower fountain) is one of South Africas three capital cities, along with Pretoria and Cape Town. ...

Overall winners (up to 2005)

Team Number of wins Notes
Western Province 32 Three times shared.
Blue Bulls 22 Four shared.
Golden Lions 9 One shared.
Natal Sharks 4
Wildeklawer Griquas 3
Free State Cheetahs 3 One shared.
Border Bulldogs 2 Two shared.

The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Golden Lions are the main rugby union for Johannesburg, South Africa, although they also represent a substantial portion of Gauteng Province—though not the Pretoria area, which is represented by the Blue Bulls, or the East Rand, represented by the Falcons. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Wildeklawer Griquas, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Free State Cheetahs (formerly the Orange Free State), for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Free State Cheetahs, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... The Border Bulldogs are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ...

Records and statistics

  • Most career points
  • Jacques Prinsloo (Northern Transvaal) 1699
  • Most career tries
  • John Daniels (Golden Lions) 68 (2006)
  • Most individual points in a season
  • Johan Heunis (Northern Transvaal - 1989) 268
  • Most team points in a season
  • Natal Sharks 792 (1996)
  • Most individual tries in a season
  • Carel Du Plessis (Western Province) 19
  • Most team tries in a season
  • Natal Sharks 112 (1996)
  • Most points in match
  • Jannie De Beer 46
  • Most tries in a match
  • Jacques Olivier 7 v SWD in 1996
  • Most Final appearances
  • Burger Geldenhuys 11 (Northern Transvaal - between 1977 & 1989)
  • Naas Botha 11 (Northern Transvaal - between 1977 & 1991)

See also

The 2006 ABSA Currie Cup logo. ... Rugby union is a popular sport in South Africa. ... The current Super 14 logo The Super 14 is a rugby union championship competed for by teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. ... The Super 14 competition in rugby union, including teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, is based on a franchise system of teams representing substantial regions of the three participating countries. ...

External links

  • Currie Cup news from Planet Rugby
  • Currie Cup history from Planet Rugby

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The Currie Cup tournament is South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, featuring teams representing either entire provinces or substantial regions within provinces.
The inaugural Currie Cup tournament was held in 1892 with Western Province as the first winners.
Currie Cup heroes like Faffa Knoetze, Calla Scholtz and steam-rolling wing Neil Burger insured the trophy remained in the shadow of Table Mountain for a further four years before again heading north.
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