Currie Cup

18 teams in 2016 Currie Cup?

2015-07-17 12:30
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Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is not prepared to comment on a report which indicates that the Currie Cup may be expanded to 18 teams from next season.

A local newspaper on Friday reported that there could possibly be up to 18 teams in next year’s Currie Cup, with African countries like Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya being considered as possible additions.

Should the proposal be accepted, all 14 domestic unions plus four African countries would contest the Currie Cup.

At present there are eight teams - WP, Golden Lions, Sharks, Free State, Blue Bulls, Pumas, EP Kings and a qualifier - contesting the Currie Cup Premier Division, with the bottom six playing in the First Division.

When Sport24 contacted SARU about the possible changes on Friday, the organisation was not willing to comment on the matter.

“Once plans are finalised we’ll go on the record, but not until then,” a source at SARU said.

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