Currie Cup

Boland, EP axed as Currie Cup reverts to strength-v-strength

2017-03-03 15:48
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Cape Town - The Currie Cup will return to a more intense, strength-versus-strength format this year following a decision of a Special General Council of SA Rugby in Cape Town on Friday.

The Premier Division of the Currie Cup will contract from nine to seven teams.

The winners of an eight-team First Division (including a representative team from Namibia) will play a promotion challenge series against the last-placed Premier Division team.

The new format will see the return of mid-week rugby with each of the teams scheduled to play a number of week day matches during the season.

The Premier Division teams were determined on the last season’s top six plus the Pumas, who had the best record of the rest in the competition over the past five years.

The Currie Cup Premier Division will comprise of the Free State Cheetahs, Golden Lions, Western Province, Sharks, Blue Bulls, Griquas and Pumas.

The Currie Cup First Division will feature Boland, Griffons, Valke, Leopards, Eastern Province, Border, SWD and Weltwitschias (Namibia).

They will play a single round.

The tournament kicks off on Saturday, August 12, the week after the final of Super Rugby.

The final takes place on Saturday, October 28.

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Golden Lions v Griquas, Johannesburg 12:00
Sharks v Pumas, Durban 17:00
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Free State Cheetahs v Western Province, Bloemfontein 14:30
Friday, 04 August 2017
Sharks v Griquas, Durban 19:00
Saturday, 05 August 2017
Western Province v Pumas, Cape Town 15:00
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions, Pretoria 17:15
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Griquas v Western Province, Kimberley 13:00
Pumas v Free State Cheetahs, Nelspruit 15:15
Blue Bulls v Sharks, Pretoria 17:30
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Free State Cheetahs v Griquas, Bloemfontein 15:00
Western Province v Blue Bulls, Cape Town 17:15
Golden Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg 19:30
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