8-team Currie Cup expected

2013-12-05 12:07
Currie Cup (File)
Cape Town - Griquas and the Eastern Province Kings look likely to be added to the Currie Cup competition next season, a report in Thursday's Cape Times indicates.

The SA Rugby Union's general council will meet in Cape Town on Friday to again vote on the amount of teams for next year's competition.

The proposal to expand the competition from six teams to eight next year was not passed during a special general meeting held in Johannesburg back in September.

While the final vote was in favour of the amended structure of the competition, with a 19/10 split, the motion didn’t carry because it required a 75% majority vote.

The Kings and the Griquas would have been added next year before the voting process scuppered those plans.

The Kings finished second in this year's First Division, while Griquas were relegated after losing a promotion-relegation series to the Pumas.

Reports suggested that five small unions - Boland, Border, SWD, Leopards and Falcons - voted against the proposal to expand the Currie Cup.

However, South Africa's bigger unions organised a revote which will take place this Friday.

 Reliable sources have told the Cape Times that a couple of the smaller unions will this time choose to support an eight-team tournament.

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