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Cape trophy drought set to end

2011-06-14 19:56

Cape Town - SANZAR has unveiled the trophies that will be presented to the respective Super Rugby Conference Winners in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The South African trophy will make its first appearance on Boots 'n All on SuperSport on Thursday this week.

The picture shows an artist's design for the trophy - the original is still in transit.

The Reds have already been confirmed as the Australian Conference winners, whilst the New Zealand and South African Conference winners will be determined during this weekend's final round of regular competition.

But the Stormers look set to win the South African Cup, unless the Bulls beat the Sharks by a massive score, and they fail to gain any points against the Cheetahs.

If the Bulls win, and gain 5 points, and the Stormers lose with nothing, it will go to the most games won. And in that case they will still be level. Points difference will then come into the equation, and the Stormers are much better off at 133 than the Bulls' 49. So, barring a small miracle, the Newlands trophy cabinet looks set to host its first trophy since Western Province won the Currie Cup in 2001.

The expansion of the Super Rugby tournament from 2011 will see the introduction of a "family" of silverware including a brand new Super Rugby champions trophy, to be presented on 9 July, as well as the three Conference winners' trophies.

The new Super Rugby champions trophy will be unveiled in the next few weeks.

"With the introduction of a Conference system it was pertinent that the respective winners be presented with a trophy for their achievements," said SANZAR CEO, Greg Peters.

"It also creates a further opportunity for the title sponsors in each country to leverage their association with the tournament.

"The new Finals format, with six teams involved, also means that a non-Conference winner could claim overall honours and the Super Rugby champions trophy".

The trophies were designed by leading Sydney-based consultancy, Blue Sky, and manufactured by Box & Dice, a specialised prototype and production company, also based in Sydney.

The two companies have worked on a number of multi-award winning design projects, amongst them the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch.

Design agencies in each of the three SANZAR countries submitted proposals.

"The chosen trophy design reflects the core elements of Rugby - tradition, physical toughness, camaraderie, and skill," said Peters.

The shape of the trophy is cantered around three curved legs, representing the three Conferences.

The Conference trophies contain panels inside the legs that correspond to the respective country; gold for Australia, black for New Zealand, and green for South Africa.

The legs of the trophy reach upward referencing the arms of players in a lineout, and the legs also create the shape of a rugby ball in the centre of the trophy. The top of each trophy has a cup to allow for the tradition of a celebratory drink.

The trophies were made using the latest materials and manufacturing processes to create the refined detail and precise forms of the design.
 

Sport24

Comments
  • BardofAvon - 2011-06-14 20:04

    Easy peasy: If the Cape wants to win a trophy, have a jolly big competition with a jolly big silver trophy, between the Southern Kings and the Stormers. Then whoever wins will have a jolly big silver trophy and it will be a trophy in the Cape!!!!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-14 20:14

      We DESERVE this cup. Ons het BLOED gesweet, thatt's why were are 2nd on the log- IDIOT!!!!!!!!!

      canuck13 - 2011-06-14 20:49

      perfect - the only way stormers win a trophy is by creating one for the lower tier of the competition..

      ALCAB - 2011-06-14 21:43

      Can not be helped if the B.B. end up below Stormers on the log.

      karsten.kaminski - 2011-06-15 00:32

      WP / Stormers supporters are pathetic. As a Sharks supporter I was supporting the Stormers last weekend until the crowd at Newlands booed the Bulls when they ran onto the field.... Disgraceful. At best I would think that the conference winners deserve a medal as apposed to a trophy. But then again maybe I'm on my own in the thought that on a bye week a team should earn 0 points due to the simple fact that LOG POINTS ARE EARNED!

      GILLBERT - 2011-06-15 08:31

      winning this trophy and not the super trophy must be like kissing your sister.... oh sorry almost forgot incest is the norm in the cape

      Frik - 2011-06-15 08:48

      WP Jy is die enigste IDIOT!!!

  • Van D - 2011-06-14 20:06

    haha...Stormers finally have something to put in the trophy cabinet

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-14 20:14

      You last Super koppie was in 2010, and that's where it will end for the next 30 years- FOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-15 08:37

      And by the end of the season we'll have two

      Frik - 2011-06-15 08:48

      WP jy kan nie eers tot by 30 tel nie moroon!!!!

  • Oupa Uiloe - 2011-06-14 20:10

    BardofAvon Yes, it will be same than the Curriecups they counting in the 1800`s. 3 teams in the competition, OP,Griekwas, no final until 1938. Man it must have been so difficult to win a Currie cup back then!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-14 20:15

      Suur druiwe??? What would you have said if it was your BELOVED bulls??

      Rob - 2011-06-14 20:21

      dan het die donners gebrag oor nog 'n beker en hoe goed hulle overrated span is. the end is near

      Oupa Uiloe - 2011-06-14 20:28

      @WPBEFONK As dit die Bulls se rekord was sou ek my bek gehou het en in 'n grot gaan wegkruip het

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 21:18

      Dis seker nie die WP se skuld die Bulls het so laat leer rugby speel nie of hoe ?? Dan net so n klein bietjie insig in die spanne wat wel voor 1938 CC gespeel het - Die Grens/Griekwas en Transvaal was dieselfde sterkte as die WP in daardie tyd en almal was ewe groot Unies. Die OP het nie daar gespeel of gewen nie so google het vir jou gelieg.Na 1938 het die Bulls hulle eerste beker eers in 1946 toe weer 1956 en toe eers weer in 1968 gewen. In my oe is dit gemiddeld so 10-12 jaar uitmekaar en min of meer wat tans met die WP aan die gang is of hoe as ek na als die comments kyk - "10 jaar en geen bekers nie !!!" Moet ook se dit moes wragtag moeilik gewee het om so tussen die oorloe deur n beker of twee te wen ???

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 21:27

      @Northern Stormer Jy speel nou met irrelevante posts soos dit jou pas. Eenvoudig gestel: Hoeveel bekers het WP van 1938 af gewen, en hoeveel het Noord Transvaal/Bulls gewen. Net twee antwoorde asseblief, geen opstelle.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 21:36

      @SAFFA-CAT - Vra moeilike vrae man dan vat dit langer - Na 1938 het WP en NTvl gesamentlik in 11 finals teen mekaar gespeel waarvan WP 4 (36%) en NTvl 4(46%) gewen het en twee gedeel was. As jy al die finals vat maak nie saak teen wie die WP of NTvl gespeel het in die final nie en ons los die verlded wat bestaan voor NTvl bestaan het totaal uit dan was daar 55 finals gespeel waarvan WP 15 (27%) en NTvl 21 (38%) gewen het - VOOR 1938 HET DIE WP EGTER 17 UIT N MOONTLIKE 21 GEWEN (81%) - O jammer nie te veel detail nie anders kan jy nie alles afskryf nie - 4/5/15/21/17 !!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 21:41

      @SAFFA-CAT - O-ja en tussen 1938 en 1970 het NTvl die beker 4 keer uit n moontlike 15 keer gewen - dus so 27% !!! Die WP het egter in dieselfde tyd die beker 7 keer geneem en dit gee my dan so 47% en dit in 32 jaar - O jammer julkle like net geskiedenis wat julle pas !!! Te veel detail sorry !!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 21:46

      @Northern Stormer Weereens, geen opstelle, antwoord die vraag! Kom ek verlos jou uit jou ongekompenseerde metaboliese asidose: Noord transvaal: 23 WP 12 Wie is die mees suksesvolle span in die curriebeker tussen NTVL EN WP? Dit sal wees die een wat die meeste bekers gewen het, 23>12 so ... (wil jy probeer antwoord?)

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 21:58

      @SAFFA-CAT- Jy fenominale kennis skrik my nie af nie ou bul. Gaan google gou weer dan kyk jy of jou stats korrek is - glo nie !!!! - as jy sukkel help ek graag - wanneer jy google let op dat 1957-1959 saam "gebracket" is en die WP se getal is dus 15 en NTvl 21 en dan was daar twee wat hulle gedeel het !! Yes julle het die beste rekord vanaf 1938 tot 2010 - well done !!!! Sorry weer te veel detail maar feite !! Verstaan nie wat jou punt is nie - minderwaardigheidkompleks of plain "verbal diarree" - ontspan man julle doen okay - julle speel goed - julle wen gereeld bekers - voel jy nou beter - ego genoeg gestreel ???

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 22:00

      @SAFFA-CAT- Het nie tyd vir jou vasvra program nie - enjoy die glroie ek gaan intussen met mense praat wat dit geniet om oor rugby te gesels en terselfdertyd kennis met ander uitruil - as jy nog antwoorde soek mail die Bliu Bul Rugby Unie - hulle sal jou met graagte uithelp - cheers my ou maat met die kleinmannetjie sindroom - o sorry en moerse groot woorde !!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 22:10

      Dankie Northern Sorry as die laat 50's m@er toe gebracket was en my telling dan met 1 of 2 uitgegooi het. Maar ons stem darem nou saam dat die bulls die mees suksesvolle CC sowel as super beker span in die land is. Dis al wat ek wou se. Nag ou grote

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 22:12

      @Saffa-Cat - Goeie nagrus en geniet die glorie julle verdien dit huidiglik !!!

      Shistirrer - 2011-06-15 10:49

      @ fake Saffa (Effel): It's been said that statistics is like a drunken man hanging on to a lamppost, it's more for support than illumination. So let me illuminate for you. The NTvl/Bulls "golden era" was from 1968-1982. The coach during that time was Brigadier Buurman van Zyl (note the title). This was also the time of national service, first one year, changed to two years from 1976 onwards. Brig van Zyl used his influence to get all the up-and-coming stars countrywide drafted to SANDF headquarters or Police College, both in Pretoria. During that era the Defence and Police clubs in Pretoria were by far the two strongest clubs in South Africa, and were used as feeder clubs for NTvl. So, as far as the Currie Cup is concerned, it was a case of an artificially "corruption" strengthened NTvl vs provinces depleted by the same "corruption". Yet, despite that, NTvl managed to win the CC only 9 out of the 14 years. When Brig van Zyl's military/police influence ended with his death in 1982, the NTvl dominance abruptly ended and they only managed to reach a final again in 1987, for the first time after 1981. The truth will set you free.

  • WPBEFONK - 2011-06-14 20:12

    So die 1ste KOPPIE is in die TROFEE KAS? Where are all those LLOYDS, FRIKKIE etc??

      Frik - 2011-06-15 08:51

      Hahaha geluk julle wag al lank... Geen behoorlike trofee vir 11 jaar nie...

      ARRA - 2011-06-15 13:04

      wp ONS die BULLS moet net die Sharks met 52 punte wen ,dan hoef die Cheetahs slegs met 33 punte teen die Stormers te wen sodat die Bulls ook die onbenullige bekertjie ook wen -ons was nie eens bewus van n trofee vir conferrence wenners nie ,maar as dit jou beter sal laat voel hiers vir jou iets vir die trofee kas

  • Brannas - 2011-06-14 20:13

    Hahaha, well done stormers, Sanzar knew that the stormers will never win any cup, so they quickly thought of a consolation cup. Best the stormers done in many years, first the Choice cup and now this freeby, well done plonkers

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-14 20:19

      Who are you??

      Oupa Uiloe - 2011-06-14 20:31

      @Pure HA HA HA Shame it must be hard to be the Jokers of world rugby. Super cup and Curriecup for the Stormers? Your wet dream should stop pretty soon. Poor idiots, it's a decade now

      Brannas - 2011-06-14 20:42

      @WPSKUNK.I am the beloved, well mannered and brilliant Brannas from up north with plenty of stormer fans and stormer admirers

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 21:20

      @Oupa - Ja julle het na 1938 ook elke 10-12 jaar n beker gewen tot en met 1968 - hel gee ons n kansie man !!!

  • Krugga - 2011-06-14 20:21

    Ek wil nou nie lelik wees nie, maar dis eintlik vrek snaaks. As jy desperaat is en tevrede is met die krummels... geluk.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 21:41

      @pure julle was ook die beste span die laaste 11 jaar ne!!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-15 07:50

      APureAwesomeness- Ek sal ook die gelukkigste man wees as ons hul in 'n semi of finaal op hulle MOER kan gee. Iets soos WP 65-Bulle 10 of Stormers 75-Bulle 14. Die laaste keer wat ons hulle met iets oor die 60 teenoor 30 op hul M*oer gegee het was in 2000/2001, daai dag was Chris Rossouw op sy stukke. As dit weer gebeur en dit is nie VER nie, KAK ek my vol van LEKKERTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • martin doubell - 2011-06-14 20:58

    Jisis die blou bulle is n klomp suur gatte. Ek wens die Sharks f*k hulle op!! Miskien dan sal hulle bekke stil wees?? Dis hoekom ek die vlou versies so haat, want hulle ondersteuners is faktap.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 21:41

      @martin doubell foeitog, net een post van jou en mens kan dadelik sien wat in jou koppie aangaan. Omtrent dieselfde as in jou span se trofeekas

      martin doubell - 2011-06-14 21:52

      @ SAFFA-CAT Wie se vir jou ek ondersteun die Stormers?? Gaan verf jou hond blou of iets.....

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 22:20

      @martin Die hond is klaar blou, my Cortina en kroeg ook

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 22:20

      @Pure Hoe lank is jou maandstonde?

  • AA - 2011-06-14 21:10

    They better treasure it as it will be the only one for the year. Ha Ha ha ha ha ha...... Bunch of overrated bullies.

  • Neilson - 2011-06-14 21:22

    Who sponsored this trophy? The WP rugby union. Ha ha ha.

  • Ace Ventura - 2011-06-14 21:27

    Looks like a botttle of aftershave.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 21:43

      Jip jy is korrek - van die duur soort aftershave wat net die manne suid van die Oranje kan bekostig - vir 2011 altans !! Volgende jaar moet julle vroeg begin rugby speel dan kan julle hom ook vir n rukkie hou - of hoe !!!

      Shadow - 2011-06-15 09:16

      I think each team in the Super 15 should get a trophy decending in size. :-)

      Shadow - 2011-06-15 09:18

      I think they should give a trophy to each team in the Super 15 decending in size. :-)

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 21:29

    YEAAAAHHHHH we've got a cup! It's similar to those you can order over the internet, and everyone will remember this cup for decades to come of course

      Krugga - 2011-06-14 21:35

      Dude... Ek lag my moer af vir jou. Goeie een!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 21:47

      @Krugga Dink jy dit vergelyk naastenby met die sport pienaar beker van die 70'?

  • Logoll - 2011-06-14 22:14

    There are a lot of Bulls supporters here who carry on about the fact that the WP / Stormers haven't won any cups in the last 10 years let me remind you of some stats. In the last 6 years the Bulls only won the Currie Cup once. Yes before that you had a hat-trick of wins but WP still hold the record for most consecutive wins and that is 5 (if you exclude the early years). Also WP actually does have trophies in their cabinet we are the under 19 and under 21 champions. Also Cape Town based universities have taken all the varsity cups played for thus far. The point I am trying to make is that while the bulls had a good sqaud of players they are all old farts now, while WP actually took the time to develop their younger players and that is why we are winning the conference cup this year and you are playing for survival.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-06-14 22:18

      Well said - very well said !!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 22:36

      @Logoll WP has a young team??? Jantjies/Jdv/Habana/Grant/January/Tiaan/burger They competing on who's got the biggest prosate!! JOKER

      SuperRugby20 - 2011-06-15 00:30

      @SAFFA-CAT looking at the ages of the starting line-ups of the two teams on Saturday, the Stormers were slightly younger with an average age of 26.3 compared to 26.9 for the Bulls. Stormers had two above 30, and six at 25 or less. Bulls had three above 30, and five at 25 or less. ps, Habana was 27 on Saturday. The average age of the Bulls team - and yet you mention him as being old?

      williamq - 2011-06-15 13:23

      Ja - like they developed Brian Habana, Jacques Fourie, Anton van Zyl, Duanne Vermeulen... Cmon, think before jou make your name Jaunarie

  • MaestroX - 2011-06-14 22:26

    Well done Stormers! To win that cup takes consistency and excellent play throughout the year, much like winning the league cup in soccer! It was announced before the tournament started that there would be a cup for the 3 national champions, and even if we don't win the final, we proved we are the best SA team, so Bulls sorry for you!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 22:37

      Maestro Baie geluk met julle sport Pienaar beker. The whole world is in awe and will remember this forever

      Kok - 2011-06-15 11:03

      Maestro X - It does not matter how well you play throughout the year, at the end, you must win the final to win the trophee. You are remembered for winning the final.

  • SuperRugby20 - 2011-06-14 22:51

    SuperRugby seems to bring the worst out of fans in South Africa. I wonder if it is like that in Oz and NZ too. Fact is, there is a new format this year - conferences. The team on the top gets the trophy. If the format stays as is (maybe unlikely considering the amount of changes since super 10 days) then this conference trophy will become something that teams (and fans) want to win. The one good thing about this new format is that the local rivalries are intensified and highlighted more so than before. And with the longer format, it's likely the Currie Cup will further suffer and miss out big names. It's possible that this conference trophy becomes more important thanthe Currie Cup in determining the best team in the country. As it is, the trophy currently represents the best South African team in SuperRugby. There is no arguing with that. Or is there?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 23:07

      Daar's gerugte dat ek dalk die grootste peester in mense heugenis het. Ek's algemeen bekend as "Die Tril van Belville" hoewel ek eintlik van Parow is

      Oukoos - 2011-06-15 08:07

      @EFFEL, die kamstige dokter van Kanada, hou op om SAFFA se identiteit te misbruik

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-14 23:36

    Hi All We are approaching the world cup and i think we should stop insulting each other now and stand together! Good luck for all the SA teams in the Super cup, but we all know the Bulls are by a landslide out best team and will take the trophy again for SA. Make us proud Boele and also bring back the WC for us

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-15 08:42

      FAKE!!!!!!

  • Marcell - 2011-06-15 04:55

    Word seker ook gesponsor deur die Stormers?

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-15 07:40

      Dit is 'n useless beker. Dit is ongelukkig ook waar dat die Bulls vanjaar geen beker gaan huistoe bring nie. Met ons sterre wat agter groot geld weghardloop en nog gaan weghardloop is die kanse goed dat ons vir die volgende 10 jaar bekerloos gaan wees. Maar dit maak nie saak nie. Ons is steeds die mees suksesvolle span in die Super reeks en dit sal niemand van ons kan wegneem nie. Ons sal altyd die kampioene van kampioene bly

      Oukoos - 2011-06-15 08:09

      @gnus wakker, jy sal maar altyd in die verlede bly leef. Ek is egter bly jy besef dat die Bulls se tyd verby is. Dit wys ten minste dat jy iets van rugby af weet

      frans.visserdsb - 2011-06-15 10:25

      Actually Gnus, the most successful team in Super rugby is the Crusaders...

      williamq - 2011-06-15 13:26

      @gnus wakker : no sweetie, the Crusadres and the Blues were more sucessful than the bulls.

      Tania - 2011-06-15 13:56

      Julle almal is verkeerd, in die SA conference is die SHARKS die mees suksesvolste span in die Super reeks, Slaan dit maar na op die Super rugby site....

  • Theuns - 2011-06-15 07:56

    On behalf of the BB, congractulations, a well deserved achievement.........but this is where the story ends...!

  • Paul - 2011-06-15 08:07

    Hahahahahahahaha. lmfao. So hulle het nou n trofee gaan maak spesiaal sodat die Stormers iets in hulle kassie kan sit. Hoekom gee hulle nie n trofee vir Snoekbraaier en vinnigste wyndrinker van die jaar, dan het hulle darm 3 trofees in die kassie.

      Dash - 2011-06-15 09:22

      Well said, Paul!!!!!

      Tania - 2011-06-15 13:54

      Seker dieselfde rede hoekom daar nie trofees gegee word vir die grootse BRANNA en COKE drinker agter die boerewors gordyn nie...

  • Daniel Weber - 2011-06-15 09:06

    Jealousy really makes people nasty! you can all say what you want, it doesnt matter what trophy it is, its still a trophy!!! what are you idiots going to say if the Stormers win the competition???? just another lame trophy???

      Shistirrer - 2011-06-15 10:56

      Agreed!!! If this trophy had gone to the Bulls, we wouldn't have heard the end of it. I can just hear Lloyd/Ace Ventura: "He he, another one for the Bulls and the Stormers trophy cabinet is still empty, 11 years and counting!!!" Surprise, tards, you can stop that argument now. First of many is safely in the cabinet (OK, nearly, barring a small miracle, and I know miracles have been known to happen).

  • Kok - 2011-06-15 09:17

    This trophee will go to Christchurch!!!!!!!

  • Johan van Zyl - 2011-06-15 10:54

    Province, the sick, lame and lazy's of the Groot Trek. :)

  • Tania - 2011-06-15 13:52

    SAFFA, gaan kyk bietjie op die Super Rugby site. Die Sharks word gereken die SUKSESVOLSTE SA span in Super Rugby. Dit gaan blykbaar oor meer as bekers mens.....

  • ARRA - 2011-06-15 15:45

    Never say never ,the Stormers might win a real trophy some day

      ARRA - 2011-06-15 15:46

      dont understand me wrong !!! I said someday

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