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CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

South Africa's oldest and premier provincial competition was won for a second consecutive season by the Vodacom Bulls in 2021. The men from Pretoria also won the 2020 competition - which was contested from October 2020 to January 2021 during a season disrupted by COVID-19 - their first title since 2009. In 2021 they again beat the Durban-based Cell C Sharks in a home final in Pretoria as both teams underlined their class in the local domestic competition. The other teams in the competition for 2021 were 2019 champions, the Toyota Cheetahs (from Bloemfontein), as well as DHL Western Province (Cape Town), Sigma Lions (Johannesburg), Pumas (Nelspruit) and Windhoek Draught Griquas (Kimberley).

The history

The Currie Cup is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world, with the first games played in 1889, but it was only in 1892 that it became officially known as the Currie Cup. The original participating unions were Western Province, Griqualand West, Transvaal and Eastern Province. The first tournament was held in Kimberley and was won by Western Province. The Currie Cup trophy was donated to South Africa in 1891 by the touring British Isles team - it was given to the tourists by Sir Donald Currie, owner of Union-Castle Lines, the shipping company that transported them to the southern tip of Africa. Sir Donald was clear with his instructions – hand this trophy over to the team in South Africa that gives you the best game. After a spirited display where the unbeaten British Lions narrowly won 3-0, Griqualand West became the first ever holders of the Currie Cup.

Carling Currie Cup Premier Division 2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Vodacom Bulls
10 8 1 1 362 245 117 50 33 42
2
Toyota Cheetahs
9 9 0 0 322 172 150 42 18 41
3
Cell C Sharks
10 5 4 1 204 218 -14 19 26 24
4
Windhoek Draught Griquas
9 4 5 0 249 242 7 28 29 21
5
Airlink Pumas
9 4 5 0 235 189 46 30 17 20
6
DHL Western Province
9 2 7 0 215 284 -69 27 38 13
7
Sigma Lions
10 0 10 0 207 444 -237 26 61 5

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

Vodacom Bulls

27 May | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

19:00

Airlink Pumas

Windhoek Draught Griquas

28 May | Windhoek Draught Park, Kimberley

14:30

Toyota Cheetahs

Sigma Lions

28 May | Emirates Airline Park, JHB

17:00

DHL Western Province

Toyota Cheetahs

03 Jun | Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

19:00

Airlink Pumas

DHL Western Province

04 Jun | City Park, Cape Town

14:30

Windhoek Draught Griquas

RESULTS

14 May|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

43 - 37

Sigma Lions

14 May|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

44 - 15

Cell C Sharks

13 May|Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Airlink Pumas

17 - 23

DHL Western Province

07 May|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

48 - 38

Windhoek Draught Griquas

06 May|Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

10 - 20

Airlink Pumas

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