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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 Tafel Lager 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
2 2 0 0 73 40 33 10 4 10
2
Airlink Pumas
2 1 1 0 69 42 27 8 4 5
3
DHL Western Province
2 1 1 0 69 76 -7 10 11 5
4
Toyota Cheetahs
1 1 0 0 30 20 10 3 2 4
5
Cell C Sharks
1 1 0 0 24 23 1 2 2 4
6
Tafel Lager Griquas
2 0 2 0 43 54 -11 4 5 1
7
Sigma Lions
2 0 2 0 45 98 -53 5 14 1

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

Tafel Lager Griquas

02 Feb | Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley

15:30

Airlink Pumas

Vodacom Bulls

02 Feb | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

17:45

Toyota Cheetahs

Cell C Sharks

02 Feb | Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

20:00

DHL Western Province

Tafel Lager Griquas

18 Feb | Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley

19:00

DHL Western Province

Airlink Pumas

19 Feb | Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

14:30

Toyota Cheetahs

RESULTS

19 Jan|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Western Province

21 - 40

Vodacom Bulls

19 Jan|Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

24 - 23

Tafel Lager Griquas

19 Jan|Emirates Airline Park, JHB

Sigma Lions

9 - 50

Airlink Pumas

15 Jan|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Western Province

48 - 36

Sigma Lions

15 Jan|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

30 - 20

Tafel Lager Griquas

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