About

CARLING CURRIE CUP

South Africa's oldest and premier provincial competition, which was contested from October 2020 to January 2021 during a season disrupted by COVID-19, ended in joy for the Vodacom Bulls as they won the title for the first time since 2009, beating the Durban-based Cell C Sharks in a dramatic and nail-biting home final in Pretoria. The other teams in the competition were 2019 champions, the Toyota Cheetahs (from Bloemfontein), as well as DHL Western Province (Cape Town), Xerox Lions (Johannesburg), Phakisa 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 2020_2021 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Vodacom Bulls
12 8 3 1 305 216 89 32 22 39
2
DHL Western Province
12 7 3 2 272 216 56 32 21 37
3
Cell C Sharks
12 7 3 2 274 244 30 31 26 35
4
Xerox Lions
12 6 4 2 275 221 54 29 20 34
5
Toyota Cheetahs
12 6 5 1 285 275 10 30 28 31
6
New Nation Pumas
12 3 8 1 265 351 -86 34 48 17
7
Tafel Lager Griquas
12 0 11 1 211 364 -153 24 47 8

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RESULTS

30 Jan|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

26 - 19

Cell C Sharks

23 Jan|DHL Newlands, Cape Town

DHL Western Province

9 - 19

Cell C Sharks

23 Jan|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

26 - 21

Xerox Lions

Tournaments

Tournament news

PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA Round 3 Review

The Vodacom Bulls leap-frogged the Cell C Sharks at the top of the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA standings with an impressive victory in Pretoria, while the DHL Stormers broke their competition duck 60km south in Johannesburg during a third round that delivered its fair share of drama.

Match report

Second half rampage powers Vodacom Bulls up the Rainbow

A brilliant second half performance of increasing power and fluency powered the Vodacom Bulls to the top of the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA log, leapfrogging an ultimately dazed Cell C Sharks 43-9 (halftime 12-9) at Loftus Versfeld.

Match report

DHL Stormers sneak victory in Jozi try-fest

A Tim Swiel penalty goal in injury-time handed the DHL Stormers a narrow 39-37 victory over the Emirates Lions in a tense PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Match report

Women’s Premier Division Round 2 Review

Defending Women’s Premier Division champions, DHL Western Province, and the Border Ladies earned back-to-back wins in the competition in a gripping second round on Saturday, while the Cell C Sharks Women earned their first win of the season.

Team announcement

DHL Stormers make four changes for Jozi trip

There are four changes to the DHL Stormers starting line-up for their PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA encounter with the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.