In the final of the 2019 SA Rugby Under-20 Provincial Championship, the Down Touch Griffons defeated the EP Elephants by 37-29, claiming the title for a fourth time. The teams were split into three geographical pools featuring three teams each during pool stages of the competition , with each side playing a double round of matches – two at home and two away.

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30 Aug|Fanie du Toit Stadium

Griffons U20


Eastern Province U20

24 Aug|De Wet Stadium, Despatch

Eastern Province U20


Pumas U20

24 Aug|HT Pelatona Projects Stadium, Welkom

Griffons U20

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Boland U20



“New focus” in Cell C Sharks camp with semi-final looming

Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt said there is a new focus in the team as his charges turn their attention to the Carling Currie Cup semi-final against DHL Western Province in Cape Town next week Saturday.


Playing at Loftus a big boost for Vodacom Bulls

“Fortress Loftus” will await the Xerox Lions in the first Carling Currie Cup semi-final next Saturday, with Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White saying they must use their home ground advantage to progress to the final.

Stat Attack

Steyn, Kitshoff dominate Carling Currie Cup stats

Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks Frans Steyn (Toyota Cheetahs) and Steven Kitshoff (DHL Western Province) showed why they are rated amongst the best players in the world by dominating the overall stats at the completion of this year’s regulation matches in the Carling Currie Cup.


Carling Currie Cup semi-final kick-off times confirmed

The Vodacom Bulls and Xerox Lions will meet in the first of the two Carling Currie Cup semi-finals on Saturday, 23 January, as SA Rugby announced the kick-off times on Tuesday.


Van Rooyen: “There will be more respect for points”

Xerox Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen predicted a tightly fought Carling Currie Cup semi-final against the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria next week Saturday, saying there will be more respect for points as it is a playoff game.