2002 Currie Cup

The 2002 Currie Cup was the 2002 season of the South African domestic rugby union competition, the Absa Currie Cup premier division, played from 19 July 2002 - 26 October 2002. The finals were played at Ellis Park Stadium where the Blue Bulls beat the Golden Lions 31-7 to win the Cup. This would be the first win for the Blue Bulls in a streak of 3 consecutive Currie Cup wins from 2002-2004.[1] South African pay TV channel SuperSport obtained exclusive rights to broadcast the 2002 Currie Cup. The public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation could only begin broadcasting the matches 2 hours after SuperSport began their broadcast.[2]

2002 Currie Cup
CountriesSouth Africa
Date19 July – 26 October 2002
ChampionsBlue Bulls (19th title)
Runners-upGolden Lions
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QualificationEdit

The final log of the 2002 Currie Cup qualification series:[3][4]

2002 Currie Cup qualification log watch · edit · discuss
Section X
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Western Province 6 5 0 1 253 113 +140 33 13 4 1 25
2 Free State Cheetahs 6 5 0 1 239 122 +117 29 13 4 1 25
3 Falcons 6 3 0 3 195 154 +41 24 17 2 2 16
4 Griquas 6 3 0 3 207 228 −21 30 32 3 0 15
5 Border Bulldogs 6 3 0 3 136 155 −19 16 18 2 0 14
6 Boland Cavaliers 6 2 1 4 136 194 −58 20 27 2 0 10
7 Griffons 6 0 0 6 107 307 −200 11 43 0 0 0
Section Y
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Sharks 6 4 1 1 257 125 +132 34 14 4 0 22
2 Blue Bulls 6 4 1 1 185 125 +60 21 14 3 1 22
3 Golden Lions 6 4 0 2 227 189 +38 28 19 4 1 21
4 Pumas 6 2 0 4 189 220 −31 25 29 5 2 15
5 SWD Eagles 6 3 0 3 152 194 −42 14 26 2 1 15
6 Leopards 6 2 0 4 131 216 −85 16 27 2 1 11
7 Mighty Elephants 6 1 0 5 158 230 −72 19 28 2 2 8
Final standings.
Legend and Competition rules
Legend:
Qualify to the 2002 Currie Cup Top 8. P = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points
Qualify to the 2002 Bankfin Cup.
Competition rules:
Qualification:

The top four teams in each section qualified to the 2002 Currie Cup Top 8. The bottom three teams in each section qualified to the 2002 Bankfin Cup.

Points breakdown:
* 4 points for a win
* 2 points for a draw
* 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
* 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

The following matches were played in the 2002 Currie Cup qualification series:[5]

Section XEdit

Round OneEdit

19/07/2002
Border Bulldogs 12 – 25 Falcons
20/07/2002
Boland Cavaliers 45 – 28 Griquas
20/07/2002
Griffons 23 – 49 Free State Cheetahs

Round TwoEdit

27/07/2002
Free State Cheetahs 31 – 33 Border Bulldogs
27/07/2002
Falcons 49 – 17 Boland Cavaliers
27/07/2002
Western province 47 – 10 Griffons

Round ThreeEdit

02/08/2002
Boland Cavaliers 10 – 24 Free State Cheetahs
02/08/2002
Border Bulldogs 8 – 42 Western Province
03/08/2002
Griquas 29 – 28 Falcons

Round FourEdit

23/08/2002
Western Province 41 – 13 Boland Cavaliers
24/08/2002
Free State Cheetahs 57 – 15 Griquas
24/08/2002
Griffons 23 – 32 Border Bulldogs

Round FiveEdit

31/08/2002
Boland Cavaliers 44 – 19 Griffons
31/08/2002
Griquas 24 – 68 Western Province
31/08/2002
Falcons 15 – 47 Free State Cheetahs

Round SixEdit

06/09/2002
Western Province 29 – 27 Falcons
07/09/2002
Border Bulldogs 33 – 7 Boland Cavaliers
07/09/2002
Griffons 12 – 84 Griquas

Round SevenEdit

13/09/2002
Griquas 27 – 18 Border Bulldogs
14/09/2002
Free State Cheetahs 31 – 26 Western Province
14/09/2002
Falcons 51 – 20 Griffons

Section YEdit

Round OneEdit

19/07/2002
Leopards 15 – 32 Blue Bulls
20/07/2002
Mighty Elephants 20 – 35 Pumas
20/07/2002
SWD Eagles 44 – 39 Golden Lions

Round TwoEdit

19/07/2002
Natal Sharks 52 – 10 SWD Eagles
20/07/2002
Golden Lions 55 – 16 Mighty Elephants
20/07/2002
Pumas 35 – 42 Leopards

Round ThreeEdit

03/08/2002
Blue Bulls 37 – 10 Pumas
03/08/2002
Leopards 24 – 31 Golden Lions
03/08/2002
Mighty Elephants 16 – 30 Natal Sharks

Round FourEdit

24/08/2002
Golden Lions 20 – 33 Blue Bulls
24/08/2002
Natal Sharks 52 – 10 Leopards
24/08/2002
SWD Eagles 32 – 27 Mighty Elephants

Round FiveEdit

30/08/2002
Leopards 10 – 37 SWD Eagles
30/08/2002
Pumas 35 – 36 Golden Lions
31/08/2002
Blue Bulls 17 – 17 Sharks

Round SixEdit

07/09/2002
Mighty Elephants 29 – 30 Leopards
07/09/2002
Natal Sharks 69 – 26 Pumas
07/09/2002
SWD Eagles 13 – 18 Blue Bulls

Round SevenEdit

13/09/2002
Pumas 48 – 16 SWD Eagles
14/09/2002
Blue Bulls 48 – 50 Mighty Elephants
14/09/2002
Golden Lions 46 – 37 Natal Sharks

LogEdit

The final log of the 2002 Currie Cup Top 8 series:[6]

2002 Currie Cup Top 8 log watch · edit · discuss
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Sharks 7 5 1 1 324 160 +164 43 14 6 0 28
2 Free State Cheetahs 7 6 0 1 273 181 +92 33 19 3 0 27
3 Golden Lions 7 5 0 2 250 184 +66 28 20 5 1 26
4 Blue Bulls 7 5 1 1 225 136 +89 21 13 2 1 25
5 Western Province 7 3 0 4 228 239 -11 24 23 2 2 16
6 Pumas 7 2 0 5 213 298 -85 22 41 4 2 14
7 Griquas 7 1 0 6 134 316 -182 17 42 2 1 7
8 Falcons 7 0 0 7 146 279 -133 18 34 1 3 4
Final standings.
Legend and Competition rules
Legend:
Qualify to the 2002 Currie Cup Top 8 Semi-finals. P = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points
Competition rules:
Qualification:
The top four teams qualified to the 2002 Currie Cup Top 8 Semi-finals .
Points breakdown:
* 4 points for a win
* 2 points for a draw
* 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
* 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Currie Cup Top 8Edit

Round OneEdit

20/09/2002
Falcons 32 – 38 Pumas
21/09/2002
Free State Cheetahs 35 – 29 Blue Bulls
21/09/2002
Griquas 12 – 29 Golden Lions
21/09/2002
Western Province 29 – 36 Natal Sharks

Round TwoEdit

27/09/2002
Natal Sharks 33 – 6 Free State Cheetahs
28/09/2002
Blue Bulls 35 – 26 Western Province
28/09/2002
Golden Lions 47 – 25 Falcons
28/09/2002
Pumas 27 – 19 Griquas

Round ThreeEdit

04/10/2002
Western Province 37 – 36 Pumas
05/10/2002
Free State Cheetahs 29 – 22 Golden Lions
05/10/2002
Griquas 28 – 29 Blue Bulls
05/10/2002
Falcons 19 – 44 Natal Sharks

Round FourEdit

11/10/2002
Blue Bulls 45 – 0 Falcons
12/10/2002
Golden Lions 50 – 13 Western Province
12/10/2002
Natal Sharks 78 – 7 Griquas
12/10/2002
Pumas 41 – 68 Free State Cheetahs

SemifinalsEdit

19/10/2002
Free State Cheetahs 29 – 43 Golden Lions
19/10/2002
Sharks 19 – 22 Blue Bulls

Grand finalEdit

26/10/2002
Golden Lions 7 – 31 Blue Bulls

Final squadsEdit

Golden Lions:
FB 15 Jacque Fourie
RW 14 John Daniels
OC 13 Grant Esterhuizen
IC 12 Jorrie Muller
LW 11 Jaco Booysen
FH 10 Andre Pretorius
SH 9 Bennie Nortje
N8 8 Russel Winter
BF 7 Andre Vos (c)
OF 6 Wikus van Heerden
RL 5 Jannes Labuschagne
LL 4 Kleinjan Tromp
TP 3 Willie Meyer
HK 2 Delarey du Preez
LP 1 Lawrence Sephaka
Substitutes:
HK 16 James van der Walt
PR 17 Pietman van Niekerk
PR 18 Willem Stoltz
BR 19 Joe van Niekerk
BR 20 Deon de Kock
SH 21 Louis Koen
OB 22 Jaco Pretorius
Coach:
Frans Ludeke
Blue Bulls:
FB 15 Jaco van der Westhuyzen
RW 14 Wylie Human
OC 13 Dries Scholtz
IC 12 Tiaan Joubert
LW 11 Gavin Passens
FH 10 Derick Hougaard
SH 9 Joost van der Westhuizen (c)
N8 8 Anton Leonard
BF 7 Johan Wasserman
OF 6 Pedrie Wannenburg
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha
TP 3 Richard Bands
HK 2 Danie Coetzee
LP 1 Wessel Roux
Substitutes:
HK 16 Gary Botha
PR 17 Sias Wagner
PR 18 Geo Cronje
BR 19 Ruan Vermeulen
SH 20 Norman Jordaan
CE 21 JP Nel
OB 22 Johan Roets
Coach:
Heyneke Meyer

Referees:
Jonathan Kaplan
Andre Watson Assistant
Mark Lawrence Assistant
Television match official:
Steve Strydom

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Currie Cup Finals History - SuperSport - Rugby". www.supersport.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Deal struck on rugby broadcasts". News24. 22 April 2002. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Log – 2002 Bankfin Currie Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Currie Cup 2002 - Qualifiers". rugbyarchive.net. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  5. ^ "South Africa - Currie Cup South Africa - Qualifiers". rugbyarchive.net. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Currie Cup 2002 - Currie Cup". rugbyarchive.net. Retrieved 21 October 2021.