The 2003 Currie Cup was the 2003 season of the South African domestic rugby union competition, the Absa Currie Cup premier division, played from 26 July 2003 - 1 November 2003. The 2003 Currie Cup saw the implementation of a new format for the tournament with the Cup being split into 2 divisions, the Premier Division and a lower division. The Premier Division consisting of the 6 top provincial teams and the lower division consisting of 8 teams for a total of 14 teams participating in the Currie Cup. The teams in the divisions played matches among themselves with top teams progressing to the finals.[1] The finals were played at Securicor Loftus Stadium where the Blue Bulls beat the Sharks 40-19 to win the Cup. This would be the second win for the Blue Bulls in a streak of 3 consecutive Currie Cup wins from 2002-2004.[2] The Blue Bull's Ettienne Botha scored two tries in the final. This equaled the record for tries scored in a Currie Cup final at the time.[3]

2003 Currie Cup Premier Division
CountriesSouth Africa
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Round oneEdit

Round twoEdit

1 August 2003
SWD Eagles 23 – 32 Blue Bulls

Round threeEdit

9 August 2003
Golden Lions 23 – 28 Blue Bulls

Round fourEdit

Round fiveEdit

23 August 2003
Sharks 35 – 28 Blue Bulls

Round sixEdit

29 August 2003
Blue Bulls 15 – 19 Griquas

Round sevenEdit

6 September 2003
Pumas 22 – 41 Blue Bulls

Round eightEdit

13 September 2003
Western Province 63 – 26 Blue Bulls

Round nineEdit

20 September 2003
Blue Bulls 61 – 20 SWD Eagles

Round tenEdit

27 September 2003
Blue Bulls 52 – 40 Golden Lions

Round elevenEdit

4 October 2003
Free State Cheetahs 24 – 51 Blue Bulls

Round twelveEdit

11 October 2003
Blue Bulls 20 – 15 Sharks

Round thirteenEdit

18 October 2003
Griquas 22 – 45 Blue Bulls

Round fourteenEdit

25 October 2003
Blue Bulls 39 – 18 Pumas

Grand finalEdit

1 November 2003
Blue Bulls 40 – 19 Sharks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Currie Cup format revised". News24. 27 June 2002. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Currie Cup Finals History - SuperSport - Rugby". www.supersport.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Ten Currie Cup final facts". News24. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2016.