2009 Currie Cup First Division

The 2009 Absa Currie Cup First Division season was contested from 11 July through to 16 October. The Currie Cup is an annual domestic competition for provincial rugby union teams in South Africa.

2009 Currie Cup First Division
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The Currie Cup tournament (also known as the Absa Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons) is South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, featuring teams representing either entire provinces or substantial regions within provinces.

The 2008 Champions The Griffons won their first Currie Cup First Division trophy by winning the Currie Cup First Division Final, against the Platinum Leopards in Potchefstroom on 10 October 2008, by 31 – 26.

The 2009 Champions The Pumas won their second Currie Cup First Division trophy by winning the Currie Cup First Division Final, against the SWD Eagles in Witbank on 16 October 2009, by 47 - 19.


Current StandingsEdit

2009 Absa Currie Cup First Div
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
Pumas 10 9 0 1 478 215 +263 62 26 8 44
SWD Eagles 10 7 0 3 259 193 +66 38 21 3 31
Griffons 10 6 1 3 285 271 +14 36 34 5 31
Mighty Elephants 10 5 0 5 264 232 +32 32 23 6 26
Border Bulldogs 10 2 1 7 256 302 -46 31 37 7 17
Valke 10 0 0 10 211 540 -329 28 76 3 3

Updated 6 October 2009:[1]

Points BreakdownEdit

  • Four points for a win
  • Two points for a draw
  • One bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
  • One bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Table NotesEdit

  • P = Played
  • W = Won
  • D = Drawn
  • L = Lost
  • PF = points for
  • PA = Points Against
  • PD = Points Difference (PF - PA)
  • TF = Tries For
  • TA = Tries Against
  • BP = Bonus points
  • Pts = Total Points

TeamsEdit

Fixtures and resultsEdit

  • Fixtures are subject to change.
  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Compulsory FriendliesEdit

15:00 2009-06-06
Mighty Elephants 10 – 72 Western Province
Scoreboard[2]
15:00 2009-06-26
Valke 20 – 67 Griquas
Scoreboard[3]
19:00 2009-06-26
SWD Eagles 15 – 42 Free State Cheetahs
Scoreboard[4]
19:05 2009-07-01
Border Bulldogs 0 – 58 Blue Bulls
Scoreboard[5]
15:00 2009-07-03
Griffons 7 – 54 Golden Lions
Scoreboard[6]

July 2009Edit

15:00 2009-07-11
Mighty Elephants 16 – 10 Border Bulldogs
Scoreboard[7]
15:00 2009-07-11
Valke 27 – 39 Griffons
Scoreboard[8]

17:05 2009-07-17
Border Bulldogs 10 – 11 SWD Eagles
Scoreboard[9]
15:00 2009-07-18
Pumas 79 – 24 Valke
Scoreboard[10]
15:00 2009-07-18
Griffons 36 – 25 Mighty Elephants
Scoreboard[11]

19:00 2009-07-24
SWD Eagles 13 – 3 Griffons
Scoreboard[12]
14:00 2009-07-25
Mighty Elephants 25 – 27 Pumas
Scoreboard[13]

August 2009Edit

2009-08-07
18:00
Pumas 44 - 26 SWD Eagles
Scoreboard[14]
2009-08-08
15:00
Valke 30 - 36 Mighty Elephants
Scoreboard[15]
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Jason Jaftha
2009-08-08
15:00
Griffons 63 - 45 Border Bulldogs
Scoreboard[16]
North West Stadium, Welkom
Attendance: 600
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
15:00 2009-08-15
SWD Eagles 47 - 15 Valke
2009-08-22
Pumas 43 - 7 Griffons
Stadium tbc
2009-08-22
Mighty Elephants 6 - 15 SWD Eagles
Stadium tbc
2009-08-28
Griffons 35 - 19 Valke

September 2009Edit

2009-09-05
Valke 14 - 95 Pumas
15:00 2009-09-19
SWD Eagles 16 - 32 Pumas

October 2009Edit

Knock Out StageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2009-10-09 17:05 -
Puma Stadium, Witbank
 
 
Pumas 31
 
2009-10-16 - Puma Stadium, Witbank
 
Mighty Elephants 18
 
Pumas 47
 
2009-10-09 19:10 -
Outeniqua Stadium, George
 
SWD Eagles 19
 
SWD Eagles 31
 
 
Griffons 18
 

Semi finalsEdit

2009-10-09
17:05
Pumas 31 - 18 Mighty Elephants
2009-10-09
19:10
SWD Eagles 31 - 18 Griffons

FinalEdit

2009-10-16
Pumas 47 - 19 SWD Eagles
2009 Absa Currie Cup
First Division Champions
Pumas
2nd Title

Promotion/Relegation MatchesEdit

Round 1Edit

15:30 2009-10-24
Boland Cavaliers 36 – 35 Pumas
Scoreboard[17]
17:30 2009-10-24
Platinum Leopards 47 – 42 SWD Eagles
Scoreboard[18]
Olën Park, Potchefstroom
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Marius Jonker

Round 2Edit

16:00 2009-10-30
SWD Eagles 18 – 17 Platinum Leopards
Scoreboard[19]
18:00 2009-10-30
Pumas 40 – 3 Boland Cavaliers
Scoreboard[20]

The Pumas are promoted to the Premier Division while the Boland Cavaliers are relegated to the First Division. The Platinum Leopards retain their place in the Premier Division while the SWD Eagles remain in the First Division.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Log – 2009 ABSA Currie Cup First Div". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mighty Elephants 10-72 Vodacom Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 20-67 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 15-42 Vodacom Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border Bulldogs 0-58 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griffons 7-54 Xerox Lions". South African Rugby Union. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mighty Elephants 16-10 Border". South African Rugby Union. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 27-39 Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border 10-11 SWD". South African Rugby Union. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Pumas 79-24 Valke". South African Rugby Union. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griffons 36-25 Mighty Elephants". South African Rugby Union. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD 13-3 Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mighty Elephants 25-27 Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 25 July 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Pumas 44-26 SWD". South African Rugby Union. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  15. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 30-36 Mighty Elephants". South African Rugby Union. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  16. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griffons 63-45 Border". South African Rugby Union. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  17. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland Cavaliers 36-35 Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  18. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards 47-42 SWD Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  19. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 18-17 Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  20. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Pumas 40-3 Boland Cavaliers". South African Rugby Union. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2016.

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