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The 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division – known as the Currie Cup sponsored by DirectAxis Financial Services for sponsorship reasons – is the top tier of the Currie Cup, the premier domestic rugby union competition in South Africa. It is the 81st edition of the competition organised by the South African Rugby Union and is played between 12 July and 7 September 2019.

2019 Currie Cup Premier Division
CountriesSouth Africa
Date12 July – 7 September 2019
Matches played16
Tries scored115
(average 7.2 per match)
Top point scorerGeorge Whitehead
(Griquas, 59)
Top try scorerRosko Specman
(Blue Bulls) and
Madosh Tambwe
(Golden Lions, 5)
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Competition rules and informationEdit

There are seven participating teams in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division. They play each other once during the pool stage, either at home or away.[1] Teams receive four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points are awarded to teams that score four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lose a match by seven points or less. Teams are ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four teams in the pool stage qualified for the semifinals, which will be followed by a final.

TeamsEdit

The teams that compete in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division are:

Location of teams in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division
2019 Currie Cup Premier Division teams
Team Sponsored Name
Blue Bulls Vodacom Blue Bulls
Free State Cheetahs Toyota Free State Cheetahs
Golden Lions Xerox Golden Lions
Griquas Tafel Lager Griquas
Pumas Pumas
Sharks Cell C Sharks
Western Province DHL Western Province

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

The current standings in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division is:[2]

2019 Currie Cup Premier Division standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Griquas 5 4 0 1 152 148 +4 18 20 3 0 19
2 Free State Cheetahs 5 3 0 2 196 129 +67 28 18 3 2 17
3 Golden Lions 5 3 0 2 146 148 −2 20 17 3 2 17
4 Sharks 5 3 0 2 122 139 −17 14 16 1 1 14
5 Western Province 5 2 0 3 143 108 +35 20 13 2 3 13
6 Blue Bulls 5 2 0 3 103 143 −40 14 19 1 0 9
7 Pumas 6 1 0 5 161 208 −47 19 30 3 1 8

Round-by-roundEdit

The table below shows each team's progression throughout the season. For each round, each team's cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets.

Team Progression
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 SF F
Griquas 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
10
(2nd)
15
(1st)
15
(2nd)
19
Free State Cheetahs 0
(5th)
5
(2nd)
10
(1st)
11
(3rd)
12
(3rd)
17
Golden Lions 5
(2nd)
5
(4th)
9
(3rd)
13
(2nd)
15
(1st)
Western Province 4
(3rd)
5
(3rd)
7
(4th)
7
(4th)
12
(4th)
13
Sharks 0
(7th)
5
(5th)
5
(5th)
6
(6th)
10
(5th)
Blue Bulls 0
(6th)
1
(7th)
5
(6th)
5
(7th)
9
(6th)
9
(6th)
Pumas 2
(4th)
3
(6th)
3
(7th)
7
(5th)
7
(7th)
7
(7th)
7
(7th)
N/A N/A
Key: win draw loss bye

MatchesEdit

The following matches are played in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division:[3]

Round OneEdit

Bye/s: Free State Cheetahs

Round TwoEdit

Bye/s: Golden Lions

Round ThreeEdit

Bye/s: Sharks

Round FourEdit

Bye/s: Western Province

Round FiveEdit

Bye/s: Griquas

Round SixEdit

Bye/s: Blue Bulls

Round SevenEdit

Bye/s: Pumas

Play-offsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby confirm 2019 competition structures" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 2 April 2019. Archived from the original on 13 May 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Currie Cup Premier Div 2019 Standings". South African Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Currie Cup fixtures for 2019 finalised" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Match 1, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Currie Cup starts with upset win in Durban". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Match 2, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Four-try Tambwe steers Xerox Golden Lions to close win". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Match 3, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  9. ^ "DHL WP pack lay victory foundation in Cape Town". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Match 4, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Two out of two for Tafel Lager Griquas in Currie Cup". South African Rugby Union. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Match 5, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Strong Currie Cup start for Toyota Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Match 6, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 20 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Cell C Sharks back on track in Currie Cup". South African Rugby Union. 20 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Match 7, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Specman hat-trick steers Vodacom Blue Bulls to victory". South African Rugby Union. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Match 8, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Toyota Free State Cheetahs in hot form in Currie Cup". South African Rugby Union. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Match 9, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Xerox Golden Lions grind out second Currie Cup win". South African Rugby Union. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Match 10, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Three out of three for Xerox Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  24. ^ "Match 11, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  25. ^ "Match 12, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Match 13, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  27. ^ "Match 14, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  28. ^ "Match 15, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  29. ^ "Match 16, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  30. ^ "Match 17, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.

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