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CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

The Toyota Cheetahs dethroned the Airlink Pumas - the 2022 champions from Mbombela - by winning South Africa's oldest and premier provincial competition in 2023, winning a superb final at home in Bloemfontein. The Pretoria-based Vodacom Bulls won the title in 2020 and 2021, but lost in the semi-finals in 2022 and 2023. These four sides were joined in the Premier Division by the Hollywoodbets Sharks (Durban), DHL Western Province (Cape Town), Fidelity ADT Lions (Johannesburg) and the Novavit Griffons (Welkom), who were promoted after winning the First Division in 2022.

The history

The Currie Cup is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world, with the first games played in 1889, but it was only in 1892 that it became officially known as the Currie Cup. The original participating unions were Western Province, Griqualand West, Transvaal and Eastern Province. The first tournament was held in Kimberley and was won by Western Province. The Currie Cup trophy was donated to South Africa in 1891 by the touring British Isles team - it was given to the tourists by Sir Donald Currie, owner of Union-Castle Lines, the shipping company that transported them to the southern tip of Africa. Sir Donald was clear with his instructions – hand this trophy over to the team in South Africa that gives you the best game. After a spirited display where the unbeaten British Lions narrowly won 3-0, Griqualand West became the first ever holders of the Currie Cup.

Currie Cup Premier Division 2024 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Airlink Pumas
1 1 0 0 89 3 86 13 0 5
2
Toyota Cheetahs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3
DHL Western Province
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4
Fidelity ADT Lions
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5
Hollywoodbets Sharks
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6
Vodacom Bulls
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7
NovaVit Griffons
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8
Suzuki Griquas
1 0 1 0 3 89 -86 0 13 0

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

Suzuki Griquas

05 Jul | Suzuki Stadium, Kimberley

15:00

Airlink Pumas

Hollywoodbets Sharks

05 Jul | Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

17:15

Fidelity ADT Lions

Toyota Cheetahs

06 Jul | Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

13:30

NovaVit Griffons

DHL Western Province

07 Jul | DHL Stadium, Cape Town

15:00

Vodacom Bulls

RESULTS

24 Jun|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

25 - 17

Airlink Pumas

17 Jun|Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

Hollywoodbets Sharks

20 - 26

Airlink Pumas

17 Jun|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

39 - 10

Vodacom Bulls

10 Jun|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Western Province

44 - 5

Hollywoodbets Sharks

CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

Review

Away teams rule opening round of Currie Cup First Division

The Currie Cup First Division kicked off in exciting fashion for champions Sanlam Boland Kavaliers, Eastern Province Elephants and the Leopards, who were all victorious in their respective away games on Saturday.

Match report

Vodacom Bulls through to second Vodacom URC grand final

The Vodacom Bulls held their nerve in a gripping encounter against Leinster in a nail-biting Vodacom United Rugby Championship semi-final at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday to book their second final berth in three years in the northern hemisphere showpiece against Glasgow Warriors in Pretoria next weekend.

Preview

Huge anticipation as Women's First Division kicks off

The SA Rugby Women's First Division kicks off in three major rugby centers of the country on Saturday with all squads well aware of the possibilities of this journey for the team and individual players in the next couple of months.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Bulls set sights on a second Vodacom URC final

The Vodacom Bulls will have their sights set squarely on booking their second Vodacom United Rugby Championship grand final spot in three seasons when they host Leinster in the first semi-final at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon, when they will fly the flag as the last remaining South African team in the cross-hemisphere showpiece.

Carling Currie Cup

First Division kicks off with rematch of 2023 final

The Carling Currie Cup First Division for 2024 kicks off with a bang on Saturday, when the Valke host defending champions Sanlam Boland Kavaliers in a rematch of last year’s final at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, in one of three opening-round matches.