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CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

South Africa's oldest and premier provincial competition was won for a second consecutive season by the Vodacom Bulls in 2021. The men from Pretoria also won the 2020 competition, which was contested from October 2020 to January 2021 during a season disrupted by COVID-19, their first title since 2009. In 2021 they again beat the Durban-based Cell C Sharks in a home final in Pretoria as both teams underlined their class in the local domestic competition. The other teams in the competition for 2021 were 2019 champions, the Toyota Cheetahs (from Bloemfontein), as well as DHL Western Province (Cape Town), Sigma Lions (Johannesburg), New Nation Pumas (Nelspruit) and Tafel Lager Griquas (Kimberley).

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.

Carling Currie Cup Premier Division 2021 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Vodacom Bulls
12 8 2 2 334 260 74 46 30 49
2
Cell C Sharks
12 5 4 3 288 223 65 38 26 40
3
DHL Western Province
12 6 5 1 386 380 6 46 49 35
4
Tafel Lager Griquas
12 5 5 2 343 324 19 39 44 35
5
New Nation Pumas
12 5 4 3 274 256 18 33 32 34
6
Toyota Cheetahs
12 3 7 2 297 336 -39 39 41 28
7
Sigma Lions
12 2 7 3 270 413 -143 37 56 24

TOP SCORERS
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RESULTS

11 Sep|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

44 - 10

Cell C Sharks

04 Sep|Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

28 - 24

Tafel Lager Griquas

03 Sep|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

48 - 31

DHL Western Province

28 Aug|Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

24 - 35

DHL Western Province

28 Aug|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

39 - 36

Toyota Cheetahs

CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

SA Rugby U20 Cup

Wins for Bulls and Sharks; Lions and WP draw

The Vodacom Bulls are back at the top of the log in the SA Rugby U20 Cup after an important 39-17 win over the Leopards in Pretoria on Saturday, while two other contenders to the provincial crown, the Lions and DHL Western Province, played to a 24-all draw in Johannesburg and the Cell C Sharks found another gear in pulling away from Toyota Free State (46-18).

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Bulls name strong squad for Vodacom URC tour

The Vodacom Bulls will be jetting out on Saturday to begin a four-week tour that will start in Ireland, continue to Wales and end in Scotland for their opening fixtures of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Sharks name squad of 34 for URC trip to Europe

The Cell C Sharks depart for the first month’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship action with a 34-man squad to play in four successive matches in Ireland, Scotland and Wales beginning next Saturday.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Moerat and Van Rhyn to share Stormers captaincy

Salmaan Moerat and Ernst van Rhyn have been appointed co-captains of the DHL Stormers for their forthcoming European Vodacom United Rugby Championship tour.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Vodacom dials in as North and South collide for URC

The bold new world of the United Rugby Championship will fly under the banner of Vodacom following the announcement today that the African communications giant has dialled in as South African title sponsor for the new tournament for the next four years.