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CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

The Toyota Cheetahs dethroned the Airlink Pumas - the 2022 champions from Mbombela - by winning the Carling Currie Cup in 2023. The Pretoria-based Vodacom Bulls won the title in 2020 and 2021. These sides are joined in the 2024 Premier Division by the Hollywoodbets Sharks XV (Durban), DHL WP (Cape Town), Fidelity ADT Lions (Johannesburg), Suzuki Griquas (Kimberley) and Novavit Griffons (Welkom). This season, the teams are divided into two groups of four each by virtue of last year’s standings. The one group will consist of the Cheetahs (No 1 ranked last year), Bulls (4), WP (5) and the Griffons (8), while the second group are the Sharks XV (ranked No 2), Pumas (3), Lions (6) and Griquas (7). Teams will play home and away matches within their respective groups plus a single round of games against sides in the opposite group. In the end, the top four sides on the combined log will progress to the semi-finals, with the two winners set to battle it out in the final on 21 Sept.

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
Fidelity ADT Lions
2 2 0 0 101 46 55 13 7 9
2
Suzuki Griquas
2 1 1 0 58 75 -17 9 11 6
3
Toyota Cheetahs
1 1 0 0 82 20 62 12 2 5
4
Airlink Pumas
2 1 1 0 65 99 -34 9 14 5
5
Vodacom Bulls
1 1 0 0 30 25 5 3 4 4
6
Hollywoodbets Sharks
2 0 2 0 56 60 -4 9 8 4
7
DHL Western Province
1 0 1 0 25 30 -5 4 3 2
8
NovaVit Griffons
1 0 1 0 20 82 -62 2 12 0

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

Toyota Cheetahs

13 Jul | Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

13:55

DHL Western Province

NovaVit Griffons

14 Jul | Down Touch Investments Stadium, Welkom

14:00

Vodacom Bulls

Fidelity ADT Lions

19 Jul | Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

15:00

Suzuki Griquas

Vodacom Bulls

19 Jul | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

17:00

Toyota Cheetahs

RESULTS

12 Jul|Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Airlink Pumas

21 - 75

Fidelity ADT Lions

12 Jul|Suzuki Stadium, Kimberley

Suzuki Griquas

34 - 31

Hollywoodbets Sharks

07 Jul|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Western Province

25 - 30

Vodacom Bulls

06 Jul|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

82 - 20

NovaVit Griffons

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