1998 Currie Cup

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1998 Currie Cup
Champions Blue Bulls
Runners-up Western Province
1997
1999

The 1998 Currie Cup (known as the Bankfin Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 60th season in the competition since it started in 1889.

Competition[edit]

Regular season and title play offs[edit]

There were 14 participating teams in the 1998 Currie Cup. These teams played each other once over the course of the season, either at home and away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that scored 4 or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by 7 points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top 4 teams in each section qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals advanced to the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Teams[edit]

Changes from 1997[edit]

The Gauteng Lions were renamed the Golden Lions.

Team Listing[edit]

Team Stadium
Blue Bulls Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Boland Cavaliers
Border Bulldogs
Falcons
Free State Cheetahs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Golden Lions Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Griffons
Griquas
Leopards
Mighty Elephants Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Natal Sharks Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Pumas
SWD Eagles
Western Province Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

Log[edit]

1998 Currie Cup Log
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Bonus Points Points
1 Griquas 13 10 0 3 478 216 +262 70 26 10 50
2 Blue Bulls 13 10 0 3 461 231 +230 65 28 9 49
3 Natal Sharks 13 9 1 3 410 242 +168 54 25 9 47
4 Western Province 13 10 0 3 371 247 +124 49 27 7 47
5 Free State Cheetahs 13 8 1 4 453 314 +139 56 31 9 43
6 Falcons 13 9 1 3 381 285 +96 48 35 5 43
7 SWD Eagles 13 7 1 5 378 290 +88 51 38 9 39
8 Golden Lions 13 7 0 6 389 279 +110 55 37 8 36
9 Mighty Elephants 13 5 0 8 345 313 +32 46 45 8 28
10 Boland Cavaliers 13 5 0 8 253 456 -203 38 67 4 24
11 Pumas 13 4 0 9 284 381 -97 37 52 5 21
12 Border Bulldogs 13 2 0 11 236 472 -236 27 68 5 13
13 Leopards 13 2 0 11 236 637 -401 28 100 2 10
14 Griffons 13 1 0 12 212 524 -312 27 72 5 9
The top 4 teams qualified for the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Results[edit]

  • Western Province 38–20 Blue Bulls ([1])
  • Boland Cavaliers 3 - 57 Blue Bulls ([2])
  • Sharks 24 - 19 Blue Bulls ([3])
  • Border 21 - 59 Blue Bulls ([4])
  • Golden Lions 12 - 20 Blue Bulls ([5])
  • Cheetahs 19 – 33 Blue Bulls ([6])
  • SWD Eagles 29 – 32 Blue bulls ([7])
  • Eastern province 26 – 35 Blue Bulls ([8])
  • Griquas 18 – 15 Blue Bulls ([9])
  • Leopards 11—68 Blue Bulls ([10]) 1 August 1998
  • Pumas 3 – 48 Blue Bulls ([11])
  • Valke 22 – 27 Blue Bulls ([12])
  • Griffons 5-- 28 Blue bulls ([13])

Title Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

External links[edit]