2000 Currie Cup Top 8

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2000 Currie Cup Top 8
Countries South Africa
Date 22 July – 28 October 2000
Champions Western Province (30th title)
Runners-up Natal Sharks
Matches played 8
1999
2001

The 2000 Currie Cup Top 8 was the final stage of the 2000 Currie Cup season, the 62nd season in the competition since it started in 1889. It was won by Western Province, who defeated the Natal Sharks 25–15 in the final at Kings Park Stadium, Durban on 28 October 2000,[1] becoming the first team in the history of the Currie Cup to win 30 titles.

Competition[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The fourteen provincial teams were divided into two sections (called Section X and Section Y) during the 2000 Currie Cup qualification tournament. Each team played every other team in their section once. The four top teams in each section qualified to the 2000 Currie Cup Top 8 competition, with all points earned against the other Top 8 teams carried forward to the Top 8. All teams played the teams that qualified from the other section once. Teams who qualified from the same section did not play each other again.

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

The top four teams 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 played each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Teams[edit]

Team Listing[edit]

Log[edit]

2000 Currie Cup Top 8 log

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Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Natal Sharks 7 6 0 1 267 159 +108 33 14 5 1 30
2 Western Province 7 6 0 1 282 205 +77 31 23 5 0 29
3 Golden Lions 7 4 1 2 294 215 +79 37 25 6 0 24
4 Free State Cheetahs 7 3 1 3 236 242 −6 26 28 5 0 19
5 Boland Cavaliers 7 3 0 4 201 246 −45 30 32 4 1 17
6 SWD Eagles 7 3 0 4 206 214 −8 27 28 3 0 15
7 Pumas 7 2 0 5 213 304 −91 28 40 4 0 12
8 Griquas 7 0 0 7 181 295 −114 21 43 3 3 6
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points

Natal Sharks, Western Province, Golden Lions and Free State Cheetahs qualified for the 2000 Currie Cup semi-final play-offs.

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

The following playing records were brought forward from the 2000 Currie Cup qualification series:

Playing records brought forward
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Western Province 3 3 0 0 119 85 +34 14 10 2 0 14
2 Natal Sharks 3 2 0 1 95 67 +28 11 5 2 1 11
3 SWD Eagles 3 2 0 1 106 79 +27 14 10 2 0 10
4 Golden Lions 3 1 1 1 109 118 −9 12 16 3 0 9
5 Free State Cheetahs 3 1 1 1 86 98 −12 9 12 2 0 8
6 Pumas 3 1 0 2 94 109 −15 15 14 3 0 7
7 Boland Cavaliers 3 1 0 2 86 98 −7 11 10 1 1 6
8 Griquas 3 0 0 3 69 115 −46 8 17 1 1 2

Results[edit]

For results carried forward from the qualification round, see 2000 Currie Cup qualification.

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]


2000 Absa Currie Cup
Champions
Western Province
30th title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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