2005 Currie Cup

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2005 Currie Cup
Countries South Africa
Date 24 June – 22 October 2013
Champions Free State Cheetahs (2nd title)
Runners-up Blue Bulls
2004
2006

The 2005 Currie Cup (known as the ABSA Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 67th season in the South African Currie Cup competition since it started in 1889.

In a rematch of the 2004 final, the Free State Cheetahs reversed the result, coming from behind to defeat the Blue Bulls 29–25 and win their first Currie Cup since 1976.

Qualification Round[edit]

Competition[edit]

The fourteen provincial teams were divided in two equal strength sections (Section X and Section Y) according to the standings of the teams at the end of the 2004 competition.

All the teams played a single round of games within their section, meaning every team played six matches – three at home and three 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 points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four teams in each section qualified to the Premier Division, while the bottom three teams in each section qualified to the First Division. No points from the qualifying round were carried over to the Premier Division or First Division.

Teams[edit]

Logs[edit]

2005 Currie Cup Qualifying Round Section X Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Natal Sharks 6 6 0 0 247 102 +145 38 12 4 0 28
2 Golden Lions 6 5 0 1 223 98 +125 26 11 4 1 25
3 Blue Bulls 6 4 0 2 261 141 +120 38 18 4 1 21
4 Boland Cavaliers 6 3 0 3 201 174 +27 26 23 3 1 16
5 Mighty Elephants 6 2 0 4 146 243 –97 16 32 2 0 10
6 SWD Eagles 6 1 0 5 75 273 –198 7 34 0 0 4
7 Falcons 6 0 0 6 116 235 –119 12 33 2 1 3
2005 Currie Cup Qualifying Round Section Y Log
1 Free State Cheetahs 6 6 0 0 209 54 +155 23 6 3 0 27
2 Western Province 6 5 0 1 235 117 +118 32 12 5 1 26
3 Griquas 6 3 0 3 188 140 +48 22 14 3 2 17
4 Leopards 6 3 0 3 182 246 –64 20 35 3 0 15
5 Pumas 6 2 0 4 133 203 –70 18 22 3 0 11
6 Border Bulldogs 6 1 0 5 119 210 –91 16 24 2 1 7
7 Griffons 6 1 0 6 119 215 –96 11 29 1 0 5
* 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

The top 4 teams in each section qualified to the Premier Division.
The bottom 3 teams in each section qualified to the First Division.

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]

The following fixtures were played:[1]

Section X[edit]

Round One[edit]
Bye/s: SWD Eagles
Round Two[edit]
Bye/s: Mighty Elephants
Round Three[edit]
Bye/s: Natal Sharks
Round Four[edit]
Bye/s: Falcons
Round Five[edit]
Bye/s: Blue Bulls
Round Six[edit]
Bye/s: Boland Cavaliers
Round Seven[edit]
Bye/s: Golden Lions

Section Y[edit]

Round One[edit]
Bye/s: Border Bulldogs
Round Two[edit]
Bye/s: Pumas
Round Three[edit]
Bye/s: Griffons
Round Four[edit]
Bye/s: Griquas
Round Five[edit]
Bye/s: Leopards
Round Six[edit]
Bye/s: Free State Cheetahs
Round Seven[edit]
Bye/s: Western Province

Premier Division[edit]

Competition[edit]

The eight teams that qualified to the Premier Division remained in the same sections (Section X and Section Y) as they were during the Qualifying Round.

All the teams played a double round of games against teams in the other section, meaning every team played eight matches – four at home and four 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 points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top two teams in each section qualified to the title play-offs, where the section winners would have home advantage against the runners-up.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2005 Currie Cup Premier Division
Blue pog.svg Section X
Red pog.svg Section Y

Logs[edit]

2005 Currie Cup Premier Division Section X Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Blue Bulls 8 8 0 0 347 115 +232 46 12 5 0 37
2 Golden Lions 8 6 0 2 275 204 +71 32 24 5 1 30
3 Natal Sharks 8 4 0 4 238 235 +3 31 27 3 0 19
4 Boland Cavaliers 8 3 0 5 212 282 –70 28 37 4 1 17
2005 Currie Cup Premier Division Section Y Log
1 Western Province 8 5 0 3 235 179 +56 29 19 5 1 26
2 Free State Cheetahs 8 4 0 4 215 177 +38 22 20 2 2 20
3 Griquas 8 1 0 7 168 308 –140 20 40 4 2 10
4 Leopards 8 1 0 7 218 417 –199 29 58 3 0 7
* 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

The top 2 teams in each section qualified to the Semi-Finals.

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]

The following fixtures were played:[2]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Round Seven[edit]

Round Eight[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

2005 ABSA Currie Cup
Premier Division Champions
Free State Cheetahs
2nd title

Player Statistics[edit]

The following table contain only points[3] which have been scored in competitive games in the 2005 Currie Cup Premier Division.

First Division[edit]

Competition[edit]

The six teams that qualified to the First Division remained in the same sections (Section X and Section Y) as they were during the Qualifying Round.

All the teams played a double round of games against teams in the other section, meaning every team played six matches – three at home and three 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 points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top two teams in each section qualified to the title play-offs, where the section winners would have home advantage against the runners-up in the same section.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2005 Currie Cup First Division
Blue pog.svg Section X
Red pog.svg Section Y

Logs[edit]

2005 Currie Cup First Division Section X Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Falcons 6 5 0 1 190 161 +29 21 19 2 0 22
2 Mighty Elephants 6 3 0 3 187 180 +7 23 22 3 1 16
3 SWD Eagles 6 3 0 3 193 241 –48 21 32 2 1 15
2005 Currie Cup First Division Section Y Log
1 Pumas 6 4 0 2 185 159 +26 22 15 3 2 21
2 Griffons 6 3 0 3 227 206 +21 30 27 4 1 17
3 Border Bulldogs 6 0 0 6 170 205 –35 21 23 3 4 7
* 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

The top 2 teams in each section qualified to the Semi-Finals.

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]

The following fixtures were played:[4]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

2005 ABSA Currie Cup
First Division Champions
Falcons
1st title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Currie Cup Qualifying Round fixtures". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^