2012 Currie Cup First Division

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2012 Currie Cup First Division
Countries South Africa
Date 30 June – 13 October 2012
Champions Eastern Province Kings (2nd title)
Runners-up Pumas
Promoted None
Matches played 59
Attendance 203,777 (average 3,454 per match)
Tries scored 503 (average 8.525 per match)
Top point scorer André Pretorius (166)
Top try scorer Allister Kettledas (14)
2011
2013

The 2012 Currie Cup First Division was contested from 30 June to 13 October 2012. The tournament (also known as the Absa Currie Cup First Division for sponsorship reasons) is the second tier of South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, featuring teams representing either entire provinces or substantial regions within provinces.

Competition[edit]

Regular season and title play offs[edit]

There were 8 participating teams in the 2012 Currie Cup First Division. These teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once 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 losing a match by 7 points or less. Teams were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top 4 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.

Promotion play offs[edit]

The top team on the log will also qualify for the promotion/relegation play-offs. That team will play off against the team placed sixth in the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division over two legs. The winner over these two ties (determined via team tables, with all Currie Cup ranking regulations in effect) will qualify for the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division, while the losing team will qualify for the 2013 Currie Cup First Division.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2012 Currie Cup First Division

Changes from 2011[edit]

Team Listing[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Boland Cavaliers Boland Stadium, Wellington 7,500
Boland Park, Worcester 5,000
Wesbank Sports Grounds, Malmesbury 4,500
Border Bulldogs Buffalo City Stadium, East London 16,000
Eastern Province Kings Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 48,459
Falcons Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park 7,000
Griffons North West Stadium, Welkom 17,000
Leopards Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom 15,000
Pumas Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit 40,929
SWD Eagles Outeniqua Park, George 10,000

Table[edit]

2012 Currie Cup First Division Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Eastern Province Kings 14 12 2 0 515 246 +269 64 27 10 0 62
2 Pumas 14 9 2 3 525 365 +160 64 46 9 1 50
3 Griffons 14 9 0 5 476 491 −15 65 70 10 2 48
4 Leopards 14 8 0 6 511 449 +62 66 51 10 2 44
5 SWD Eagles 14 8 1 5 473 445 +28 60 56 8 1 43
6 Boland Cavaliers 14 3 2 9 466 487 −21 63 67 8 6 30
7 Falcons 14 3 1 10 393 598 −205 56 82 7 2 23
8 Border Bulldogs 14 0 0 14 315 593 −288 41 80 6 5 11
The top team qualified to the Promotion Play-Offs.
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


Fixtures and results[edit]

All times are South African (GMT+2).

Regular Season[edit]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Round Seven[edit]

Round Eight[edit]

Round Nine[edit]

Round Ten[edit]

Round Eleven[edit]

Round Twelve[edit]

Round Thirteen[edit]

Round Fourteen[edit]

Title Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

2012 Absa Currie Cup
First Division Champions
Eastern Province Kings
Second title

Promotion/Relegation Games[edit]

Tables[edit]

2012 Currie Cup Promotion Relegation Games Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Free State Cheetahs 2 2 0 0 69 20 +49 9 2 1 0 9
2 Eastern Province Kings 2 0 0 2 20 69 –49 2 9 0 0 0
The top team will qualify to the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division.
The other team will qualify for the 2013 Currie Cup 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]



Players[edit]

Squad Lists[edit]

The following players took part in the 2012 Currie Cup First Division.

Player Statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]