2012 Currie Cup Premier Division

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2012 Currie Cup Premier Division
Champions Western Province (33rd title)
Runners-up Natal Sharks
Matches played 35
Attendance 645,820 (average 18,452 per match)
Tries scored 169 (average 4.829 per match)
Top point scorer Louis Fouché (137)
Top try scorer Raymond Rhule (8)
2011
2013

The 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division was the 74th season in the competition since it started in 1889 and was contested from 11 August to 27 October 2012. The tournament (known as the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division for sponsorship reasons) is the top tier of South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition.

Competition[edit]

Regular season and title play offs[edit]

There were 6 participating teams in the 2012 Currie Cup Premier 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 be 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 finish first will have home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second will have home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals will play each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Relegation play offs[edit]

The bottom team on the log will also qualify for the promotion/relegation play-offs. That team will play off against the team placed first in the 2012 Currie Cup First 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 Premier Division

Changes from 2011[edit]

Team Listing[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Blue Bulls Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 51,762
Free State Cheetahs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 40,911
Golden Lions Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg 62,567
Griquas GWK Park, Kimberley 18,000
Natal Sharks Kings Park Stadium, Durban 55,000
Western Province Newlands Stadium, Cape Town 51,900

Table[edit]

2012 Currie Cup Premier 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 Natal Sharks 10 7 0 3 292 233 +59 32 18 5 2 35
2 Golden Lions 10 6 0 4 285 279 +6 24 23 4 0 28
3 Western Province 10 5 0 5 272 226 +46 28 19 3 2 25
4 Blue Bulls 10 5 0 5 280 291 −11 19 29 1 1 23
5 Griquas 10 4 0 6 250 313 −63 28 35 3 1 20
6 Free State Cheetahs 10 3 0 7 268 305 −37 26 33 2 4 18
The top 4 teams qualified for the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.
The bottom team qualify to the Relegation 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


Fixtures and results[edit]

All times are South African (GMT+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]

Round Nine[edit]

Round Ten[edit]

Title Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

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 Premier Division.

Player Statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Month Coach Player
August John Plumtree, Natal Sharks Louis Fouché, Blue Bulls
September Johan Ackermann, Golden Lions Elton Jantjies, Golden Lions
October John Plumtree, Natal Sharks Cobus Reinach, Natal Sharks

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