2013 Currie Cup Premier Division

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2013 Currie Cup Premier Division
Countries South Africa
Date 9 August – 26 October 2013
Champions Natal Sharks (7th title)
Runners-up Western Province
Matches played 33
Tries scored 175 (average 5.303 per match)
Top point scorer Marnitz Boshoff (92)
Top try scorer Raymond Rhule (7)
2012
2014

The 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division was the 75th season in the competition since it started in 1889 and was contested from 10 August to 26 October 2013. The tournament (known as the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division for sponsorship reasons) was 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 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division. These teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away.[1]

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that score 4 or more tries in a game, as well as to teams losing a match by 7 points or less. Teams were ranked by log points.

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.

Relegation play offs[edit]

The bottom team on the log qualified for the promotion/relegation play-offs. That team played off against the team placed first in the 2013 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) qualified for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division, while the losing team qualified for the 2014 Currie Cup First Division.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division

Team Listing[edit]

Log[edit]

Final standings[edit]

2013 Currie Cup Premier Division Log

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Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Western Province 10 8 2 0 245 201 +44 23 21 1 0 37
2 Natal Sharks 10 7 0 3 271 223 +48 28 21 2 3 33
3 Free State Cheetahs 10 5 0 5 262 238 +24 31 26 3 3 26
4 Golden Lions 10 4 1 5 326 296 +30 40 31 5 3 26
5 Blue Bulls 10 3 1 6 225 253 –28 24 28 2 1 17
6 Griquas 10 1 0 9 208 326 –118 17 36 1 6 11
* 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

Western Province, Natal Sharks, Free State Cheetahs and Golden Lions qualified to the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.
Griquas qualified 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

Round-by-round[edit]

Team Progression – 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Western Province 2
(3rd)
6
(2nd)
10
(1st)
12
(3rd)
16
(1st)
20
(1st)
24
(2nd)
28
(2nd)
33
(1st)
37
(1st)
Natal Sharks 1
(6th)
5
(4th)
9
(2nd)
14
(1st)
15
(2nd)
19
(2nd)
24
(1st)
28
(1st)
32
(2nd)
33
(2nd)
Free State Cheetahs 5
(1st)
6
(3rd)
7
(3rd)
12
(2nd)
12
(4th)
16
(3rd)
16
(4th)
17
(4th)
22
(3rd)
26
(3rd)
Golden Lions 1
(5th)
1
(6th)
6
(4th)
9
(4th)
14
(3rd)
15
(4th)
20
(3rd)
21
(3rd)
21
(4th)
26
(4th)
Blue Bulls 2
(4th)
6
(1st)
6
(6th)
6
(6th)
10
(5th)
10
(5th)
11
(5th)
16
(5th)
17
(5th)
17
(5th)
Griquas 4
(2nd)
5
(5th)
6
(5th)
6
(5th)
8
(6th)
9
(6th)
10
(6th)
10
(6th)
10
(6th)
11
(6th)

The table above shows a team's progression throughout the season.
For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets.
Key: win draw loss

Fixtures and results[edit]

The following fixtures were released:[2]

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]

Title Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

2013 Absa Currie Cup
Premier Division Champions
Natal Sharks
7th title

Promotion/Relegation Games[edit]

Log[edit]

2013 Currie Cup Promotion Relegation Games

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Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Pumas 2 1 0 1 52 36 +16 4 3 0 1 5
2 Griquas 2 1 0 1 36 52 –16 3 4 0 0 4
* 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

Pumas were promoted to the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division.
Griquas were relegated to the 2014 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]

Player Statistics[edit]

The following table contain only points which have been scored in competitive games in the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division.[67]

All point scorers
No Player Team T C P DG Pts
1 Marnitz Boshoff Golden Lions 2 20 14 0 92
2 Fred Zeilinga Natal Sharks 1 13 17 3 91
3 Kurt Coleman Western Province 0 9 21 0 81
4 Riaan Smit Free State Cheetahs 2 12 12 0 70
5 Demetri Catrakilis Western Province 1 5 16 2 69
6 Elton Jantjies Golden Lions 2 11 11 0 65
7 Elgar Watts Free State Cheetahs 4 8 9 0 63
8 Handré Pollard Blue Bulls 0 10 13 1 62
9 Nico Scheepers Griquas 1 5 12 0 51
10 Patrick Lambie Natal Sharks 1 5 9 2 48
11 Butch James Natal Sharks 0 5 11 0 43
12 Francois Brummer Griquas 0 4 10 0 38
13 Gouws Prinsloo Griquas 0 5 9 0 37
14 Raymond Rhule Free State Cheetahs 7 0 0 0 35
15 Derick Minnie Golden Lions 6 0 0 0 30
Anthony Volmink Golden Lions 6 0 0 0 30
17 Tony Jantjies Blue Bulls 0 4 7 0 29
18 Jaco Kriel Golden Lions 5 0 0 0 25
19 Jürgen Visser Blue Bulls 2 1 4 0 24
20 Gary van Aswegen Western Province 0 5 4 0 22
21 Gio Aplon Western Province 4 0 0 0 20
Jacques Botes Natal Sharks 4 0 0 0 20
Damian de Allende Western Province 4 0 0 0 20
Deon Fourie Western Province 4 0 0 0 20
SP Marais Natal Sharks 4 0 0 0 20
Lwazi Mvovo Natal Sharks 4 0 0 0 20
Francois Venter Blue Bulls 4 0 0 0 20
Heimar Williams Natal Sharks 4 0 0 0 20
29 Willie Britz Golden Lions 3 0 0 0 15
Cheslin Kolbe Western Province 3 0 0 0 15
Charl McLeod Natal Sharks 3 0 0 0 15
Sarel Pretorius Free State Cheetahs 3 0 0 0 15
Boom Prinsloo Free State Cheetahs 3 0 0 0 15
Michael Rhodes Western Province 3 0 0 0 15
Johann Sadie Free State Cheetahs 3 0 0 0 15
Paul Willemse Blue Bulls 3 0 0 0 15
37 Rory Arnold Griquas 2 0 0 0 10
Bjorn Basson Blue Bulls 2 0 0 0 10
Andries Coetzee Golden Lions 2 0 0 0 10
Keegan Daniel Natal Sharks 2 0 0 0 10
Hennie Daniller Free State Cheetahs 2 0 0 0 10
Juan de Jongh Western Province 2 0 0 0 10
Ruan Dreyer Golden Lions 2 0 0 0 10
Robert Ebersohn Free State Cheetahs 2 0 0 0 10
Carel Greeff Griquas 2 0 0 0 10
Deon Helberg Golden Lions 2 0 0 0 10
Rocco Jansen Griquas 2 0 0 0 10
Lappies Labuschagné Free State Cheetahs 2 0 0 0 10
Wiaan Liebenberg Blue Bulls 2 0 0 0 10
Akona Ndungane Blue Bulls 2 0 0 0 10
Cobus Reinach Natal Sharks 2 0 0 0 10
Marnus Schoeman Griquas 2 0 0 0 10
William Small-Smith Blue Bulls 2 0 0 0 10
Schalk van der Merwe Free State Cheetahs 2 0 0 0 10
Jacques van Rooyen Golden Lions 2 0 0 0 10
PJ Vermeulen Griquas 2 0 0 0 10
Warren Whiteley Golden Lions 2 0 0 0 10
58 Willie du Plessis Free State Cheetahs 0 3 0 0 6
59 David Bulbring Blue Bulls 1 0 0 0 5
Nizaam Carr Western Province 1 0 0 0 5
Robbie Coetzee Golden Lions 1 0 0 0 5
Jean Cook Blue Bulls 1 0 0 0 5
Kyle Cooper Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
Dalton Davis Griquas 1 0 0 0 5
Jean Deysel Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
Jacques du Plessis Blue Bulls 1 0 0 0 5
Johan Goosen Free State Cheetahs 0 1 1 0 5
Nic Groom Western Province 1 0 0 0 5
Stokkies Hanekom Golden Lions 1 0 0 0 5
Wiehahn Herbst Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
Patrick Howard Western Province 1 0 0 0 5
Travis Ismaiel Blue Bulls 1 0 0 0 5
AJ le Roux Free State Cheetahs 1 0 0 0 5
Tiaan Liebenberg Western Province 1 0 0 0 5
Louis Ludik Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
Kevin Luiters Free State Cheetahs 1 0 0 0 5
Sizo Maseko Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
Howard Mnisi Griquas 1 0 0 0 5
Ruhan Nel Golden Lions 1 0 0 0 5
Jaco Nepgen Griquas 1 0 0 0 5
Rudy Paige Blue Bulls 1 0 0 0 5
Jono Ross Blue Bulls 1 0 0 0 5
Burger Schoeman Griquas 1 0 0 0 5
Brynard Stander Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
Jean Stemmet Griquas 1 0 0 0 5
Adriaan Strauss Free State Cheetahs 1 0 0 0 5
Warwick Tecklenburg Golden Lions 1 0 0 0 5
Gerhard van den Heever Western Province 1 0 0 0 5
Franco van der Merwe Golden Lions 1 0 0 0 5
Marcel van der Merwe Blue Bulls 1 0 0 0 5
Piet van Zyl Free State Cheetahs 1 0 0 0 5
Marco Wentzel Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
Willie Wepener Golden Lions 1 0 0 0 5
Tim Whitehead Natal Sharks 1 0 0 0 5
95 DuRandt Gerber Griquas 0 1 0 0 2
96 penalty try 2 0 0 0 10
* Legend: T = Tries, C = Conversions, P = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points

Squad Lists[edit]

The following players have been named in the squads for the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division:[68][69][70][71][72][73]

Awards[edit]

Month Coach of the Month Team Player of the Month Team
August[74] Brendan Venter, Sean Everett, Brad McLeod-Henderson Natal Sharks Cheslin Kolbe Western Province
September Allister Coetzee Western Province Scarra Ntubeni Western Province
October Allister Coetzee Western Province Damian de Allende Western Province

See also[edit]

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