2014 Currie Cup First Division

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2014 Currie Cup First Division
Countries South Africa
Date tbd
2013
2015

The 2014 Currie Cup First Division will be contested in 2014. 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]

There will be six participating teams in the 2014 Currie Cup First Division. A proposed expansion of the Premier Division to eight teams[1] was initially rejected,[2] but was then subsequently approved on 13 February 2014.[3]

Regular season and title play offs[edit]

The six teams will play each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away. The first series of fixtures will be played as part of the 2014 Currie Cup qualification competition, with all results carried forward to the First Division except for the match against the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division qualifier. A second set of fixtures would then follow between the remaining six teams.

Each team will receive four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points will be 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 will be ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top 4 teams will qualify 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.

Promotion[edit]

All the teams will qualify for the 2015 Currie Cup qualification series, provided at least one non-entrenched team finishes in the bottom two of the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division.

Teams[edit]

The six participating teams will only be known at the conclusion of the 2014 Currie Cup qualification.

Log[edit]

2014 Currie Cup First Division log

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Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Qualifier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Qualifier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Qualifier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Qualifier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Qualifier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Qualifier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fixtures and results[edit]

All the results from the 2014 Currie Cup qualification tournament will be carried forward into the First Division season. The results against the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division qualifier will be discarded.[4]

Fixtures to be released

Round Eight[edit]

Round Nine[edit]

Round Ten[edit]

Round Eleven[edit]

Round Twelve[edit]

Title Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Promotion-relegation battle may not matter". SA Rugby Magazine. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "No Currie Cup expansion". Rugby365. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Currie Cup format expanded". Sport24. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Competition Format 2014". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 

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