1988 Currie Cup Division B

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1988 Currie Cup Division B
Countries South Africa
Date 30 April – 10 September 1988
Champions Northern Free State
Runners-up Western Transvaal
Promoted Northern Free State
Relegated None
Matches played 31
← 1987
1989 →

The 1988 Currie Cup Division B (known as the Santam Bank Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the second division of the Currie Cup competition, the 49th season in the since it started in 1889.

Teams[edit]

1988 Currie Cup Division B
Eastern Free State
Eastern Transvaal
Griqualand West
Northern Free State
Vaal Triangle
Western Transvaal

Competition[edit]

Regular season and title play-offs[edit]

There were six participating teams in the 1988 Currie Cup Division B. These teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away. Teams received two points for a win and one points for a draw. The top two teams qualified for the Division B finals, played at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

The winner of the final also qualified for the 1988 Currie Cup Semi-Final.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

The top team on the log qualified for the promotion play-offs. That team played off against the team placed seventh in Division A over two legs. The winner over these two ties qualified for the 1989 Currie Cup Division A, while the losing team qualified for the 1989 Currie Cup Division B.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

The bottom team on the log qualified for the relegation play-offs. That team played off against the team that won the Santam Bank Trophy Division A over two legs. The winner over these two ties qualified for the 1989 Currie Cup Division B, while the losing team qualified for the 1989 Santam Bank Trophy Division A.

Log[edit]

1988 Currie Cup Division B Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA Pts
1 Northern Free State 10 8 1 1 265 125 +140 30 8 17
2 Western Transvaal 10 7 1 2 375 135 +240 55 14 15
3 Griqualand West 10 7 0 3 187 128 +59 24 9 14
4 Vaal Triangle 10 5 0 5 176 120 +56 18 9 10
5 Eastern Transvaal 10 2 0 8 181 242 −61 21 29 4
6 Eastern Free State 10 0 0 10 79 513 −434 3 82 0
Northern Free State qualified for the Currie Cup Semi-Finals.
Northern Free State and Western Transvaal qualified for the Final.
Northern Free State qualified for the Promotion Play-Off game.
Eastern Free State qualified for the Relegation Play-Off game.

* 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, Pts = Log Points

Points breakdown:
*2 points for a win
*1 point for a draw

Fixtures and Results[edit]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Bye/s: Griqualand West, Western Transvaal

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Bye/s: Eastern Free State, Vaal Triangle

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Bye/s: Eastern Transvaal, Northern Free State

Round Seven[edit]

Round Eight[edit]

Bye/s: Griqualand West, Western Transvaal

Round Nine[edit]

Round Ten[edit]

Bye/s: Eastern Free State, Vaal Triangle

Round Eleven[edit]

Round Twelve[edit]

Bye/s: Eastern Transvaal, Northern Free State

Final[edit]

Currie Cup Semi-Final[edit]

As champions of Division B, Northern Free State qualified to the semi-finals of the main Currie Cup competition, where they met Division A runners-up Western Province.

Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs[edit]

Promotion Play-Offs[edit]

In the promotion play-offs, Northern Free State beat Free State on aggregate and won promotion to Division A. Free State were initially relegated, but Division A was expanded to 8 teams and they retained their place.[3]

Relegation Play-Offs[edit]

In the relegation play-offs, South Eastern Transvaal beat Eastern Free State on aggregate and won promotion to the 1989 Currie Cup Division B. Eastern Free State were initially relegated to the 1989 Santam Bank Trophy Division A, but due to the Currie Cup Division A's subsequent expansion to 8 teams, they retained their place.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noord-Vrystaat op sy beste". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 12 September 1988. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "WP lyk reg vir eindstryd". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 19 September 1988. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Rugbyraad besluit oor Craven-gesprek Ja vir integrasie, nee vir die ANC". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 12 November 1988. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Noord-Vrystaat wen met puik spanwerk". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 26 September 1988. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Suidoos op pad na CB-status". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 19 September 1988. Retrieved 29 January 2013.