1988 Santam Bank Trophy Division B

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1988 Santam Bank Trophy Division B
CountriesSouth Africa
Date30 April – 27 August 1988
ChampionsFar North
Runners-upStellaland
PromotedFar North
RelegatedNone
Matches played29
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The 1988 Santam Bank Trophy Division B was the fourth tier of domestic South African rugby, below the two Currie Cup divisions and Division A.

Teams[edit]

1988 Santam Bank Trophy Division B
Far North
Lowveld
North Western Cape
South African Rugby Association
South Western Districts
Stellaland
Winelands

Competition[edit]

Regular season and title play-offs[edit]

There were six participating teams in the Santam Bank Trophy Division B. These teams were split into two sections of either three of four teams each. Teams played the other teams in their section four times over the course of the season, twice at home and twice away. Teams received two points for a win and one points for a draw. The top team qualified for the section finals, played at the home venue of the higher-placed team, as well as the Division B finals.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

The Division B champion qualified for the promotion play-offs. That team played off against the team placed bottom in Division A over two legs. The winner over these two ties qualified for the 1989 Santam Bank Trophy Division A, while the losing team qualified for the 1989 Santam Bank Trophy Division B.

Log[edit]

1988 Santam Bank Trophy Division B Section 1 Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA Pts
1 Stellaland 8 8 0 0 229 97 +132 34 11 16
2 South Western Districts 8 6 0 2 216 69 +147 31 10 12
3 South African Rugby Association 8 3 0 5 116 173 −57 16 20 6
4 Winelands 8 0 0 8 71 313 −242 9 54 0
Stellaland qualified for the Division B Title Play-Off Final game and the Trophy Finals Semi-Final.
1988 Santam Bank Trophy Division A Section 2 Log
1 Far North 8 6 0 2 201 84 +117 27 6 12
2 Lowveld 8 3 0 5 124 130 −6 13 16 6
3 North Western Cape 8 2 0 6 90 181 −91 14 26 4
Far North qualified for the Division B Title Play-Off Final game and the Trophy Finals Semi-Final.

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

Fixtures and Results[edit]

Round One[edit]

Bye/s: Stellaland

Round Two[edit]

Bye/s: Lowveld

Round Three[edit]

Bye/s: South Western Districts

Round Four[edit]

Bye/s: North Western Cape

Round Five[edit]

Bye/s: South African Rugby Association

Round Six[edit]

Bye/s: Winelands

Round Seven[edit]

Bye/s: Far North

Round Eight[edit]

Bye/s: North Western Cape

Round Nine[edit]

Bye/s: Lowveld

Round Ten[edit]

Bye/s: Far North, South African Rugby Association, Stellaland, South Western Districts, Winelands

Final[edit]

Santam Bank Trophy Finals[edit]

The top two teams from Division A and the top two teams from Division B qualified to the Trophy finals:

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Promotion Play-Offs[edit]

In the promotion play-offs, Northern Natal conceded the second leg to Far North, who won promotion to the Division A. Northern Natal were initially relegated to Division B, but due to the Currie Cup Division A's expansion to 8 teams, they retained their place.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Curriebeker-punte". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 12 September 1988. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Stellaland weer in eindstryd". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 5 September 1988. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Rugbyraad besluit oor Craven-gesprek Ja vir integrasie, nee vir die ANC". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 12 November 1988. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 29 January 2013.