2003 Vodacom Cup

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2003 Vodacom Cup
Champions Golden Lions
Matches played 48
2002
2004

The 2003 Vodacom Cup was the 6th edition of this annual domestic cup competition. The Vodacom Cup is played between provincial rugby union teams in South Africa from the Currie Cup Premier and First Divisions.

Competition[edit]

There were seven teams participating in the 2003 Vodacom Cup competition and another seven teams participating in the 2003 Vodacom Shield competition. Teams would play all the other teams in their competition once over the course of the season, either at home or away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that score four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams losing a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top two teams in each competition qualified for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, the teams that finished first in each competition had home advantage against the teams that finished fourth and the teams that finished second in each competition had home advantage against the teams that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals then played each other in the final.

The bottom team in the Vodacom Cup was relegated to the 2004 Vodacom Shield, while the top team in the Vodacom Shield was promoted to the 2004 Vodacom Cup.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2003 Vodacom Cup and 2003 Vodacom Shield
Red pog.svg Vodacom Cup
Blue pog.svg Vodacom Shield

Changes from 2002[edit]

  • For the 2003 season, the Vodacom Cup competition was changed once more - both the main Vodacom Cup competition and the secondary Vodacom Shield competition consisted of 7 teams.

Team Listing[edit]

The following teams took part in the 2003 Vodacom Cup competitions:

Vodacom Cup
Team Stadium/s
Boland Cavaliers Boland Stadium, Wellington
Ceres Rugby Club, Ceres
Falcons Pam Brink Stadium, Springs
Prince George Park, Boksburg
Golden Lions RAU Stadium, Johannesburg
Randfontein Rugby Club, Randfontein
Dobsonville
Leopards Olën Park, Potchefstroom
Manzil Park, Klerksdorp
Blue Bulls Securicor Loftus, Pretoria
Natal Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Free State Cheetahs Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Seisa Ramabodu Stadium, Botshabelo
Vodacom Shield
Team Stadium/s
Griffons North West Stadium, Welkom
Bronville Stadium, Welkom
Griquas Absa Park, Kimberley
AR Abass Stadium, Kimberley
Western Province Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Faure Street Stadium, Paarl
Mighty Elephants Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Central Grounds, Uitenhage
Woolfson Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Pumas @lantic Park, Witbank
Embalenhle Stadium, Secunda
Border Bulldogs Absa Stadium, East London
Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane
SWD Eagles Outeniqua Park, George
D'Almeida Stadium, Mossel Bay

Vodacom Cup[edit]

Table[edit]

2003 Vodacom Cup Table
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Blue Bulls 6 5 0 1 236 133 +103 31 12 5 1 26
2 Free State Cheetahs 6 5 0 1 256 147 +109 35 17 4 0 24
3 Golden Lions 6 4 0 2 246 151 +95 24 19 3 1 20
4 Leopards 6 3 0 3 167 214 -47 18 27 1 1 14
5 Natal 6 2 0 4 149 217 -68 19 31 2 2 12
6 Falcons 6 2 0 4 159 240 -81 20 28 2 1 11
7 Boland Cavaliers 6 0 0 6 123 234 -111 19 32 3 1 4
The top 4 teams qualified for the Vodacom Cup Semi-Finals.
The bottom team relegated to the 2004 Vodacom Shield.

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]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Round Seven[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Winners[edit]

2003
Vodacom Cup
CHAMPIONS
Golden Lions
3rd title

Vodacom Shield[edit]

Table[edit]

2003 Vodacom Shield Table
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Border Bulldogs 6 6 0 0 225 117 +108 25 14 4 0 28
2 Griquas 6 4 0 2 194 148 +46 27 17 5 2 23
3 Western Province 6 4 0 2 185 181 +4 21 25 3 1 20
4 Mighty Elephants 6 3 0 3 165 159 +6 21 16 4 1 17
5 Pumas 6 2 0 4 170 190 -20 22 23 4 2 14
6 SWD Eagles 6 2 0 4 147 185 -38 20 24 1 0 9
7 Griffons 6 0 0 6 142 248 -106 15 32 1 1 2
The top 4 teams qualified for the Vodacom Shield Semi-Finals.
The top team promoted to the 2004 Vodacom Cup.

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]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Round Seven[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Winners[edit]

2003
Vodacom Shield
CHAMPIONS
Border Bulldogs

References[edit]