2008 Currie Cup First Division

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2008 Currie Cup First Division
2008 Currie Cup Premier Division (logo).jpg
Official logo
Champions Griffons
Matches played 33
Attendance
Tries scored 228
(average 6.909 per match)
Top point scorer Clayton Durand, Leopards (176)
Top try scorer Deon van Rensburg, Leopards (11)
2007
2009

The 2008 Absa Currie Cup First Division season was contested from 27 June through to 10 October. The Currie Cup is an annual domestic competition for provincial rugby union teams in South Africa.

History[edit]

No of First Division titles[edit]

Pos. Team Champion Runner-up
1st Boland Kavaliers 4 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006)
2nd SWD Eagles 2 (2002, 2007)
3rd Vodacom Blue Bulls 1 (2000)
Pumas 1 (2005)
Griffons 1 (2008)
4th Platinum Leopards - 4 (2001, 2003, 2006, 2008)
5th Mighty Elephants - 2 (2000, 2007)
Border Bulldogs - 2 (2002, 2004)
6th Valke - 1 (2005)

Overview[edit]

The winner of the final plays against the team that are at the bottom of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division standings and the runner-up plays the 2nd last team on the log for a chance to be promoted to the Premier Division. The SWD Eagles won the final of the 2007 Currie Cup First Division 38 – 3 against the Mighty Elephants, and faced the Valke in the playoff matches. The Mighty Elephants faced the Boland Kavaliers in their two leg matches.

Teams[edit]

The SWD Eagles and the Mighty Elephants did not get promoted to the Premier Division. They both lost both their matches against the Valke and the Boland Kavaliers.

Final standings[edit]

2008 Absa Currie Cup First Div
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
Platinum Leopards 10 8 0 2 438 262 176 57 29 9 41
Griffons 10 7 0 3 303 214 89 30 23 4 32
SWD Eagles 10 5 0 5 307 262 45 41 28 9 29
Pumas 10 4 0 6 268 362 -94 33 48 8 24
Border Bulldogs 10 4 0 6 232 366 -134 26 47 3 19
Mighty Elephants 10 2 0 8 238 320 -82 27 39 5 13

Updated 29 September 2008:[1]

Points Breakdown[edit]

  • Four points for a win
  • Two points for a draw
  • One bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
  • One bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Table Notes[edit]

  • P = points
  • W = Won
  • D = Drawn
  • L = Lost
  • PF = points for
  • P = Points Against
  • PD = Points Difference (PF - PA)
  • TF = Tries For
  • TA = Tries Against
  • BP = Bonus points
  • Pts = Total Points

Fixtures and results[edit]

Compulsory Friendlies[edit]

15:00 2008-05-31
East Cape XV 17 – 63 Vodacom Western Province
18:00 2008-06-06
SWD Eagles 15 – 29 Vodacom Blue Bulls
19:00 2008-06-13
Griffons 15 – 44 Sharks
19:00 2008-06-13
East Cape XV 9 – 26 Xerox Lions
19:00 2008-08-29
Pumas 22 – 28 Griquas

Week One[edit]

19:00 2008-06-27
Pumas 32 – 30 Mighty Elephants
Tries: Thyse 30' c
Terblanche 50' m
Marx 55' c
Sithole 74' c
Con: Coetzee (1/2)
Marx (2/2)
Pen: Coetzee 17' (1/4)
Marx 60' (1/1)
Cards: Thyse Temporarily suspended from 38' to 50' 38' to 50'
Tries: Nel 25' c
Jacobs 65' c
Booysen 80'+4' m
Nelson 80'+8' m
Con: Gallinetti (2/4)
Pen: Gallinetti 39', 40'+3' (2/3)
16:00 2008-06-28
Griffons 34 – 31 SWD Eagles
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Platinum Leopards Border Bulldogs

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19:00 2008-07-04
Border Bulldogs 14 – 30 Griffons
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15:30 2008-07-05
Mighty Elephants 23 – 47 Platinum Leopards
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19:00 2008-07-11
Pumas 23 – 27 Border Bulldogs
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16:00 2008-07-12
Platinum Leopards 41 – 33 SWD Eagles
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Griffons Mighty Elephants

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19:00 2008-07-18
Border Bulldogs 19 – 29 Platinum Leopards
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15:00 2008-07-19
SWD Eagles 29 – 6 Mighty Elephants
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Griffons 24 – 30 Pumas
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15:00 2008-07-26
SWD Eagles 48 – 7 Border Bulldogs
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Mighty Elephants 27 – 19 Griffons
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16:00 2008-07-26
Platinum Leopards 54 – 14 Pumas
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19:00 2008-08-01
Border Bulldogs 28 – 16 Mighty Elephants
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15:00 2008-08-02
SWD Eagles 31 – 20 Pumas
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16:00 2008-08-02
Griffons 23 – 29 Platinum Leopards
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19:00 2008-08-08
Pumas 12 – 28 Griffons
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16:00 2008-08-09
Platinum Leopards 53 – 23 Border Bulldogs
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16:00 2008-08-09
Mighty Elephants 21 – 26 SWD Eagles
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19:00 2008-08-22
Platinum Leopards 51 – 27 Mighty Elephants
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16:30 2008-07-30
Griffons 50 – 9 Border Bulldogs
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19:00 2008-09-05
Border Bulldogs 45 – 40 Pumas
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15:00 2008-09-06
SWD Eagles 35 – 34 Platinum Leopards
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Griffons Mighty Elephants

Week Ten[edit]

19:00 2008-09-12
Pumas 36 – 22 SWD Eagles
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16:00 2008-09-13
Platinum Leopards 23 – 36 Griffons
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16:15 2008-09-13
Mighty Elephants 44 – 23 Border Bulldogs
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19:00 2008-09-19
Pumas 29 – 77 Platinum Leopards
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19:00 2008-09-19
Border Bulldogs 37 – 33 SWD Eagles
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16:00 2008-09-20
Griffons 33 – 20 Mighty Elephants
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19:00 2008-09-27
SWD Eagles 19 – 26 Griffons
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17:00 2008-09-27
Mighty Elephants 24 – 32 Pumas
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Knock Out Stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
2008-10-03 - Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom
 Platinum Leopards 50  
 Pumas 18  
 
2008-10-10 - Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom


     Platinum Leopards 26
   Griffons 31
2008-10-04 - North West Stadium, Welkom
 Griffons 27
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Semi finals[edit]

17:05 2008-10-03
Platinum Leopards 50 – 18 Pumas
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15:00 2008-10-04
Griffons 27 – 17 SWD Eagles
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Finals[edit]

19:10 2008-10-10
Platinum Leopards 26 – 31 Griffons
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2008 Currie Cup Premier Division (logo).jpg
2008 Absa Currie Cup
First Division
Champions
Griffons
1st title

Promotion/Relegation[edit]

Round 1[edit]

19:00 2008-10-18
Valke 24 – 29 Platinum Leopards
Tries: Dewald Coetzee, Hanno Coetzee, Petrus van Rooyen
Con: Jeffrey Perkins, Petrus van Rooyen (2)
Pen: Jeffrey Perkins
Tries: Jan Van Zyl, Willem Bouwer
Con: Clayton Durand (2)
Pen: Clayton Durand (5)

Round 2[edit]

Promotion/Relegation Table[edit]

Promotion/Relegation
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
Platinum Leopards 2 2 0 0 56 43 13 4 4 0 8
Boland Kavaliers 2 1 0 1 96 65 31 14 9 2 6
Griffons 2 1 0 1 65 96 -31 9 14 1 5
Valke 2 0 0 2 43 56 -13 4 4 1 1

Results[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top 5 point scorers[edit]

Name Team Tries Conversions Penalties Drop goals Total
Clayton Durand Platinum Leopards 0 43 29 1 176
Kennedy Tsimba Griffons 4 14 24 0 120
Jeff Taljard Border Bulldogs 3 14 16 0 91
Ambrose Barends SWD Eagles 0 15 18 0 84
Rudi Vogt Pumas 1 14 16 0 81

Top 5 try scorers[edit]

Name Team Tries
Deon van Rensburg Platinum Leopards 11
Jan van Zyl Platinum Leopards 10
Vuyo Zangqa Platinum Leopards 10
Cecil Afrika Griffons 8
Norman Nelson Mighty Elephants 7

Disciplinary Records by Team[edit]

Team Red Cards Red card Yellow Cards YC Total Cards
Pumas 0 9 9
Mighty Elephants 1 6 7
Border Bulldogs 0 5 5
Platinum Leopards 0 5 5
Griffons 0 4 4
SWD Eagles 1 2 3

Top 5 Disciplinary Records by Player[edit]

Name Team Red Cards Red card Yellow Cards YC Total Cards
Michael Vermaak Mighty Elephants 1 0 1
Doppies le Roux SWD Eagles 1 0 1
Shaun Jacques Nel Mighty Elephants 0 3 3
Nomani Tonga Border Bulldogs 0 2 2
Jacques Coetzee Pumas 0 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Log – 2008 ABSA Currie Cup First Div". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 

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