2011 Currie Cup First Division

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2011 Currie Cup First Division
Champions Boland Cavaliers
Runners-up Eastern Province Kings
Matches played 33
Attendance 49,700 (average 1,506 per match)
Tries scored 284 (average 8.606 per match)
Top point scorer Elgar Watts (175)
Top try scorer Danwel Demas (15)
2010
2012

The 2011 Currie Cup First Division was contested from July to October 2011. 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]

Regular season and title play offs[edit]

There was 6 participating teams in the 2011 Currie Cup First Division. These teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were 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 were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top 4 teams qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals played each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Promotion[edit]

The 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division consisted of six teams,[1] so no teams will be promoted this season.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2011 Currie Cup First Division

Changes from 2010[edit]

  • None, no teams were promoted or relegated.

Team Listing[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Border Bulldogs Buffalo City Stadium, East London 16,000
Eastern Province Kings Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 48,459
Falcons Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park 7,000
Boland Cavaliers Boland Stadium, Wellington 3,500
SWD Eagles Outeniqua Park, George 10,000
Griffons North West Stadium, Welkom 17,000

Table[edit]

2011 Currie Cup First Division Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Boland Cavaliers 10 9 0 1 473 187 +286 62 24 9 1 46
2 Eastern Province Kings 10 9 0 1 403 236 +167 56 28 6 0 42
3 Falcons 10 4 0 6 286 398 -112 41 52 5 0 21
4 Griffons 10 2 0 8 280 366 -86 34 49 6 4 18
5 SWD Eagles 10 3 0 7 298 396 -98 37 49 3 1 16
6 Border Bulldogs 10 3 0 7 256 413 -157 29 57 3 1 16
The top 4 teams qualified for the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.

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

Fixtures and results[edit]

  • Fixtures are subject to change.
  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Compulsory Friendlies[edit]


Regular Season[edit]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Round Seven[edit]

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]

2011 Absa Currie Cup
First Division Champions
Boland Cavaliers
2nd title

Top scorers[edit]

The following sections contain only points and tries which have been scored in competitive games in the 2011 Currie Cup First Division.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Currie Cup Premier Division down to six next year". supersport.com. 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 

External links[edit]