2011 Currie Cup First Division

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2011 Currie Cup First Division
Countries South Africa
Date 15 July – 14 October 2011
Champions Boland Cavaliers (2nd title)
Runners-up Eastern Province Kings
Promoted None
Matches played 33
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 15 July to 14 October 2011. The tournament (known as the Absa Currie Cup First Division for sponsorship reasons) was the second tier of the 73rd season of the Currie Cup, an annual rugby union competition featuring the fourteen South African provincial unions.

The tournament was won by Boland Cavaliers, who beat the Eastern Province Kings 43–12 in the final played on 14 October 2011. No team was promoted to the top-tier Currie Cup Premier Division competition for 2012.

Competition rules and information[edit]

There were six 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 that lost a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four 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.

Following the reduction of the Currie Cup Premier Division from eight teams to six teams for 2012,[1] there was no promotion from the First Division in 2011.

Teams[edit]

Location of South African teams in the 2011 Currie Cup First Division

The following teams took part in the 2011 Currie Cup First Division competition:

2011 Currie Cup First Division teams
Team Sponsored Name Stadium/s Sponsored Name
Boland Cavaliers Regent Boland Cavaliers Boland Stadium, Wellington Boland Stadium
Border Bulldogs Border Bulldogs Buffalo City Stadium, East London Buffalo City Stadium
Eastern Province Kings Eastern Province Kings Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Falcons Falcons Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park Barnard Stadium
Griffons Tasol Solar Griffons North West Stadium, Welkom North West Stadium
SWD Eagles SWD Eagles Outeniqua Park, George Outeniqua Park

Standings[edit]

The final league standings for the 2011 Currie Cup First Division were:[2]

2011 Currie Cup First Division standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
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

Fixtures[edit]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Compulsory Friendlies[edit]

The following compulsory friendlies were played before the 2011 Currie Cup season between Premier Division and First Division teams:[3]

Regular Season[edit]

The following matches were played in the 2011 Currie Cup First Division:[10]

Round One[edit]

Round Two[edit]

Bye/s: Falcons, SWD Eagles

Round Three[edit]

Round Four[edit]

Bye/s: Boland Cavaliers, Border Bulldogs

Round Five[edit]

Round Six[edit]

Bye/s: Eastern Province Kings, Griffons

Round Seven[edit]

Round Eight[edit]

Bye/s: Falcons, SWD Eagles

Round Nine[edit]

Round Ten[edit]

Bye/s: Boland Cavaliers, Border Bulldogs

Round Eleven[edit]

Round Twelve[edit]

Bye/s: Eastern Province Kings, Griffons

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]

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