2011 Currie Cup Premier Division

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2011 Currie Cup Premier Division
Champions MTN Golden Lions
Runners-up Natal Sharks
Matches played 59
Attendance 936,524[citation needed] (average 15,873 per match)
2010
2012

The 2011 Currie Cup Premier Division was the 73rd season in the competition since it started in 1889 and was contested from July to October 2011. The tournament (known as the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division for sponsorship reasons) is the top tier of South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition. The MTN Golden Lions won the 2011 Currie Cup Premier Division.

Competition[edit]

Regular season and title play offs[edit]

There were 8 participating teams in the 2011 Currie Cup Premier 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 scored 4 or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost 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.

Relegation[edit]

The 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division will only consist of six teams,[1] so the bottom 2 teams will be relegated to the 2012 Currie Cup First Division.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2011 Currie Cup Premier Division

Changes from 2010[edit]

  • None, no teams were relegated.

Team Listing[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Western Province DHL Newlands, Cape Town 51,900
Griquas Griquas Park, Kimberley 18,000
Golden Lions Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg 62,567
Natal Sharks Mr Price Kings Park, Durban 55,000
Leopards Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom 15,000
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng 42,000
Pumas Puma Stadium, Witbank 20,000
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit 40,929
Free State Cheetahs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 40,911
Blue Bulls Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 51,762

Table[edit]

2011 Currie Cup Premier 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 Golden Lions 14 10 1 3 452 350 +102 52 33 6 2 50
2 Natal Sharks 14 10 0 4 423 321 +102 46 29 7 1 48
3 Free State Cheetahs 14 8 2 4 518 344 +174 58 35 8 3 47
4 Western Province 14 8 1 5 414 318 +96 44 31 5 2 41
5 Blue Bulls 14 8 1 5 452 368 +84 54 40 5 1 40
6 Griquas 14 6 1 7 429 473 -44 51 61 8 2 36
7 Pumas 14 2 0 12 297 477 -180 32 60 2 5 15
8 Leopards 14 1 0 13 263 597 -334 32 80 1 0 5
The top 4 teams qualified for the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.
The bottom 2 teams were relegated to the First Division.

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]

Round Thirteen[edit]

Round Fourteen[edit]

Title Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]


Top scorers[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

Month Coach Team Player Team
July John Plumtree Natal Sharks Jano Vermaak Blue Bulls
August John Mitchell Golden Lions Demetri Catrakilis Western Province
September Jimmy Stonehouse Pumas Johan Goosen Free State Cheetahs
October Naka Drotské Free State Cheetahs Rudi Vogt Griquas

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]