2017 Currie Cup Premier Division

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2017 Currie Cup Premier Division
Countries South Africa
Date 21 July – 28 October 2017
Champions Western Province (34th title)
Runners-up Sharks
Relegated None
Matches played 43
Tries scored 369
(average 8.6 per match)
Top point scorer George Whitehead (96)
Top try scorer Warrick Gelant (10)
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The 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division was the top tier of the 2017 Currie Cup competition, an annual South African rugby union competition organised by the South African Rugby Union. It was the 79th edition of the competition and was contested between 21 July and 28 October 2017.

The competition was won by Western Province, who beat the Sharks 33–21 in the final held in Durban. Griquas finished bottom of the log, but retained their Premier Division status by beating the Griffons in a relegation play-off.

Competition rules and information[edit]

There were seven participating teams in the 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division. These seven teams played twice against each other over the course of the competition, once at home and once away. Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were be 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 log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four teams qualified for the semi-finals, which was be followed by a final.[1]

Teams[edit]

The teams that participated in the 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division were:

Location of teams in the 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division
2017 Currie Cup Premier Division teams
Team Sponsored Name Stadium/s Sponsored Name
Blue Bulls Vodacom Blue Bulls Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Loftus Versfeld
Free State Cheetahs Toyota Free State Cheetahs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Free State Stadium
Golden Lions Xerox Golden Lions Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg Emirates Airline Park
Griquas Tafel Lager Griquas Griqua Park, Kimberley Tafel Lager Park
Pumas Steval Pumas Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit Mbombela Stadium
Sharks Cell C Sharks Kings Park Stadium, Durban Growthpoint Kings Park
Western Province DHL Western Province Newlands Stadium, Cape Town DHL Newlands

Pool stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

The final log for the 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division was:

2017 Currie Cup Premier Division log watch · edit · discuss
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Sharks 12 10 0 2 352 229 +123 49 29 7 0 47
2 Western Province 12 7 0 5 410 308 +102 59 39 8 1 37
3 Golden Lions 12 6 0 6 346 395 −49 48 53 9 2 35
4 Blue Bulls 12 5 0 7 457 442 +15 63 62 9 3 32
5 Free State Cheetahs 12 6 0 6 357 458 −101 48 63 6 1 31
6 Pumas 12 4 0 8 348 371 −23 48 55 7 4 27
7 Griquas 12 4 0 8 391 458 −67 48 62 6 4 26
Final standings.

Round-by-round[edit]

The table below shows a team's progression throughout the season. For each round, each team's cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets.

Team Progression – 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 SF F
Sharks 0
(7th)
5
(4th)
10
(3rd)
15
(2nd)
20
(1st)
20
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
29
(1st)
34
(1st)
39
(1st)
43
(1st)
47
(1st)
47
(1st)
47
(1st)
Won Lost
Western Province 0
(6th)
0
(7th)
5
(5th)
6
(6th)
11
(5th)
16
(3rd)
17
(3rd)
17
(4th)
22
(3rd)
22
(4th)
27
(3rd)
32
(2nd)
32
(2nd)
37
(2nd)
Won Won
Golden Lions 2
(5th)
7
(2nd)
8
(4th)
8
(5th)
9
(6th)
9
(7th)
10
(7th)
15
(7th)
20
(4th)
25
(3rd)
25
(4th)
25
(4th)
30
(4th)
35
(3rd)
Lost N/A
Blue Bulls 5
(3rd)
5
(3rd)
10
(2nd)
10
(3rd)
11
(4th)
13
(5th)
13
(6th)
18
(3rd)
18
(6th)
20
(6th)
20
(6th)
22
(6th)
27
(5th)
32
(4th)
Lost N/A
Free State Cheetahs 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
10
(1st)
15
(1st)
16
(2nd)
21
(1st)
25
(1st)
25
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
30
(2nd)
30
(3rd)
31
(3rd)
31
(5th)
N/A N/A
Pumas 5
(2nd)
5
(5th)
5
(6th)
6
(7th)
6
(7th)
10
(6th)
15
(4th)
17
(5th)
18
(5th)
22
(5th)
24
(5th)
24
(5th)
26
(6th)
27
(6th)
N/A N/A
Griquas 2
(4th)
4
(6th)
4
(7th)
9
(4th)
13
(3rd)
14
(4th)
14
(5th)
16
(6th)
16
(7th)
16
(7th)
16
(7th)
21
(7th)
26
(7th)
26
(7th)
N/A N/A
Key: win draw loss bye

Matches[edit]

Round One[edit]

Bye/s: Western Province

Round Two[edit]

Bye/s: Blue Bulls

Round Three[edit]

Bye/s: Free State Cheetahs

Round Four[edit]

Bye/s: Golden Lions

Round Five[edit]

Bye/s: Pumas

Round Six[edit]

Bye/s: Sharks

Round Seven[edit]

Bye/s: Griquas

Round Eight[edit]

Bye/s: Western Province

Round Nine[edit]

Bye/s: Blue Bulls

Round Ten[edit]

Bye/s: Free State Cheetahs

Round Eleven[edit]

Bye/s: Golden Lions

Round Twelve[edit]

Bye/s: Pumas

Round Thirteen[edit]

Bye/s: Sharks

Round Fourteen[edit]

Bye/s: Griquas

Play-offs[edit]

Title play-offs[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Relegation play-off[edit]

  • Griquas remain in the Currie Cup Premier Division for 2018.
  • Griffons remain in the Currie Cup First Division for 2018.

Honours[edit]

The honour roll for the 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division was as follows:

2017 Currie Cup Premier Division
Champions: Western Province (34th title)
Top points scorer: George Whitehead, Griquas (96)
Top try scorer: Warrick Gelant, Blue Bulls (10)

Players[edit]

Squads[edit]

The following squads were named for the 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division:

References[edit]

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