2019 Currie Cup Premier Division

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2019 Currie Cup Premier Division
CountriesSouth Africa
Date12 July – 7 September 2019
Matches played3
Tries scored19
(average 6.3 per match)
Top point scorerMadosh Tambwe
(Golden Lions, 20)
Top try scorerMadosh Tambwe
(Golden Lions, 4)
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The 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division – known as the Currie Cup sponsored by DirectAxis Financial Services for sponsorship reasons – is the top tier of the Currie Cup, the premier domestic rugby union competition in South Africa. It is the 81st edition of the competition organised by the South African Rugby Union and is played between 12 July and 7 September 2019.

Competition rules and information[edit]

There are seven participating teams in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division. They play each other once during the pool stage, either at home or away.[1] Teams receive four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points are awarded to teams that score four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lose a match by seven points or less. Teams are ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four teams in the pool stage qualified for the semifinals, which will be followed by a final.

Teams[edit]

The teams that compete in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division are:

Location of teams in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division
2019 Currie Cup Premier Division teams
Team Sponsored Name
Blue Bulls Vodacom Blue Bulls
Free State Cheetahs Toyota Free State Cheetahs
Golden Lions Xerox Golden Lions
Griquas Tafel Lager Griquas
Pumas Pumas
Sharks Cell C Sharks
Western Province DHL Western Province

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

The current standings in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division is:[2]

2019 Currie Cup Premier Division standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Griquas 1 1 0 0 37 13 +24 4 1 1 0 5
2 Golden Lions 1 1 0 0 38 37 +1 6 4 1 0 5
3 Western Province 1 1 0 0 20 5 +15 3 1 0 0 4
4 Pumas 1 0 0 1 37 38 −1 4 6 1 1 2
5 Free State Cheetahs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Blue Bulls 1 0 0 1 5 20 −15 1 3 0 0 0
7 Sharks 1 0 0 1 13 37 −24 1 4 0 0 0

Round-by-round[edit]

The table below shows each 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
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 SF F
Griquas 5
(1st)
Golden Lions 5
(2nd)
Western Province 4
(3rd)
Pumas 2
(4th)
Free State Cheetahs 0
(5th)
Blue Bulls 0
(6th)
Sharks 0
(7th)
Key: win draw loss bye

Matches[edit]

The following matches are played in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division:[3]

Round One[edit]

Bye/s: Free State Cheetahs

Round Two[edit]

Bye/s: Golden Lions

Round Three[edit]

Bye/s: Sharks

Round Four[edit]

Bye/s: Western Province

Round Five[edit]

Bye/s: Griquas

Round Six[edit]

Bye/s: Blue Bulls

Round Seven[edit]

Bye/s: Pumas

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby confirm 2019 competition structures" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Currie Cup Premier Div 2019 Standings". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Currie Cup fixtures for 2019 finalised" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Match 1, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Cell C Sharks XV vs Tafel Lager Griquas". SuperSport. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Currie Cup starts with upset win in Durban". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Match 2, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Xerox Golden Lions XV vs Phakisa Pumas". SuperSport. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Match 3, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

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