2019 Currie Cup Premier Division
|2019 Currie Cup Premier Division|
|Date||12 July – 7 September 2019|
|Tries scored||19 |
(average 6.3 per match)
|Top point scorer||Madosh Tambwe |
(Golden Lions, 20)
|Top try scorer||Madosh Tambwe |
(Golden Lions, 4)
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.
- 1 Competition rules and information
- 2 Teams
- 3 Regular season
- 4 Play-offs
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Competition rules and information
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. 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 teams that compete in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division are:
|2019 Currie Cup Premier Division teams|
|Blue Bulls||Vodacom Blue Bulls|
|Free State Cheetahs||Toyota Free State Cheetahs|
|Golden Lions||Xerox Golden Lions|
|Griquas||Tafel Lager Griquas|
|Sharks||Cell C Sharks|
|Western Province||DHL Western Province|
The current standings in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division is:
|2019 Currie Cup Premier Division standings|
|5||Free State Cheetahs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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.
|Free State Cheetahs||0
The following matches are played in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Division:
|12 July 2019||Sharks||13–37||Griquas||Jonsson Kings Park, Durban|
|19:15||Try: Cameron Wright 63'
Con: Curwin Bosch 64'
Pen: Curwin Bosch 25', 29'
|Try: Zak Burger 2'
Michal Haznar 43'
Wilmar Arnoldi 69', 74'
Con: George Whitehead 3', 44', 71', 75'
Pen: George Whitehead 37', 51', 61'
|Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen|
|13 July 2019||Golden Lions||38–37||Pumas||Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg|
|15:00||Try: Madosh Tambwe 8', 30', 65', 68'
Tyrone Green 40'
Shaun Reynolds 78'
Con: Shaun Reynolds 9', 32', 41', 79'
|Scoreboard||Try: Carel du Preez 3'
Le Roux Roets 21'
Etienne Taljaard 49'
Morgan Naudé 59'
Con: Kobus Marais 4', 21', 50', 60'
Pen: Kobus Marais 39', 43', 55'
|Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge|
|13 July 2019||Western Province||20–5||Blue Bulls||DHL Newlands, Cape Town|
|17:15||Try: Ruhan Nel 26'
Juarno Augustus 46'
Craig Barry 80'
Con: SP Marais 48'
Pen: SP Marais 65'
|Scoreboard||Try: Embrose Papier 7'
||Referee: AJ Jacobs|
|Bye/s: Free State Cheetahs|
|19 July 2019||Griquas||–||Pumas|
|19 July 2019||Blue Bulls||–||Free State Cheetahs|
|20 July 2019||Sharks||–||Western Province|
|Bye/s: Golden Lions|
|26 July 2019||Pumas||–||Blue Bulls|
|27 July 2019||Free State Cheetahs||–||Griquas|
|27 July 2019||Western Province||–||Golden Lions|
|2 August 2019||Free State Cheetahs||–||Golden Lions|
|3 August 2019||Pumas||–||Sharks|
|3 August 2019||Blue Bulls||–||Griquas|
|Bye/s: Western Province|
|9 August 2019||Western Province||–||Pumas|
|10 August 2019||Sharks||–||Free State Cheetahs|
|10 August 2019||Golden Lions||–||Blue Bulls|
|16 August 2019||Griquas||–||Western Province|
|17 August 2019||Pumas||–||Free State Cheetahs|
|18 August 2019||Golden Lions||–||Sharks|
|Bye/s: Blue Bulls|
|24 August 2019||Griquas||–||Golden Lions|
|24 August 2019||Free State Cheetahs||–||Western Province|
|24 August 2019||Blue Bulls||–||Sharks|
|31 August 2019||–|
|31 August 2019||–|
|7 September 2019||–|
- "SA Rugby confirm 2019 competition structures" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- "Currie Cup Premier Div 2019 Standings". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Currie Cup fixtures for 2019 finalised" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- "Match 1, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Cell C Sharks XV vs Tafel Lager Griquas". SuperSport. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Currie Cup starts with upset win in Durban". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Match 2, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Xerox Golden Lions XV vs Phakisa Pumas". SuperSport. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
- "Match 3, Pool Stage". South African Rugby Union. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.