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CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

South Africa's oldest and premier provincial competition was won for a second consecutive season by the Vodacom Bulls in 2021. The men from Pretoria also won the 2020 competition, which was contested from October 2020 to January 2021 during a season disrupted by COVID-19, their first title since 2009. In 2021 they again beat the Durban-based Cell C Sharks in a home final in Pretoria as both teams underlined their class in the local domestic competition. The other teams in the competition for 2021 were 2019 champions, the Toyota Cheetahs (from Bloemfontein), as well as DHL Western Province (Cape Town), Sigma Lions (Johannesburg), New Nation Pumas (Nelspruit) and Tafel Lager Griquas (Kimberley).

The history

The Currie Cup is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world, with the first games played in 1889, but it was only in 1892 that it became officially known as the Currie Cup. The original participating unions were Western Province, Griqualand West, Transvaal and Eastern Province. The first tournament was held in Kimberley and was won by Western Province. The Currie Cup trophy was donated to South Africa in 1891 by the touring British Isles team - it was given to the tourists by Sir Donald Currie, owner of Union-Castle Lines, the shipping company that transported them to the southern tip of Africa. Sir Donald was clear with his instructions – hand this trophy over to the team in South Africa that gives you the best game. After a spirited display where the unbeaten British Lions narrowly won 3-0, Griqualand West became the first ever holders of the Currie Cup.

Carling Currie Cup Premier Division 2021 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Vodacom Bulls
12 8 2 2 334 260 74 46 30 49
2
Cell C Sharks
12 5 4 3 288 223 65 38 26 40
3
DHL Western Province
12 6 5 1 386 380 6 46 49 35
4
Tafel Lager Griquas
12 5 5 2 343 324 19 39 44 35
5
New Nation Pumas
12 5 4 3 274 256 18 33 32 34
6
Toyota Cheetahs
12 3 7 2 297 336 -39 39 41 28
7
Sigma Lions
12 2 7 3 270 413 -143 37 56 24

TOP SCORERS
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RESULTS

11 Sep|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

44 - 10

Cell C Sharks

04 Sep|Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

28 - 24

Tafel Lager Griquas

03 Sep|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

48 - 31

DHL Western Province

28 Aug|Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

24 - 35

DHL Western Province

28 Aug|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

39 - 36

Toyota Cheetahs

CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

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