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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), 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 2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Vodacom Bulls
1 1 0 0 33 19 14 4 1 5
2
DHL Western Province
1 1 0 0 48 36 12 7 5 5
3
Toyota Cheetahs
1 1 0 0 30 20 10 3 2 4
4
Sigma Lions
1 0 1 0 36 48 -12 5 7 1
5
Cell C Sharks
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6
Tafel Lager Griquas
1 0 1 0 20 30 -10 2 3 0
7
Pumas
1 0 1 0 19 33 -14 1 4 0

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

Sigma Lions

19 Jan | Emirates Airline Park, JHB

15:30

Pumas

Cell C Sharks

19 Jan | Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

17:45

Tafel Lager Griquas

DHL Western Province

19 Jan | DHL Stadium, Cape Town

20:00

Vodacom Bulls

Tafel Lager Griquas

02 Feb | Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley

15:30

Pumas

Vodacom Bulls

02 Feb | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

17:45

Toyota Cheetahs

RESULTS

15 Jan|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Western Province

48 - 36

Sigma Lions

15 Jan|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

30 - 20

Tafel Lager Griquas

14 Jan|Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Pumas

19 - 33

Vodacom Bulls

11 Sep|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

44 - 10

Cell C Sharks

04 Sep|Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

28 - 24

Tafel Lager Griquas

CARLING CURRIE CUP PREMIER DIVISION

Tournament news

The 2022 Carling Currie Cup Bulletin #1

Defending Carling Currie Cup champions, the Vodacom Bulls, started the 2022 campaign with a bonus-point victory over the Pumas at the Mbombela Stadium on Friday evening, while the Toyota Cheetahs and the DHL Western Province also made winning starts on Saturday.

Carling Currie Cup

Davids hat-trick steers WP to comfortable win

Blitzbok star Angelo Davids scored a hat-trick of tries in the DHL Western Province's 48-36 romp over a youthful Sigma Lions side on a sunny late afternoon at DHL Stadium in Cape Town to get their Carling Currie Cup campaign off to a flying start.

Carling Currie Cup

Cheetahs made to work hard for Bloem victory

The Toyota Cheetahs got their 2022 Carling Currie Cup campaign off to a winning start after they beat Tafel Lager Griquas by 30-20 (halftime 23-3) in a tough Central Derby at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on a wet Saturday afternoon.

Tournament news

FNB Varsity Cup returns to campuses in 2022

The FNB Varsity Cup will be staged at universities around the country for the first time since 2020 when the 15th instalment of this ground-breaking tournament kicks off on 14 February.

Carling Currie Cup

Bulls open title defence with solid win

The Vodacom Bulls scored a bonus-point 33-19 win over the Pumas in their opening Carling Currie Cup match played in persistent rain at the Mbombela Stadium on Friday evening.