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CURRIE CUP FIRST DIV

The second-tier Currie Cup First Division was won in 2019 by the Jaguares XV from Argentina, who went through the season unbeaten. Other teams taking part in this competition in 2019 are the 2018 champions, the SWD Eagles from George, the East Rand-based Valke, Down Touch Griffons (Welkom), Boland Cavaliers (Wellington), EP Elephants (Port Elizabeth), Border Bulldogs (East London), Leopards (Potchefstroom) and the Jaguares XV from Argentina, who will also use Potchefstroom as base this season.

The history

The Currie Cup - in recent years sponsored by DirectAxis Financial Services - 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.

Currie Cup First Division 2019 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Jaguares XV
7 7 0 0 483 119 364 71 17 35
2
Griffons
7 3 1 3 245 199 46 34 28 24
3
Valke
7 3 2 2 176 251 -75 26 37 20
4
Eastern Province
7 4 3 0 171 177 -6 26 22 20
5
Leopards
7 3 4 0 149 204 -55 23 28 16
6
SWD
7 1 4 2 160 260 -100 19 39 14
7
Boland
7 2 4 1 179 200 -21 25 30 14
8
Border
7 1 6 0 138 291 -153 21 44 6

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

30 Aug|Fanie du Toit Stadium

Jaguares XV

27 - 13

Griffons

24 Aug|Fanie du Toit Stadium

Jaguares XV

37 - 29

Valke

24 Aug|HT Pelatona Projects Stadium, Welkom

Griffons

62 - 31

Eastern Province

Tournaments

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