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Currie Cup – early facts and figures

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news on 29 Jul 2008 at 23:40

The Currie Cup is currently only in the early stages of the season, but after six rounds of action, there are some interesting statistics emerging from the tournament.

Rugby 365 reports that current champions, the Free State Cheetahs are well on their way to yet another title defence, and are sitting pretty on top of the points table with a total of 19 points.

They are one point ahead of the Blue Bulls, who look like serious challengers once again this year. The Bulls also have a game in hand.

In third place follows the Sharks, who stayed in the semifinal berths with a tight victory over the resurgent Lions, who are currently in fifth spot.

Fourth place belongs to Western Province after a welcome win over Boland Cavaliers.

The sixth-placed Falcons have been the surprise package this season, scoring a massive upset win over WP in Brakpan two weeks ago.

Griquas and Boland bring up the rear, with only one win apiece.

The surprise leader among the points scorers is Lions fullback Earl Rose, who is miles in the lead with 94 points after only six matches. That gives Rose a fantastic average of over 15 points per game at this stage of the season.

Province pivot Willem de Waal, last year’s top points scorer, is in second place on 67 points.

Rose also tops the try-scoring list with four tries. Sharks loose forward Jacques Botes is joint-leader with Rose, having scored four tries himself thus far.

It will be most interesting to see whether the Lions, and more specifically Rose can continue his purple patch.

Currie Cup top points-scorers:
94 – Earl Rose (Lions)
67 – Willem de Waal (Western Province)
58 – Chris Rossouw (Vodacom Cheetahs)
52 – Morné Steyn (Blue Bulls)
35 – Conrad Barnard (Griquas)

Currie Cup top try-scorers:
4 – Jacques Botes (Sharks), Earl Rose (Lions)
3 – John Daniels (Boland Cavaliers), John Mametsa (Blue Bulls), Wynand Olivier (Blue Bulls), Wylie Human (Western Province), Keegan Daniel (Sharks)


  • hands up, who thought Earl Rose would be the leading points scorer at ANY stage in the CC.

    He is certainly shutting some of us (me included) up pretty well this season.

    I’m just glad he is not with WP anymore or else we might be having a Bok inclusion fight :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.07.08 23:47:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Just hours after contributing two penalties for his side in their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban, Lions rugby player Earl Rose clashed with a security guard at the hotel where he was staying.

    Rose, a flyhalf for the Lions, had returned to the Southern Sun North Beach, where his team was staying, early on Sunday.

    He reportedly became angry when he discovered that the hotel’s revolving door was locked and he was told to use another entrance by a guard. He apparently interfered with the door and a clash occurred.

    The guard was reportedly taken for treatment at Entabeni Hospital after the incident.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.07.08 10:11:19 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 2) :

    :lol: :lol:

    Would be interesting to see if any action is taken against him. They would be stupid if they did. He is their leading point scorer for ther season

    Where’s that from Racheltjie?

    And believe it or not I have had the same issue :oops:

    I think it is the old Elangeni hotel, with a front and back entrance and after a certain time they lock the one door and you have to “trap” to the other door. The security gaurd was bigger than me so I “trapped” :oops: Obviously Rose didn’t. :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.07.08 10:28:29 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=582&art_id=vn20080728061316920C941978

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.07.08 10:32:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Wonder if he was sober? :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.07.08 10:34:34 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • He best be careful, soon he’ll have the Aussies trying to recruit him.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.07.08 10:36:19 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 5) :

    He had to have been, after all he had no reason to be out celebrating. :razz:

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.07.08 10:36:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 6) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.07.08 10:38:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • I see the Sharks are still failing in the try scoring category..a carry over from the Super 14.
    Our midfield needs tinkering with something bad or else the season is over before it’s begun.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.07.08 17:53:23 by Predawn Reply
    Great White SharkUnder 21 player
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 4) :

    Earl Rose is a very good player but his bevaing was outrageous and unpolite.
    Lions management should ban him :mad:

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.07.08 20:21:27 by H.O. Reply
    H.O.Under 21 player
  • sorry, a mistake:
    bevaing = behaviour

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.07.08 20:21:59 by H.O. Reply
    H.O.Under 21 player

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