This weekend there are those tough Currie Cup promotion/relegation matches which decide so much of a province’s future.
For Currie Cup (Premier Division) status, the Pumas play the Eastern Province Kings (the First Division champions) and the Leopards (who ended last on the Currie Cup log) play the SWD Eagles this weekend.
(The Pumas ended second last in the Currie Cup proper, which is why they face the Kings, who ended second on the Division One log – despite going on to win the final. The Leopards, the Currie Cup Wooden Spoonists, will face the Eagles, who topped the First Division log, before losing in last Friday’s final to the Kings.)
Those pairs each form a log, and there are bonus points as is usual – for scoring four tries or for losing by less than eight points. If each team wins one of its two matches, bonus points are taken into account.
If the two teams are still level, points’ difference counts.
If points’ difference is the same, then tries count and the side with more tries will then play in the 2011 Currie Cup Premier Division.
If log points, points’ difference and tries scored are the same, then the status quo remains, which means that the team in the Premier Division will stay in the Premier Division and the team in Division One will stay there.
This weekend’s promotion/relegation fixtures:
Friday, October 22:
Pumas v EP Kings
Puma Stadium, Witbank
Saturday, October 23:
Leopards v SWD Eagles
Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom
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