Richard Ferguson

The lowdown on promotion/relegation


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Other SA Teams on 20 Oct 2010 at 08:20
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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
Kick-off: 7pm

Saturday, October 23:
Leopards v SWD Eagles
Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom
Kick-off: 4pm

article courtesy of rugby365.com



32 Comments

  • Are these games televised?

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.10.10 08:27:12 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) :

    They should be on Supersport.. I will confirm though..

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.10.10 08:31:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Shotalot

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.10.10 08:35:49 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Ja die games is oppie TV :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.10.10 08:48:23 by Charlie Reply

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  • I hope the Kings win but I doubt they will!! :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.10.10 08:50:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw, ja jy laaiks mos vi De WET Barry ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.10.10 08:52:40 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) :

    Both games on SuperSport 1..

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.10.10 09:30:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ek het mos soe gese :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.10.10 09:32:38 by Charlie Reply

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  • Go EP

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.10.10 09:35:22 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Go Monty and Rudi Keil !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.10.10 09:36:29 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : hey rich can’t comment on previous article don’t know why but anyhow jamie heaslip isn’t to bad he is 26

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.10.10 10:05:15 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : Shotto

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.10.10 10:05:53 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 11) :

    Thats weird.. But thanx.. I have heard about him..

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.10.10 10:19:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : yeah it keeps saying I’m not logged in but I cannot log in but anyway something interesting jamie was born in israel but not sure where he grew up

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.10.10 10:21:44 by Benna08 Reply
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  • They play home & away matches.. Gonna be tough but really hope the Kings come through.

    They need to be playing Premier league if their S16 bid for 2012 or is it 2013? comes through…

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.10.10 10:24:06 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Benna08 (Comment 14) : are you on blackberry, by any chance?

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.10.10 10:35:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 15) :

    Why dont they just skip ahead, make a S24 and have each country supply 8 teams.. its going to get there eventually..

    I wish we could just go back to super 12..

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.10.10 10:35:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : yes I am rob, why?

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.10.10 10:41:16 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 18) :

    Once you have logged in with our name and password, close the web browser. Once closed, go back to the browser and type in the website name. You should now be logged in.

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.10.10 10:51:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 14) :

    I had a similiar problem on my BB , close the browser and then once you back you’ll be logged in.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.10.10 10:56:50 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Benna08 (Comment 18) : BB does something very odd regarding caching of this site. Usually, if you force a page refresh, it also comes right.

    @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 20) : hey – you should send me your PIN

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.10.10 10:59:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 18) :

    Happens to me all the time (when using my BB)

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.10.10 11:01:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : what a hassle but thanks!

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.10.10 11:11:49 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 23) :

    You generally only need to do it once in a while..

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.10.10 11:15:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 24) : no problems thanks

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.10.10 11:17:22 by Benna08 Reply
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  • I don’t know about you guys but I have a real problem with the the promotion regulation games Surely the top 8 should play the Currie cup premier division
    But we could have a scenario where the Kings beat the Pumas and the Leopards beat the Eagles and thus the Leopards hold onto their currie Cup status and the Pumas would drop down a division costing the union millions in revenue
    I have no doubt that The Pumas are a better side than the Leopards but if the results panned out like i think they will the Kings and Leopards would qualify and not the Kings and the Pumas. To me it seems stupid that the weakest team in the premier division qualifies at the expense of the second weakest.
    I watched the game between the Kings and Pumas and the Kings would be able to hold their own in the Premier Division they certainly would not be worse than the Leopards and may surprise a few teams What do you guys think

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.10.10 11:09:14 by Fattmann Reply
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  • Pumas and Kings drew 36-36

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.10.10 13:16:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 26) : The promotion relegation is set-up to favour the strongest side as they play the weakest of the four teams. If the Pumas, the strongest of the four teams can’t beat the weakest (Kings) side then surely they have only themselves to blame.

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.10.10 13:22:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 26) : As far as lost revenue, this is where SARU needs to step up to ensure the relegated union doesn’t go under.

    In the UK the relegated side gets something like £500k as a ‘parachute payment’.

    On the udder hand Darren I reckon there should only be six teams in the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.10.10 13:26:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • Well said McLovin. You seem to have a very knowledgeable rugby brain.
    Which team do you support btw?? :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.10.10 17:13:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 30) : :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.10.10 20:42:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Leopards beat the SWD Eagles 37-22

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.10.10 20:43:09 by McLovin Reply

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