Richard Ferguson

In case of a draw

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news on 16 Oct 2010 at 11:03
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On Saturday there will be the two semifinals in the 2010 Currie Cup, two matches each with 80-plus minutes of do-or-die rugby. What happens if there is a draw at the end of 80 minutes?

A draw is a result but it is not enough of a result for teams to go onto the final.

A winner is necessary to make a final possible, and nowadays a winner of the Currie Cup Final must also be decided. No longer is the Currie Cup shared.

If on Saturday there is a draw at the end of 80 minutes in a semifinal, there will be an extra-time of 20 minutes played. The 20 minutes will be divided into two halves of 10 minutes each, with a one-minute break between each half.

If the scores are still level at the end of the extra-time, there will be no further play and none of those horrible kick-offs. Instead the number of tries will be added up in the whole semifinal, which includes those 20 extra minutes.

If teams are still level – match points and tries – then the team higher on the log will be the winner.

This last proviso means that if the Sharks and the Blue Bulls are still level in score and tries after extra-time, the Sharks will go onto the Currie Cup Final. If at Newlands Western Province and the Free State Cheetahs are still level in score and number of tries after extra-time, Western Province will go on to the final.

Log position is important – in deciding home-ground advantage and in determining a winner in the case of a draw – and that includes the Currie Cup Final.

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  • I am going to be THE loudest Shark supporter today, even if I onla manage to seriously piss off the bulls supporters! GO SHARKS!!!!
    Interestingly enough, this season has not seen one draw in the league stages. Don’t see it happening today either.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.10.10 11:13:14 by Crock Reply
  • @Crock (Comment 1) : I don’t see a draw happening either.

    Would LOVE to be able to get to the game, but it’s a little far away. At least my tickets will be there. 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.10.10 11:28:39 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Why is the site so quiet this morning? Everyone out shopping to get all the supplies for this afternoon? Or is it the quiet before the storm?

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.10.10 11:30:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Yeah, come on boys and girls, be loud and proud supporters today!

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.10.10 11:37:54 by Crock Reply
  • Black! White! Dynamite!

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.10.10 12:06:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • KSA Shark
    I made sure no hairdresser appointments today!! 😳

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.10.10 12:45:11 by wpw Reply
  • Hi all.. coming live from the Tank..

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.10.10 12:50:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Best of luck to all the teams supporters!

    My only wish is that neither game is determined by poor offciating.

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.10.10 12:57:23 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 8) : When the Sharks are involved, you can bet it will be…

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.10.10 13:12:25 by klempie Reply

  • Right. I better go and get some biltong. 😎

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.10.10 13:18:57 by klempie Reply

  • Ok so what would have happened if we were tied after saturdays match? Since time was lost due to the bees on the field was extra time removed from the game?

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.10.10 10:42:43 by Uli Reply
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    Uli Boelie

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