Richard Ferguson

2012 Currie Cup changes

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Super Rugby, Tri Nations, Vodacom Cup on 1 Aug 2011 at 09:47
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Despite much speculation in the media, the Currie Cup Premier Division will still be competed for between eight teams next year, even though there have been some changes to the format of the competition.

With the Super Rugby competition running all the way to late July next year, and on top of that an extended Tri Nations to include Argentina in a newly formatted Four Nations, the Currie Cup is fast becoming just another competition, a competition that will certainly become the training ground for the future stars, something that the Vodacom Cup has been trying to achieve for some years.

The eight teams in next years’ Currie Cup will play each other team just once, and not on a home and away basis, where after the top six teams will play in the quarter finals, something similar to how the playoffs worked in Super Rugby this year.

The Currie Cup First Division will continue to work in its current format, with each of the six teams playing each other twice before the semifinalists are decided, and the top two teams will do battle with the bottom two teams in the Premier division in a Promotion/Relegation playoff.

The 2012 Currie Cup is most likely only going to start in the third week in August next year, but this will be confirmed closer to the time.


  • well so far the ‘watered down’CC has provided me with loads of pleasure!! 😀

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.08.11 09:57:46 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 1) : Definitely enjoyed the CC more so far than Tri-Nations. Although it doesn’t take much.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.08.11 10:13:53 by Butchie34 Reply
  • @Ice (Comment 1) : @Butchie34 (Comment 2) :
    I totally agree. There is a place for the CC in SA….. more so than some other watered down super rugby / tri competition ….

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.08.11 10:24:32 by Uli Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 1) : Yip, me too. I love seeing the young guys getting a chance and really pushing for a place in the team. They wouldn’t have gotten the oppertunity otherwise and it must make a few of the coaches think.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.08.11 10:26:11 by Letgo Reply
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  • pity – such a short version 🙁

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.08.11 10:49:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • Morning SW

    agree there is place for the CC, even if it is just a month after i don’t think the game of rugby will be the same if it was decided to discontinue the CC, that is where it all gets started before going on to the more serious of games

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.08.11 10:49:40 by chaz Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 5) : Agreed, the CC never fails to deliver

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.08.11 11:11:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I love the currie cup much more then Super rugby … if the lions play the Reds or the Blues you dont have anybody to give stick . and there in is the fun . like walking into the office today and asking the blue bulls guys what the score was this weekend .. its fun …

    and not even in a mean way .. its always in a playful way . cant always see it but its usually 😉 always is 😛 heheh

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.08.11 16:24:01 by Zibbie Reply
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