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1 Blue Bulls 39
2 Sharks 35
3 Golden Lions 34
4 Western Province 37
5 Cheetahs 31
6 Pumas 17
7 Griquas 8

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Watch South Africa’s finest rugby union teams battle in the Currie Cup, which is one of the oldest rugby tournaments in existence.

The history of the Currie Cup dates all the way back to 1891. However, it wasn’t until 1968 that the competition became an annual showpiece occasion. Between 1996 and 2015, 14 provincial unions all competed for the Currie Cup. However, the competition has expanded even further since. In 2016 and 2017, a Namibian team called Welwitschias joined the tournament (although they sadly left due to financial worries). Similarly, in 2019, Jaguares XV from Argentina joined the Currie Cup. Now, 15 teams battle for supremacy.  

In its current format, Currie Cup sides are split into two divisions. The top seven teams play in the Premier Division, where teams battle for the Currie Cup itself. The remaining teams play in the First Division, where they compete for promotion to the Premier Division.

In the Premier Division and the First Division, each team plays each other once in a round-robin format and then the top four teams enter the play-offs. A semi-final and a final then follow in each division. The winner of the Currie Cup final is then crowned as the champion, while the winner of the First Division plays the bottom-placed Premier Division side in a promotion/relegation play-off match.

However, in 2020, a modified version of the Currie Cup was played due to the coronavirus pandemic. No First Division Currie Cup fixtures were played in the tournament and instead a combined Currie Cup and Super Rugby Unlocked tournament was created instead.

Since the Currie Cup became an annual competition in 1968, the Blue Bulls have been the tournament’s most successful side. They’ve won the Currie Cup final on 21 occasions. They’re followed on the honours board by the Western Province who have won 13 titles and the Sharks, who have won eight Currie Cup finals. However, if we look at overall winners of the competition, Western Province top the leader board with 34 victories. This is because the team won 16 of the first 20 competitions, including two shared titles.   

Read on to discover even more about the Currie Cup, including all the latest news, results and upcoming Currie Cup fixtures.

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