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Currie Cup Finals History


Currie Cup Winners & Finals
(as at 27/10/2014)

Currie Cup Finals Referees

7 (1)

André Watson

6 (2)

Steve Strydom, Jonathan Kaplan

5 (1)

Freek Burger

3 (2)

Jimmy Smith-Belton, Gert Bezuidenhout

2 (4)

Piet Robbertse, Johan Gouws, Mark Lawrence, Craig Joubert

1 (16)

Boy Louw, Carl Basson, Albie Henkes, Eddie Hofmeyr, Chris Ackermann, Ralph Burmeister, Bowden Coombe, Bertie Strasheim, Fonnie van der Vyver, Ben Calitz, Justus Moolman, Cassie Carstens, Stef Neethling, Tappe Henning, Shaun Veldsman, Jaco Peyper

-

Most Titles

33

Western Province (four times shared: last 2014)

23

Blue Bulls  (four times shared: last 2009)

10

Lions (once shared: last 2011)

7

The Sharks (last 2013)

4

Cheetahs  (once shared: last 2007)

3

Griquas (last 1970)

2

Border (twice shared: last 1934)

-

Currie Cup winners
(1892 - 2013)

1889

Western Province/Board Trophy

1892

Western Province/Currie Cup

1894

Western Province

1895

Western Province

1896

Western Province

1898

Western Province

1899

Griqualand West

1904

Western Province

1906

Western Province

1908

Western Province

1911

Griqualand West

1914

Western Province

1920

Western Province

1922

Golden Lions

1925

Western Province

1927

Western Province

1929

Western Province

1932

Western Province & Border

1934

Western Province & Border

1936

Western Province

1939

Golden Lions

1946

Blue Bulls

1947

Western Province

1950

Golden Lions

1952

Golden Lions

1954

Western Province

1956

Blue Bulls

1957-59

Western Province

1964

Western Province

1966

Western Province

1968

Blue Bulls

1969

Blue Bulls

1970

Griqualand West

1971

Blue Bulls & Golden Lions

1972

Golden Lions

1973

Blue Bulls

1974

Blue Bulls

1975

Blue Bulls

1976

Free State

1977

Blue Bulls

1978

Blue Bulls

1979

Blue Bulls & Western Province

1980

Blue Bulls

1981

Blue Bulls

1982

Western Province

1983

Western Province

1984

Western Province

1985

Western Province

1986

Western Province

1987

Blue Bulls

1988

Blue Bulls

1989

Blue Bulls & Western Province

1990

Natal

1991

Blue Bulls

1992

Natal

1993

Golden Lions

1994

Golden Lions

1995

Natal

1996

Natal

1997

Western Province

1998

Blue Bulls

1999

Lions

2000

Western Province

2001

Western Province

2002

Blue Bulls

2003

Blue Bulls

2004

Blue Bulls

2005

Cheetahs

2006

Cheetahs & Blue Bulls

2007

Cheetahs

2008

Sharks

2009

Blue Bulls

2010

Sharks

2011

Lions

2012

Western Province

2013

Sharks

Currie Cup Finals
(1939-2013)

Year

Winner

Runner-up

Venue

Referee

1939

Transvaal

17

Western Province

6

Newlands, Cape Town

Boy Louw, Western Province

1946

Northern Transvaal

11

Western Province

9

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Carl Basson, Northern Transvaal

1947

Western Province

16

Transvaal

12

Newlands, Cape Town

Albie Henkes, Western Province

1950

Transvaal

22

Western Province

11

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Eddie Hofmeyr, Transvaal

1952

Transvaal

11

Boland

9

Wellington

Chris Ackermann, Boland

1954

Western Province

11

Northern Transvaal

8

Newlands, Cape Town

Ralph Burmeister, Western Province

1956

Northern Transvaal

9

Natal

8

King's Park, Durban

Bawden Coombie, Natal

1968

Northern Transvaal

16

Transvaal

3

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Bertie Strasheim, Northern Transvaal

1969

Northern Transvaal

28

Western Province

13

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Fonnie van der Vyver, Northern Transvaal

1970

Griqualand West

11

Northern Transvaal

9

De Beers, Kimberley

Ben Calitz, Griqualand West

1971

Transvaal

14

Northern Transvaal

14

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Gert Bezuidenhout, Transvaal

1972

Transvaal

25

Eastern Transvaal

19

Pam Brink, Springs

Piet Robbertse, Eastern Transvaal

1973

Northern Transvaal

30

Free State

22

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Piet Robbertse, Eastern Transvaal

1974

Northern Transvaal

17

Transvaal

15

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Steve Strydom, Free State

1975

Northern Transvaal

12

Free State

6

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

Justus Moolman, Eastern Province

1976

Free State

33

Western Province

16

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

Gert Bezuidenhout, Transvaal

1977

Northern Transvaal

27

Free State

12

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Jimmy Smith-Belton, Eastern Province

1978

Northern Transvaal

13

Free State

9

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

Gert Bezuidenhout, Transvaal

1979

Western Province

15

Northern Transvaal

15

Newlands, Cape Town

Steve Strydom, Free State

1980

Northern Transvaal

39

Western Province

9

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Steve Strydom, Free State

1981

Northern Transvaal

23

Free State

6

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Johan Gouws, Eastern Transvaal

1982

Western Province

24

Northern Transvaal

7

Newlands, Cape Town

Steve Strydom, Free State

1983

Western Province

9

Northern Transvaal

3

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Johan Gouws, Eastern Transvaal

1984

Western Province

19

Natal

9

Newlands, Cape Town

Cassie Carstens, Northern Transvaal

1985

Western Province

22

Northern Transvaal

15

Newlands, Cape Town

Steve Strydom, Free State

1986

Western Province

22

Transvaal

9

Newlands, Cape Town

Steve Strydom, Free State

1987

Northern Transvaal

24

Transvaal

18

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Freek Burger, Western Province

1988

Northern Transvaal

19

Western Province

18

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Jimmy Smith-Belton, Eastern Province

1989

Northern Transvaal

16

Western Province

16

Newlands, Cape Town

Jimmy Smith-Belton, Eastern Province

1990

Natal

18

Northern Transvaal

12

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Freek Burger, Western Province

1991

Northern Transvaal

27

Transvaal

15

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Freek Burger, Western Province

1992

Natal

14

Transvaal

13

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Freek Burger, Western Province

1993

Transvaal

21

Natal

15

King's Park, Durban

Freek Burger, Western Province

1994

Transvaal

56

Free State

33

Springbok Park, Bloemfontein

Stef Neethling, Boland

1995

Natal

25

Western Province

17

King's Park, Durban

Tappe Henning, Northern Transvaal

1996

Natal

33

Transvaal

15

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

André Watson, Eastern Transvaal

1997

Western Province

14

Cheetahs

12

Newlands, Cape Town

André Watson, Gauteng Falcons

1998

Blue Bulls

24

Western Province

20

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

André Watson, Gauteng Falcons

1999

Golden Lions

32

Natal

9

King's Park, Durban

André Watson, Gauteng Falcons

2000

Western Province

25

Natal

15

Absa Stadium, Durban

André Watson, Falcons

2001

Western Province

29

Natal

24

Newlands, Cape Town

André Watson, Falcons

2002

Blue Bulls

31

Golden Lions

7

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Jonathan Kaplan, Sharks

2003

Blue Bulls

40

Sharks

19

Loftus, Pretoria

Shaun Veldsman, Kavaliers

2004

Blue Bulls

42

Cheetahs

33

Loftus, Pretoria

André Watson, Saru

2005

Cheetahs

29

Blue Bulls

25

Loftus, Pretoria

Jonathan Kaplan, Sharks

2006(*)

Cheetahs

28

Blue Bulls

28

Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein

Jonathan Kaplan, Saru

2007

Cheetahs

20

Golden Lions

18

Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein

Mark Lawrence, Saru

2008

Sharks

14

Blue Bulls

9

Absa Stadium, Durban

Jonathan Kaplan, Saru

2009

Blue Bulls

36

Cheetahs

24

Loftus, Pretoria

Jonathan Kaplan, Saru

2010

Sharks

30

Western Province

10

Absa Stadium, Durban

Craig Joubert, Saru

2011

Lions

42

The Sharks

16

Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg

Mark Lawrence, Saru

2012

Western Province

25

The Sharks

18

Absa Stadium, Durban

Jaco Peyper, Saru

2013

Sharks

33

Western Province

19

Newlands, Cape Town

Jonathan Kaplan, Saru

2014

Western Province

19

Golden Lions

16

Newlands, Cape Town

Craig Joubert, Saru

(*) - In the three draws (1971, 1979 and 1989), the trophy was shared. This Currie Cup Final was new - the first to produce extra time. This was the first extra time (10 minutes each way) in a Currie Cup Final.

Currie Cup Semi-finals
(1954-2014)

Year

Winners

 

Losers

 

Venue

1954

Northern Transvaal

9

Free State

8

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

1956

Natal

11

Western Province

10

Newlands, cape Town

1969

Western Province

13

Boland

11

Newlands, Cape Town

1970

Northern Transvaal

24

Natal

8

King's Park Stadium, Durban

1971

Transvaal

23

Natal

10

Ellis Park, Johannebsurg

1973

Free State
Northern Transvaal

19
20

Western Province
Rhodesia

15
7

Newlands, Cape Town
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

1974

Transvaal

30

Eastern Province

6

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

1979

Northern Transvaal
Western Province

16
20

Eastern Province
Griqualand West

6
15

Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
De Beers Stadium, Kimberley

1980

Northern Transvaal
Western Province

49
21

South Eastern Transvaal
Eastern Province

6
13

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth

1981

Northern Transvaal
Free State

36
28

Northern Free State
Eastern Transvaal

12
15

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Pam Brink Stadium, Springs

1982

Western Province
Northern Transvaal

47
24

Natal
Northern Free State

18
21

Newlands, Cape Town
North West Stadium, Welkom

1983

Western Province
Northern Transvaal

7
32

Natal
Northern Free State

3
15

King's Park, Durban
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

1984

Natal
Western Province

26
53

Free State
Eastern Transvaal

15
0

King's Park, Durban
Newlands, Cape Town

1986

Transvaal

18

Natal

4

King's Park, Durban

1987

Transvaal

12

South West Africa

9

National Stadium, Windhoek

1988

Western Province

26

Northern Free State

9

North West Stadium, Welkom

1989

Western Province

71

Western Transvaal

9

Olën Park, Potchefstroom

1996

Natal
Transvaal

35
31

Free State
Northern Transvaal

20
21

King's Park, Durban
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

1997

Western Province
Cheetahs

38
40

Lions
Natal

18
22

Newlands, Cape Town
King's Park, Durban

1998

Western Province
Blue Bulls

27
31

Griqualand West
Natal Sharks

11
17

Hoffe Park, Kimberley
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

1999

Lions
Natal Sharks

81
45

South Western Districts Eagles
Cheetahs

21
8

Ellis Park, Johannesburg
King's Park, Durban

2000

Natal Sharks
Western Province

29
43

Cheetahs
Lions

15
22

Absa Stadium, Durban
Newlands, Cape Town

2001

Western Province
Natal Sharks

40
16

Cheetahs
Lions

18
9

Newlands, Cape Town
Absa Stadium, Durban

2002

Lions
Blue Bulls

43
22

Cheetahs
Natal Sharks

29
19

Vodacom Park, BLoemfontein
Absa Stadium, Durban

2004

Blue Bulls
Cheetahs

40
17

Lions
Western Province

33
11

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Newlands, Cape Town

2005

Cheetahs
Blue Bulls

16
31

Western Province
Lions

11
23

Newlands, Cape Town
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

2006

Blue Bulls
Cheetahs

45
30

Western Province
Natal Sharks

30
14

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein

2007

Lions
Cheetahs

19
11

Sharks
Blue Bulls

12
6

Absa Stadium, Durban
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein

2008

Sharks
Blue Bulls

29
31

Lions
Cheetahs

14
19

Absa Stadium, Durban
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

2009

Cheetahs
Blue Bulls

23
21

Sharks
Western Province

21
19

Absa Stadium, Durban
Newlands, Cape Town

2010

Sharks
Western Province

16
31

Blue Bulls
Cheetahs

12
7

Absa Stadium, Durban
Newlands, Cape Town

2011

Sharks
Lions

20
29

Cheetahs
Western Province

13
20

Absa Stadium, Durban
Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg

2012

Sharks
Lions

20
16

Blue Bulls
Western Province

3
21

Mr Price King's Park, Durban
Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg

2013

Western Province
Sharks

33
33

Golden Lions
Cheetahs

17
22

Newlands, Cape Town
Growthpoint King's Park, Durban

2014

Western Province
Golden Lions

31
50

Blue Bulls
Sharks

23
20

Newlands, Cape Town
Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Performances in Currie Cup Finals

Total Finals

Province

Won

Drew

Lost

31

Blue Bulls

19

2

10

25

Western Province

13

2

10

20

Golden Lions

9

0

11

16

Sharks

7

0

9

13

Cheetahs

3

1

9

1

Griquas

1

0

0

1

Boland

0

0

1

1

Valke (Eastern Transvaal)

0

0

1

-

Unbeaten in a Currie Cup season

1892

Western Province (4 wins)

1894

Western Province (3 wins 1 draw)

1895

Western Province (5 wins)

1897

Western Province (4 wins)

1898

Western Province (5 wins)

1899

Griqualand West (3 wins 1 draw) - Western Province did not participate

1904

Western Province (6 wins)

1906

Western Province (7 wins)

1908

Western Province (7 wins 1 draw)

1911

Griqualand West (6 wins 1 draw)

1914

Western Province (9 wins)

1920

None

1922

Transvaal (6 wins 1 draw)

1925

Western Province (8 wins)

1927

Western Province (9 wins)

1929-1934

None

1936

Western Province (6 wins 1 draw)

1939

None

1946

Northern Transvaal (8 wins)

1947

None

1950

Transvaal (9 wins)

1952-1969

None

1970

Griquas (7 wins)

1971

Northern Transvaal (6 wins, 1 draw)

1972

None

1973

Northern Transvaal (6 wins, 1 draw)

1974

Northern Transvaal (6 wins, 1 draw)

1975

Northern Transvaal (9 wins)

1976 - 1977

None

1978

Northern Transvaal (9 wins)

1979 - 1988

None

1989

Northern Transvaal (14 wins, 1 draw)

1990 - 1995

None

1996

Natal (15 wins)

1997 - 2014

None

-

Most Consecutive matches unbeaten in the Currie Cup

48

Western Province (12/9/1892 to 26/7/1911:
46 wins 2 draws: 1002 points against 82)

29

Northern Transvaal (1988 to 1990: 28 wins, 1 draw)

27

Western Province (28/6/1925 to 27/7/1929: 27 wins)

26

Northern Transvaal (1972 to 1976: 24 wins, 2 draws)

19

Natal (1995 to 1997: 19 wins)

17

Western Province (29/7/1911 to 22/7/1920: 16 wins)

16

Pumas (28/6/2013 to 11/10/2013: 16 wins)

15

EP Kings (29/6/2012 to 13/10/2012: 13 wins)

-

Lost all their League matches in a season

1892

Border (3 matches)

1894

Orange Free State (4)

1897

Eastern Province (4)

1898

Orange Free State (5)

1899

Border (3)

1904

North Eastern Districts (6)

1906-1927

None

1929

South Western Districts (9)

1932-1936

None

1939

North Eastern Districts (5)

1946-1947

None

1950

North Eastern Districts (7)

1952

None

1970

South Western Districts (4), North East Cape (5), North West Cape (5)

1971

South Western Districts (6), South West Africa (4)

1972

South Western Districts (7)

1973

South Western Districts (4)

1974

South Western Districts (7 = 28 matches without a win). They also lost their first three matches in 1975 in the lower Sport Pienaar competition)

1975

Eastern Transvaal (8)

1976

Boland (10)

1977

None

1978

Western Transvaal (8)

1979

None

1980

Zimbabwe (10)

1981

None

1982

South Eastern Transvaal (10)

1983

Eastern Transvaal (10)

1984-1985

None

1986

Northern Free State (8)

1987

None

1988

Eastern Free State (12)

1989-1995

None

1996

South Western Districts (12)

1997-1998

None

1999

North West (13)

2000

Leopards (6), Griffons (6)

2001-2002

None

2003

Griffons (10)

2004-2006

None

2007

Valke (14)

2008

None

2009

Valke (10)

2010

Leopards (14)

2011

None

2012

Border Bulldogs (14)

-

Most Consecutive losses in the Currie Cup Competition

28

South West Districts (1970 to 1975)

26

North West/Leopards (29/8/1998 to 16/9/2000)

25

Valke (25/7/2008 to 14/8/2010)

23

North Eastern Districts (31/5/1952 to 16/5/1959)

20

Leopards (30/10/2009-30/7/2011)

19

Eastern Free State (19/9/1987 to 17/6/1989)
Griffons (1/8/1998 to 24/7/1998)

18

Border Bulldogs (30/9/2011-12/7/2013)

16

Pumas (23/6/2006 to 39/5/2007)

15

Valke (30/9/2006 to 6/10/2007)
Leopards (30/10/2009 to 8/10/2010)

-

Currie Cup Finals: First Division
(2000-2014)

Year

Winner

 

Runner-up

 

Venue

City

2000

Blue Bulls

41

E. Province

20

Boet Erasmus Stadium

Port Elizabeth

2001

Boland

41

Leopards

27

Boland Stadium

Wellington

2002

SWD Eagles

29

Border

20

Outeniqua Park

George

2003

Boland

27

Leopards

25

Olën Park

Potchefstroom

2004

Boland

23

Border

22

Boland Stadium

Wellington

2005

Pumas

25

Valke

16

Barnard Stadium

Kempton Park

2006

Boland

37

Leopards

13

Olën Park

Potchefstroom

2007

SWD Eagles

38

E. Province

3

Outeniqua Park

George

2008

Griffons

31

Leopards

26

Olën Park

Potchefstroom

2009

Pumas

47

SWD Eagles

19

Puma Stadium

Witbank

2010

EP Kings

16

SWD Eagles

12

Outeniqua Park

George

2011

Boland

42

EP Kings

12

Boland Stadium

Wellington

2012

EP Kings

26

Pumas

25

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Port Elizabeth

2013

Pumas

53

EP Kings

30

Mbombela Stadium

Nelspruit

2014

Griffons

23

Valke

21

North West Stadium

Welkom

Currie Cup Semi-finals: First Division
(2000-2014)

Year

Winners

 

Losers

 

Venue & City

2000

E.Province
Blue Bulls

39
57

Leopards
Valke

21
27

EPRU, Port Elizabeth
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

2001

Boland
Leopards

68
43

Border
E.Province

29
42

Boland Stadium, Wellington
Olën Park, Potchefstroom

2002

SWD Eagles
Border

59
40

Leopards
E. Province

17
32

Outeniqua Park, George
BRU Stadium, East London

2003

No Semi-finals

-

because of the

-

Rugby World Cup Tournament

2004

Boland
Border

50
19

Valke
Leopards

15
15

Boland Stadium, Wellington
BRU Stadium, East London

2005

Valke
Pumas

35
40

E. Province
Griffons

31
27

Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Puma Stadium, Witbank

2006

Leopards
Boland

63
38

E. Province
SWD Eagles

13
27

Olën Park, Potchefstroom
Boland Stadium, Wellington

2007

SWD Eagles
E. Province

37
43

Pumas
Griffons

12
30

Outeniqua Park, George
EPRU Stadium, Port Elizabeth

2008

Leopards
Griffons

50
27

Pumas
SWD Eagles

18
17

Olën Park, Potchefstroom
North West Stadium, Welkom

2009

Pumas
SWD Eagles

31
31

E. Province
Griffons

18
18

Puma Stadium, Witbank
Outeniqua Park, George

2010

SWD Eagles
EP Kings

32
26

Griffons
Boland

30
25

Outeniqua Park, George
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE

2011

Boland Kavaliers
EP Kings

50
48

Griffons
Valke

20
17

Boland Stadium, Wellington
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE

2012

Pumas
EP Kings

37
50

Griffons
Leopards

30
27

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE

2013

Pumas
EP Kings

52
32

SWD Eagles
Leopards

33
29

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE

2014

Griffons
Valke

45
31

SWD Eagles
Leopards

43
24

North West Stadium, Welkom
Olën Park, Potchefstroom

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