1998 Currie Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1998 Currie Cup
Countries South Africa
Date 8 July – 29 October 1998
Champions Blue Bulls (18th title)
Runners-up Western Province
Matches played 94
1997
1999

The 1998 Currie Cup was the 60th season of the Currie Cup, South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, since it started in 1889. The competition was known as the Bankfin Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons and was contested from 8 July to 29 October 1998.[note 1]

The competition was won by the Blue Bulls for the 18th time in their history; they beat Western Province 24–20 in the final played on 29 October 1998.

Competition rules and information

There were fourteen participating teams in the 1998 Currie Cup. These teams played all the other teams once over the course of the season, either at home or away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that scored four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded). The top 4 teams qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals advanced to the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Teams

Team Listing

1998 Currie Cup teams
Team Sponsored Name Stadium/s Sponsored Name
Blue Bulls Blue Bulls Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Minolta Loftus
Boland Cavaliers Bokomo Boland Cavaliers Boland Stadium, Wellington Boland Stadium
Border Border Waverley Park, East London Waverley Park
Eastern Province Eastern Province PE Stadium, Port Elizabeth PE Stadium
Falcons MTN Falcons Bosman Stadium, Brakpan Bosman Stadium
Free State Cheetahs Free State Cheetahs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Vodacom Park
Golden Lions Golden Lions Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg Ellis Park Stadium
Griqualand West Griqualand West Griqua Park, Kimberley ABSA Park
Mpumalanga Pumas Mpumalanga Pumas Johann van Riebeeck Stadium, Witbank Johann van Riebeeck Stadium
North West North West Olën Park, Potchefstroom Olën Park
Northern Free State Northern Free State North West Stadium, Welkom North West Stadium
Sharks Sharks University of Natal, Durban University of Natal
SWD Eagles SWD Eagles Outeniqua Park, George Outeniqua Park
Western Province Norwich Western Province Newlands Stadium, Cape Town Fedsure Park Newlands

Changes from 1997

There were name changes prior to this season:

Log

The final log of the round-robin stage of the 1998 Currie Cup:[3] [note 2]

1998 Currie Cup log watch · edit · discuss
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Griqualand West 13 10 0 3 478 216 +262 70 26 8 2 50
2 Blue Bulls 13 10 0 3 461 231 +230 65 28 7 2 49
3 Sharks 13 9 1 3 410 242 +168 54 25 7 2 47
4 Western Province 13 10 0 3 371 247 +124 49 27 5 2 47
5 Free State Cheetahs 13 8 1 4 453 314 +139 56 31 8 1 43
6 Falcons 13 9 1 3 381 285 +96 48 35 5 0 43
7 SWD Eagles 13 7 1 5 378 290 +88 51 38 7 2 39
8 Golden Lions 13 7 0 6 389 279 +110 55 37 6 2 36
9 Eastern Province 13 5 0 8 345 313 +32 46 45 5 3 28
10 Boland Cavaliers 13 5 0 8 253 456 −203 38 67 3 1 24
11 Mpumalanga Pumas 13 4 0 9 284 381 −97 37 52 3 2 21
12 Border 13 2 0 11 236 472 −236 27 68 3 2 13
13 North West 13 2 0 11 236 637 −401 28 100 1 1 10
14 Northern Free State 13 1 0 12 212 524 −312 27 72 4 1 9
Final standings.

Matches

The following matches were played in the 1998 Currie Cup:[4][note 1]

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Round Four

Round Five

Round Six

Round Seven

Round Eight

Round Nine

Round Ten

Round Eleven

Round Twelve

Round Thirteen

Round Fourteen

Round Fifteen

Semi-Finals

Final

Honours

The honour roll for the 1998 Currie Cup was:

1998 Currie Cup Honours
Champions: Blue Bulls (18th title)

Notes

  1. ^ a b There are some discrepancies. The match dates are given to be Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, which is unlikely, since matches are generally played on Saturdays. It is also unlikely that the Sharks would have played all their matches at the University of Natal, rather than their traditional home, the Kings Park Stadium.
  2. ^ The log on the South African Rugby Union's page seems to use the old points scoring system of two points for a win and one for a draw, instead of the system that has four points for a win, two points for a draw and bonus points for losing by less than seven points or scoring more than four tries in a match. The log also incorrectly includes the results of matches in the semi-final and final.

References

  1. ^ "Boland span in heel nuwe baadjie heet Kavaliers". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). 2 July 1998. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Einde van 'n roemryke 6 dekades". 11 October 1997 (in Afrikaans). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Log – 1998 Bankfin Currie Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 1998 Bankfin Currie Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – North West 10-34 Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 8 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 87-14 Border". South African Rugby Union. 9 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland 14-9 Northern Free State". South African Rugby Union. 15 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 26-27 South Western Districts Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 15 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border 15-23 North West". South African Rugby Union. 16 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 26-35 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 16 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Free State Cheetahs 40-13 MTN Falcons". South African Rugby Union. 16 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – test 24-21 Griqualand West". South African Rugby Union. 16 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mpumalanga Pumas 17-31 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 17 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – North West 7-57 test". South African Rugby Union. 22 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Falcons 19-17 Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 23 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 18-15 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 23 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Natal Sharks 43-24 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 23 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Northern Free State 34-33 Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 23 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts Eagles 44-16 Mpumalanga Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 23 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border 29-19 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 24 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Free State Cheetahs 36-18 Border". South African Rugby Union. 29 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  22. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 68-11 North West". South African Rugby Union. 30 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 54-9 Northern Free State". South African Rugby Union. 30 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  24. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mpumalanga Pumas 10-20 MTN Falcons". South African Rugby Union. 30 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  25. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Natal Sharks 17-23 Griqualand West". South African Rugby Union. 30 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  26. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 11-13 South Western Districts Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 31 July 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  27. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 48-3 Mpumalanga Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 5 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  28. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 46-8 North West". South African Rugby Union. 5 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  29. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Falcons 39-17 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 6 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  30. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 11-10 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 6 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  31. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Northern Free State 21-27 Border". South African Rugby Union. 6 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  32. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – test 34-30 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 6 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  33. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts Eagles 27-38 Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 7 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  34. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Free State Cheetahs 27-23 Mpumalanga Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 11 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  35. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland 29-19 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  36. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Falcons 17-13 test". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  37. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – North West 25-14 Northern Free State". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  38. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts Eagles 29-32 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  39. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 27-22 MTN Falcons". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  40. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 20-7 Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  41. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mpumalanga Pumas 21-44 Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  42. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Natal Sharks 15-14 South Western Districts Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  43. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – test 31-7 Northern Free State". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  44. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland 17-13 Griqualand West". South African Rugby Union. 21 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  45. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Falcons 29-40 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 26 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  46. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Northern Free State 5-28 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 26 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  47. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 43-22 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 27 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  48. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 48-28 Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 27 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  49. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – North West 34-36 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 27 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  50. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border 14-15 test". South African Rugby Union. 28 August 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  51. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Free State Cheetahs 89-25 North West". South African Rugby Union. 2 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  52. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 59-21 Border". South African Rugby Union. 3 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  53. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 20-17 Mpumalanga Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 3 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  54. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Natal Sharks 57-3 Northern Free State". South African Rugby Union. 3 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  55. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts Eagles 21-21 MTN Falcons". South African Rugby Union. 3 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  56. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – test 25-39 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 3 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  57. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 36-16 Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 4 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  58. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland 22-31 South Western Districts Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 9 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  59. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Northern Free State 19-52 Griqualand West". South African Rugby Union. 9 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  60. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border 26-50 MTN Falcons". South African Rugby Union. 10 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  61. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Free State Cheetahs 19-19 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 10 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  62. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 12-20 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 10 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  63. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – North West 15-64 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 10 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  64. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mpumalanga Pumas 19-31 test". South African Rugby Union. 11 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  65. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Falcons 62-24 Northern Free State". South African Rugby Union. 16 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  66. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mpumalanga Pumas 62-17 North West". South African Rugby Union. 16 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  67. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 12-19 Griqualand West". South African Rugby Union. 17 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  68. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 35-42 test". South African Rugby Union. 17 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  69. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts Eagles 52-16 Border". South African Rugby Union. 17 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  70. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Natal Sharks 55-14 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 18 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  71. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 64-7 Mpumalanga Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 23 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  72. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland 3-57 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 24 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  73. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border 21-36 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 24 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  74. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Northern Free State 25-46 South Western Districts Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 24 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  75. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – test 17-24 Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 25 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  76. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Northern Free State 13-43 Mpumalanga Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 30 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  77. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts Eagles 14-33 Griqualand West". South African Rugby Union. 30 September 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  78. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 20-38 test". South African Rugby Union. 1 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  79. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border 5-12 Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 1 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  80. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Falcons 21-10 Eastern Province". South African Rugby Union. 1 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  81. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – North West 24-57 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 1 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  82. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland 19-59 Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 2 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  83. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mpumalanga Pumas 19-0 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 7 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  84. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 35-8 Border". South African Rugby Union. 8 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  85. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Free State Cheetahs 34-18 Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 8 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  86. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Natal Sharks 24-19 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 8 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  87. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – North West 22-43 MTN Falcons". South African Rugby Union. 8 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  88. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – test 20-8 South Western Districts Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 8 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  89. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 67-24 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 14 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  90. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mpumalanga Pumas 27-22 Border". South African Rugby Union. 14 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  91. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 33-19 Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 15 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  92. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 52-29 Northern Free State". South African Rugby Union. 15 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  93. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 18-25 MTN Falcons". South African Rugby Union. 15 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  94. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts Eagles 52-15 North West". South African Rugby Union. 15 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  95. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – test 24-6 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 15 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  96. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 31-17 Natal Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 22 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  97. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griqualand West 11-27 test". South African Rugby Union. 22 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  98. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 24-20 test". South African Rugby Union. 29 October 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1998_Currie_Cup&oldid=788011778"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_Currie_Cup
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "1998 Currie Cup"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA