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Currie Cup Fixtures

ABSA Currie Cup Rugby: all the details on where, when and ticket prices

Not to be confused with the fragrant Indian dish, the Currie Cup (played between July and October) is South Africa’s foremost provincial rugby competition and the oldest of its kind in the world; it was first played in 1889.

This year, the popular tournament undergoes a few changes. With six teams starting in the Premier Division, eight teams in the lesser First Division, and one completely new team (Namibia’s Welwitchias) the ultimate goals are the same as usual: teams contend for the coveted golden trophy. All 15 teams play against each other in the same pool for the first round of the tournament.

Each side will play each other twice in the first round, once at home and once away. At the end of the first round, nine teams will qualify for the Premier Division, and the remaining six teams will be relegated to the First Division. No points from the first round will be carried over to the next stage.

The next round will see each team from the Premier Division playing four home, and four away games, whilst the teams in the First Division will play a mix (home or away) of three matches. The top four teams in each division will then contest the semi-finals, where the winners of the two games will advance to the final. Simple as that.

The teams taking part in this year’s tournament will comprise of Golden Lions, who are the defending 2015 champions, along with the Sharks, Griquas, Free State Cheetahs, Western Province, Blue Bulls, EP Kings, Pumas, Eagles, Leopards, Valke, Boland Kavaliers, Border Bulldogs, Griffons and Welwitchias.

The tourney is scheduled to start on Thursday, 7 July 2016.

Take a look at our Currie Cup schedule for dates, times and venues for home and away games during the 2016 season. Also, if you’re in Cape Town and you want to catch one of the matches, Rick’s Café Americain screens the games and offers wallet-friendly drinks and specials as well as the camaraderie of fellow rugger lovers.  

2016 CURRIE CUP FIRST ROUND RUGBY SCHEDULE

DATE

MATCH

TIME

VENUE

JULY 2016

7 Jul

Griquas vs. Pumas

7pm

Griqua Park, Kimberley

8 Jul

Eagles vs. Cheetahs

7pm

Outeniqua Park, George

9 Jul

Leopards vs. EP Kings

3pm

Olen Park, Potchefstroom

9 Jul

Valke vs. Golden Lions

3pm

Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park

9 Jul

Boland Kavaliers vs. Western Province

4pm

Piketberg

9 Jul

Border Bulldogs vs. Blue Bulls

5pm

Buffalo City Stadium, East London

15 Jul

Blue Bulls vs. Namibia

1pm

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

15 Jul

Sharks vs. Valke

4:15pm

Kings Park Stadium, Durban

15 Jul

EP Kings vs. Griffons

6pm

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

16 Jul

Western Province vs. Border Bulldogs

2:15pm

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

16 Jul

Golden Lions vs. Eagles

3pm

Roodepoort Rugby Club

16 Jul

Cheetahs vs. Boland Kavaliers

4:15pm

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

16 Jul

Pumas vs. Leopards

7pm

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

22 Jul

Eagles vs. Sharks

7pm

Outeniqua Park, George

23 Jul

Griffons vs. Pumas

1pm

HT Pelatona Projects Stadium, Welkom

23 Jul

Valke vs. EP Kings

3pm

Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park

23 Jul

Namibia vs. Western Province

3pm

Hage Geingob, Windhoek

23 Jul

Leopards vs. Griquas

3:30pm

Olen Park, Potchefstroom

23 Jul

Boland Kavaliers vs. Golden Lions

4pm

Grabouw

23 Jul

Border Bulldogs vs. Free State Cheetahs

5pm

Buffalo City Stadium, East London

AUGUST 2016

5 Aug

Boland Kavaliers vs. Cheetahs

3pm

Boland Stadium, Wellington

5 Aug

Blue Bulls vs. Western Province

5:10pm

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

5 Aug

Pumas vs. Sharks

7:20pm

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

6 Aug

Griquas vs. Golden Lions

3pm

Griqua Park, Kimberley

12 Aug

Golden Lions vs. Boland Kavaliers

5pm

Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg

12 Aug

Sharks vs. Griquas

7:10pm

Kings Park, Durban

13 Aug

EP Kings vs. Pumas

3pm

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

13 Aug

Cheetahs vs. Blue Bulls

5:10pm

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

19 Aug

Western Province vs. Cheetahs

5pm

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

19 Aug

Blue Bulls vs. Golden Lions

7:20pm

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

20 Aug

Griquas vs. EP Kings

2:10pm

Griqua Park, Kimberley

20 Aug

Boland Kavaliers vs. Sharks

3pm

Boland Stadium, Wellington

26 Aug

EP Kings vs. Boland Kavaliers

5pm

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

26 Aug

Pumas vs. Griquas

7:10pm

Griqua Park, Kimberley

27 Aug

Golden Lions vs. Western Province

4pm

Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg

27 Aug

Sharks vs. Blue Bulls

6:10pm

Kings Park, Durban

SEPTEMBER 2016

2 Sep

Boland Kavaliers vs. Pumas

3pm

Boland Stadium, Wellington

2 Sep

Blue Bulls vs. EP Kings

7pm

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

3 Sep

Cheetahs vs. Golden Lions

2:45pm

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

3 Sep

Western Province vs. Sharks

5pm

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

9 Sep

EP Kings vs. Western Province

7pm

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

10 Sep

Griquas vs. Boland Kavaliers

TBC

Griqua Park, Kimberley

10 Sep

Sharks vs. Cheetahs

5pm

Kings Park Stadium, Durban

10 Sep

Pumas vs. Blue Bulls

7:10pm

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

15 Sep

Cheetahs vs. EP Kings

7pm

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

16 Sep

Blue Bulls vs. Griquas

7pm

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

17 Sep

Golden Lions vs. Sharks

3pm

Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg

17 Sep

Western Province vs. Pumas

5:10pm

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

23 Sep

Boland Kavaliers vs. Blue Bulls

3pm

Boland Stadium, Wellington

23 Sep

Griquas vs. Western Province

7pm

Griqua Park, Kimberley

24 Sep

Pumas vs. Cheetahs

3pm

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

24 Sep

EP Kings vs. Golden Lions

5:10pm

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

30 Sep

Golden lions vs. Pumas

5pm

Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg

30 Sep

Western Province vs. Boland Kavaliers

7:10pm

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

OCTOBER 2016

1 Oct

Cheetahs vs. Griquas

2pm

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

2 Oct

Sharks vs. EP Kings

2:30pm

Kings Park Stadium, Durban

7 Oct

Semi-final 1

TBC

TBC

8 Oct

Semi-final 2

1:30pm

TBC

15 Oct

Final

5pm

TBC

TICKETS FOR THE 2016 CURRIE CUP RUGBY MATCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Western Province rugger fans can buy tickets via Ticketpros.co.za, and tickets are priced depending on your proximity to the field. 

If you’re attending ABSA Currie Cup matches in the Mother City, tickets are also available at the DHL Newlands Stadium and via Spar and PostNet stores. For all the other teams’ match tickets, please visit the respective team website.

Side note: if you’re looking to impress your new rugby-loving significant other, and don’t know what the difference is between the Western Province team and the Stormers, then sit down for lesson. In the Currie Cup competition, Western Province and the Boland Kavaliers play as separate teams, but when the Super Rugby tourney takes place, the teams combine forces to form the DHL Stormers; act like you know.

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