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Currie Cup

Currie Cup 1996

Overview
With the advent of professionalism, provincial unions were reduced to 14. Currie Cup format was revamped without divisions.

Final results
Winner:Natal Sharks

First phase
Section A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1Natal Sharks241212006732124619720Qualified to quarter finals
2Gauteng Lions19129124562522045325
3Mpumalanga Pumas1412624292363-713042
4Boland1212606250308-582535
5Eastern Province712318245341-962538
6Border612228244422-1782650
7North West2121011268530-2622268

BolandBorderEastern
Province
Gauteng
Lions
Mpumalanga
Pumas
Natal
Sharks
North
West
Boland-31-1018-1724-3023-1312-3616-11
Border17-29-19-1920-5320-2018-5443-37
Eastern
Province
36-2316-13-20-2316-2621-6025-27
Gauteng
Lions
41-1032-1222-14-29-2636-3798-12
Mpumalanga
Pumas
22-1941-2232-1815-15-25-5923-21
Natal
Sharks
53-1364-1753-934-2490-9-71-15
North
West
22-3226-3325-3428-5331-4013-62-

Section B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1Blue Bulls221211017072075009323Qualified to quarter finals
2Free State Cheetahs19129125582802787528
3Western Province16128045372492887427
4Griqualand West15127144373221155831
5Gauteng Falcons612309281552-2713477
6Northern Free State612309243529-2862473
7SWD Eagles0120012216840-62423122

Blue
Bulls
Free
State
Cheetahs
Gauteng
Falcons
Griqualand
West
Northern
Free
State
SWD
Eagles
Western
Province
Blue
Bulls
-51-3080-2247-1756-7147-851-20
Free
State
Cheetahs
27-25-83-2812-2554-17113-1125-16
Gauteng
Falcons
24-7221-44-11-2815-665-1714-51
Griqualand
West
15-4228-2860-29-78-1059-3817-33
Northern
Free
State
8-5325-6533-1422-32-67-1920-56
SWD
Eagles
13-5620-5320-3120-6214-16-23-107
Western
Province
16-2713-2458-730-1673-1264-13-

Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Blue Bulls
10/12/1996 - 50-23Blue Bulls
10/19/1996 - 21-31
BolandGauteng Lions
Gauteng Lions10/26/1996 - 15-33
10/12/1996 - 56-22
Gauteng Lions
Western ProvinceNatal Sharks
Natal Sharks
10/12/1996 - 51-3Natal Sharks
10/19/1996 - 35-20
Griqualand West
Free State CheetahsNatal Sharks
10/12/1996 - 21-3
Free State Cheetahs
Mpumalanga Pumas

Matches schedule
26/10/1996 - Final
Gauteng Lions - Natal Sharks15-33
19/10/1996 - Semifinals
Blue Bulls - Gauteng Lions21-31
Natal Sharks - Free State Cheetahs35-20
12/10/1996 - Quarter finals
Blue Bulls - Boland50-23
Free State Cheetahs - Mpumalanga Pumas21-3
Gauteng Lions - Western Province56-22
Natal Sharks - Griqualand West51-3
05/10/1996 - First phase
Boland - Gauteng Lions24-30
Border - Natal Sharks18-54
North West - Eastern Province25-34
Western Province - Griqualand West30-16
04/10/1996 - First phase
Blue Bulls - SWD Eagles147-8
Free State Cheetahs - Northern Free State54-17
28/09/1996 - First phase
Eastern Province - Border16-13
Griqualand West - Free State Cheetahs28-28
Mpumalanga Pumas - North West23-21
Natal Sharks - Boland53-13
SWD Eagles - Western Province23-107
27/09/1996 - First phase
Northern Free State - Gauteng Falcons33-14
21/09/1996 - First phase
Boland - Eastern Province18-17
Border - Mpumalanga Pumas20-20
Free State Cheetahs - SWD Eagles113-11
Gauteng Lions - Natal Sharks36-37
Western Province - Blue Bulls16-27
20/09/1996 - First phase
Gauteng Falcons - Griqualand West11-28
14/09/1996 - First phase
Blue Bulls - Free State Cheetahs51-30
Eastern Province - Gauteng Lions20-23
Mpumalanga Pumas - Boland22-19
North West - Border26-33
SWD Eagles - Gauteng Falcons20-31
13/09/1996 - First phase
Griqualand West - Northern Free State78-10
07/09/1996 - First phase
Boland - North West16-11
Free State Cheetahs - Western Province25-16
Gauteng Falcons - Blue Bulls24-72
Gauteng Lions - Mpumalanga Pumas29-26
Natal Sharks - Eastern Province53-9
06/09/1996 - First phase
Northern Free State - SWD Eagles67-19
27/07/1996 - First phase
Blue Bulls - Northern Free State56-7
Border - Boland17-29
Mpumalanga Pumas - Natal Sharks25-59
North West - Gauteng Lions28-53
SWD Eagles - Griqualand West20-62
Western Province - Gauteng Falcons58-7
20/07/1996 - First phase
Eastern Province - Mpumalanga Pumas16-26
Gauteng Falcons - Free State Cheetahs21-44
Gauteng Lions - Border32-12
Griqualand West - Blue Bulls15-42
Natal Sharks - North West71-15
Northern Free State - Western Province20-56
13/07/1996 - First phase
Eastern Province - North West25-27
Gauteng Lions - Boland41-10
Griqualand West - Western Province17-33
Natal Sharks - Border64-17
Northern Free State - Free State Cheetahs25-65
SWD Eagles - Blue Bulls13-56
06/07/1996 - First phase
Boland - Natal Sharks12-36
Border - Eastern Province19-19
Free State Cheetahs - Griqualand West12-25
Gauteng Falcons - Northern Free State15-6
North West - Mpumalanga Pumas31-40
Western Province - SWD Eagles64-13
29/06/1996 - First phase
Blue Bulls - Gauteng Falcons80-22
Eastern Province - Natal Sharks21-60
Gauteng Falcons - Western Province14-51
Mpumalanga Pumas - Gauteng Lions15-15
North West - Boland22-32
SWD Eagles - Free State Cheetahs20-53
22/06/1996 - First phase
Boland - Mpumalanga Pumas23-13
Border - North West43-37
Free State Cheetahs - Blue Bulls27-25
Gauteng Falcons - SWD Eagles65-17
Gauteng Lions - Eastern Province22-14
Northern Free State - Griqualand West22-32
15/06/1996 - First phase
Blue Bulls - Western Province51-20
Eastern Province - Boland36-23
Mpumalanga Pumas - Border41-22
Natal Sharks - Gauteng Lions34-24
SWD Eagles - Northern Free State14-16
14/06/1996 - First phase
Griqualand West - Gauteng Falcons60-29
08/06/1996 - First phase
Boland - Border31-10
Gauteng Lions - North West98-12
Natal Sharks - Mpumalanga Pumas90-9
Northern Free State - Blue Bulls8-53
Western Province - Free State Cheetahs13-24
07/06/1996 - First phase
Griqualand West - SWD Eagles59-38
01/06/1996 - First phase
Blue Bulls - Griqualand West47-17
Border - Gauteng Lions20-53
Free State Cheetahs - Gauteng Falcons83-28
Mpumalanga Pumas - Eastern Province32-18
North West - Natal Sharks13-62
Western Province - Northern Free State73-12