Currie Cup Betting Tips

The Currie Cup is the premier domestic rugby union competition played in South Africa. The tournament is steeped in tradition and dates back to 1891 and it remains the cornerstone on which South African rugby was built.

Despite giving way to the more prestigious Super Rugby over the last 25 years the Currie Cup remains a popular tournament among South African supporters and is often used to blood young talent.

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2020 Currie Cup Betting Odds


There are no available odds as yet for the 2020 Currie Cup and we could yet see a postponement or cancellation should CONVID-19 persist in the country. We will keep you updated as soon as the odds become available.

2020 Currie Cup Fixtures


The fixtures for the 2020 Currie Cup season have yet to be confirmed. Once they are we will update you at bet.co.za.

Currie Cup Results


Get your Currie Cup results as soon as they happen so that you can start preparing for the next round of games. Have a close look at the try-scoring markets as value is often easier to find there.

Currie Cup Highlights


Highlights are a key component if you can’t manage to watch the game. Stay ahead of the bookmakers by watching highlights by picking up on player and team form.

You can get all the highlights of Currie Cup fixtures on the SuperSport YouTube Channel or the SA Rugby magazine websites.

Currie Cup Teams


Six teams compete in the Currie Cup Premier Division although there is talk of expansion.

  • Western Province
  • Golden Lions
  • Blue Bulls
  • Free State Cheetahs
  • Griquas
  • Sharks

Currie Cup Free Bets


Claim Currie Cup free bets when you open a new bookmaker account or use Currie Cup free bets with your existing bookie if they are available.

Currie Cup News


Keeping up with all the Currie Cup news, injuries, team selections and suspensions has never been easier. All team selections are announced two days before the match and can be found at SA Rugby Magazine’s website.

Currie Cup Social Media


Follow the Currie Cup on all the major social media platforms.

Currie Cup Twitter – twitter.com/TheCurrieCup

Currie Cup History


As one of the oldest rugby competitions the Currie Cup’s first games were played in 1889 but it was only named the Currie Cup in 1892. In 1889, after the South African Rugby Board was founded it was decided to move away from being an inter-province competition to a national competition with representative teams from all the major unions.

Sir Donald Currie, who the tournament is named after, can be thanked for the Currie Cup coming into existence. Currie, who was from the British Isles shipped the first touring side to South Africa, and with them came a golf cup (trophy). The British team were given instructions to hand it over to the opposing team whom they felt were the most deserving – that ended up being Griqualand West, who lost 3-0.

The trophy was donated to the South African Rugby board and soon became a floating trophy. In 1892 Western Province became the first official holders of the trophy when they won the Currie Cup. They went on to dominate the early years and by 1920 had claimed the prestigious trophy on 10 occasions.

Thereafter a number of teams dominated in certain eras such as Transvaal and Northern Transvaal. The 1980s is still considered the golden years of the Currie Cup. South Africa entered into sporting isolation due to apartheid which meant all the best players played in the Currie Cup.

Stadiums were sold out on a weekly basis and it was soon considered the best local club competition in the world. Globally rugby was starting to take off although it was only to become professional in 1995. 

South Africa’s apartheid government was removed in 1994 but the release of Nelson Mandela in 1991 saw the country return to international sport. The Currie Cup however kept its shine throughout the 90s as World Cup winner Francois Pienaar’s Transvaal (Lions) dominated.

The emergence of Super Rugby in the mid to late 90s saw the Currie Cup dwindle a bit and it has never really regained the prominence it once had. Many top players who do not play for the national side ply their trade in Europe which means the Currie Cup has largely become a feeder competition.

It is still considered, especially among many supporters, as an important title and unions certainly treat it as such.

Currie Cup FAQ

What is the Currie Cup?

The Currie Cup is the premier franchise rugby competition in South Africa. Six teams that represent various regions of the country compete every year for the much coveted gold trophy.

Where is the 2020 Currie Cup being played?

The entire Currie Cup is played in South Africa.

Who won the 2019 Currie Cup tournament?

The Free State Cheetahs beat the Lions at the Free State Stadium to claim the Currie Cup in 2019.

How many teams participate in the Currie Cup tournament?

Six teams participate in the Currie Cup on an annual basis. There is a relegation/promotion playoff at the end of every season between the site who tops the second division against the bottom placed side in the Premier division.

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