Currie Cup champs Sharks kick off 2019 competition on 12 July

Currie Cup champs Sharks kick off 2019 competition on 12 July

The defending Currie Cup champions, the Sharks, will get the 2019 edition of the competition underway in front of their home crowd in Durban when they host Griquas on Friday, 12 July.


The fixtures of the Currie Cup Premier and First Division, sponsored by DirectAxis Financial Services, were announced by SA Rugby on Wednesday.

The Currie Cup First Division will kick off on the weekend of 5/6 July, with the Border Bulldogs coming into the competition for the Namibian team, who have decided to withdraw.

The defending First Division champions, the SWD Eagles, start their campaign with a tough trip to the East Rand to face the Valke.

The Jaguares XV from Argentina, who start their campaign with a trip to Welkom to face the Griffons, will be based in Potchefstroom.

The Currie Cup Premier Division will culminate in the semi-finals on the last weekend of August, while the Final will take place on Saturday, 7 September. The First Division Final is scheduled for Friday, 30 August.

Currie Cup Premier Division:

Home teams named first, all fixtures subject to change

Friday 12 July

19:15: Sharks vs Griquas

Saturday 13 July

15:00: Golden Lions vs Pumas
17:15: Western Province vs Blue Bulls

Friday 19 July

17:00: Griquas vs Pumas
19:15: Blue Bulls vs Free State Cheetahs

Saturday 20 July

14:00: Sharks vs Western Province

Friday 26 July

19:15: Pumas vs Blue Bulls

Saturday 27 July

15:00: Free State Cheetahs vs Griquas
17:15: Western Province vs Golden Lions

Friday 2 August

19:15: Free State Cheetahs vs Golden Lions

Saturday 3 August

15:00: Pumas vs Sharks
17:15: Blue Bulls vs Griquas

Friday 9 August

15:00: Western Province vs Pumas

Saturday 10 August

15:00: Sharks vs Free State Cheetahs
17:15: Golden Lions vs Blue Bulls

Friday 16 August

19:00: Griquas vs Western Province

Saturday 17 August

14:00: Pumas vs Free State Cheetahs

Sunday 18 August

14:00: Golden Lions vs Sharks

Saturday 24 August

15:00: Griquas vs Golden Lions
17:15: Free State Cheetahs vs Western Province
19h30: Blue Bulls vs Sharks

Saturday 31 August – Semi-finals 

Saturday 7 September – Final 

Currie Cup First Division 

Home teams named first, all fixtures subject to change

5/6 July

Valke vs SWD Eagles

Leopards vs EP Elephants

Griffons vs Jaguares XV

Boland Cavaliers vs Border Bulldogs

12/13 July

SWD Eagles vs Leopards
Jaguares XV vs Boland Cavaliers
EP Elephants vs Griffons
Border Bulldogs vs Valke

19/20 July

Leopards vs Valke
Griffons vs SWD Eagles
Boland Cavaliers vs EP Elephants

Border Bulldogs vs Jaguares XV

26/27 July

SWD Eagles vs Boland Cavaliers
Valke vs Griffons
EP Elephants vs Jaguares XV

2/3 August

Griffons vs Leopards
Boland Cavaliers vs Valke
Jaguares XV vs SWD Eagles
Border Bulldogs vs EP Elephants

9/10 August

SWD Eagles vs EP Elephants
Valke vs Jaguares XV
Leopards vs Boland Cavaliers
Griffons vs Border Bulldogs

16/17 August

Boland Cavaliers vs Griffons
Jaguares XV vs Leopards
EP Elephants vs Valke
Border Bulldogs vs SWD Eagles

23/24 August – Semi-finals 

Friday, 30 August – Final

Issued by SA Rugby Communications