2008 Currie Cup Premier Division

The 2008 Currie Cup Premier Division was played for by 8 teams and the teams played for the Currie Cup trophy.

Teams played each other twice on a home and away basis. After the pool play, the top 4 teams played semi-finals and the final to find the winner.

The bottom two teams would play in a promotion/relegation series against the two top teams from the Currie Cup First Division.

2008 Currie Cup Premier Division

First Division Table
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Natal Sharks 14 12 2 450 243 9 57
Blue Bulls 14 11 3 482 235 9 53
Free State Cheetahs 14 9 5 389 265 6 42
Golden Lions 14 8 6 430 301 9 41
Western Province 14 8 6 385 276 8 40
Griquas 14 3 10 1 315 464 5 19
Boland Cavaliers 14 2 11 1 253 528 4 14
Falcons 14 2 12 293 685 6 14


2008 Fixtures and Results

June 20



June 21


June 27

June 28




July 4


July 5



July 11

July 12




July 18

July 19




July 25

July 26



August 1

August 2




August 8





August 15


August 22

August 23


August 29



September 5

September 6




September 12

September 13




September 19

September 20




September 26


September 27



October 3

October 4





October 11




October 25

Griquas

Falcons

Natal Sharks

Golden Lions


Natal Sharks

Falcons

Free State Cheetahs

Western Province


Boland Cavaliers

Golden Lions

Western Province

Blue Bulls


Natal Sharks

Golden Lions

Griquas

Blue Bulls


Falcons

Boland Cavaliers

Griquas

Free State Cheetahs


Free State Cheetahs

Western Province

Natal Sharks


Falcons

Griquas

Boland Cavaliers

Golden Lions


Boland Cavaliers

Free State Cheetahs

Western Province

Blue Bulls


Blue Bulls


Golden Lions

Griquas


Boland Cavaliers

Blue Bulls


Falcons

Free State Cheetahs

Griquas

Natal Sharks


Blue Bulls

Western Province

Golden Lions

Natal Sharks


Western Province

Falcons

Boland Cavaliers

Free State Cheetahs


Griquas

Falcons

Boland Cavaliers

Golden Lions


Blue Bulls

Free State Cheetahs

Natal Sharks

Western Province


Semi-Finals

Natal Sharks

Blue Bulls


Final

Natal Sharks

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Free State Cheetahs

Boland Cavaliers

Western Province

Blue Bulls


Boland Cavaliers

Griquas

Golden Lions

Blue Bulls


Griquas

Falcons

Free State Cheetahs

Natal Sharks


Falcons

Boland Cavaliers

Western Province

Free State Cheetahs


Western Province

Blue Bulls

Golden Lions

Natal Sharks


Falcons

Boland Cavaliers

Golden Lions


Blue Bulls

Natal Sharks

Free State Cheetahs

Western Province


Falcons

Griquas

Natal Sharks

Golden Lions


Griquas


Free State Cheetahs

Falcons


Natal Sharks

Western Province


Golden Lions

Western Province

Boland Cavaliers

Blue Bulls


Boland Cavaliers

Falcons

Griquas

Free State Cheetahs


Griquas

Natal Sharks

Golden Lions

Blue Bulls


Blue Bulls

Free State Cheetahs

Western Province

Natal Sharks


Falcons

Boland Cavaliers

Griquas

Golden Lions



Golden Lions

Free State Cheetahs



Blue Bulls

Kimberley

Brakpan

Durban

Johannesburg


Durban

Brakpan

Bloemfontein

Cape Town


Wellington

Johannesburg

Cape Town

Pretoria


Durban

Johannesburg

Kimberley

Pretoria


Brakpan

Wellington

Kimberley

Bloemfontein


Bloemfontein

Cape Town

Durban


Brakpan

Kimberley

Wellington

Johannesburg


Wellington

Bloemfontein

Cape Town

Pretoria


Pretoria


Johannesburg

Kimberley


Wellington

Pretoria


Brakpan

Bloemfontein

Kimberley

Durban


Pretoria

Cape Town

Johannesburg

Durban


Cape Town

Kempton Park

Wellington

Bloemfontein


Kimberley

Brakpan

Wellington

Johannesburg


Pretoria

Bloemfontein

Durban

Cape Town



Durban

Pretoria



Durban

16

42

28

7


38

36

22

26


9

35

9

35


28

57

21

31


38

10

32

31


55

50

16


7

15

10

27


31

22

10

27


41


28

59


7

37


14

17

48

34


69

92

41

22


30

19

10

5


22

7

7

20


22

50

66

14



29

31



14

20

48

25

21


13

30

18

17


9

23

3

14


10

17

20

23


32

26

36

9


14

10

11


50

44

15

13


29

3

32

30


12


38

19


41

6


83

35

22

25


19

15

20

10


18

44

31

23


58

78

23

34


20

40

12

6



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The Sharks won the 2008 Currie Cup.


Promotion/Relegation

Following the conclusion of the Currie Cup competitions a promotion/relegation series was played. The top placed First Division team played the bottom placed Premier Division team. The second placed First Division team played the 2nd to bottom placed Premier team.

The teams played home and away, with the winner determined by the competition points scored over the two games.

Round 1

October 18



Round 2

October 24


Boland Cavaliers

Falcons



Griffons

Leopards



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Griffons

Leopards



Boland Cavaliers

Falcons


Wellington

Brakpan



Welkom

Potchefstroom


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24



50

27


15

29



42

19

The Boland Cavaliers remained in the Currie Cup Premier Division.

The Falcons were relegated to the Currie Cup First Division.

The Leopards were promoted to the Currie Cup Premier Division.

The Griffons remained in the Currie Cup First Division.