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1988 Currie Cup Division B

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Countries  South Africa
Runners-up  Western Transvaal
Relegated  None
Champions  Northern Free State
Promoted  Northern Free State
1988 Currie Cup Division B
Date  30 April – 10 September 1988

The 1988 Currie Cup Division B (known as the Santam Bank Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the second division of the Currie Cup competition, the 49th season in the since it started in 1889.

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Regular season and title play-offs

There were six participating teams in the 1988 Currie Cup Division B. These teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away. Teams received two points for a win and one points for a draw. The top two teams qualified for the Division B finals, played at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

The winner of the final also qualified for the 1988 Currie Cup Semi-Final.

Promotion play-offs

The top team on the log qualified for the promotion play-offs. That team played off against the team placed seventh in Division A over two legs. The winner over these two ties qualified for the 1989 Currie Cup Division A, while the losing team qualified for the 1989 Currie Cup Division B.

Relegation play-offs

The bottom team on the log qualified for the relegation play-offs. That team played off against the team that won the Santam Bank Trophy Division A over two legs. The winner over these two ties qualified for the 1989 Currie Cup Division B, while the losing team qualified for the 1989 Santam Bank Trophy Division A.

Currie Cup Semi-Final

As champions of Division B, Northern Free State qualified to the semi-finals of the main Currie Cup competition, where they met Division A runners-up Western Province.

Promotion Play-Offs

In the promotion play-offs, Northern Free State beat Free State on aggregate and won promotion to Division A. Free State were initially relegated, but Division A was expanded to 8 teams and they retained their place.

Relegation Play-Offs

In the relegation play-offs, South Eastern Transvaal beat Eastern Free State on aggregate and won promotion to the 1989 Currie Cup Division B. Eastern Free State were initially relegated to the 1989 Santam Bank Trophy Division A, but due to the Currie Cup Division A's subsequent expansion to 8 teams, they retained their place.

References

1988 Currie Cup Division B Wikipedia


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