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1998 Currie Cup

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Countries  South Africa
Matches played  94
Runners-up  Western Province
1998 Currie Cup
Date  8 July – 29 October 1998
Champions  Blue Bulls (18th title)

The 1998 Currie Cup was the 60th season of the Currie Cup, South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, since it started in 1889. The competition was known as the Bankfin Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons and was contested from 8 July to 29 October 1998.


The competition was won by the Blue Bulls for the 18th time in their history; they beat Western Province 24–20 in the final played on 29 October 1998.

Competition rules and information

There were fourteen participating teams in the 1998 Currie Cup. These teams played all the other teams once over the course of the season, either at home or away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that scored four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded). The top 4 teams qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals advanced to the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Changes from 1997

There were name changes prior to this season:

  • Boland were renamed Boland Cavaliers
  • Gauteng Lions were renamed Golden Lions
  • Northern Transvaal were renamed the Blue Bulls
  • Log

    The final log of the round-robin stage of the 1998 Currie Cup:


    The following matches were played in the 1998 Currie Cup:


    The honour roll for the 1998 Currie Cup was:


    1998 Currie Cup Wikipedia