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The 1999 Vodacom Cup was the 2nd edition of this annual domestic cup competition. The Vodacom Cup is played between provincial rugby union teams in South Africa from the Currie Cup Premier and First Divisions, as well as an invitational team, the Namibia Kudus from Namibia.
1999 Vodacom Cup Wikipedia
There were 15 teams participating in the 1999 Vodacom Cup. These teams were geographically divided into two sections - the Northern Section with eight teams and the Southern Section with seven teams. Teams would play all the other teams in their section twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away.
Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that score four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams losing a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).
The top two teams in each section qualified for the play-offs. In the semi-finals, the teams that finished first in each section had home advantage against the teams that finished second in the other section. The winners of these semi-finals then played each other in the final.The Namibia Kudus joined the competition.
Section A was renamed Southern Section and Section B was renamed Northern Section.
The Natal Wildebeest moved from Section B to the Southern Section.
Griqualand West moved from Section A to the Northern Section.
The following teams took part in the 1999 Vodacom Cup competition: