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2000 Currie Cup Top 8

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Countries  South Africa
Matches played  8
Runners-up  Sharks
2000 Currie Cup Top 8
Date  22 July – 28 October 2000
Champions  Western Province (30th title)

The 2000 Currie Cup Top 8 was the final stage of the 2000 Currie Cup season, the 62nd season in the competition since it started in 1889. It was won by Western Province, who defeated the Sharks 25–15 in the final at Kings Park Stadium, Durban on 28 October 2000, becoming the first team in the history of the Currie Cup to win 30 titles.



The fourteen provincial teams were divided into two sections (called Section X and Section Y) during the 2000 Currie Cup qualification tournament. Each team played every other team in their section once. The four top teams in each section qualified to the 2000 Currie Cup Top 8 competition, with all points earned against the other Top 8 teams carried forward to the Top 8. All teams played the teams that qualified from the other section once. Teams who qualified from the same section did not play each other again.

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 that lost a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four 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 played each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.


The following playing records were brought forward from the 2000 Currie Cup qualification series:


2000 Currie Cup Top 8 Wikipedia

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