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2000 Currie Cup qualification

The 2000 Currie Cup qualification tournament was the initial stage of the 2000 Currie Cup season, the 62nd season in the competition since it started in 1889. Following this tournament, eight teams qualified to the 2000 Currie Cup Top 8 competition and six teams to the 2000 Bankfin Cup competition.

Competition

There were fourteen participating teams in the 2000 Currie Cup qualification tournament. The teams were divided into two sections, Section X and Section Y. Each team played every other team in their section once. The top four teams in each of the two sections qualified the 2000 Currie Cup Top 8. Only points earned against other Top 8 qualifiers during the preliminary rounds were carried forward to the Top 8. The eight teams in the Top 8 played for the Currie Cup. The three bottom-placed teams in the section qualified to the second-tier 2000 Bankfin Cup.

All points earned against the other teams that qualified to the same competition were carried forward into that competition.

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).

References

2000 Currie Cup qualification Wikipedia


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