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SWD Eagles

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Emblem(s)  Eagle
League  Currie Cup
Ground  Outeniqua Park
2016 Currie Cup First Division  5th
Captain  Davon Raubenheimer
Founded  1899
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Full name  South Western Districts Eagles
Union  South Western Districts Rugby Union
Region  Eastern part of Western Cape, South Africa
Coach(es)  Deon Davids / AbĂ© Davids

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The South Western Districts Eagles are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup tournament. They represent the Southern Cape (Garden Route & Klein Karoo regions) and play out of Outeniqua Park in George.

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History

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The South Western Districts Rugby Football Union was established in 1899. Initially, home matches were held in Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and George, but in 1996, the SWDRFU made Outeniqua Park in George its home base.

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They have never won the Currie Cup, but they did win the Bankfin Cup in 2002 and the Currie Cup First Division in 2007. They also reached the semi-finals of the Currie Cup in their centenary season in 1999 under Heyneke Meyer.

Sevens

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The SWDRFU also hosted the South Africa Sevens leg of the IRB Sevens World Series for several seasons at Outeniqua Park. In 2012, they also launched the 7s Premier League tournament in 2012 held at the same venue.

Current squad

The following players are contracted to the SWD Eagles for 2017:

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References

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