Currie Cup clearer

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Fixtures for the new eight-team Currie Cup and qualifying competition have been released.

Fixtures for the new eight-team Currie Cup and qualifying competition have been released.

The qualifying competition, which will be contested by Griquas, the Leopards, SWD Eagles, Boland Cavaliers, Griffons, Border Bulldogs and Falcons, will kick off on the first weekend of June and run until 19 July, when the top team on the log will be granted entry into the Currie Cup.

The start of the eight-team Currie Cup - contested by the Sharks, Western Province, EP Kings, Free State Cheetahs, Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, Pumas and the winner of the qualifying competition - is scheduled for the weekend of 8/9 August, a week after the Super Rugby Final. It will run until the final weekend of October, when the final will take place.

The eight teams will be divided into two sections on 2013 log positions: Section X (Western Province, Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, EP Kings) and Section Y (Sharks, Free State, Pumas, Qualifier). The teams will play home and away within their sections followed by a single cross-conference round before semifinals and final.

The fixtures for the Currie Cup First Division, which kicks off in the last weekend of August and runs until the second week of October, will be finalised at the conclusion of the qualifying competition.

In 2015, the Currie Cup will consist of the six franchise teams plus two non-franchise teams, which will be determined as follows:

*If the two non-franchise teams finish seventh and eighth in the 2014 Currie Cup they will both play in a 2015 qualification round of eight teams.

*If one non-franchise team finishes in the top six of the 2014 Currie Cup they will automatically qualify for the 2015 Currie Cup. The other non-franchise team will play in a 2015 qualifying round of seven teams.

*If both non-franchise teams finish in the top six of the 2014 Currie Cup, they will automatically qualify for the 2015 tournament and there will be no qualifying tournament in 2015.

Currie Cup qualifying competition fixtures:
(home teams named first, final dates and kick-off times TBC):

Round One - 6/7 June
Leopards v SWD Eagles
Griffons v Boland Cavaliers
Griquas v Border Bulldogs
Bye: Falcons
Round Two - 13/14 June
SWD Eagles v Griffons
Boland Cavaliers v Griquas
Falcons v Leopards
Bye: Border Bulldogs

Round Three - 20/21 June
SWD Eagles v Falcons
Border Bulldogs v Boland Cavaliers
Griquas vs Leopards
Bye: Griffons

Round Four - 27/28 June
Boland Cavaliers v SWD Eagles
Griffons v Griquas
Falcons v Border
Bye: Leopards

Round Five - 4/5 July
Leopards v Griffons
Border Bulldogs v SWD Eagles
Falcons v Boland Cavaliers
Bye: Griquas

Round Six - 11/12 July
Boland Cavaliers v Leopards
Border Bulldogs v Griffons
Griquas v Falcons
Bye: SWD Eagles

Round Seven -  18/19 July
Leopards v Border Bulldogs
SWD Eagles v Griquas
Griffons v Falcons
Bye: Boland Cavaliers

Currie Cup fixtures:
(home teams named first, final dates and kick-off times TBC):

Round One - 8/9 August
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions
EP Kings v Western Province
Pumas v Free State Cheetahs
Qualifier v Sharks

Round Two - 15/16 August
Western Province v Blue Bulls
Golden Lions v EP Kings
Sharks v Pumas
Free State Cheetahs v Qualifier

Round Three - 22/23 August
Blue Bulls v EP Kings
Western Province v Golden Lions
Sharks v Free State Cheetahs
Pumas v Qualifier

Round Four - 29/30 August
Blue Bulls v Western Province
EP Kings v Golden Lions
Pumas v Sharks
Qualifier v Free State Cheetahs

Round Five - 5/6 September
Western Province v EP Kings
Golden Lions v Blue Bulls
Sharks v Qualifier
Free State Cheetahs v Pumas

Round Six - 12/13 September
Golden Lions v Western Province
EP Kings v Blue Bulls
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks
Griquas v Qualifier

Round Seven - 19/20 September
Blue Bulls v Sharks
Western Province v Qualifier
Golden Lions v Pumas
EP Kings v Free State Cheetahs

Round Eight - 26/27 September
Qualifier v Golden Lions
Sharks v EP Kings
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls
Pumas v Western Province

Round Nine - 3/4 October
Qualifier v EP Kings
Sharks v Golden Lions
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province
Pumas v Blue Bulls

Round 10 - 10/11 October
Blue Bulls v Qualifier
Western Province v Sharks
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs
EP Kings v Pumas

Semifinals - 17/18 October

Final - Saturday, 25 October

New Zealand vs Wales
sast: 09h35 | local: 19h35

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Sat, 25 June 2016
United States v Russia 02h00 Sacramento
Samoa v Tonga 02h00 Apia
Australia v England 10h00 Sydney
Japan v Scotland 10h30 Nagoya
Italy U20 v Japan U20 11h00 Manchester
Griffons v Free State Cheetahs 12h10 Welkom
Griquas v Sharks 13h00 Kimberley
Georgia U20 v France U20 13h15 Manchester
Argentina U20 v South Africa U20 13h30 Salford
Boland v Namibia 14h00 Wellington
South Africa v Ireland 15h00 Port Elizabeth
Scotland U20 v Wales U20 15h30 Manchester
Australia U20 v New Zealand U20 15h45 Salford
Ireland U20 v England U20 18h00 Salford
Argentina v France 18h10 Buenos Aires
Sun, 26 June 2016
Canada v Italy 16h00 Toronto
Fri, 01 July 2016
Chiefs v Crusaders 07h35 Hamilton
Brumbies v Reds 09h40 Canberra
EP Kings v Griquas 16h00 Port Elizabeth
Blue Bulls v Boland 17h00 Loftus Versfeld
Sat, 02 July 2016
Jaguares v Blues 22h00 Buenos Aires
Sunwolves v Waratahs 05h15 Tokyo
Team P W D L Pts
Western Province 10 9 0 1 42
Pumas 11 8 0 3 41
Griquas 10 8 0 2 41
Boland 9 7 0 2 35
Golden Lions 10 5 1 4 31
Free State Cheetahs 9 5 0 4 29
Blue Bulls 11 5 0 6 27
Eagles 10 5 0 5 26
Griffons 9 5 0 4 25
Leopards 10 4 0 6 24
Border 10 4 0 6 20
Falcons 10 3 0 9 19
Sharks 9 3 0 6 18
EP Kings 10 2 1 7 12
Namibia 10 0 0 10 1