To this day the trophy remains the holy grail of south african rugby. This was the 54th season since the competition started in 1889. Currie cup first division results latest world rugby results. The history of the rugby world cup 19872015 by herron. For an event staged only seven times in its history, the record books are well and truly on rugby s side, though to its fans, this comes as no surprise.
New zealand v south africa at wellington, 3rd test, sep 17, 1921 new zealand v south africa at auckland, 2nd test, aug 27, 1921 new zealand v south africa at dunedin, 1st test, aug, 1921. The international rugby encyclopedia, meticulously compiled, has been 18 years in the making. For records versus each team go to our stats vs opponents page for full currie cup results list 19792015 go to our results page thank you to the rugby archive for historical results the blue bulls made 55 scores of over 50 points in the currie cup since 1979 the most points for the blue bulls was the 1478 victory over swd eagles in the 1996 currie cup season. Old crescent grew out of the crescent college munster schools cup team of 1947.
A team from argentina, the jaguares xv, was included for the first time. New zealand v south africa at wellington, 3rd test, sep 17, 1921 new zealand v south africa at auckland, 2nd test, aug 27, 1921. In september 1947 it became a member club of the munster branch of the irish rugby football union. Nov 04, 2009 the international rugby encyclopedia, meticulously compiled, has been 18 years in the making. Jan 22, 2009 from the myth of william webb ellis to the glory of the 2003 world cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in england. Welsh rugby history memorabilia book historic newspapers. Teams played each other once and at the completion of these games, the top 4 teams play in semifinals, with the winners progressing on to the final.
This was the first extra time 10 minutes each way in a currie cup final. Aug 10, 2015 history and statistics currie cup steeped in history and tradition, the absa currie cup dates back to 1889 and is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world. His previous books include rugbys great split, rugby league in twentieth century britain, and a social history of english rugby union, each of which won the aberdare prize for sports history book of the year. Blue bulls win 12 try currie cup thriller by rugby week on 19th august 2016. The england national rugby union team represents england in mens international rugby union. In doing so, they became the first team in world cup history to win three titles, as well as the first to. The break between rugby and soccer was now official. Nov 19, 2008 story of nelson mandela and 1995 rugby world cup favourite for sports book award spare a thought for the judges of the william hill sports book of the year award, who must be reaching for the. Western province stormed into the 2015 currie cup final with a 2318 win over archrivals blue bulls at loftus versfeld on friday evening, after scores.
Laying down the law rugby students took the game, carrying the ball and all, with them when they graduated and soon rugby clubs were forming throughout england. On 8 december, the england team were greeted by 750,000 supporters on a victory parade through london before meeting queen elizabeth ii at buckingham palace. Incomplete results for northern transvaal 19391978 in the currie cup. Rugby union 1935 new zealand match results espn scrum. Rugby union in fiji is a popular team sport and is considered to be the national sport of the country. It also throws up some of sports most enduring and exciting rivalries, as well as the.
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Rugby union formally began in australia with the formation of the first clubs, the oldest of which is the sydney university club, formed in 1864. All results listed for the northern transvaal and blue bulls in the currie cup 1979. Before 1939 and in 195759, 1964 and 1966 the currie cup was decided at a tournament or by way of logs. Story of nelson mandela and 1995 rugby world cup favourite for sports book award spare a thought for the judges of the william hill sports book of. Records include the following current or recent matches. Story of nelson mandela and 1995 rugby world cup favourite. This page is about currie cup 2019, rugby unionsouth africa. Whilst there were experiments with county leagues in the north in the nineteenth century, for most of english rugby unions history there have been no organised leagues. Weve listed 10 rugby books you might enjoy to help cope with the loss of. The rugby world cup is a mens rugby union tournament contested every four years between. When rugby union turned professional on 26 august 1995, it is doubtful that those involved in the.
The first known club in rugby history was started at cambridge university in 1839. The first rugby world cup was held in 1987, hosted by australia and new zealand who pushed for the tournament to be approved. Played once in 1991, it was reactivated in 2000 as an opener competition for the season. Rugby world cup history memorabilia book historic newspapers. The games virtues were promoted by books such as thomas hughess tom. Currie cup 2019 scores, rugby union south africa flashscore. From the myth of william webb ellis to the glory of the 2003 world cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in england.
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Rugby north a history of far north coast rugby union. The first time it was in provincial competition was in 1892. Rugby league bravehearts, the history of scottish rugby league 2002. A history of rugby takes a fascinating, easytoread journey through this great game from its origins right up to englands extraordinary victory in the 2003 world cup and beyond to the 2004 six nations. Remarkably in rare content, the book includes the history of the welsh rugby team, as told through newspaper headlines and stories, printed at the time. The competition had its humble beginnings as an interprovince competition in 1884, but when the south african rugby board was founded in 1889 it decided to organize a national competition that would involve representative teams. Rugby week gives you all the latest aviva premiership, european cup, six nations, rugby championship, super 18 rugby, currie cup and top 14 news and video. All results listed for the northern transvaal and blue bulls in the currie cup 19792015. Rugby week is part of the sports digital media stable and its sister news sites are cricket week and football week. Ahead of the rugby world cup final, nicholas wroe celebrates sporting. Currie cup 2017 ultimate rugby players, news, fixtures and. World rugby one hundred years of rugby 18861986 edited by don rutherford. Just wanted to drop you a line to say that trevor howard from new zealand rugby has advised meus fellow reos of your website.
The currie cup is one of the oldest rugby competitions, with the first games played in 1889 but it was only in 1892 that it became officially known as the currie cup. The tournament is regarded as the cornerstone of south africas rugby heritage, and the coveted gold trophy remains the most prestigious prize. The tournament is regarded as the cornerstone of south africas rugby heritage, and the coveted gold trophy remains the most prestigious prize in south african domestic rugby. Captured in this beautiful handmade newspaper book is a complete history of the rugby world cup, documented through newspaper articles. Their pool wins saw them finish second in their pool behind france, and. If youre searching for results from an other competition with the name currie cup, please select your sport in the top menu or a category country on the left. According to the sports lore, in 1823 william webb ellis, a pupil at rugby school, defied the conventions of the day that the ball may only be.1593 236 957 1016 1319 1405 976 964 1469 120 779 344 97 1497 1543 610 1583 579 1307 1425 796 282 1557 140 369 928 1148 337 805 1564 283 1444 1002 355 1389 435 395 685 59 1351 93 32 1032 1185