Currie Cup standings 27/9/98

Currie Cup standings 27/9/98

Post by Mike Am » Mon, 28 Sep 1998 04:00:00

With Free State beating W. Province at Newlands, there is a still a
wide open position at the top of the log. With three round robin games
(for most) before the playoffs, both the Bulls and Griquas are almost
certainly through to the semi's but the remaining two spots are up for
grabs with no less than five teams in contention.

If 44 points turns out to be the cut-off, as seems likely, Natal
needing 5 points from their remaining three games must have a very
good chance, but for the rest, it's anybody's guess.

On current form the Blue Bulls look good for the money but a series of
top-of-the-table clashes over the next three weeks make 1998 one of
the most unpredictable Currie Cups on record.

Currie Cup log as at 27/9/98
     Team                 P     W     D     L     Pts
Griquas                 11     9      0      2     44
Blue Bulls              10     9      0      1     44
Natal                      10     7      1      2     38
SW Districts         10     6      1      3     34
W. Province          10     7      0      3     33
Free State            10     6      1      3     33
Falcons                 10     6      1      3     30
Golden Lions        10     6      0      5     27
Boland                   10     5      0      5     24
E. Province           10     3       0     7     18
Border                   10     2       0     8     11
North West            10     2       0     8     10
N Free State         11     1       0    10      8
Mpumalanga         10     1       0     9       7