Cur­rie Cup to re­main at six teams for now

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

A PRO­POSAL to ex­pand the Cur­rie Cup Pre­mier Di­vi­sion to eight teams next year was with­drawn be­fore be­ing put to the vote at a Spe­cial Gen­eral Coun­cil Meet­ing of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) in the city yes­ter­day.

The de­ci­sion to with­draw was taken on the ba­sis that al­though the pro­posal had ma­jor­ity sup­port, the op­po­si­tion of six prov­inces meant that the res­o­lu­tion would not reach the re­quired 75 per­cent ma­jor­ity. The Games & Poli­cies com­mit­tee has been asked to re­con­sider the pro­posal.

The up­shot of the with­drawal of the mo­tion is that the Cur­rie Cup sta­tus quo re­mains with a top di­vi­sion of six teams.

A sec­ond mo­tion re­lat­ing to Su­per Rugby par­tic­i­pa­tion was not put to the vote as it was de­pen­dent on the suc­cess­ful pass­ing of the Cur­rie Cup res­o­lu­tion.

The pro­posal re­lated to the set­ting aside of a pro­mo­tion play-off be­tween the South­ern Kings and the bot­tom-placed team in the South African con­fer­ence of Su­per Rugby next year. – Saru

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