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A PROPOSAL to expand the Currie Cup Premier Division to eight teams next year was withdrawn before being put to the vote at a Special General Council Meeting of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) in the city yesterday.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