ABSA u19 Currie Cup Fixtures & Results 2014

Group A
Blue Bulls U19 9 7 37
WP U19 9 7 32
Free State U19 9 6 31
Sharks U19 9 4 22
EP Kings U19 10 4 20
Golden Lions U19 10 4 20
Leopards U19 10 1 9


2 EP Kings 13 16 Golden Lions 6 Golden Lions 7 18 EP Kings
3 Free State 26 9 EP Kings 7 EP Kings 17 13 Free State
1 Sharks 32 17 Leopards 8 Leopards 17 24 Sharks
6 WP 16 11 Blue Bulls 8 Blue Bulls 44 29 WP
5 Golden Lions 11 36 Blue Bulls 9 Blue Bulls 37 30 Golden Lions
5 Leopards 18 26 Free State 9 Free State 54 15 Leopards
7 WP 24 22 Golden Lions 10 Golden Lions 28 8 WP
4 Leopards 26 32 EP Kings 10 EP Kings 42 7 Leopards
6 Sharks 9 7 Free State 10 Free State 22 18 Sharks
7 Blue Bulls 52 27 Leopards 11 Leopards 24 46 Blue Bulls
5 EP Kings 10 38 WP 11 WP 21 20 EP Kings
4 Sharks 24 27 Golden Lions 11 Golden Lions 41 36 Sharks
4 Blue Bulls 11 12 Free State 12 Free State Blue Bulls
2 WP 39 12 Leopards 12 Leopards WP
9 EP Kings 7 15 Sharks 12 Sharks EP Kings
3 Golden Lions 14 27 Leopards 13 Golden Lions Leopards
2 Blue Bulls 33 18 Sharks 13 Sharks Blue Bulls
1 WP 50 26 Free State 13 Free State WP
1 Blue Bulls 29 17 EP Kings 14 EP Kings Blue Bulls
3 Sharks 15 30 WP 14 WP Sharks
8 Free State 34 0 Golden Lions 14 Golden Lions Free State
15 SF1 – A1 SF1 – A4
15 SF2 – A2 SF2 – A3
16 Winner SF1 Winner SF2


  1. Hi Beet-do you have the venues at all. Would like to catch a few local games
    if possible. 12 games is great for these boys. I think you will see a new look Sharks team come the 12th.

  2. @Buffel: I’ll keep you posted. They dates tend to change to Fridays. The Sharks u19s generally play all their home games on Kings Park or on one of the Kings Park outer fields.

    It will be an interesting season. The Sharks have spent their money on contracting forwards for this year so opportunities exist for a few SBR backs to be included in the mix although the compo from Sharks Academy backs will be tough

  3. @beet: That will be great. The backs need some time time to gel but am sure that you will see a different result come the season proper.

  4. @Muzi: just a pity that Gelant got injured! With Human at fly half, Linde, Duhan and Gelant outside him, this must rank as one of the most exciting backlines in the u19 CC

    going to be a tough game for The Sharks, but they are capable!

  5. Do anyone no what time the Bulletjies and Charkes U/19’s are playing on Saturday? I take it it will be on the B field at Loftus?

  6. @beet: I had a quick look at the fixture list and this year it seems that the Sharks U21s (and I assume U19s) only have about 2 fixtures (OFS in Bloem on 13/9 and WP in CT on 11/10) that correspond with the senior CC side’s fixtures which I think is a great pity. SARFU used to try and coordinate to the extent possible so that the u19s and then u21s played against, say WP at Newlands, as curtain raisers to the CC game.

    I know that the amended senior CC has made this a little more difficult but I have to think that there could have been a far better attempt at coordination than there appears to have been. I always thought it a good experience for the juniors – as well as a hell of a lot easier to manage logistically as a spectator :-D

  7. Sharkies missed opportunities today cost them the game. Poor showing from the ref loose trio and forwards played well no. 10 needs to take better decisions when under pressure and on own line.

  8. @meadows: Its rather unfortunate indeed and not that hard to coordinate actually. Actually a couple of weeks back when the Stormers played the Sharks at Newlands, the WP juniors hosted the FS earlier in the day AT A DIFFERENT VENUE 8-O

  9. @Ruggersake: It seemed like the Sharks were in at 15-20 down with 20min to go.

    Last season was a bit of a freak season for the Sharks u19s. Firstly no one expected them to perform well and they were extremely competitive. Secondly the Sharks u19s historically far better in the 2nd half of the season than the first half, whereas last year they got decent results from the start. So hopefully this is a return to the u19 norm with vastly improved results in the 2nd round.

    Anyway still worrying times ahead for the Sharks. Some of their succession plans are not falling into place particularly in the u21s at tight-5. Hopefully its just short term injuries that are to blame. The Sharks badly need one of their young contracted tighthead props to come good and for big lock Koegelenberg to be free of injury for an extended period.

  10. @meadows:

    Been advocating for “rugby days” at the stadiums for a while.

    It would have been ideal if we’d kept the 6-team Currie Cup format, but even with 8 teams, have 8 junior sides in the A division and at least have the 6 SR franchises have their junior teams fixtures correspond as much as possible.

    Where they face Griquas in the Currie Cup, you can let the junior teams face the Border (they’ll be relegated next year anyway) sides… but if its Bulls vs WP or any of the other big sides playing each other then the junior sides should be playing the same fixture.

  11. @Beet: I spoke with Koegelenberg on Saturday night and he seems out for the season, blady big boy! Sharks cost themselves big time, a very individualistic side that needs to learn how to play as a team, but there are positives. Let us not forget that W Province are an excellent side who pounce on mistakes. All in all, a good game to watch. With regards to the u21 side,I was very disappointed. There were a few S15 players who did not do themselves much justice and it is evident that Rob really wanted to put one over them, which he did. The tight 5 look very small, In fact, they look like a smaller pack than the u19 side

  12. @Woltrui and other: Sure this can not be correct! Shark u 19 play Cheetahs under 19 in Durbs?


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