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    International minnows to play Currie Cup

    February 21, 2022 10:31PM


    Georgia, Kenya and Zimbabwe will take part in South Africa's domestic Currie Cup tournament from April, offering an opportunity for more regular competition ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

    The three countries are in contention for a place at next year's tournament in France and have been added to the participants in the second tier of the competition between April and June, SA Rugby said on Monday.

    Kenya and Zimbabwe are both playing in the last phase of African World Cup qualifiers in July while Georgia could have their qualification wrapped up next month as they look to top the Rugby Europe Championship for a second successive year.

    In the Currie Cup First Division, the trio of international participants will join defending champions Leopards along with Griffons, South Western Districts, Boland, Eastern Province, Border and the Valke over a single round of matches, with the final scheduled in June.

    South Africa's top domestic teams are playing in the United Rugby Championship, against Irish, Italian, Scottish and Welsh opposition, as well as in the Currie Cup Premier Division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post
    February 21, 2022 10:31PM


    Georgia, Kenya and Zimbabwe will take part in South Africa's domestic Currie Cup tournament from April, offering an opportunity for more regular competition ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

    The three countries are in contention for a place at next year's tournament in France and have been added to the participants in the second tier of the competition between April and June, SA Rugby said on Monday.

    Kenya and Zimbabwe are both playing in the last phase of African World Cup qualifiers in July while Georgia could have their qualification wrapped up next month as they look to top the Rugby Europe Championship for a second successive year.

    In the Currie Cup First Division, the trio of international participants will join defending champions Leopards along with Griffons, South Western Districts, Boland, Eastern Province, Border and the Valke over a single round of matches, with the final scheduled in June.

    South Africa's top domestic teams are playing in the United Rugby Championship, against Irish, Italian, Scottish and Welsh opposition, as well as in the Currie Cup Premier Division.

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/ru...-cup-c-5786454
    Good to see these countries are getting more games but a lot of these comps and the teams in them donít seem to make a lot of sense to me. Georgia playing in sth africa, Sth African teams playing in Wales etc

    I still think the logical option is a second division 6 nations comp with the likes of Georgia, Romania, Russia, Germany, Belgium etc with the winner to play promotion/relegation against Italy or whoever comes last

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    Another great idea killed by self interest Buddha.

    The 6 nations will never support relegation, they don't care about promotion

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    If they had Namibia in there with Zimbabwe, it would be just like the old days

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