Jonathan Mokuena
3 minute read
9 Apr 2022
7:30 am

The Currie Cup needs a shake-up — and it needs it quick

Jonathan Mokuena

SA Rugby should consider different options, including staging triple headers over the weekends.

A Bulls fan waves his flag at Ellis ark during a Currie Cup game recently. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

It was fantastic seeing all the fans returning in their numbers to the local URC matches last weekend and I’m sure we’ll see more of that on Saturday in Cape Town and Durban. How disappointing though that the same cannot be said of the Currie Cup matches. In fact, how sad that the Currie Cup really is now no longer the competition it once was and can hardly be called South Africa’s premier rugby competition. It is of course extremely difficult to run two rugby competitions concurrently and expect to have both get the same kind of attention and focus....