Currie 8 team bid withdrawn

2013-12-07 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The proposal to expand the Currie Cup Premier Division to eight teams in 2014 was withdrawn before being put to the vote at a special general council meeting of the South African Rugby Union in Cape Town yesterday.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% majority.

A second motion relating to Vodacom 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 SA conference of Super Rugby in 2014.

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