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Currie Cup final on TV: Memories of Natal's guts in '84

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Gawie Visagie in action for Natal. (Photo by Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images)
Gawie Visagie in action for Natal. (Photo by Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images)

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Saturday’s novel, all “smaller-union” Currie Cup final between Griquas and the Pumas in Kimberley provokes imagery, though admittedly a little faded, of the last time a genuine minnow graced the famous showpiece.

That was Natal’s shock appearance – then as a B-Section side – in the 1984 event against mighty, midst-of-heyday Western Province at Newlands.

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Fixtures
Thu 14 Apr 22 13:00 PM (SAST)
Sigma Lions
The Windhoek Draught Griquas
Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg
SuperSport
Fri 15 Apr 22 14:45 PM (SAST)
DHL Western Province
Toyota Free State XV
DHL Stadium, Cape Town
Sat 16 Apr 22 15:00 PM (SAST)
Cell C Sharks XV
Vodacom Bulls
Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban
SuperSport
Results
Sat 11 Jun 22
Toyota Free State XV
Toyota Free State XV 35
Vodacom Bulls
Vodacom Bulls 5
Fri 10 Jun 22
Airlink Pumas
Airlink Pumas 44
The Windhoek Draught Griquas
The Windhoek Draught Griquas 45
Fri 10 Jun 22
DHL Western Province
DHL Western Province 28
Cell C Sharks XV
Cell C Sharks XV 21
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10
48
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2. Vodacom Bulls
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9
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3. The Windhoek Draught Griquas
12
7
36
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4. Airlink Pumas
12
5
29