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Currie Cup: How Kimberley's bakkies and braais reminded that 'rugby is life' on magical day

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Pumas celebrate their Currie Cup win (Gallo)
Pumas celebrate their Currie Cup win (Gallo)

There were no Springboks in sight, and there was nowhere near the national hype that accompanied last weekend's high-profile URC final in Cape Town, but Saturday's Currie Cup final in Kimberley was a spectacle that warmed the heart and gave a timely reminder that there is far more to rugby than money and superstars.

Sometimes, a good old-fashioned cup final between two passionate, proud teams with little to lose is more than enough.

The 11 000-plus who crammed into Griqua Park were not there for pyrotechnics or a revolutionary, state-of-the-art matchday experience. They were there to watch history unfold and to support their team with all they had, and that's about all there was to it.

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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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1. Toyota Cheetahs
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10
48
Team Logo
2. Vodacom Bulls
12
9
47
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3. The Windhoek Draught Griquas
12
7
36
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4. Airlink Pumas
12
5
29