Lions begin defence with Kimberley trip

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:38
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CURRIE CUP FIXTURES REVEALED: The Golden Lions will begin the defence of their Currie Cup title with a clash against Griquas in Kimberley in the opening round of the 2016 Premier Division.

Griquas finished the recent Currie Cup Qualifying tournament as the top qualifying team with 11 wins from 14 matches. Boland Cavaliers and the Pumas are the other two teams who have booked their places in this year's Premier Division. 

Western Province, Blue Bulls, Golden Lions, Eastern Province Kings and the Sharks all automatically qualified for this year's tournament because of their Super Rugby status.

Western Province, who finished on top of the Qualifying standings, begin their campaign with mouth-watering encounter against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria, while the Sharks will travel to Nelspruit to face the Pumas.

The tournament kicks off with Boland hosting the Free State Cheetahs in Wellington on August 5.

The Eastern Province Kings have a bye in Round One.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 25 September 2016
Leicester Tigers v Bath 14h00 Welford Road
Fri, 30 September 2016
Golden Lions v Sharks 15h00 Johannesburg
EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Rodney Parade
Connacht v Edinburgh 18h35 Sportsground
Bristol v Saracens 18h45 Ashton Gate
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Argentina v New Zealand 17h10 Ascoli Piceno
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cardiff Blues v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Stadio Monigo
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Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 7 7 0 0 34
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Sharks 7 5 0 2 25
Western Province 7 4 0 3 23
Golden Lions 7 4 0 3 22
Griquas 7 4 0 3 20
Boland 7 2 0 5 9
Pumas 7 0 0 7 5
EP Kings 7 0 0 7 1