I’ve just watched both semi-finals of the Currie Cup and walked away with some re-affirmed perceptions about SA rugby. Continue reading
It is Currie Cup final time.
Every year this time I just can’t help to think about the 1970 Cinderella story when Griquas came from nowhwere to win the Currie Cup. That magical won by Griquas has intriqued me since I can remember and I have been loosely on the look-out for information about that match/season always thinking that I’ll make some serious investigation into at some stage.
This week I’ve found two great articles on that final which I thorougly enjoyed. The one is called a time of hero’s by Dan Retief and the other Griquas – the last of the Cinderellasby Archie Henderson.
Archie’s article is dictated to the 1970 final while Dan writes about the best Currie Cup finals he saw mentioning in the process the 1970 final in Kimberley. I’ll integate the information of the two posts with some of my own remarks.
Forty years ago they played a Currie Cup final in Kimberley that marked the end of an era. It was the last time a Cinderella team won the cup – an outcome unlikely to happen again in this age of brutal professionalism where the rich prevail. Continue reading