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Currie Cup
Currie Cup logo.svg
Sport Rugby union football
Instituted 1891
Inaugural season 1892
Number of teams Premier Division: 7
First Division: 8
Country South Africa
Holders Free State Cheetahs (2019)
Most titles Western Province (34)
Broadcast partner SuperSport, SABC 3, Setanta Sports Asia, Fox Sports
Related competition Rugby Challenge

The Currie Cup tournament is South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, played each winter and spring (June to October), featuring teams representing either entire provinces or substantial regions within provinces. Although it is the premier domestic competition, South African teams also compete in the international Super Rugby and Pro14 competitions.

Steeped in history and tradition, the Currie Cup dates back to 1891. The tournament is regarded as the cornerstone of South Africa's rugby heritage, and the coveted gold trophy remains the most prestigious prize in South African domestic rugby.

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