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SA Rugby to decide on 2014 Currie Cup format

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The South African Rugby Union (Saru) are expected to decide whether to expand the Currie Cup premier division from six to eight teams in 2014 at their general meeting on Friday.

A proposal to expand the premier domestic rugby competition was rejected at the special general council meeting of the Saru provinces on September 30.

It was agreed that the status quo would remain and that the team which finished top of the Currie Cup first division log in 2013 would play the last-placed team in the premier division for the chance of promotion to the 2014 premier division.

Saru president Oregan Hoskins said in October he was confident provincial unions would agree to expand the Currie Cup premier division.

“I remain positive come our meeting in December. We are working hard with all our constituents to try to resolve this matter,” Hoskins said at the time.

In October, the Pumas gained promotion at the expense of Griquas, who were relegated.

A vote to expand the Currie Cup would allow Griquas to remain in the premier division.

The Eastern Province Kings, who finished second in the first division, could find themselves in top-flight rugby next season.

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