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South Africa - Currie Cup Season: Competition overview
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Santam Bank Trophy A 1988

Overview
The best 2 teams from Santam Bank Trophy A and the best 2 teams from Santam Bank Trophy B qualified for semifinals.
The Santam Bank Trophy A final winner qualified for a promotion/relegation playoff against the worst team from Currie Cup B.
The worst team had to play a promotion/relegation playoff against the Santam Bank Trophy B winner.
Due to Currie Cup A expansion, relegations were canceled.

Teams variations
Promoted to Currie Cup Division B 1988:Eastern Free State

Final results

First phase
Section A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1South Eastern Transvaal128602161130312014Qualified for division final and for trophy semifinals
2Boland88404172145272018
3Border48206102140-38917To repechage

Matches
First phase
06/05/1988Border - South Eastern Transvaal6-12
13/05/1988South Eastern Transvaal - Boland32-24
17/06/1988Boland - Border27-13
Interdivisional matches
First phase
29/04/1988South Eastern Transvaal - North Eastern Cape9-7
21/05/1988Border - Northern Natal16-12
04/06/1988North Eastern Cape - Border17-12
04/06/1988Northern Natal - Boland19-35
11/06/1988Western Province League - South Eastern Transvaal19-10
18/06/1988South Eastern Transvaal - Northern Natal43-18
02/07/1988Border - Western Province League14-20
02/07/1988North Eastern Cape - Boland15-13
08/07/1988Boland - Western Province League9-3
23/07/1988North Eastern Cape - South Eastern Transvaal22-9
23/07/1988Northern Natal - Border13-19
23/07/1988Western Province League - Boland19-9
30/07/1988Western Province League - Border22-12
06/08/1988Boland - Northern Natal32-10
06/08/1988Border - North Eastern Cape10-17
06/08/1988South Eastern Transvaal - Western Province League24-16
20/08/1988Boland - North Eastern Cape23-34
20/08/1988Northern Natal - South Eastern Transvaal18-22

Section B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1North Eastern Cape128602145108371612Qualified for division final and for trophy semifinals
2Western Province League88404140127131912
3Northern Natal48206134204-70-125To repechage

Matches
First phase
29/04/1988Western Province League - Northern Natal25-28
07/05/1988North Eastern Cape - Western Province League21-16
14/05/1988Northern Natal - North Eastern Cape16-12
Interdivisional matches
First phase
29/04/1988South Eastern Transvaal - North Eastern Cape9-7
21/05/1988Border - Northern Natal16-12
04/06/1988North Eastern Cape - Border17-12
04/06/1988Northern Natal - Boland19-35
11/06/1988Western Province League - South Eastern Transvaal19-10
18/06/1988South Eastern Transvaal - Northern Natal43-18
02/07/1988North Eastern Cape - Boland15-13
02/07/1988Border - Western Province League14-20
08/07/1988Boland - Western Province League9-3
23/07/1988North Eastern Cape - South Eastern Transvaal22-9
23/07/1988Northern Natal - Border13-19
23/07/1988Western Province League - Boland19-9
30/07/1988Western Province League - Border22-12
06/08/1988Boland - Northern Natal32-10
06/08/1988Border - North Eastern Cape10-17
06/08/1988South Eastern Transvaal - Western Province League24-16
20/08/1988Northern Natal - South Eastern Transvaal18-22
20/08/1988Boland - North Eastern Cape23-34

Repechage
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1Border48206102140-38917
2Northern Natal48206134204-70-125Qualified for playout


Division final

Santam Bank Trophy
SemifinalsFinal
North Eastern Cape
9/3/1988 - 22-15North Eastern Cape
9/10/1988 - 26-12
Far NorthNorth Eastern Cape
Stellaland
9/3/1988 - 24-9
Stellaland
South Eastern Transvaal

Playout
Playout
Northern Natal
9/17/1988 - 13-32Far North
Far North