The SWD Eagles (in green) could find themselves in the Currie Cup Premier Division in 2019. Photo: @TheCurrieCup on twitter
The SWD Eagles (in green) could find themselves in the Currie Cup Premier Division in 2019. Photo: @TheCurrieCup on twitter
The Cheetahs could find themselves in the Currie Cup First Division in 2019. Photo: @TheCurrieCup on twitter
The Cheetahs could find themselves in the Currie Cup First Division in 2019. Photo: @TheCurrieCup on twitter

BLOEMFONTEIN – The Free State Cheetahs and SWD Eagles will know their Currie Cup fate on Tuesday evening after they meet in a promotion/relegation match in Bloemfontein, which will determine who earns the right to play in the Premier Division next season.

The Free Staters finished the Currie Cup Premier Division as the last-placed team this season, while the SWD Eagles – who were crowned the Currie Cup First Division Champions – qualified for the match by virtue of topping the log after the pool stages.

The Cheetahs could find themselves in the Currie Cup First Division in 2019. Photo: @TheCurrieCup on twitter
The Cheetahs could find themselves in the Currie Cup First Division in 2019. Photo: @TheCurrieCup on twitter

Jaco Peyper, who officiated his fourth Currie Cup final this past weekend, which the Sharks won 17-12 against Western Province in Cape Town, will take charge of the match. He will be assisted by AJ Jacobs and Ben Crouse, while JJ Wagner will be the television match official.

The match, which kicks off at 6pm, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1.

The last time the teams met at this level was in the Currie Cup Qualifiers in George in 2016 – an encounter which the Free State Cheetahs won 24-16. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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