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The iconic jerseys that help make the Currie Cup so special

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The iconic jerseys that help make the Currie Cup so special

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 26, Henry Haniball in the direction of the Currie Cup final match between Transvaal and Sharks from Ellis Park Stadium on October 26, 1996 in South Africa


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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 26, Henry Haniball in the direction of the Currie Cup final match between Transvaal and Sharks from Ellis Park Stadium on October 26, 1996 in South Africa


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The Currie Cup is a tournament steeped in history and filthy rich in iconography.

Some of the Currie Cup’s stalwarts absorb undergone well-known rebranding in the skilled generation, despite the fact that these unique identities are on the entire strongly linked to historical roots in the instances of the Bulls and the Lions.

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SOUTH AFRICA – UNDATED: Boela van der Merwe of Transvaal, Steve Strydom referee playing rugby in South Africa.. (Picture by Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Photos)

Natal Rugby deliberately underwent a rebranding in the mid-1990s, becoming the Sharks while Free Issue adopted the moniker of the Cheetahs extra organically, however all facets remained lawful to their unions roots in the originate of their jerseys.

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SOUTH AFRICA – UNDATED: Theuns Stofberg of Free Issue playing Currie Cup rugby in South Africa. (Picture by Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Photos)

Even the Pumas distinctive crimson equipment draws inspiration from a bygone generation and after toying with funky designs for a transient spell, Griquas absorb also returned to their roots in their Peacock Blue and white striped shirts.

A South Eastern Transvaal Rugby jersey, only in the near previous auctioned.

No discussion of iconic rugby jerseys is entire with out making mention of Western Province and their notorious blue and white hooped jersey.

Does the Currie Cup absorb rugby’s handiest kits?

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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 03: Cornal Hendricks of the Vodacom Bulls ratings a are trying in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup semi final match between Vodacom Bulls and DHL Western Province at Loftus Versfeld on September 03, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Picture by Anton Geyser/Gallo Photos)
  • CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 30: Cornal Hendricks of the Bulls and Sergeal Petersen of WP in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between DHL Western Province and Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands on July 30, 2021 in Cape City, South Africa. (Picture by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Photos)
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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 28: Elrigh Louw of the Vodacom Bulls on his formula to ranking a are trying in circulation in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Vodacom Bulls and Toyota Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld on August 28, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Picture by Anton Geyser/Gallo Photos)
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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 11: George Whitehead of the Tafel Lager Griquas converts the ball in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Vodacom Bulls and Tafel Lager Griquas at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on August 11, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Picture by Gordon Arons/Gallo Photos)
  • Griquas
    KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 28: Chris Hollis of Griquas going over for the are trying with Eddie Fouche of Pumas in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Tafel Lager Griquas and Recent Countries Pumas at Tafel Lager Park on August 28, 2021 in Kimberley, South Africa. (Picture by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Photos)
  • Griquas vs Pumas
    NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 02: Eduan Keyter of the Tafel Lager Griquas and Matt Extra of the Recent Nation Pumas in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Recent Nation Pumas and Tafel Lager Griquas at Mbombela Stadium on July 02, 2021 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Picture by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Photos)
  • Bulls vs Cheetahs: Ruan Pienaar (Captain) of Toyota Cheetahs in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup on August 07, 2021 in Cape City, South Africa. (Picture by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Photos)
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    BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 09: Lesley Botha of the Toyota Cheetahs in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Toyota Cheetahs and Recent Nation Pumas at Toyota Stadium on July 09, 2021 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Picture by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Photos)
  • Lions vs Sharks
    KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 06: PJ Botha of Lions and Sibabalo Qoma of Griquas in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Tafel Lager Griquas and Sigma Lions at Tafel Lager Park on August 06, 2021 in Kimberley, South Africa. (Picture by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Photos)
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    KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 06: Ruhan Straueli of Lions going oer for the are trying in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Tafel Lager Griquas and Sigma Lions at Tafel Lager Park on August 06, 2021 in Kimberley, South Africa. (Picture by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Photos)
  • Griquas vs Lions
    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 21: Burger Odendaal of the Lions in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Sigma Lions and Tafel Lager Griquas at Emirates Airline Park on July 21, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Picture by Lee Warren/Gallo Photos)
  • DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 28: Werner Kok of the Cell C Sharks in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Cell C Sharks and DHL Western Province at Jonsson Kings Park on August 28, 2021 in Durban, South Africa. (Picture by Steve Haag/Gallo Photos)
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    BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 24: Dylan Richardson of Cell C Sharks in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Toyota Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks at Toyota Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Picture by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Photos)
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    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 21: Thaakir Abrahams of the Sharks in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Sigma Lions and Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park on August 21, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Picture by Lee Warren/Gallo Photos)
  • WP
    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 20: Scarra Ntubeni of Western Province in time previous regulation in the direction of the Currie Cup, Semi Final match between DHL Western Province and Vodacom Blue Bulls at DHL Newlands Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Cape City, South Africa. (Picture by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Photos)
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    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 18: Evan Roos of Western Province attempts to net previous Jaco Visagie of the Lions in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between DHL Western Province and Sigma Lions at DHL Newlands on August 18, 2021 in Cape City, South Africa. (Picture by Shaun Roy/Gallo Photos)
  • Western Province
    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 30: Johan du Toit of Western Province gets his pass away in the address in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between DHL Western Province and Cell C Sharks at Cape City Stadium on June 30, 2021 in Cape City, South Africa. (Picture by Shaun Roy/Gallo Photos)
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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 25: Eduard Fouche of the Recent Nation Pumas in the direction of the match between Vodacom Bulls and Recent Nation Pumas at Loftus Versfeld on June 25, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Picture by Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Photos)
  • Pumas
    NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 21: Simon Westraadt of the Recent Nation Pumas in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Recent Nation Pumas and Toyota Cheetahs at Mbombela Stadium on August 21, 2021 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Picture by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Photos)
  • Pumas vs Bulls
    NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 25: Jade Stighling of the Recent Nation Pumas in the direction of the Carling Currie Cup match between Recent Nation Pumas and DHL Western Province at Mbombela Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Picture by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Photos)

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The iconic jerseys that help make the Currie Cup so special