Currie Cup Magic

Penalties, Scrums and Line-outs. Or should we say Morne Steyn, John Smit and Victor Matfield? Did we get your attention now…GOOD! With the end of year Rugby tour coming to a close, and the start of a new season as well as the World Cup looming, it’s time to impress your man with local rugby know-how. We cant think of a better time to learn your rucks from your mauls with a guide to the greatest tournament in the world. As self confessed Sports Nuts here at Rave Review, we were just tickled pink when this gem of a book arrived on our doorstep.

Great Moments in Currie Cup History by Wim van der Berg (you know, the oke who also wrote the Blue Bulls book, 70 Years of Glory) traces the history of this incredible competition, the best in the world we think. He focuses on the winners, the best players, as well as the scandals that made us reach for a Martini, with extra olives!  Now the Currie Cup is full of tradition, and goes back to 1891!! It’s one of the oldest and greatest competitions in the world and has for many years been a platform for future Springboks to step out of the box and SHINE.

Crammed full of a-mazing pictures and sensational tidbits of information you will be a walking talking encyclopaedia by the time you’ve read this. It’s arrived in the nick of time for the festive season, and is a MUST BUY for any intelligent woman who wants to spoil her significant other, son, father or brother. It will earn you huge brownie points and you’ll learn to appreciate the game that is – Rugby.

Rave Review has 1 copy of Great Moments In Currie Cup History to give away to a lucky winner. To enter please email

Great Moments in Currie Cup History by Wim van der Berg is published by Penguin Books and is available at all major bookstores and news agencies R250.00

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Wim van der Bergh is the managing editor of Blou, the official magazine of the Blue Bulls rugby team. He is a former rugby writer and the author of Blue Bulls: 70 Years of Glory.