This season was the second of the expanded competition, which succeeded the First Division of the National Provincial Championship. There were some major changes to the competition from that of the 2006 season. The original Rounds One (initial pool play) and Two (Top Six and Repechage phases) were scrapped. Instead, there was a 10-week round robin in which every team will miss out on playing 3 teams in the competition. This was followed by the quarterfinals, semifinal and the final as in 2006.
The top eight teams in pool play advanced to the Quarter Final.
Pos = Table Position
Pld = Played
W = Win (Worth 4 points)
D = Draw (Worth 2 points)
L = Loss (Worth 0 points)
F = For (Total points scored)
A = Against (Total points scored against)
+/- = Points difference
BP1 = Bonus Point (1 Bonus Point will be awarded to any team that scores 4 tries or more regardless of win/loss/draw.)
BP2 = Bonus Point (1 Bonus Point will be awarded to the losing side if the loss is by 7 points or less.)
Pts = Progressive points tally
It is possible to receive 2 bonus points in a loss.
NB In the event of a tie on points, the higher ranked team is decided on the basis of who won when they met in pool play. If they remain......