2010 Varsity Cup

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2010 Varsity Cup
Countries South Africa
Date 1 February – 29 March 2010
Champions Maties (3rd title)
Runners-up UCT Ikey Tigers
Matches played 31
Tries scored 227 (average 7.323 per match)
Top point scorer Theuns Kotzé (77)
Top try scorer Boom Prinsloo /
Lolo Waka (9)
2009
2011

The 2010 Varsity Cup was contested from 1 February to 29 March 2010. The tournament (also known as the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for sponsorship reasons) was the third season of the Varsity Cup, an annual inter-university rugby union competition featuring eight South African universities.

The tournament was won by Maties for the third consecutive season; they beat UCT Ikey Tigers 17-14 in the final played on 29 March 2010.

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating universities in the 2010 Varsity Cup. These teams played each other once over the course of the season, either home or away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that scored four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four teams qualified for the Title Play-Offs. In the Semi-Finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals will play each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in the 2010 Varsity Cup

The following teams took part in the 2010 Varsity Cup competition:

2010 Varsity Cup teams
Team Name University Stadium
Maties Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
NMMU Madibaz Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
NWU Pukke North-West University Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom
TUT Vikings Tshwane University of Technology TUT Stadium, Pretoria
UCT Ikey Tigers University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town
UFS Shimlas University of the Free State Shimla Park, Bloemfontein
UP Tuks University of Pretoria LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria
UJ University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium, Johannesburg

Table[edit]

2010 Varsity Cup Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Maties 7 7 0 0 324 96 +228 41 12 5 0 33
2 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 5 1 1 223 139 +84 24 13 2 1 25
3 UFS Shimlas 7 4 1 2 230 169 +61 29 18 4 1 23
4 NWU Pukke 7 4 0 3 184 155 +29 23 14 3 2 21
5 UJ 7 3 1 3 247 208 +39 32 25 4 1 19
6 UP Tuks 7 2 1 4 227 264 -37 29 30 3 1 14
7 TUT Vikings 7 1 0 6 156 285 -129 16 33 1 2 7
8 NMMU Madibaz 7 0 0 7 148 423 -275 13 62 1 2 3
The top 4 teams qualified for the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Fixtures and results[edit]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2)

Regular Season[edit]

Week One[edit]

Week Two[edit]

Week Three[edit]

Week Four[edit]

Week Five[edit]

Week Six[edit]

Week Seven[edit]

Title Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Honours[edit]

2010 Varsity Cup Champions
Maties
3rd title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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