2011 Varsity Cup

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2011 Varsity Cup
Countries South Africa
Date 7 February – 11 April 2011
Champions UCT Ikey Tigers (1st title)
Runners-up UP Tuks
Relegated None
Matches played 31
Tries scored 166 (average 5.355 per match)
Top point scorer Demetri Catrakilis (136)
Top try scorer Therlow Pietersen (7)
2010
2012

The 2011 Varsity Cup was contested from 7 February to 11 April 2011. The tournament (also known as the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for sponsorship reasons) was the fourth season of the Varsity Cup, an annual inter-university rugby union competition featuring eight South African universities.

The tournament was won by UCT Ikey Tigers for the first time; they beat UP Tuks 26–16 in the final played on 11 April 2011. TUT Vikings won their relegation play-off match against CUT Ixias to remain in the Varsity Cup for 2012.

Competition[edit]

Varsity Cup[edit]

There were eight participating universities in the 2011 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 4 or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by 7 points or less. Teams were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top 4 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 played each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Varsity Shield[edit]

There were five participating universities in the 2011 Varsity Shield. These teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that scored 4 or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by 7 points or less. Teams were ranked by points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top two teams qualified for the title play-offs. The team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished second.

Teams[edit]

The following teams took part in the 2011 Varsity Cup competition:

2011 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

The following teams took part in the 2011 Varsity Shield competition:

2011 Varsity Shield teams
Team Name University Stadium
CUT Ixias Central University of Technology CUT Stadium, Bloemfontein
UFH Blues University of Fort Hare Davidson Rugby Field, Alice
UKZN Impi University of KwaZulu-Natal Peter Booysen Sports Park, Pietermaritzburg
UWC University of the Western Cape UWC Sport Stadium, Cape Town
Wits University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg

Squads[edit]

Varsity Cup[edit]

Varsity Shield[edit]

Varsity Cup[edit]

Table[edit]

2011 Varsity Cup Table
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 UJ 7 6 0 1 198 159 +40 23 18 3 0 27
2 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 5 0 2 213 134 +79 23 16 3 0 23
3 UFS Shimlas 7 5 0 2 181 151 +30 23 17 2 1 23
4 UP Tuks 7 4 0 3 203 139 +64 25 15 4 2 22
5 Maties 7 4 0 3 209 138 +71 24 15 4 1 21
6 NWU Pukke 7 2 0 5 173 166 +7 22 18 3 1 12
7 NMMU Madibaz 7 1 0 6 112 245 -133 11 31 1 2 7
8 TUT Vikings 7 1 0 6 138 296 -158 15 36 2 0 6
The top 4 teams qualified for the Semi-Finals.
The bottom team qualified for the Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs.

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]

  • Fixtures are subject to change.
  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Regular Season[edit]

Round One[edit]
Round Two[edit]
Round Three[edit]
Round Four[edit]
Round Five[edit]
Round Six[edit]
Round Seven[edit]

Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]
Final[edit]

Honours[edit]

2011 FNB
Varsity Cup Champions
UCT Ikey Tigers
1st title
Player That Rocks:
Callie Visagie ( Maties)
Forward That Rocks:
Hugo Kloppers ( Maties)
Back That Rocks:
Enrico Acker ( UFS Shimlas)
Top Try Scorer:
Therlow Pietersen ( UCT Ikey Tigers) [7]
Top Points Scorer:
Demetri Catrakilis ( UCT Ikey Tigers) [136]

Top scorers[edit]

The following sections contain only points and tries which have been scored in competitive games in the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup.

Varsity Shield[edit]

Table[edit]

2011 Varsity Shield Table
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Wits 8 6 0 2 213 146 +67 26 13 2 1 27
2 CUT Ixias 8 5 0 3 256 208 +48 28 19 5 2 27
3 UWC 8 4 0 4 195 158 +37 26 19 0 3 19
4 UKZN Impi 8 3 0 5 148 234 -86 11 26 0 1 13
5 UFH Blues 8 2 0 5 137 193 -56 15 29 0 2 10
The top 2 teams will qualify for the Final.
The winner will qualify for the Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs.

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]

  • Fixtures are subject to change.
  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Regular Season[edit]

Round One[edit]
Round Two[edit]
Round Three[edit]
Round Four[edit]
Round Five[edit]
Round Six[edit]
Round Seven[edit]
Round Eight[edit]
Round Nine[edit]
Round Ten[edit]

Play-Off Games[edit]

Final[edit]

Honours[edit]

2011 FNB
Varsity Shield Champions
CUT Ixias
1st title
Player That Rocks:
Garth van Rayner ( UFH Blues)
Forward That Rocks:
KK Kgame ( Wits)
Back That Rocks:
Inus Kritzinger ( CUT Ixias)
Top Try Scorer:
Riaan Arends ( Wits) [8]
Top Points Scorer:
Jannie Myburgh ( CUT Ixias) [97]

Top scorers[edit]

The following sections contain only points and tries which have been scored in competitive games in the 2011 FNB Varsity Shield.

Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs[edit]

TUT Vikings remain in the Varsity Cup competition and CUT Ixias remain in the Varsity Shield competition.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]