2013 Varsity Rugby

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2013 Varsity Rugby
2012
2014

The 2013 Varsity Rugby competitions was contested from 28 January to 8 April 2013.[1] Varsity Rugby is the collective name of four rugby union competitions played between several university teams in South Africa, with the Varsity Cup being the premier competition. The 2013 season was the sixth edition of this tournament.

Scoring[edit]

All four 2013 Varsity Rugby competitions will use a different scoring system to the regular system. Tries will be worth five points as usual, but conversions will be worth three points, while penalties and drop goals will only be worth two points.[2]

Varsity Cup[edit]

2013 Varsity Cup
Champions UP Tuks
Runners-up Maties
Top point scorer Kobus de Kock, UJ (91)
Top try scorer Hoffman Maritz, NWU Pukke (7)
2012
2014

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating universities in the 2013 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 score 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 played each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

There was no promotion/relegation between the Varsity Cup and the Varsity Shield at the end of 2013.[3]

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2013 Varsity Cup
Varsity Cup
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
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
Wits University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg

Standings[edit]

2013 Varsity Cup Log
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 0 205 117 +88 28 16 5 0 33
2 UP Tuks 7 4 0 3 179 114 +65 25 13 3 3 22
3 UJ 7 3 1 3 218 179 +39 31 23 5 2 21
4 NMMU Madibaz 7 4 1 2 120 103 +17 14 15 1 2 21
5 NWU Pukke 7 4 0 3 237 222 +15 33 30 4 1 21
6 UFS Shimlas 7 2 2 3 183 132 +51 24 19 2 1 15
7 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 1 2 4 159 198 –39 22 27 2 1 11
8 Wits 7 0 0 7 133 369 –236 17 51 1 0 1
The top 4 teams qualified for the Semi-Finals.

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]

The 2013 Varsity Cup fixtures were as follows:[4]

  • 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]

Squads[edit]

The teams released the following squad lists:[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Honours[edit]

2013 FNB Varsity Cup Champions:
UP Tuks
Player That Rocks: Oupa Mohojé, UFS Shimlas
Forward That Rocks: Reniel Hugo, Maties
Back That Rocks: Howard Mnisi, NMMU Madibaz
Top Try Scorers: Hoffman Maritz, NWU Pukke (7)
Top Points Scorer: Kobus de Kock, UJ (91)

Varsity Shield[edit]

2013 Varsity Shield
Champions CUT Ixias
Runners-up UWC
Promoted
Top point scorer Freddie Muller, UWC (70)
Top try scorer Inus Kritzinger, CUT Ixias (7)
2012
2014

Competition Rules[edit]

There were five participating universities in the 2013 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 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 two teams qualified for the title play-offs. The team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished second.

There was no promotion/relegation between the Varsity Cup and the Varsity Shield at the end of 2013.[3]

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2013 Varsity Shield
Varsity Shield
Team Name University Stadium
CUT Ixias Central University of Technology CUT Stadium, Bloemfontein
TUT Vikings Tshwane University of Technology TUT Stadium, Pretoria
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

Standings[edit]

2013 Varsity Shield Log
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 CUT Ixias 7 7 0 0 254 139 +115 35 17 4 0 32
2 UWC 7 3 0 4 197 148 +49 25 18 4 1 17
3 UKZN Impi 8 4 0 4 143 215 –72 17 29 0 0 16
4 UFH Blues 7 3 0 4 147 166 –19 19 21 2 1 15
5 TUT Vikings 7 1 0 6 102 175 –73 10 21 3 1 8
The top 2 teams qualified for the Final.

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]

The 2013 Varsity Shield fixtures were as follows:[13]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Regular Season[edit]

Round One[edit]
Bye/s: CUT Ixias
Round Two[edit]
Bye/s: UFH Blues
Round Three[edit]
Bye/s: UWC
Round Four[edit]
Bye/s: TUT Vikings
Round Five[edit]
Bye/s: UKZN Impi
Round Six[edit]
Bye/s: CUT Ixias
Round Seven[edit]
Bye/s: UFH Blues
Round Eight[edit]
Bye/s: UWC
Round Nine[edit]
Bye/s: TUT Vikings
Round Ten[edit]
Bye/s: UKZN Impi

Play-Off Games[edit]

Final[edit]

Squads[edit]

The teams released the following squad lists:[14][15][16][17][18]

Honours[edit]

2013 FNB Varsity Shield Champions:
CUT Ixias
Player That Rocks: Inus Kritzinger, CUT Ixias
Forward That Rocks: Billy Dutton, UFH Blues
Back That Rocks: Freddie Muller, UWC
Top Try Scorers: Inus Kritzinger, CUT Ixias (7)
Top Points Scorer: Freddie Muller, UWC (70)

Promotion/Relegation[edit]

There was no promotion or relegation at the end of 2013.

Young Guns[edit]

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating universities in the 2013 Young Guns competition. These teams were divided into two pools (the FNB pool and the Steinhoff pool) and played the other teams in the pool 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 two teams in each pool qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the teams that finished first had home advantage against the teams that finished second in their respective pools. The winners of these semi-finals played each other in the final.[19]

Participating teams[edit]

Young Guns
Team Name Sponsored Name University Stadium
Maties Juniors Steinhoff Maties Juniors Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
NMMU Young Guns FNB NMMU Young Guns Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
NWU Pukke Young Guns FNB NWU Pukke Young Guns North-West University Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom
UCT Trojans FNB UCT Trojans University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town
UFS Shimlas Young Guns FNB UFS Shimlas Young Guns University of the Free State Shimla Park, Bloemfontein
UJ Young Guns FNB UJ Young Guns University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
UP Tuks Young Guns FNB UP Tuks Young Guns University of Pretoria LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria
Wits Young Guns FNB Wits Young Guns University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg

Standings[edit]

2013 Young Guns Steinhoff Pool Log
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 UP Tuks Young Guns 3 3 0 0 205 24 +181 29 2 2 0 14
2 UFS Shimlas Young Guns 3 2 0 1 113 51 +62 15 8 2 1 11
3 NWU Pukke Young Guns 3 1 0 2 101 115 –14 15 17 2 1 7
4 Wits Young Guns 3 0 0 3 10 239 –229 1 33 0 0 0
2013 Young Guns FNB Pool Log
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Maties Juniors 3 3 0 0 123 42 +81 17 5 3 0 15
2 UCT Trojans 3 2 0 1 101 96 +5 16 13 2 0 10
3 UJ Young Guns 3 1 0 2 72 114 –42 11 18 2 1 7
4 NMMU Young Guns 3 0 0 3 68 112 –44 9 17 1 1 2
The top 2 teams in each pool will qualify for the Semi-Finals.

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]

The 2013 Varsity Cup Young Guns fixtures were as follows:[20]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Regular Season[edit]

Round One[edit]
Bye/s: Maties Juniors, NWU Pukke Young Guns, UJ Young Guns, Wits Young Guns
Round Two[edit]
Bye/s: UCT Trojans, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns, UJ Young Guns
Round Three[edit]
Round Four[edit]
Bye/s: Maties Juniors, NMMU Young Guns
Round Five[edit]
Bye/s: UCT Trojans, NMMU Young Guns, NWU Pukke Young Guns, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns, Wits Young Guns

Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]
Final[edit]

Honours[edit]

2013 FNB Young Guns Champions:
UP Tuks Young Guns

Koshuis Rugby Championships[edit]

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating teams in the 2013 Koshuis Rugby Championships - the winners of the internal leagues of each of the eight Varsity Cup teams. These teams were divided into two pools (the Penny Pinchers pool and the Hertz pool) and played the other teams in the pool 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 score 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 two teams in each pool qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the teams that finished first had home advantage against the teams that finish second in their respective pools. The winners of these semi-finals played each other in the final.[21]

Participating teams[edit]

Koshuis Rugby Championships
Koshuis Name University Stadium
Bastion University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
Cobras University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town
Commerce University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg
Medies Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Mopanie University of Pretoria LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria
Northernz Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Villagers North-West University Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom
Vishuis University of the Free State Shimla Park, Bloemfontein

Standings[edit]

2013 Koshuis Rugby Championships Penny Pinchers Pool Log
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Vishuis, UFS Shimlas 3 2 0 1 201 53 +148 4 12
2 Bastion, UJ 3 2 0 1 130 73 +48 4 12
3 Cobras, UCT Ikey Tigers 3 2 0 1 107 90 +17 2 10
4 Commerce, Wits 3 0 0 3 26 248 –222 0 0
2013 Koshuis Rugby Championships Hertz Pool Log
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Villagers, NWU Pukke 3 3 0 0 57 22 +35 0 12
2 Medies, Maties 3 2 0 1 61 41 +20 3 11
3 Mopanie, UP Tuks 3 1 0 2 49 54 –5 1 5
4 Northernz, NMMU Madibaz 3 0 0 3 15 65 –50 0 0
The top 2 teams in each pool will qualify for the Semi-Finals.

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]

The 2013 Koshuis Rugby Championships fixtures are as follows:[22]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Regular Season[edit]

Round One[edit]
Bye/s: Bastion, UJ; Cobras, UCT Ikey Tigers; Mopanie, UP Tuks; Villagers, NWU Pukke
Round Two[edit]
Bye/s: Cobras, UCT Ikey Tigers; Vishuis, UFS Shimlas
Round Three[edit]
Bye/s: Commerce, Wits; Medics, Maties; Mopanie, UP Tuks; Northernz, NMMU Madibaz; Villagers, NWU Pukke; Vishuis, UFS Shimlas
Round Four[edit]
Bye/s: Bastion, UJ; Commerce, Wits; Medics, Maties; Northernz, NMMU Madibaz
Round Five[edit]

Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]
Final[edit]

Honours[edit]

2013 Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Champions:
Vishuis, UFS Shimlas

South African Universities[edit]

In April 2013, a South African Universities team was named, picked from players that played in Varsity Rugby in 2013, to play against Namibia in Windhoek.

Squads[edit]

The team was named as follows:[23]

Fixtures[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "VC Rugby 'points' ahead". varsitycup.co.za. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Varsity Cup a 'closed shop' in 2013". VarsityCup.co.za. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Varsity Cup Fixtures/Logs". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
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  6. ^ "2013 Maties Varsity Cup squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "2013 NMMU Varsity Cup squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 NWU Pukke Varsity Cup squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 Shimlas Varsity Cup squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "2013 Tuks Varsity Cup squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "2013 UJ Varsity Cup squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "2013 Wits Varsity Cup squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Varsity Shield Fixtures/Logs". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "2013 CUT Varsity Shield squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "2013 TUT Varsity Shield squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 UFH Varsity Shield squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "2013 UKZN Varsity Shield squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "2013 UWC Varsity Shield squad". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Varsity Young Guns Competition Rules 2012". varsitycup.co.za. Retrieved 9 Apr 2012. 
  20. ^ "Varsity Cup Young Guns Fixtures/Logs". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Steinhoff Koshuis Competition Rules 2012". varsitycup.co.za. Retrieved 9 Apr 2012. 
  22. ^ "Koshuis Rugby Championships Fixtures/Logs". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "SA Universities team to face Namibia". South African Rugby Union. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "SA Students beat Welwitschias 50-39". Namibia Sport. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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