2014 Varsity Rugby

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2014 Varsity Rugby
2013
2015

The 2014 Varsity Rugby competitions were contested from 27 January to 7 April 2014.[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 2014 season was the seventh edition of this tournament.

Rules[edit]

All four 2014 Varsity Rugby competitions used a different scoring system to the regular system. Tries were worth five points as usual, but conversions were worth three points, while penalties and drop goals were only worth two points.[2]

All Varsity Cup games also had two referees officiating each game,[3] props' jerseys featured a special gripping patch to ensure better binding, intended to reduce collapsing scrums[4] and the mark was extended to the entire field.[5]

Varsity Cup[edit]

2014 Varsity Cup
Champions UCT Ikey Tigers
Runners-up NWU-Pukke
Relegated Wits
Matches played 31
Tries scored 193 (average 6.226 per match)
Top point scorer Robert du Preez (84)
Top try scorer Chris Cloete (8)
2013
2015

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating universities in the 2014 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 played each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

The bottom team in the Varsity Cup was relegated to the 2015 Varsity Shield competition, while the Varsity Shield winner was promoted to the 2015 Varsity Cup. There was also a promotion/relegation match between the 7th-placed team in the Varsity Cup and the Varsity Shield runner-up at the end of the 2014 season.[6]

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2014 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]

The final league standings for the 2014 Varsity Cup were:[7]

2014 Varsity Cup log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 NWU-Pukke 7 6 0 1 226 130 +96 30 16 3 0 27
2 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 5 0 2 186 141 +45 26 21 4 0 24
3 Maties 7 4 1 2 174 159 +15 23 22 3 0 21
4 NMMU Madibaz 7 4 0 3 165 177 –12 23 23 2 1 19
5 UFS Shimlas 7 3 1 3 164 173 –9 23 25 4 0 18
6 UP-Tuks 7 3 1 3 156 120 +36 21 14 2 0 16
7 UJ 7 1 1 5 135 191 –56 17 26 2 2 10
8 Wits 7 0 0 7 78 193 –115 12 28 0 2 2
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points

NWU-Pukke, UCT Ikey Tigers, Maties and NMMU Madibaz qualified to the Semi-Finals.
UJ qualified to the relegation play-offs.
Wits were relegated to the 2015 Varsity Shield.

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

Round-by-round[edit]

Team Progression – 2014 Varsity Cup
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Semi Final
UCT Ikey Tigers 0
(8th)
5
(5th)
9
(4th)
9
(5th)
14
(3rd)
19
(2nd)
24
(2nd)
Won Won
NWU-Pukke 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
10
(2nd)
15
(2nd)
19
(1st)
23
(1st)
27
(1st)
Won Lost
Maties 1
(6th)
1
(7th)
6
(6th)
10
(4th)
12
(6th)
16
(5th)
21
(3rd)
Lost N/A
NMMU Madibaz 5
(2nd)
9
(2nd)
9
(3rd)
9
(6th)
13
(5th)
17
(3rd)
19
(4th)
Lost N/A
UFS Shimlas 5
(3rd)
6
(4th)
6
(7th)
11
(3rd)
13
(4th)
13
(6th)
18
(5th)
N/A N/A
UP-Tuks 2
(4th)
7
(3rd)
11
(1st)
16
(1st)
16
(2nd)
16
(4th)
16
(6th)
N/A N/A
UJ 2
(4th)
3
(6th)
8
(5th)
8
(7th)
9
(5th)
9
(7th)
10
(7th)
N/A N/A
Wits 0
(7th)
0
(8th)
0
(8th)
1
(8th)
2
(8th)
2
(8th)
2
(8th)
N/A N/A

The table above shows a team's progression throughout the season.
For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets.
Key: win draw loss

Fixtures and results[edit]

The 2014 Varsity Cup fixtures were as follows:[8]

  • 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]

Players[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

The following table contain points which have been scored in competitive games in the 2014 Varsity Cup.[60]

All point scorers
No Player Team T C P DG Pts
1 Robert du Preez Maties 5 17 4 0 84
2 Dean Grant UCT Ikey Tigers 1 20 6 0 77
3 Adriaan Engelbrecht NWU-Pukke 1 21 3 0 74
4 Gavin Hauptfleisch NMMU Madibaz 1 13 5 0 54
Gouws Prinsloo UFS Shimlas 1 15 2 0 54
6 Tian Schoeman UP-Tuks 0 14 3 0 48
7 Marais Schmidt UJ 0 13 2 0 43
8 Chris Cloete NMMU Madibaz 8 0 0 0 40
9 Sylvian Mahuza NWU-Pukke 6 0 0 0 30
10 Ross Jones-Davies UCT Ikey Tigers 5 0 0 0 25
Luther Obi NWU-Pukke 5 0 0 0 25
Lihleli Xoli UCT Ikey Tigers 5 0 0 0 25
13 Michael Bernardt NMMU Madibaz 4 0 0 0 20
Tiaan Dorfling NWU-Pukke 1 5 0 0 20
Jason Klaasen UCT Ikey Tigers 4 0 0 0 20
Shaun McDonald UCT Ikey Tigers 4 0 0 0 20
Richard Stewart UCT Ikey Tigers 4 0 0 0 20
Matt Torrance Wits 1 3 3 0 20
19 David Antonites UJ 3 0 0 0 15
Neil Claassen UFS Shimlas 3 0 0 0 15
Beyers de Villiers Maties 3 0 0 0 15
Philip de Wet NWU-Pukke 3 0 0 0 15
Maphuta Dolo UFS Shimlas 3 0 0 0 15
Michael Haznar UJ 3 0 0 0 15
Neill Jordaan UFS Shimlas 3 0 0 0 15
Francois Robertse NWU-Pukke 3 0 0 0 15
Liam Slatem UCT Ikey Tigers 3 0 0 0 15
Dillon Smit NWU-Pukke 2 1 1 0 15
Dries Swanepoel UP-Tuks 3 0 0 0 15
Akker van der Merwe NWU-Pukke 3 0 0 0 15
31 Jarryd Buys NMMU Madibaz 0 4 0 1 14
32 Ashlon Davids Wits 2 1 0 0 13
Warrick Gelant UP-Tuks 2 1 0 0 13
34 Enrico Acker NMMU Madibaz 2 0 0 0 10
Tythan Adams NMMU Madibaz 2 0 0 0 10
Craig Barry Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Mike Botha UCT Ikey Tigers 2 0 0 0 10
Jan de Klerk Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Jacques du Toit UFS Shimlas 2 0 0 0 10
Joubert Engelbrecht UFS Shimlas 2 0 0 0 10
Jason Fraser Wits 2 0 0 0 10
Mark Hodgkiss Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Reniel Hugo UP-Tuks 2 0 0 0 10
Huw Jones UCT Ikey Tigers 2 0 0 0 10
Danie Jordaan NWU-Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
Johnny Kotzé Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Juan Language NWU-Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
Wiaan Liebenberg UP-Tuks 2 0 0 0 10
Hannes Ludick Wits 2 0 0 0 10
Tiaan Macdonald UJ 2 0 0 0 10
Edmar Marais NWU-Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
Duncan Matthews UP-Tuks 2 0 0 0 10
Jean Nel Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Nate Nel UCT Ikey Tigers 2 0 0 0 10
Ruhan Nel Wits 2 0 0 0 10
Yamkela Ngam NMMU Madibaz 2 0 0 0 10
Divandré Strydom UFS Shimlas 2 0 0 0 10
Sethu Tom UFS Shimlas 2 0 0 0 10
PJ Walters UJ 2 0 0 0 10
Rhyk Welgemoed NWU-Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
61 Christopher Smith Maties 1 1 0 0 8
Jaco van der Walt UJ 1 1 0 0 8
63 Johnny Welthagen NWU-Pukke 1 0 0 1 7
64 Tim Agaba NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Guy Alexander UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Brummer Badenhorst UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Andrew Beerwinkel UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Van Zyl Botha UJ 1 0 0 0 5
JJ Breet Wits 1 0 0 0 5
Gideon Bruwer UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Brent Crossley Wits 1 0 0 0 5
Robert de Bruyn UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Reinier Ehlers Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Martin Ferreira NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Louis Fourie NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Roy Godfrey NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Rohan Janse van Rensburg UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Vince Jobo UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
JP Jonck Wits 1 0 0 0 5
Louis Jordaan Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Clearance Khumalo Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Frederick Kirsten Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Tertius Kruger UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Donnovan Marais NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Hoffman Maritz NWU-Pukke 1 0 0 0 5
Chris Massyn UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Oupa Mohoje UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Jacques Nel UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Justin Pappin UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Dylan Peterson UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Jacques Pretorius UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Juan Schoeman UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Basil Short UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Roelof Smit UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Caleb Smith Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Joe Smith NWU-Pukke 1 0 0 0 5
Rudolph Smith UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Jade Stighling UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
HP Swart NWU-Pukke 1 0 0 0 5
Fanie van der Walt UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Arno van Wyk UP-Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Jacques Vermaak NWU-Pukke 1 0 0 0 5
Harold Vorster UJ 1 0 0 0 5
104 Juan Kotzé UJ 0 0 0 2 4
105 James Alexander UCT Ikey Tigers 0 1 0 0 3
106 Rhyno Smith NWU-Pukke 0 0 1 0 2
* Legend: T = Tries, C = Conversions, P = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points

Squads[edit]

The teams released the following squad lists:[61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68]

Honours[edit]

2014 FNB Varsity Shield Champions:
CUT Ixias
Player That Rocks: Robert du Preez, Maties
Forward That Rocks: Shaun McDonald, UCT Ikey Tigers
Back That Rocks: Sylvian Mahuza, NWU-Pukke
Top Try Scorers: Chris Cloete, NMMU Madibaz (8)
Top Points Scorer: Robert du Preez, Maties (84)

Varsity Shield[edit]

2014 Varsity Shield
Champions CUT Ixias
Runners-up UKZN Impi
Promoted CUT Ixias
Matches played 21
Tries scored 146 (average 6.952 per match)
Top point scorer Duan Pretorius (88)
Top try scorer Shayne Makombe (6)
2013
2015

Competition Rules[edit]

There were five participating universities in the 2014 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.

The Varsity Shield winner was promoted to the 2015 Varsity Cup, while the bottom team in the Varsity Cup was relegated to the 2015 Varsity Shield competition. There was also a promotion/relegation match between the 7th-placed team in the Varsity Cup and the Varsity Shield runner-up at the end of the 2014 season.[6]

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2014 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
Howard College Rugby Stadium, Durban
UWC University of the Western Cape UWC Sport Stadium, Cape Town

Standings[edit]

The final league standings for the 2014 Varsity Shield were:[69]

2014 Varsity Shield Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 CUT Ixias 8 6 0 2 255 171 +84 35 21 6 1 31
2 UKZN Impi 8 4 1 3 246 171 +75 31 21 4 3 25
3 UFH Blues 8 4 1 3 215 217 –2 27 28 4 0 22
4 UWC 8 3 0 5 199 240 –41 24 29 3 1 16
5 TUT Vikings 8 2 0 6 184 300 –116 23 41 3 2 13
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points

CUT Ixias and UKZN Impi qualified to the Final.
The winner will be promoted to the 2015 Varsity Cup, the runner-up will qualify to the promotion 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

Round-by-round[edit]

Team Progression – 2014 Varsity Shield
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Final
CUT Ixias 4
(2nd)
4
(3rd)
9
(2nd)
14
(1st)
16
(1st)
21
(1st)
26
(1st)
31
(1st)
31
(1st)
31
(1st)
Won
UKZN Impi 1
(3rd)
2
(5th)
2
(5th)
7
(3rd)
12
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
15
(2nd)
15
(2nd)
20
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
Lost
UFH Blues 0
(5th)
4
(4th)
5
(4th)
5
(5th)
10
(3rd)
12
(3rd)
12
(3rd)
12
(4th)
17
(3rd)
22
(3rd)
N/A
UWC 4
(1st)
6
(1st)
6
(3rd)
6
(4th)
6
(5th)
6
(5th)
11
(4th)
15
(3rd)
16
(4th)
16 N/A
TUT Vikings 0
(4th)
5
(2nd)
10
(1st)
10
(2nd)
10
(4th)
10
(4th)
10
(5th)
11
(5th)
11
(5th)
13
(5th)
N/A

The table above shows a team's progression throughout the season.
For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets.
Key: win draw loss bye

Fixtures and results[edit]

The 2014 Varsity Shield fixtures were as follows:[70]

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

Regular Season[edit]

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

Final[edit]

Players[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

The following table contains points which have been scored in competitive games in the 2014 Varsity Shield.[112]

All point scorers
No Player Team T C P DG Pts
1 Duan Pretorius CUT Ixias 5 17 6 0 88
2 Freddie Muller UWC 1 19 11 0 84
3 Morné Hugo TUT Vikings 0 19 5 1 69
4 Oliver Zono UFH Blues 5 9 8 0 68
5 Duncan Campbell UKZN Impi 2 15 2 0 59
6 Noël Marx CUT Ixias 1 8 3 1 37
7 Brandon Cope UKZN Impi 0 7 6 0 33
8 Shayne Makombe UKZN Impi 6 0 0 0 30
9 Lwazi Ngcungama UKZN Impi 5 0 0 0 25
Danie van der Merwe CUT Ixias 5 0 0 0 25
Stefan van Schalkwyk UKZN Impi 5 0 0 0 25
12 Brandon Bailing UKZN Impi 4 0 0 0 20
Deon Gouws CUT Ixias 4 0 0 0 20
Charlie Hitchcock CUT Ixias 4 0 0 0 20
Pieter Matthews TUT Vikings 4 0 0 0 20
Gaybrin Smith TUT Vikings 4 0 0 0 20
James Verity-Amm UWC 4 0 0 0 20
Cameron Wright UKZN Impi 1 5 0 0 20
19 Saneliso Ngoma UFH Blues 0 4 3 0 18
20 Deon Carney UKZN Impi 3 0 0 0 15
Fanie Coetzer CUT Ixias 3 0 0 0 15
Onke Dubase UFH Blues 3 0 0 0 15
Stephan Griesel CUT Ixias 3 0 0 0 15
Lithabile Mgwadleka UFH Blues 3 0 0 0 15
Minenhle Mthethwa UWC 3 0 0 0 15
Kholo Ramashala CUT Ixias 3 0 0 0 15
Lundi Ralarala UFH Blues 3 0 0 0 15
Garth van Rayner UFH Blues 3 0 0 0 15
Johan van Schalkwyk CUT Ixias 3 0 0 0 15
30 Bangi Kobese UFH Blues 0 3 1 0 11
31 Moekoa Bolofo CUT Ixias 2 0 0 0 10
Masixole David UFH Blues 2 0 0 0 10
Billy Dutton UFH Blues 2 0 0 0 10
Dean Herbert UWC 2 0 0 0 10
Hamish Herd TUT Vikings 2 0 0 0 10
Adriaan Joubert TUT Vikings 2 0 0 0 10
Lukhanyiso Komani UFH Blues 2 0 0 0 10
Quade Langeveldt UWC 2 0 0 0 10
Rico Lategan UKZN Impi 2 0 0 0 10
Mandla Mdaka TUT Vikings 2 0 0 0 10
Alec Mhlanga CUT Ixias 2 0 0 0 10
Njabulo Ndlovu UWC 2 0 0 0 10
Frans Sisita CUT Ixias 2 0 0 0 10
Yondela Stampu UWC 2 0 0 0 10
Andries Truter TUT Vikings 2 0 0 0 10
Melik Wana UWC 2 0 0 0 10
Kenwin Weiner UWC 2 0 0 0 10
Zwela Zondi UKZN Impi 2 0 0 0 10
49 Tahriq Allen UWC 1 0 0 0 5
Henri Boshoff UKZN Impi 1 0 0 0 5
Curtly Brinkhuis TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Isak Deetlefs TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Marius Grobler CUT Ixias 1 0 0 0 5
Brian Guillen TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Deon Michael Joubert TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
José Julies UWC 1 0 0 0 5
Dean Kauprihanoff CUT Ixias 1 0 0 0 5
Bart le Roux UKZN Impi 1 0 0 0 5
Madoda Mbulelo Ludidi UFH Blues 1 0 0 0 5
Athenkosi Manentsa UFH Blues 1 0 0 0 5
Juan Maritz TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Yandisa Mdolomba UKZN Impi 1 0 0 0 5
Ntyara Mkhafu UFH Blues 1 0 0 0 5
Sibabalwe Mtsulwana UFH Blues 1 0 0 0 5
Dean Muir UKZN Impi 1 0 0 0 5
Barend Nordeje TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Pat O'Brien UWC 1 0 0 0 5
Dale van Schalkwyk UWC 1 0 0 0 5
Ado Wessels UKZN Impi 1 0 0 0 5
Mzwandile Yalezo UFH Blues 1 0 0 0 5
71 Andile Makinana UFH Blues 0 1 0 0 3
* Legend: T = Tries, C = Conversions, P = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points

Squads[edit]

The teams released the following squad lists:[113][114][115][116][117]

Honours[edit]

2014 FNB Varsity Shield Champions:
CUT Ixias
Player That Rocks: Onke Dubase, UFH Blues
Forward That Rocks: Lwazi Nqcungama, UKZN Impi
Back That Rocks: Shayne Makombe, UKZN Impi
Top Try Scorers: Shayne Makombe, UKZN Impi (6)
Top Points Scorer: Duan Pretorius, CUT Ixias (88)

Promotion/Relegation[edit]

Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs[edit]

2015 Varsity Cup Play-Off[edit]

  • UJ remain in the Varsity Cup for 2015.
  • UKZN Impi remain in the Varsity Shield for 2015.

Young Guns[edit]

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating universities in the 2014 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.[119]

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]

2014 Young Guns Steinhoff Pool Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 UJ Young Guns 3 3 0 0 108 69 +39  ?  ? 3 0 15
2 Maties Juniors 3 2 0 1 92 44 +48  ?  ? 2 1 11
3 UCT Trojans 3 0 1 2 42 95 –53  ?  ? 1 0 3
4 NMMU Young Guns 3 0 1 2 45 79 –34  ?  ? 0 0 2
2014 Young Guns FNB Pool log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 UP Tuks Young Guns 3 3 0 0 177 36 +141  ?  ? 2 0 14
2 UFS Shimlas Young Guns 3 1 1 1 172 54 +118  ?  ? 2 1 9
3 NWU Pukke Young Guns 3 1 1 1 139 38 +101  ?  ? 1 1 8
4 Wits Young Guns 3 0 0 3 2 362 –360  ?  ? 0 0 0
UJ Young Guns, Maties Juniors, UP Tuks Young Guns and UFS Shimlas Young Guns 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 2014 Varsity Young Guns fixtures were as follows:[120]

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

FNB Pool[edit]

Round One[edit]
Bye/s: NWU Pukke Young Guns, UFS Shimlas Young Guns
Round Two[edit]
Bye/s: NWU Pukke Young Guns, Wits Young Guns
Round Three[edit]
Bye/s: NWU Pukke Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns
Round Four[edit]
Bye/s: UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns
Round Five[edit]
Bye/s: UFS Shimlas Young Guns, Wits Young Guns
Round Six[edit]
Bye/s: UP Tuks Young Guns, Wits Young Guns

Steinhoff Pool[edit]

Round One[edit]
Round Two[edit]
Bye/s: Maties Juniors, UJ Young Guns
Round Three[edit]
Bye/s: Maties Juniors, NMMU Young Guns
Round Four[edit]
Bye/s: UCT Trojans, UJ Young Guns
Round Five[edit]
Bye/s: NMMU Young Guns, UCT Trojans

Play-Off Games[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]
Final[edit]

Honours[edit]

2014 FNB Young Guns Champions:
UFS Shimlas Young Guns

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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