2009 Varsity Cup

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2009 Varsity Cup
Countries South Africa
Date 1 February – 29 March 2009
Champions Maties (2nd title)
Runners-up NWU Pukke
Matches played 31
Tries scored 164 (average 5.29 per match)
Top point scorer Donald Stevens (105)
Top try scorer Therlow Pietersen (6)
2008
2010

The 2009 Varsity Cup was contested from 2 February to 30 March 2009. The tournament (also known as the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for sponsorship reasons) was the second 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 second consecutive season; they beat NWU Pukke 11-6 in the final played on 30 March 2009.

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating universities in the 2009 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 2009 Varsity Cup

The following teams took part in the 2009 Varsity Cup competition:

2009 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]

2009 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 6 0 1 203 84 +119 22 8 3 1 28
2 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 5 0 2 177 121 +56 21 13 3 2 25
3 NWU Pukke 7 5 0 2 197 124 +73 23 13 2 1 23
4 UP Tuks 7 4 0 3 185 151 +34 18 13 2 2 20
5 UJ 7 4 0 3 140 110 +30 16 12 2 0 18
6 UFS Shimlas 7 3 0 4 202 175 +27 30 20 3 1 16
7 NMMU Madibaz 7 1 0 6 102 265 -163 11 34 0 0 4
8 TUT Vikings 7 0 0 7 110 286 -176 11 39 0 2 2
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]

2009 Varsity Cup Champions
Maties
2nd title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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