2013 Varsity Rugby

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2013 Varsity Rugby
2012
2014

The 2013 Varsity Cup was contested from 4 February to 8 April 2013. The tournament (also known as the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for sponsorship reasons) was the sixth season of the Varsity Cup, an annual inter-university rugby union competition featuring eight South African universities.

The tournament was won by UP Tuks for the second consecutive season; they beat Maties 44–5 in the final played on 8 April 2013. No team was relegated to the second-tier Varsity Shield competition for 2014.

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.[1]

Varsity Cup[edit]

The following teams competed in the 2013 Varsity Cup: Maties, NMMU Madibaz, NWU Pukke, UCT Ikey Tigers, UFS Shimlas, UJ, UP Tuks and Wits, who took part in this competition for the first time following their promotion from the 2012 Varsity Shield. The tournament was won by UP Tuks, who beat Maties 44–5 in the final. There was no relegation at the end of 2013.

Varsity Shield[edit]

The following teams competed in the 2015 Varsity Shield: CUT Ixias, UFH Blues, UKZN Impi, UWC and TUT Vikings, who have been relegated from the 2012 Varsity Cup. The tournament was won by CUT Ixias, who beat UWC 29–19 in the final. There was no promotion at the end of 2013.

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.[2]

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:[3]

  • 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 Championship[edit]

Competition Rules[edit]

There were eight participating teams in the 2013 Koshuis Rugby Championship - 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.[5]

Participating teams[edit]

Koshuis Rugby Championship
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 Championship 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 Championship 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 Championship fixtures are as follows:[6]

  • 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:[7]

Fixtures[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VC Rugby 'points' ahead". varsitycup.co.za. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Varsity Young Guns Competition Rules 2012". varsitycup.co.za. Retrieved 9 Apr 2012. 
  3. ^ "Varsity Cup Young Guns Fixtures/Logs". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steinhof Maties Juniors 21-50 FNB UP-Tuks". South African Rugby Union. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Steinhoff Koshuis Competition Rules 2012". varsitycup.co.za. Retrieved 9 Apr 2012. 
  6. ^ "Koshuis Rugby Championships Fixtures/Logs". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "SA Universities squad named to face Namibia". South African Rugby Union. 25 April 2013. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Students beat Welwitschias 50-39". Namibia Sport. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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