German rugby union cup

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German rugby union cup
Deutscher Rugby-Verband.png
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1962
Country  Germany
Most recent
champion(s)
SC Neuenheim

The German rugby union cup (German: DRV-Pokal) is the premier cup competition for men in the sport of Rugby Union in Germany.

In October 2009, it was proposed to discontinue both men's cup competitions after 2010, meaning, both the DRV-Pokal and the league cup were not to be played anymore after this season.[1] However, this proposal was initially not carried out but neither competition was held in 2011–12.[2] The DRV-Pokal however returned in 2012–13, now contested by the Bundesliga teams not qualified for the second round of the season and the best 2nd Bundesliga teams.[3]

History[edit]

The DRV-Pokal was established in 1962 under the guidance of the chairman of the DRV, Heinz Reinhold. Originally, the trophy for the winner was a picture of the Brandenburg Gate, an important symbol of the cold war days in Germany.[4]

In October 2010, the board of the German rugby federation proposed to discontinue both cup competitions after 2010. This decision required formal approval at the annual conference of the DRV,[1] which was not granted.

Modus[edit]

In 2008-09, 16 teams took part in the final rounds of the competition, played in knock-out format. The games are played as single rounds with one club having the home advantage. The final was played on 1 May 2008.[5]

In 2010-11, the competition was played in a different format, with four teams playing a final-four tournament in October 2010.

While not held in 2011–12 the competition returned in 2012–13, now contested between the worst-placed six Bundesliga teams after the first stage of the regular season and the best eight 2nd Bundesliga clubs.

After another league reform in 2015 the DRV-Pokal will now be contested by the Rugby-Bundesliga teams not qualified for the German championship, meaning the teams placed third to eighth in each of the two regional divisions.[6]

2016–17 DRV-Pokal[edit]

The first round:

5 November 2016
RG Heidelberg 100–0 TSV Victoria Linden

5 November 2016
SC Neuenheim 34–5 RC Leipzig

5 November 2016
FC St. Pauli 3–40 DSV 78 Hannover

5 November 2016
RK Heusenstamm 50–0 RC Luxembourg

5 November 2016
RK 03 Berlin 45–10 Hamburger RC

5 November 2016
SC Germania List 21-25 SC 1880 Frankfurt

5 November 2016
TV Pforzheim 25–10 TSV Handschuhsheim

5 November 2016
Berliner Rugby Club 9-45 Heidelberger RK

The quarter finals:

Quarter final Semi final Final
                 
DSV 78 Hannover 23
RG Heidelberg 21
DSV 78 Hannover 19
SC 1880 Frankfurt 27
RK Heusenstamm 17
SC 1880 Frankfurt 35
SC 1880 Frankfurt 18
TV Pforzheim 50
Heidelberger RK 8
SC Neuenheim 23
SC Neuenheim 16
TV Pforzheim 83
TV Pforzheim 25
TSV Handschuhsheim 10

2015–16 DRV-Pokal[edit]

The remaining twelve Bundesliga clubs not qualified for the championship play-off entered the DRV-Pokal, the premier rugby union cup competition in Germany. The teams placed third and fourth received a bye for the first round:[7]

The first round saw the teams placed fifth to eighth drawn against each other:

14 May 2016
FC St. Pauli Rugby 7–44 RK Heusenstamm

15 May 2016
Hamburger RC 3–45 SC 1880 Frankfurt

14 May 2016
RC Leipzig 50–0 RU Hohen Neuendorf

14 May 2016
ASV Köln Rugby 0–67 TSV Handschuhsheim

For the quarter finals teams were not seeded, with the clubs placed third and fourth entering the competition. The quarter finals were scheduled for 4 and 5 June, the semi finals for 11 and 12 June and the final for 26 June:

Quarter final Semi final Final
                 
RK Heusenstamm 25
SC Neuenheim 38
SC Neuenheim 29
RG Heidelberg 13
RG Heidelberg 34
DSV 78 Hannover 7
SC Neuenheim 16
TSV Handschuhsheim 14
SC 1880 Frankfurt 59
RC Leipzig 7
SC 1880 Frankfurt 10
TSV Handschuhsheim 21
TSV Handschuhsheim 50
Berliner Rugby Club 3

Cup finals[edit]

The finals of the competition:

Season Winner Runner–Up Result
1961–62 SV Odin Hannover TSV Victoria Linden 3–0
1962–63 SV Odin Hannover TSV Victoria Linden 0–0 1
1963–64 SC Neuenheim TSV Victoria Linden 9–6
1964–65 TSV Victoria Linden VfR Döhren 9–3
1965–66 TSV Victoria Linden SC Elite Hannover 11–9
1966–67 RG Heidelberg SV Odin Hannover 9–3
1967–68 SC Germania List SV Odin Hannover 11–9
1968–69 DSV 78 Hannover TSV Victoria Linden 9–6
1969–70 SV 08 Ricklingen DSV 78 Hannover 14–11
1970–71 SC Germania List TSV Victoria Linden 15–0
1971–72 DSV 78 Hannover TSV Victoria Linden 17–7
1972–73 Heidelberger RK DSV 78 Hannover 18–9
1973–74 DSV 78 Hannover RG Heidelberg 17–3
1974–75 SC Neuenheim RG Heidelberg 15–0
1975–76 Heidelberger RK TSV Victoria Linden 36–6
1976–77 SC Germania List RG Heidelberg 22–6
1977–78 SV 08 Ricklingen TSV Handschuhsheim 6–0
1978–79 DSV 78 Hannover FV 1897 Linden 16–3
1979–80 SC Germania List RG Heidelberg 7–3
1980–81 DSV 78 Hannover DRC Hannover 28–12
1981–82 TSV Victoria Linden RG Heidelberg 9–3
1982–83 DSV 78 Hannover Berliner RC 17–3
1983–84 DSV 78 Hannover SV 08 Ricklingen 14–10
1984–85 DSV 78 Hannover TSV Victoria Linden 9–3
1985–86 RG Heidelberg DRC Hannover 13–3
1986–87 not held
1987–88 SC Neuenheim Berliner RC 16–0
1988–89 TSV Victoria Linden SV 08 Ricklingen 13–9
1989–90 DSV 78 Hannover RG Heidelberg 13–6
1990–91 TSV Victoria Linden SC Neuenheim 14–10
1991–92 TSV Victoria Linden SC Neuenheim 9–6
1992–93 TSV Victoria Linden DSV 78 Hannover 15–12
1993–94 SC Neuenheim TSV Victoria Linden 24–15
1994–95 RG Heidelberg SC Neuenheim 26–6
1995–96 DSV 78 Hannover RG Heidelberg 17–9
1996–97 RG Heidelberg DRC Hannover 37–13
1997–98 DSV 78 Hannover SC Neuenheim 29–23
1998–99 SC Neuenheim DSV 78 Hannover 16–9
1999–2000 SC Germania List DSV 78 Hannover 18–8
2000–01 SC Neuenheim TSV Victoria Linden 25–7
2001–02 DRC Hannover SC Neuenheim 18–11
2002–03 DRC Hannover Heidelberger RK 68–3
2003–04 RG Heidelberg DRC Hannover 23–20
2004–05 TSV Handschuhsheim DRC Hannover 21–18
2005–06 DRC Hannover RG Heidelberg 25–21
2006–07 SC 1880 Frankfurt RG Heidelberg 18–13
2007–08 TSV Handschuhsheim RG Heidelberg 24–23
2008–09 SC 1880 Frankfurt TSV Handschuhsheim 56–24
2009–10 SC 1880 Frankfurt SC Neuenheim 20–12
2010–11 Heidelberger RK SC 1880 Frankfurt 29–0
2011–12 not held
2012–13 TSV Handschuhsheim Heidelberger TV 42–10
2013–14 Heidelberger TV RC Rottweil 11–5
2014–15 Heidelberger TV RC Rottweil 30–12
2015–16 SC Neuenheim TSV Handschuhsheim 16–14
2016–17 TV Pforzheim SC 1880 Frankfurt 50–18

Source:"Die DRV-Pokalsieger". Deutscher Rugby Verband. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 

  • 1 Victoria declined to take part in a rematch after a 0–0 score after extra time.

Winners[edit]

As of 2016, this is the standing in the all–time winners list of the German cup:

Club Cup wins
DSV 78 Hannover 11
TSV Victoria Linden 7
SC Neuenheim 7
SC Germania List 5
RG Heidelberg 5
TSV Handschuhsheim 3
Heidelberger RK 3
SC 1880 Frankfurt 3
DRC Hannover 3
SV Odin Hannover 2
SV 08 Ricklingen 2
Heidelberger TV 2
TV Pforzheim 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Der DRV-Arbeitsplan “Rugby auf dem Weg nach Olympia 2016” (German) totalrugby.de, author: Claus-Peter Bach, published: 19 October 2009, accessed: 27 March 2010
  2. ^ Rugby Spielpläne - Archiv 2011-12 (German) rugbyweb.de, accessed: 17 September 2012
  3. ^ TotalRugby Review: 1. Bundesliga - 4. Spieltag (German) totalrugby.de, published: 16 September 2012, accessed: 17 September 2012
  4. ^ Wiederaufbau der Vereine und Landesverbände - Vereinspokal als Leistungsanreiz (German) DRV website - History, accessed: 29 December 2008
  5. ^ Rugby Spielpläne - Archiv 2007/2008 - DRV Pokal (German), accessed: 29 December 2008
  6. ^ Rugby-Bundesliga startet am Wochenende in ihre 45. Saison - Spielmodus erneut reformiert (German) totalrugby.de, published: 27 August 2015, accessed: 12 September 2015
  7. ^ "DRV-Pokal" [German Cup]. rugbyweb.de (in German). Retrieved 4 May 2016. 

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