2017 Varsity Rugby

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2017 Varsity Rugby was the 2017 edition of four rugby union competitions annually played between several university teams in South Africa. It was contested from 30 January to 17 April 2017 and was the tenth edition of these competitions.

Varsity Cup[edit]

The following teams competed in the 2017 Varsity Cup: CUT Ixias, Maties, NMMU Madibaz, NWU Pukke, UCT Ikey Tigers, UFS Shimlas, UJ, UP Tuks and Wits. Wits were promoted from the 2016 Varsity Shield to return to the Varsity Shield competition after a two-year absence.[1]

Varsity Shield[edit]

The following teams competed in the 2017 Varsity Shield: CPUT, Rhodes, TUT Vikings, UFH Blues, UKZN Impi, UWC and WSU All Blacks.[2]

Young Guns[edit]

Competition rules[edit]

There was nine participating universities in the 2017 Young Guns competition, the Under-20 sides of each of the nine Varsity Cup teams, these teams were divided into three regionalised pools and each team played every team in their pool 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 eight points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four teams overall qualified for the title play-off semi-finals.

Teams[edit]

2017 Young Guns teams
Team University Stadium
CUT Young Guns Central Institute of Technology CUT Stadium, Bloemfontein
Maties Juniors Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
NMMU Young Guns Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
NWU Pukke Young Guns North-West University Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom
UCT Trojans University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town
UFS Shimlas Young Guns University of the Free State Shimla Park, Bloemfontein
UJ Young Guns University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
UP Tuks Young Guns University of Pretoria LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria
Wits Young Guns University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg

Standings[edit]

The final standings for the 2017 Varsity Cup Young Guns were:[3]

2017 Varsity Cup Young Guns : North log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 UP Tuks Young Guns 1 1 0 0 47 0 +47 1 0 5
2 UJ Young Guns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Wits Young Guns 1 0 0 1 0 47 −47 0 0 0
2017 Varsity Cup Young Guns : Central log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 UFS Shimlas Young Guns 1 1 0 0 38 17 +21 1 0 5
2 CUT Young Guns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NWU Pukke Young Guns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Varsity Cup Young Guns : South log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Maties Juniors 1 1 0 0 44 13 +31 1 0 5
2 NMMU Young Guns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 UCT Trojans 1 0 0 1 13 44 −31 0 0 0
* 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

The top four teams qualified to the Semi-Final.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by eight points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Matches[edit]

The following matches were played in the 2017 Varsity Young Guns competition:[3]

Round One[edit]

Bye/s: CUT Young Guns, Maties Juniors, NMMU Young Guns, UCT Trojans, UJ Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns, Wits Young Guns

Round Two[edit]

Bye/s: CUT Young Guns, NMMU Young Guns, NWU Pukke Young Guns, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UJ Young Guns

Round Three[edit]

Bye/s: NWU Pukke Young Guns, UCT Trojans, Wits Young Guns

Round Four[edit]

Bye/s: CUT Young Guns, NMMU Young Guns, UJ Young Guns

Round Five[edit]

Bye/s: Maties Juniors, NWU Pukke Young Guns, Wits Young Guns

Round Six[edit]

Bye/s: Maties Juniors, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns

Round Seven[edit]

Bye/s: UCT Trojans, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns

Semi-Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Koshuis Rugby Championship[edit]

Competition rules[edit]

There was nine participating teams in the 2017 Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Championship competition, the winners of the internal leagues of each of the nine Varsity Cup teams, these teams were divided into two pools (one with five teams and one with four teams) and each team played every team in their pool once over the course of the season, either at 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 eight points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

Three teams qualified for the title play-offs.

Teams[edit]

2017 Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Championship
Team University Stadium
Steinhoff Chiropractors (UJ) University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium
Steinhoff Cobras (UCT) University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields
Steinhoff Harlequins (Madibaz) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Madibaz Stadium
Steinhoff Helderberg (Maties) Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium
Steinhoff Patria (Pukke) North-West University Fanie du Toit Sport Grounds
Steinhoff Rhinos (CUT) Central Institute of Technology CUT Rugby Stadium
Steinhoff Sonop (Tuks) University of Pretoria Tuks Rugby Stadium
Steinhoff Titans (Wits) University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium
Steinhoff Vishuis (Shimlas) University of the Free State Xerox Shimla Park

Standings[edit]

The final standings for the 2017 Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Championship were:[4]

Steinhoff Koshuis Championship (Koshuis 1) 2017 Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PD BP Pts
1 Steinhoff Vishuis (Shimlas) 4 3 0 1 158 4 16
2 Steinhoff Patria (Pukke) 4 3 0 1 64 3 15
3 Steinhoff Sonop (Tuks) 4 2 0 2 -7 2 10
4 Steinhoff Helderberg (Maties) 4 2 0 2 -31 2 10
5 Steinhoff Rhinos (CUT) 4 0 0 4 -184 2 2
Steinhoff Koshuis Premiership (Koshuis 2) 2017 Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PD BP Pts
1 Steinhoff Cobras (UCT) 3 3 0 0 47 1 13
2 Steinhoff Harlequins (Madibaz) 3 2 0 1 13 0 8
3 Steinhoff Titans Wits) 3 1 0 2 0 1 5
4 Steinhoff Chiropractors (UJ) 3 0 0 3 -60 0 0
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PD = Points Difference, BP = Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points

Three teams qualified to the play-offs.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by eight points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Matches[edit]

The following matches were played in the 2017 Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Championship competition:[4]

Round One[edit]

Bye/s: Steinhoff Chiropractors (UJ), Steinhoff Cobras (UCT), Steinhoff Harlequins (Madibaz), Steinhoff Rhinos (CUT), Steinhoff Sonop (Tuks), Steinhoff Titans (Wits), Steinhoff Vishuis (Shimlas)

Round Two[edit]

Bye/s: Steinhoff Chiropractors (UJ), Steinhoff Cobras (UCT), Steinhoff Harlequins (Madibaz), Steinhoff Sonop (Tuks), Steinhoff Titans (Wits)

Round Three[edit]

Bye/s: Steinhoff Chiropractors (UJ), Steinhoff Harlequins (Madibaz), Steinhoff Rhinos (CUT)

Round Four[edit]

Bye/s: Steinhoff Cobras (UCT), Steinhoff Helderberg (Maties), Steinhoff Titans (Wits)

Round Five[edit]

Bye/s: Steinhoff Helderberg (Maties), Steinhoff Patria (Pukke), Steinhoff Vishuis (Shimlas)

Round Six[edit]

Bye/s: Steinhoff Patria (Pukke)

Round Seven[edit]

Bye/s: Steinhoff Chiropractors (UJ), Steinhoff Patria (Pukke), Steinhoff Helderberg (Maties), Steinhoff Rhinos (CUT), Steinhoff Sonop (Tuks), Steinhoff Titans (Wits), Steinhoff Vishuis (Shimlas)

Final[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FNB Wits enjoy a dream run in the Varsity Shield to earn Varsity Cup promotion for 2017" (Press release). Varsity Cup. 5 April 2016. Archived from the original on 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Varsity Rugby to expand in 2017" (Press release). Varsity Cup. 25 January 2016. Archived from the original on 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Young Guns fixtures results". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Champs fixtures". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Steinhoff Helderberg come up short in opening clash against Steinhoff Patria". Varsity Cup. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 

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