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2008 Varsity Cup

2008 Varsity Cup
CountriesSouth Africa
Date18 February – 7 April 2008
ChampionsMaties (1st title)
Runners-upUCT Ikey Tigers
Matches played31
Tries scored218
(average 7 per match)
Top point scorerRyno Luus (94)
Top try scorerMathew Turner (9)
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The 2008 Varsity Cup was contested from 18 February to 7 April 2008. The tournament (also known as the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for sponsorship reasons) was the first 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 first time; they beat UCT Ikey Tigers 16-10 in the final played on 7 April 2008.

Competition

There were eight participating universities in the 2008 Varsity Cup. These teams played each other once over the course of the season. Most matches were played at the venue for either team, but the Round Five, Six and Seven matches were played at Outeniqua Park, George over the Easter weekend.

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.

Teams

2008 Varsity Cup is located in South Africa
Location of teams in the 2008 Varsity Cup

The following teams took part in the 2008 Varsity Cup competition:

2008 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 Sport Ground, 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

Log

The final league standings for the 2008 Varsity Cup were:[1]

2008 Varsity Cup log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 6 0 1 260 149 +111 37 17 6 1 31
2 Maties 7 4 1 2 231 169 +62 31 20 5 2 25
3 UP Tuks 7 4 1 2 222 191 +31 33 22 6 0 24
4 NWU Pukke 7 5 0 2 209 143 +66 24 18 2 1 23
5 UJ 7 3 0 4 208 225 -17 23 31 3 1 16
6 UFS Shimlas 7 3 0 4 178 173 -5 21 20 3 0 15
7 TUT Vikings 7 2 0 5 122 235 -113 11 32 1 0 9
8 NMMU Madibaz 7 0 0 7 134 279 -145 17 37 2 3 5
* 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

Maties, NWU Pukke, UCT Ikey Tigers and UP Tuks qualified to 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

Round-by-round

Team Progression – 2008 Varsity Cup
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R1* R5 R6 R7 SF F
UCT Ikey Tigers 1
(5th)
6
(2nd)
11
(1st)
16
(1st)
16
(1st)
21
(1st)
26
(1st)
31
(1st)
Maties 3
(3rd)
8
(1st)
9
(3rd)
13
(2nd)
13
(2nd)
15
(3rd)
20
(2nd)
25
(2nd)
UP Tuks 3
(3rd)
4
(7th)
9
(4th)
9
(5th)
9
(6th)
14
(5th)
19
(3rd)
24
(3rd)
N/A
NWU Pukke 4
(2nd)
5
(4th)
9
(2nd)
13
(3rd)
13
(3rd)
13
(6th)
18
(4th)
23
(4th)
N/A
UJ 5
(1st)
5
(5th)
6
(6th)
11
(4th)
11
(4th)
16
(2nd)
16
(5th)
16
(5th)
N/A N/A
UFS Shimlas 0
(6th)
5
(3rd)
5
(7th)
5
(7th)
10
(5th)
14
(4th)
15
(6th)
15
(6th)
N/A N/A
TUT Vikings 0
(8th)
4
(6th)
9
(5th)
9
(6th)
9
(7th)
9
(7th)
9
(7th)
9
(7th)
N/A N/A
NMMU Madibaz 0
(6th)
0
(8th)
2
(8th)
3
(8th)
5
(8th)
5
(8th)
5
(8th)
5
(8th)
N/A N/A

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

Results

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Round Four

Round One (rescheduled)

Round Five

Round Six

Round Seven

Semi-Finals

Final

Winners

2008 Varsity Cup
CHAMPIONS
Maties
First Title

Players

Player Statistics

The following table contain points which have been scored in the 2008 Varsity Cup:[40]

All point scorers
No Player Team T C P DG Pts
1 Ryno Luus UJ 2 15 18 0 94
2 Matthew Rosslee UCT Ikey Tigers 2 27 6 0 82
3 Jean Tiedt NWU Pukke 3 11 13 0 76
4 Braam Pretorius TUT Vikings 1 6 16 0 65
5 Sarel Potgieter Maties 4 10 5 0 55
6 Mathew Turner UCT Ikey Tigers 9 2 1 0 52
7 Corné Meyer NWU Pukke 1 4 11 0 46
8 Henoe Stoffberg Maties 1 6 9 0 44
9 Marcello Sampson UCT Ikey Tigers 8 0 0 0 40
10 Chandré Boshoff UP Tuks 0 12 5 0 39
11 Jan du Toit UFS Shimlas 0 3 10 0 36
12 Sias Ebersohn UFS Shimlas 0 10 2 2 32
13 Lolo Waka NWU Pukke 6 0 0 0 30
14 Michael Gallinetti NMMU Madibaz 0 7 5 0 29
Joey Mongalo UP Tuks 0 7 5 0 29
16 Pieter Booysen UP Tuks 5 0 0 0 25
Johan Jackson UP Tuks 5 0 0 0 25
Gerhard van den Heever UP Tuks 5 0 0 0 25
19 Donald Stevens Maties 0 5 4 0 22
20 Therlow Pietersen Maties 3 3 0 0 21
21 Marvin Christians UCT Ikey Tigers 4 0 0 0 20
Rob Hopwood UCT Ikey Tigers 4 0 0 0 20
Hennie Oosthuizen UJ 4 0 0 0 20
Johan van Heerden UP Tuks 4 0 0 0 20
Rowan Walters UFS Shimlas 4 0 0 0 20
26 Kit Branch NMMU Madibaz 0 6 1 1 18
27 Danie van der Merwe UCT Ikey Tigers 2 0 2 0 16
28 Gert Lubbe UP Tuks 3 0 0 0 15
Jamie MacKenzie UP Tuks 3 0 0 0 15
Andries Mahoney NWU Pukke 3 0 0 0 15
Oscar Mfundisi UP Tuks 3 0 0 0 15
Jaco Snyman UJ 3 0 0 0 15
Jean Stemmet Maties 3 0 0 0 15
Morné van der Westhuyzen NMMU Madibaz 3 0 0 0 15
Wesley Wilkins Maties 3 0 0 0 15
Shagen Windvogel UFS Shimlas 3 0 0 0 15
Llewellyn Winkler Maties 3 0 0 0 15
38 Coenie van Wyk Maties 2 1 0 0 12
39 André Smith UJ 1 0 0 2 11
40 Willem Barnard NWU Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
Bernado Botha UJ 2 0 0 0 10
Jannie Cloete TUT Vikings 2 0 0 0 10
Lucian Cloete Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Dwayne Cruickshank NMMU Madibaz 2 0 0 0 10
Wesley Delport UJ 2 0 0 0 10
Dan Howitz NMMU Madibaz 2 0 0 0 10
Cameron Jacobs UFS Shimlas 2 0 0 0 10
Morné Jooste Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Wilhelm Koch Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Zip Lalendle NMMU Madibaz 2 0 0 0 10
Grant le Roux NWU Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
Herbie Mayosi UCT Ikey Tigers 2 0 0 0 10
Nelis Nel NWU Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
Jaco Nepgen Maties 2 0 0 0 10
Wouter Stieger UFS Shimlas 2 0 0 0 10
Warwick Tecklenburg UP Tuks 2 0 0 0 10
Willem van der Wal NWU Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
Wouter Watermeyer NWU Pukke 2 0 0 0 10
59 Dewan Eckard NWU Pukke 1 0 1 0 8
60 Kyle Wickins UCT Ikey Tigers 1 1 0 0 7
61 Jonathan Adendorf Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Deon Assegaai UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Justin Bijl UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Bennie Booysen Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Paul Bosch NWU Pukke 1 0 0 0 5
Wesley Chetty UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Brett Claassens UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Charl Coetzer UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Andrew Crausaz Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Danie Crous TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Ricardo Croy Maties 0 1 0 1 5
Shaun Davids UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Bovril de Bruin TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Henk de Ridder UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Jacobus de Wet UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Matthew Dobson Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Stoffel Duvenage NWU Pukke 1 0 0 0 5
Robert Ebersohn UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Pieter Engelbrecht UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
William Fick NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Markus Fourie NWU Pukke 1 0 0 0 5
JJ Gagiano UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Dane Galley UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
André Goosen NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Mark Goosen UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Derek Harwood UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Tashrique Hearne NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Jacko Jackson UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Ruan Jacobs UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Zandré Jordaan Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Eben Joubert UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Wesley Kew NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Lex Kirsten TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Craig Kleu UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Vaatjie Koorsen UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
JP Koster UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Sisa Mafu UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Ghaliel Markus UJ 1 0 0 0 5
James Martin UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Aubrey McDonald TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Justin Melck Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Derick Minnie UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Athi Mtya TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Duncan Naudé UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Coenie Oosthuizen UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Danie Opperman TUT Vikings 0 1 0 1 5
Cameron Peverett Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Wilton Pietersen UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Clifford Reed NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Wade Roos NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Craig Ross NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Andy Russel Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Hadley Smith UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Kenneth Snodgrass NMMU Madibaz 1 0 0 0 5
Jan-Harm Steenkamp TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Bryan Stephen UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Wayne Stevens UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Pieter Stoffberg Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Danny Theron UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Erich van der Westhuizen UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Torsten van Jaarsveld UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Boer van Niekerk UFS Shimlas 0 1 1 0 5
PW van Vuuren UFS Shimlas 1 0 0 0 5
Jowayne van Wyk Maties 1 0 0 0 5
Matthew van Zyl UJ 1 0 0 0 5
Tim Whitehead UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
Vainon Willis TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
Ignick Windvogel UP Tuks 1 0 0 0 5
Yannick Wombo UJ 1 0 0 0 5
130 Reinard Kruger UP Tuks 0 1 0 0 2
Richard Rijs NMMU Madibaz 0 1 0 0 2
James Watt TUT Vikings 0 1 0 0 2
penalty try TUT Vikings 1 0 0 0 5
UCT Ikey Tigers 1 0 0 0 5
* Legend: T = Tries, C = Conversions, P = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points.

Squads

The teams released the following squad lists:

See also

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