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2014 Varsity Rugby

2014 Varsity Rugby
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The 2014 Varsity Rugby competitions were contested from 27 January to 7 April 2014.[1] Varsity Rugby is the collective name of four rugby union competitions played between several university teams in South Africa, with the Varsity Cup being the premier competition. The 2014 season was the seventh edition of this tournament.

Rules

All four 2014 Varsity Rugby competitions used a different scoring system to the regular system. Tries were worth five points as usual, but conversions were worth three points, while penalties and drop goals were only worth two points.[2]

All Varsity Cup games also had two referees officiating each game,[3] props' jerseys featured a special gripping patch to ensure better binding, intended to reduce collapsing scrums[4] and the mark was extended to the entire field.[5]

Varsity Cup

The following teams competed in the 2014 Varsity Cup: Maties, NMMU Madibaz, NWU Pukke, UCT Ikey Tigers, UFS Shimlas, UJ, UP Tuks and Wits. The tournament was won by UCT Ikey Tigers, who beat NWU Pukke 39–33 in the final, while Wits were relegated to the 2015 Varsity Shield.

Varsity Shield

The following teams competed in the 2014 Varsity Shield: CUT Ixias, TUT Vikings, UFH Blues, UKZN Impi and UWC. The tournament was won by CUT Ixias, who beat UKZN Impi 35–26 in the final and was subsequently promoted to the 2015 Varsity Cup.

Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs

2015 Varsity Cup Play-Off

  • UJ remain in the Varsity Cup for 2015.
  • UKZN Impi remain in the Varsity Shield for 2015.

2015 Varsity Shield Play-Off

Young Guns

Competition Rules

There were eight participating universities in the 2014 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.[8]

Teams

2014 Young Guns teams
Team University Stadium
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 Sport Ground, 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

The final league standings for the 2014 Varsity Cup Young Guns were:[9]

2014 Young Guns Steinhoff Pool Log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 UJ Young Guns 3 3 0 0 108 69 +39 ? ? 3 0 15
2 Maties Juniors 3 2 0 1 92 44 +48 ? ? 2 1 11
3 UCT Trojans 3 0 1 2 42 95 −53 ? ? 1 0 3
4 NMMU Young Guns 3 0 1 2 45 79 −34 ? ? 0 0 2
2014 Young Guns FNB Pool log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 UP Tuks Young Guns 3 3 0 0 177 36 +141 ? ? 2 0 14
2 UFS Shimlas Young Guns 3 1 1 1 172 54 +118 ? ? 2 1 9
3 NWU Pukke Young Guns 3 1 1 1 139 38 +101 ? ? 1 1 8
4 Wits Young Guns 3 0 0 3 2 362 −360 ? ? 0 0 0
UJ Young Guns, Maties Juniors, UP Tuks Young Guns and UFS Shimlas Young Guns qualified 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

The 2014 Varsity Young Guns fixtures were as follows:[10]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Round One

Bye/s: NWU Pukke Young Guns, UFS Shimlas Young Guns

Round Two

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

Round Three

Bye/s: Maties Juniors, NMMU Young Guns, NWU Pukke Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns

Round Four

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

Round Five

Bye/s: NMMU Young Guns, UCT Trojans, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, Wits Young Guns

Round Six

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

Semi-Finals

Final

Honours

2014 Young Guns Champions:
UFS Shimlas Young Guns

Koshuis Rugby Championship

Competition Rules

There were eight participating teams in the 2014 Koshuis Rugby Championship competition, the winners of the internal leagues of each of the eight Varsity Cup teams. These teams were divided into two pools and each team played every team in their 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 semi-finals.

Teams

2014 Koshuis Rugby Championship teams
Team University Stadium
Cobras, UCT Ikey Tigers University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town
Heimat, UFS Shimlas University of the Free State Shimla Park, Bloemfontein
Humanities, Wits University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg
Majuba, UJ University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
Medies, Maties Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Onderstepoort, UP Tuks University of Pretoria LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria
Oppidani, NMMU Madibaz Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Patria, NWU Pukke North-West University Fanie du Toit Sport Ground, Potchefstroom

Standings

The league standings for the 2014 Koshuis Rugby Championship were:

2014 Koshuis Rugby Championship log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
* 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

Mopanie and Vishuis qualified to the Final.

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

The 2014 Koshuis Rugby Championship fixtures were as follows:[citation needed]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Round One

Bye/s: Cobras, Heimat, Onderstepoort, Patria

Round Two

Bye/s: Cobras, Majuba, Medies, Onderstepoort

Round Three

Bye/s: Heimat, Humanities, Medies, Oppidani

Round Four

Bye/s: Humanities, Majuba

Round Five

Bye/s: Oppidani, Patria

Semi-Finals

Final

Honours

2014 Koshuis Rugby Championship Champions:
Heimat

See also

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