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2015 Varsity Rugby

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2015 Varsity Rugby was the 2015 edition of four rugby union competitions annually played between several university teams in South Africa. It was contested from January to April 2015 and was the eighth edition of these competitions.

Rules

All four 2015 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.[1]

All Varsity Cup games also had two referees officiating each game,[2] props' jerseys featured a special gripping patch to ensure better binding, intended to reduce collapsing scrums[3] and the mark was extended to the entire field.[4]

Varsity Cup

The following teams competed in the 2015 Varsity Cup: Maties, NMMU Madibaz, NWU Pukke, UCT Ikey Tigers, UFS Shimlas, UJ, UP Tuks and CUT Ixias, who took part in this competition for the first time following their promotion from the 2014 Varsity Shield. The tournament was won by UFS Shimlas, who beat NWU Pukke 63–33 in the final. There was no relegation at the end of 2015.

Varsity Shield

The following teams competed in the 2015 Varsity Shield: TUT Vikings, UFH Blues, UKZN Impi, UWC and Wits, who have been relegated from the 2014 Varsity Cup. The tournament was won by UKZN Impi, who beat Wits 29–24 in the final. There was no promotion at the end of 2015.

Young Guns

Competition Rules

There were eight participating universities in the 2015 Young Guns competition. These teams were divided into two pools and each team played every team in the other 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 overall qualified for the title play-off final.

Teams

2015 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 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

Standings

The final league standings for the 2015 Varsity Cup Young Guns were:[5]

2015 Varsity Cup Young Guns log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 UFS Shimlas Young Guns 4 4 0 0 147 77 +70 21 10 4 0 20
2 UP Tuks Young Guns 4 3 0 1 156 81 +75 21 10 3 0 15
3 NMMU Young Guns 4 3 0 1 127 76 +51 19 11 3 0 15
4 UJ Young Guns 4 2 0 2 145 132 +13 20 18 3 1 12
5 NWU Pukke Young Guns 4 2 0 2 107 113 −6 15 15 2 1 11
6 UCT Trojans 4 2 0 2 93 104 −11 13 15 2 1 11
7 Maties Juniors 4 0 0 4 57 138 −81 9 21 0 1 1
8 CUT Young Guns 4 0 0 4 69 180 −111 9 27 1 0 1
* 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

UFS Shimlas Young Guns and UP Tuks Young Guns qualified to the 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

Fixtures and results

The 2015 Varsity Cup Young Guns fixtures were as follows:[6]

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

Round One

Bye/s: Maties Juniors, NMMU Young Guns

Round Two

Bye/s: UJ Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns

Round Three

Round Four

Bye/s: NWU Pukke Young Guns, UCT Trojans

Round Five

Bye/s: CUT Young Guns, Maties Juniors, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UJ Young Guns

Round Six

Bye/s: CUT Young Guns, NMMU Young Guns, NWU Pukke Young Guns, UCT Trojans, UFS Shimlas Young Guns, UP Tuks Young Guns

Final

Koshuis Rugby Championship

Competition Rules

There were eight participating teams in the 2015 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 the other 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 overall qualified for the title play-off final.

Teams

2015 Koshuis Rugby Championship teams
Team University Stadium
Bastion, UJ University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
Cobras, UCT Ikey Tigers University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town
Medies, Maties Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Mopanie, UP Tuks University of Pretoria LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria
Patria, NWU Pukke North-West University Fanie du Toit Sport Ground, Potchefstroom
Stallions, NMMU Madibaz Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Tigers, CUT Ixias Central Institute of Technology CUT Stadium, Bloemfontein
Vishuis, UFS Shimlas University of the Free State Shimla Park, Bloemfontein

Standings

The final league standings for the 2015 Koshuis Rugby Championship were:

2015 Koshuis Rugby Championship log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Mopanie, UP Tuks 4 4 0 0 196 62 +134 29 10 3 0 19
2 Vishuis, UFS Shimlas 4 3 0 1 128 65 +63 19 9 3 1 16
3 Patria, NWU Pukke 4 3 0 1 191 26 +165 28 4 2 1 15
4 Medies, Maties 4 2 0 2 158 99 +59 22 15 3 0 11
5 Bastion, UJ 4 2 0 2 75 107 -32 11 15 1 0 9
6 Tigers, CUT Ixias 4 2 0 2 69 125 -56 11 19 1 0 9
7 Cobras, UCT Ikey Tigers 4 0 0 4 15 146 -131 2 21 0 2 2
8 Stallions, NMMU Madibaz 4 0 0 4 18 220 -202 3 32 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

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 2015 Koshuis Rugby Championship fixtures were as follows:[6]

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

Round One

Bye/s: Patria, Stallions

Round Two

Round Three

Bye/s: Bastion, Vishuis

Round Four

Bye/s: Cobras, Mopanie, Patria, Tigers

Round Five

Bye/s: Bastion, Cobras, Medies, Mopanie

Round Six

Bye/s: Medies, Stallions, Tigers, Vishuis

Final

See also

References

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