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SA RUGBY U21 CHAMPIONSHIP

In 2020, only five Under-21 teams take part in the SA Rugby Provincial U21 Championship, which takes place at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg in October. The champions from 2019, the Vodacom Blue Bulls, will defend their title against the hosts, the Xerox Lions, DHL Western Province, Toyota Free State and Cell C Sharks.

The history

SA Rugby U21 Championship 2020 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Blue Bulls U21
4 3 1 0 144 77 67 22 9 15
2
Golden Lions U21
3 2 1 0 88 64 24 8 9 9
3
Western Province U21
3 1 2 0 96 109 -13 14 16 5
4
Free State U21
3 1 2 0 59 96 -37 9 13 4
5
Sharks U21
3 1 2 0 87 128 -41 11 17 4

FIXTURES

Toyota Free State U21

25 Oct | Emirates Airline Park, JHB

10:30

Cell C Sharks U21

Xerox Lions U21

25 Oct | Emirates Airline Park, JHB

13:45

DHL Western Province U21

RESULTS

18 Oct|Emirates Airline Park, JHB

DHL Western Province U21

47 - 28

Toyota Free State U21

18 Oct|Emirates Airline Park, JHB

Cell C Sharks U21

26 - 72

Vodacom Blue Bulls U21

12 Oct|Emirates Airline Park, JHB

Xerox Lions U21

26 - 17

Vodacom Blue Bulls U21

Tournaments

Team announcement

Nkosi to start for Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld

Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has named a vastly changed team to take on the Vodacom Bulls in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked round two clash at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, with Springbok flyer Sbu Nkosi back on the wing.

Team announcement

Meyer replaces Pienaar for Toyota Cheetahs’ Joburg jaunt

Tian Meyer will replace the Toyota Cheetahs' injured skipper and scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar in the Free Staters starting team for Saturday's Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked third round encounter with the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg, with Junior Pokomela taking over as captain.

Team announcement

Kriel to lead Emirates Lions in place of injured Jantjies

The Emirates Lions were dealt a big blow in the build-up to their Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked match against the Toyota Cheetahs in Johannesburg when regular skipper Elton Jantjies was forced to withdraw with a calf injury he sustained in training earlier in the week.

Team announcement

Marcel van der Merwe back for the Vodacom Bulls

Big Marcel van der Merwe will get his first Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked start since returning to Pretoria from France earlier this year, when the Vodacom Bulls host the Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Preview

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked Preview – Round 3

The Phakisa Pumas and the DHL Stormers kick off the third round of Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked action at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday. The match starts at 19h00 and is the first encounter at this level between these two sides.