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SA RUGBY UNDER-20 SHIELD

In 2022, six teams participated in two pools: North – Limpopo, Pumas, Valke; and South – Boland, Border, SWD. The competition kicked off early in April and the teams played a double round of matches in their pool, with the top team from each pool progressing to the Final, where the Valke beat Border. The previous time this competition was held, in 2019 under the guise of the SA Rugby Under-20 Provincial Championship, the Down Touch Griffons defeated the EP Elephants by 37-29 in the final, claiming the title for a fourth time.

The history

SA Rugby U20 Shield 2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Valke U20
4 3 1 0 119 95 24 16 14 16
2
Border U20
4 3 1 0 106 59 47 13 8 15
3
SWD U20
4 2 2 0 89 102 -13 14 12 12
4
Limpopo U20
4 2 2 0 102 111 -9 15 15 10
5
Pumas U20
4 1 3 0 96 111 -15 13 15 7
6
Boland U20
4 1 3 0 85 119 -34 12 19 7

NORTH
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Valke U20
4 3 1 0 119 95 24 16 14 16
2
Limpopo U20
4 2 2 0 102 111 -9 15 15 10
3
Pumas U20
4 1 3 0 96 111 -15 13 15 7

SOUTH
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Border U20
4 3 1 0 106 59 47 13 8 15
2
SWD U20
4 2 2 0 89 102 -13 14 12 12
3
Boland U20
4 1 3 0 85 119 -34 12 19 7

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

27 May|NWU Vaal RC, Vanderbijlpark

Valke U20

42 - 34

Border U20

21 May|Wit River Rugby Club, Nelspruit

Pumas U20

22 - 33

Valke U20

21 May|Police Park, East London

Border U20

40 - 0

Boland U20

Tournaments

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