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SA RUGBY UNDER-21 CUP

The SA Rugby Under-21 Cup is back after pandemic-related disruptions in the last few seasons. This year, the Vodacom Bulls, Toyota Cheetahs, Leopards, Lions, Cell C Sharks and DHL Western Province will battle it out for the SA Rugby Under-21 Cup, with the competition scheduled to take place over a single round of matches from the weekend of 19/20 August until the Final on 15 October.

The history

In 2020, only five Under-21 teams took part in the SA Rugby Provincial U21 Championship, which was held at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg in October, after the resumption of the local season following the pause due to COVID-19. The champions from 2019, the Vodacom Bulls, successfully defended their title against the hosts, the Lions, as well as DHL Western Province, the Toyota Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks.

SA Rugby Under-21 Cup 2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Vodacom Bulls U21
4 3 1 0 147 85 62 22 12 16
2
DHL Western Province U21
4 3 1 0 119 77 42 17 13 14
3
Lions U21
4 2 2 0 81 87 -6 10 12 9
4
Leopards U21
3 1 2 0 76 86 -10 13 12 8
5
Cell C Sharks U21
4 1 3 0 77 111 -34 12 16 6
6
Toyota Cheetahs U21
3 1 2 0 40 94 -54 6 15 4

FIXTURES

Vodacom Bulls U21

30 Sep | TBC

15:00

Toyota Cheetahs U21

DHL Western Province U21

01 Oct | TBC

00:00

Leopards U21

Toyota Cheetahs U21

07 Oct | TBC

13:00

Lions U21

RESULTS

23 Sep|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs U21

23 - 19

Cell C Sharks U21

23 Sep|Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Lions U21

27 - 20

Vodacom Bulls U21

10 Sep|Villager RFC, Cape Town

DHL Western Province U21

53 - 12

Toyota Cheetahs U21

Tournaments

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Dragons provide Welsh boost with first major upset

Life beyond Johann van Graan hasn’t started well for Munster, who were at the receiving end of the first big upset of the new Vodacom United Rugby Championship season at the weekend. There were several significant points about the Dragons’ shock win over the Irish powerhouse province that were worth talking about, not the least of them being what it might mean for the morale of Welsh club rugby.

SA Rugby Under-21 Cup

Lions shock Bulls in SA Rugby Under-21 Cup

The Lions scored a surprise 27-20 victory over the front-running Vodacom Bulls in their SA Rugby Under-21 Cup derby played in Johannesburg, while the Toyota Cheetahs managed to edge the Cell C Sharks 23-19 in their Bloemfontein encounter, with both games taking place on Friday after a short break in the competition last weekend.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Full house of Vodacom URC victories for SA teams

The DHL Stormers started the defence of their Vodacom United Rugby Championship title in perfect fashion with a bonus-point win, and although the three other South African teams had their supporters on the edge of their seats, the Emirates Lions, Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks came away with tight victories on a perfect weekend for the four teams from the Republic.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Solid opening win for Stormers over Connacht

The DHL Stormers opened the defence of their Vodacom United Rugby Championship crown with a well-deserved 38-15 win in an entertaining match played at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on Saturday afternoon.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Bulls sneak home against impressive Edinburgh

Nail-biting until the very end – with the teams’ kickers basically determining the result – as the Vodacom Bulls won their second Vodacom United Rugby Championship match on the bounce by 33-31 (half-time 15-14) over an Edinburgh side that refused to let the Pretoria heat or altitude get to them, with Scotland speedster Darcy Graham grabbing a hat-trick of tries in the process.