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SA RUGBY UNDER-21 SHIELD

The SA Rugby Under-21 Shield will be contested by Eastern Province, Griffons, Griquas, Pumas, Valke and SWD following the withdrawal of Boland, Border and Limpopo. The competition will run from 19/20 August to the final on 15 October, over a single round of matches.

The history

SA Rugby Under-21 Shield 2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Valke U21
5 4 1 0 182 130 52 25 12 20
2
Griffons U21
4 4 0 0 182 65 117 24 9 19
3
SWD U21
4 3 1 0 110 111 -1 13 14 14
4
Eastern Province U21
4 1 3 0 126 152 -26 15 22 7
5
Griquas U21
5 1 4 0 81 156 -75 9 21 5
6
Pumas U21
4 0 4 0 109 176 -67 13 21 2

FIXTURES

Eastern Province U21

01 Oct | TBC

00:00

Pumas U21

SWD U21

01 Oct | TBC

00:00

Griffons U21

RESULTS

24 Sep|HT Pelatona Projects Stadium, Welkom

Griffons U21

46 - 36

Pumas U21

24 Sep|Vleis Sentraal Park, Kimberley

Griquas U21

15 - 26

Valke U21

17 Sep|Bosman Stadium, Brakpan

Valke U21

37 - 36

Eastern Province 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.