Official thread: Varsity Cup 2013

Devill

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Hello All

I do not know if anyone likes the Varsity Cup, but here are the fixtures:

Monday, February 4:

FNB Maties v FNB UJ, Danie Craven Stadium - 5pm (TV)
FNB NWU-Pukke v FNB UP-Tuks, Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds - 7pm (TV)
FNB UCT v FNB NMMU, UCT Rugby Fields - 7pm
FNB Wits v FNB Shimlas, Wits Rugby Stadium - 7pm

Monday, February 11:

FNB UP-Tuks v FNB UCT, Tuks Rugby Stadium - 5pm (TV)
FNB NMMU v FNB Wits, NMMU Stadium - 7pm (TV)
FNB UJ v FNB NWU-Pukke, UJ Stadium - 7pm
FNB Shimlas v FNB Maties, Xerox Shimla Park - 7pm

Monday, February 18:

FNB Shimlas v FNB UP-Tuks, Xerox Shimla Park - 5pm (TV)
FNB Maties v FNB NMMU, Danie Craven Stadium - 7pm (TV)
FNB Wits v FNB NWU-Pukke, Wits Rugby Stadium - 7pm
FNB UCT v FNB UJ, UCT Rugby Fields - 7pm

Monday, February 25:

FNB Wits v FNB UJ, Wits Rugby Stadium - 5pm (TV)
FNB UP-Tuks v FNB Maties, Tuks Rugby Stadium - 7pm (TV)
FNB NWU-Pukke v FNB UCT, Fanie du Toit Sports Ground - 7pm
FNB NMMU v FNB Shimlas, NMMU Stadium - 7pm

Monday, March 4:

FNB UCT v FNB Maties, UCT Rugby Fields - 5pm (TV)
FNB Shimlas v FNB NWU-Pukke, Xerox Shimla Park - 7pm (TV)
FNB UP-Tuks v FNB Wits, Tuks Rugby Stadium - 7pm
FNB NMMU v FNB UJ, NMMU Stadium - 7pm

Monday, March 11:

FNB NWU-Pukke v FNB NMMU, Fanie du Toit Sports Ground - 5pm (TV)
FNB UJ v FNB UP-Tuks, UJ Stadium - 7pm (TV)
FNB Shimlas v FNB UCT, Xerox Shimla Park - 7pm
FNB Wits v FNB Maties, Wits Rugby Stadium - 7pm

Monday, March 18:

FNB UJ v FNB Shimlas, UJ Stadium - 5pm (TV)
FNB Maties v FNB NWU-Pukke, Danie Craven Stadium - 7pm (TV)
FNB NMMU v FNB UP-Tuks, NMMU Stadium - 7pm
FNB UCT v FNB Wits, UCT Rugby Fields - 7pm

Monday, March 25:

Semifinal One: Log position 1 v Log position 4 - 4.30pm (TV)
Semifinal Two: Log position 2 v Log position 3 - 7pm (TV)

Monday, April 8:

Final: Semifinal winner One v Semifinal winner Two - 7pm (TV)
 
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A U A U A UCT.... :D :D

Hopefully they perform better than last year where they were second last on the log.

However my head says that it will be a Maties/Tukkies final, yet again.
 
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Maties v UJ 17:00
Pukke v Tuks 19:00
UCT v NMMU 19:00
Wits v Shimlas 19:00

I am thinking Maties, Tuks, UCT, Shimlas for today's fixtures.
 
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Maties v UJ 17:00
Pukke v Tuks 19:00
UCT v NMMU 19:00
Wits v Shimlas 19:00

I am thinking Maties, Tuks, UCT, Shimlas for today's fixtures.


Yip I would go with that as well.

Tuks vs UCT next week...should be a cliffhanger :twisted:

Tukkies have some serious firepower

The Pretoria juggernaut will be intent on getting their new campaign off to a solid start against Pukke, who they downed in the semifinal last year, and coach Nollis Marais is clearly not taking the opening assignment lightly.

Junior world champions William Small-Smith, Shaun Adendorff and Marvin Orie will all be in action at the Fanie du Toit Sportsground, whilst the team will be ably led by skipper Jono Ross who recently returned from a spell with English Premiership side Saracens.

Whilst the former Baby Bok stars will inject some youthful enthusiasm into UP-Tuks' game, they also boast a fair number of experienced players such as scrumhalf Danie Faasen and the speedy duo of Vainon Willis and Courtnall Skosan out wide.
 

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Yip, they are in the Varsity Shiled now, and Wits in the Cup.

Varsity Shield is also great. Actually its for young players showing how rugby should be.

Last year i watched all TUT Home games.This year i will support WIts.
 

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NMMU drew 5 all with UCT! Hoping for another good NMMU season.

Varsity Shield is also great. Actually its for young players showing how rugby should be.

Last year i watched all TUT Home games.This year i will support WIts.

I really like Varsity Rugby, my only issue is the use of non-students. In my mind university sports should be played by actual students. We now have a Varsity Cup champion, and a seperate USSA rugby champion, which isn't ideal. I was hoping that with Varsity Sports expanding, that they would bring the rules more inline with USSA.

Either way, well done NMMU, looking forward to the first home game.
 

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I really like Varsity Rugby, my only issue is the use of non-students. In my mind university sports should be played by actual students. We now have a Varsity Cup champion, and a seperate USSA rugby champion, which isn't ideal. I was hoping that with Varsity Sports expanding, that they would bring the rules more inline with USSA.

Either way, well done NMMU, looking forward to the first home game.

I also like the idea of Varsity Cup and I thought Varsity Cup meant, students playing against each other. But I guess I was wrong with regards to that. I was really suprised to see a guy playing for Saracens and now playing Varsity Cup. Can someone please provide me with a quick summary on how the Varsity Cup works with regards to players
 

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I also like the idea of Varsity Cup and I thought Varsity Cup meant, students playing against each other. But I guess I was wrong with regards to that. I was really suprised to see a guy playing for Saracens and now playing Varsity Cup. Can someone please provide me with a quick summary on how the Varsity Cup works with regards to players

Teams can have 7 non-studnets in each match day 23.
 

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Teams can have 7 non-studnets in each match day 23.

That makes me very sad.

Well done to the Pukke and NMMU for the "upsets".

Wonder if the step up from from the shield to the cup tourney is so huge or if Wits just had an off day.
 

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# TEAM PL W D L PD BP PTS
1 Shimlas 1 1 0 0 54 1 5
2 Maties 1 1 0 0 21 1 5
3 NWU-Puk 1 1 0 0 3 0 4
4 NMMU 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
5 Ikeys 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
6 Tuks 1 0 0 1 -3 2 2
7 UJ 1 0 0 1 -21 0 0
8 Wits 1 0 0 1 -54 0 0

Here is the table. Looks like Wits is going to struggle this year, but I think this is very good for their rugby
 

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Can't believe Pukke let me down..... Damnit could have had a bonus point on SuperBru. :mad:
 

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# TEAM PL W D L PD BP PTS
1 Maties 3 3 0 0 34 2 14
2 Tuks 3 2 0 1 16 2 10
3 UJ 3 2 0 1 12 2 10
4 NWU-Puk 3 2 0 1 32 1 9
5 NMMU 3 1 1 1 3 1 7
6 Shimlas 3 1 0 2 35 2 6
7 Ikeys 3 0 1 2 -24 1 3
8 Wits 3 0 0 3 -108 1 1

Hmm, Ikeys lower than I thought they would be
 

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NMMU had an amazing game last night, lost 8-13 to Maties, but could have won it right at the end.
 

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NMMU had an amazing game last night, lost 8-13 to Maties, but could have won it right at the end.

I thought Maties would beat them by 10+, well done.

I must say UJ seems like they are a tad pissed off because of that round 1 loss.
 

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UP-Tuks 16 - 18 Maties
NWU-Pukke 29 - 26 UCT
NMMU 14 - 10 Shimlas
Wits 24 - 63 UJ
 

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Good to see Shimlas beating Pukke, Tuks easy win and a great game by NMMU. These boytjies from NMMU is really playing well this year and they will deserve a semi final spot
 
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