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SA RUGBY UNDER-21 SHIELD

The Pumas were crowned champions of the SA Rugby U21 Shield after they beat Eastern Province in a pulsating final in Middelburg on 30 September. In 2023, the participating teams were divided into two sections - South, comprising Boland, Border, Eastern Province and SWD; and North, featuring the Griffons - the 2022 champions - Griquas, Pumas and Valke. Teams in the South Section played three home and three away matches and in the North a single round. At the conclusion of the league phase, the two teams with the highest number of log points contested semi-finals within their sections, and the two winners played in the final.

The history

SA Rugby Under-21 Shield 2023 table
North
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Pumas U21
3 3 0 0 121 72 49 17 8 15
2
Griffons U21
3 2 1 0 110 88 22 16 12 12
3
Valke U21
3 1 2 0 112 106 6 15 15 7
4
Griquas U21
3 0 3 0 56 133 -77 7 20 1

South
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Border U21
6 5 1 0 244 96 148 35 15 25
2
Eastern Province U21
6 4 2 0 215 132 83 29 19 22
3
Sanlam Boland U21
6 3 3 0 162 180 -18 24 26 16
4
SWD U21
6 0 6 0 79 292 -213 12 40 0

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

30 Sep|Hoërskool Middelburg

Pumas U21

39 - 32

Eastern Province U21

23 Sep|Police Park, East London

Border U21

21 - 36

Eastern Province U21

23 Sep|Hoërskool Middelburg

Pumas U21

42 - 24

Griffons U21

Tournaments

European Professional Club Rugby

Leinster’s anguish could drive them to Vodacom URC success

It has become a Groundhog Day repeat of nightmare proportions for Leinster, but their third successive narrow defeat in an Investec Champions Cup final could this year spell trouble for the teams contending in the primary league competition they compete in, especially in the closing stages of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.

SA Rugby Under-21 Cup and Shield

Lions, Bulls and WP surge ahead in U21 Cup

The weekend's SA Rugby Under-21 Cup fixtures produced a fourth win for the unbeaten Fidelity ADT Lions U21 side, while there were also big wins for the Vodacom Bulls U21 and DHL Western Province U21, with both teams scoring more than 70 points.

Women's Premier Division

WP overpower Daisies as Sharks find their groove

DHL Western Province handed the Bulls Daisies (22-10) their first defeat in two years on Saturday, while the Border Ladies (38-24 over Golden Lions Women) and Sharks Women (34-17 over Free State Women) secured significant wins on the road in round six of the Women's Premier Division.

European Professional Club Rugby

Etzebeth describes historic win as biggest club highlight

Hollywoodbets Sharks captain Eben Etzebeth described his team’s convincing victory against Gloucester in the EPCR Challenge Cup final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Friday night as his greatest club highlight and lauded his team’s character for making history by becoming the first South African franchise to win the European title.

SA Cup

Unbeaten Griquas crowned SA Cup champions

Suzuki Griquas finished off a perfect competition by winning the SA Cup – their first major trophy in a decade – when they defeated arch-rivals the Airlink Pumas by 46-24 in a thrilling final at Suzuki Stadium in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon.