The SA Rugby Under-21 Cup is back after pandemic-related disruptions in the last few seasons. In 2022, the Vodacom Bulls, Toyota Cheetahs, Leopards, Lions, Cell C Sharks and DHL Western Province battled it out for the SA Rugby Under-21 Cup, with the competition taking place over a single round of matches from the weekend of 19/20 August until the Final on 21 October, where the Vodacom Bulls beat the Lions in Pretoria.

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
Vodacom Bulls U21
5 4 1 0 185 112 73 28 15 21
DHL Western Province U21
5 4 1 0 167 108 59 25 17 19
Lions U21
5 3 2 0 117 115 2 15 16 14
Leopards U21
5 1 4 0 117 147 -30 18 21 10
Cell C Sharks U21
5 2 3 0 90 121 -31 13 17 10
Toyota Cheetahs U21
5 1 4 0 95 168 -73 13 26 5

There are currently no fixtures available.


21 Oct|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls U21

41 - 26

Lions U21

15 Oct|Villager RFC, Cape Town

DHL Western Province U21

26 - 28

Lions U21

14 Oct|Loftus B-Field, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls U21

29 - 6

Leopards U21


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