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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
5 4 1 0 185 112 73 28 15 21
2
DHL Western Province U21
5 4 1 0 167 108 59 25 17 19
3
Lions U21
4 2 2 0 81 87 -6 10 12 9
4
Leopards U21
4 1 3 0 107 134 -27 17 20 9
5
Cell C Sharks U21
4 1 3 0 77 111 -34 12 16 6
6
Toyota Cheetahs U21
4 1 3 0 67 132 -65 9 21 4

FIXTURES

Toyota Cheetahs U21

07 Oct | TBC

13:00

Lions U21

Leopards U21

08 Oct | Olen Park, Potchefstroom

12:00

Cell C Sharks U21

RESULTS

30 Sep|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls U21

38 - 27

Toyota Cheetahs U21

30 Sep|Villager RFC, Cape Town

DHL Western Province U21

48 - 31

Leopards U21

23 Sep|Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Lions U21

27 - 20

Vodacom Bulls U21

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