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The 2009 Varsity Cup was contested from 2 February to 30 March 2009. The tournament (also known as the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for sponsorship reasons) was the second season of the Varsity Cup, an annual inter-university rugby union competition featuring eight South African universities.

2009 Varsity Cup
CountriesSouth Africa
Date1 February – 29 March 2009
ChampionsMaties (2nd title)
Runners-upNWU Pukke
Matches played31
Tries scored164
(average 5.3 per match)
Top point scorerDonald Stevens (105)
Top try scorerTherlow Pietersen (6)
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The tournament was won by Maties for the second consecutive season; they beat NWU Pukke 11-6 in the final played on 30 March 2009.

Competition RulesEdit

There were eight participating universities in the 2009 Varsity Cup. These teams played each other once over the course of the season, either home or away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that scored four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

The top four teams qualified for the Title Play-Offs. In the Semi-Finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals will play each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

TeamsEdit

TableEdit

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Maties 7 6 0 1 203 84 +119 22 8 3 1 28
2 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 5 0 2 177 121 +56 21 13 3 2 25
3 NWU Pukke 7 5 0 2 197 124 +73 23 13 2 1 23
4 UP Tuks 7 4 0 3 185 151 +34 18 13 2 2 20
5 UJ 7 4 0 3 140 110 +30 16 12 2 0 18
6 UFS Shimlas 7 3 0 4 202 175 +27 30 20 3 1 16
7 NMMU Madibaz 7 1 0 6 102 265 -163 11 34 0 0 4
8 TUT Vikings 7 0 0 7 110 286 -176 11 39 0 2 2
The top 4 teams qualified for the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Fixtures and resultsEdit

  • All times are South African (GMT+2)

Regular SeasonEdit

Week OneEdit

Week TwoEdit

Week ThreeEdit

Week FourEdit

Week FiveEdit

Week SixEdit

Week SevenEdit

Title Play-Off GamesEdit

Semi-FinalsEdit

FinalEdit

HonoursEdit

2009 Varsity Cup Champions
Maties
2nd title

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  23. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Maties 58-3 NMMU". South African Rugby Union. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
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  31. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Maties 11-6 Pukke". South African Rugby Union. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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