The 2013 Varsity Cup was contested from 4 February to 8 April 2013. The tournament (also known as the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for sponsorship reasons) was the sixth season of the Varsity Cup, an annual inter-university rugby union competition featuring eight South African universities.

2013 Varsity Cup
CountriesSouth Africa
Date4 February – 8 April 2013
ChampionsUP Tuks (2nd title)
Runners-upMaties
RelegatedNone
Matches played31
Tries scored216
(average 7 per match)
Top point scorerKobus de Kock (91)
Top try scorerHoffmann Maritz (7)
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The tournament was won by UP Tuks for the second consecutive season; they beat Maties 44–5 in the final played on 8 April 2013. No team was relegated to the second-tier Varsity Shield competition for 2014.

Competition rules and informationEdit

There were eight participating universities in the 2013 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 played each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

There was no relegation to the Varsity Shield at the end of the season.

The 2013 Varsity Cup used a different scoring system than the common scoring system. Tries were worth five points as usual, but conversions were worth three points instead of two, while penalties and drop goals were only worth two points instead of three.[1]

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in the 2013 Varsity Cup

The following teams took part in the 2013 Varsity Cup competition:

2013 Varsity Cup teams
Team Name University Stadium
Maties Stellenbosch University Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
NMMU Madibaz Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
NWU Pukke North-West University Fanie du Toit Sport Ground, Potchefstroom
UCT Ikey Tigers University of Cape Town UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town
UFS Shimlas University of the Free State Shimla Park, Bloemfontein
UJ University of Johannesburg UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
UP Tuks University of Pretoria LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria
Wits University of the Witwatersrand Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg

StandingsEdit

The final league standings for the 2013 Varsity Cup were:[2]

2013 Varsity Cup standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Maties 7 7 0 0 205 117 +88 28 16 5 0 33
2 UP Tuks 7 4 0 3 179 114 +65 25 13 3 3 22
3 UJ 7 3 1 3 218 179 +39 31 23 5 2 21
4 NMMU Madibaz 7 4 1 2 120 103 +17 14 15 1 2 21
5 NWU Pukke 7 4 0 3 237 222 +15 33 30 4 1 21
6 UFS Shimlas 7 2 2 3 183 132 +51 24 19 2 1 15
7 UCT Ikey Tigers 7 1 2 4 159 198 –39 22 27 2 1 11
8 Wits 7 0 0 7 133 369 –236 17 51 1 0 1

FixturesEdit

The 2015 Varsity Cup fixtures were released as follows:[3]

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).

Round OneEdit

Round TwoEdit

Round ThreeEdit

Round FourEdit

Round FiveEdit

Round SixEdit

Round SevenEdit

Semi-FinalsEdit

FinalEdit

HonoursEdit

The honour roll for the 2013 Varsity Cup was as follows:

2013 Varsity Cup Honours
Champions: UP Tuks (2nd title)
Player That Rocks: Oupa Mohojé, UFS Shimlas
Forward That Rocks: Reniel Hugo, Maties
Back That Rocks: Howard Mnisi, NMMU Madibaz
Top Try Scorers: Hoffmann Maritz, NWU Pukke (7)
Top Points Scorer: Kobus de Kock, UJ (91)

PlayersEdit

Squad listsEdit

The teams released the following squad lists:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "SA Rugby Log – 2013 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
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