2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga

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The 2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga was the 41st edition of this competition and the 92nd edition of the German rugby union championship. In the Rugby-Bundesliga, the first division, ten teams played a home-and-away season with semi-finals and a final between the top four teams at the end. The season started on 27 August 2010 and finished with the championship final on 5 May 2012, interrupted by a winter break from mid-December to late February.[1] The league's top try scorer was Caine Elisara for the second year running while Luke James Muggeridge took out the honours of best points scorer for the first time. Both are from New Zealand and played for Heidelberger RK.

2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga
Countries Germany
 Luxembourg
ChampionsHeidelberger RK (8th title)
Promoted12 clubs
Relegatednone, expansion of league
Top point scorerNew Zealand Luke James Muggeridge (234)
Top try scorerNew Zealand Caine Elisara (31)

The league was won by Heidelberger RK who defeated TV Pforzheim 20-16 to earn its third consecutive title. TV Pforzheim played in its first-ever German championship final, having defeated SC 1880 Frankfurt 46–25 in the semi-finals. Frankfurt had played in the previous five finals and won the championship in 2008 and 2009. The second semi-final was played between HRK and SC Neuenheim with the former winning 71–21.[1]

In the second tier, the 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga, FC St. Pauli Rugby and the reserve team of SC 1880 Frankfurt took out the division titles, with SC 1880 Frankfurt II taking out the overall title with a 32–22 finals victory.[2][3]

Both divisions of the 2nd Bundesliga played with only nine instead of ten clubs. The South/West division lost RG Heidelberg II just before the start of the season when the club decided to withdraw its reserve team to the third division[4] while the reserve team of Berliner Rugby Club was withdrawn during the season.[5] RU Hohen Neuendorf was expulsed from the league during the season for falling to field in two games without adequate excuse. TSV Handschuhsheim II was punished the same way for the same reason after the season had ended, with both of the teams being relegated.[6][7]

In mid-July 2012 the Deutsche Rugby Tag, the annual general meeting of the DRV decided to approve a league reform proposed by German international Manuel Wilhelm. The new system will see the number of clubs in the Bundesliga increased from ten to 24 in 2012–13, the league divided into four regional divisions of six clubs each and the finals series expanded from four to eight teams. One of the main aims of the reform was to reduce the number of kilometres traveled by individual teams and therefore reduce the travel expenses. Additionally, the 2nd Bundesliga will also expanded to 24 teams.[8][9][10]

Bundesliga tableEdit

The final standings in the table:[1][11]

Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Difference Bonus
points
Points
1 Heidelberger RK 18 17 0 1 1100 209 891 17 85
2 SC 1880 Frankfurt 18 15 0 3 837 275 562 14 74
3 TV Pforzheim 18 15 1 2 834 348 486 14 74
4 SC Neuenheim 18 11 0 7 469 390 79 10 54
5 TSV Handschuhsheim 18 8 1 9 511 593 -82 14 48
6 RG Heidelberg 18 7 1 10 327 507 -180 4 32
7 DSV 78 Hannover 18 5 1 12 278 629 -351 6 28
8 RK 03 Berlin 18 5 0 13 372 898 -526 6 27
9 Berliner Rugby Club 18 2 0 16 321 653 -332 9 17
10 RK Heusenstamm 18 3 0 15 283 830 -547 4 16

Bundesliga resultsEdit

The results of the Bundesliga in 2011–12:[1]

Club HRK SCF TVP SCN TSV RGH DSV RKB BRC RKH
Heidelberger RK 22–19 24–17 34–3 147–12 45–5 102–0 109–7 50–0 99–0
SC 1880 Frankfurt 26–39 49–7 30–0 38–14 48–23 71–12 120–0 30–15 82–0
TV Pforzheim 26–24 27–17 37–20 62–39 67–21 60–18 104–24 54–7 41–7
SC Neuenheim 32–33 15–24 11–20 26–22 15–16 33–15 71–14 27–10 29–8
TSV Handschuhsheim 10–58 19–36 27–34 26–29 20–22 27–11 47–17 36–17 45–3
RG Heidelberg 26–46 14–37 27–27 21–24 10–32 31–0 21–7 20–13 10–26
DSV 78 Hannover 7–41 12–59 11–41 17–22 34–34 23–11 33–0 22–16 13–12
RK 03 Berlin 14–64 17–60 7–60 24–41 26–44 50–0 24–11 28–21 39–19
Berliner RC 0–75 15–27 13–78 8–33 8–11 10–16 34–39 51–36 40–25
RK Heusenstamm 5–88 24–64 12–72 31–38 15–46 17–33 11–10 22–38 46–43

KeyEdit

Home win Draw Away win

Player statisticsEdit

Try scorersEdit

The leading try scores in the 2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga season were (10 tries or more):[14]

Player Club Tries
  Caine Elisara Heidelberger RK 31
  Rusell Ngamarama Kupa TV Pforzheim 24
  Shaun Walker Heidelberger RK 21
  Tim Kasten Heidelberger RK 21
  Jacob Kennedy TV Pforzheim 17
  Rob May TSV Handschuhsheim 15
  Manasah Sita SC Neuenheim 13
  Jesse Westerlund Heidelberger RK 13
  Alex Jessop TV Pforzheim 13
  Afa Tauli TV Pforzheim 11
  Steffen Liebig Heidelberger RK 11
  Kieran Manawatu SC 1880 Frankfurt 10
  Sean Armstrong Heidelberger RK 10

Point scorersEdit

The leading point scores in the 2011–12 Rugby-Bundesliga season were (100 points or more):

Player Club Points
  Luke James Muggeridge Heidelberger RK 234
  Sam Harris SC Neuenheim 163
  Mathias Pipa TSV Handschuhsheim 162
  Caine Elisara Heidelberger RK 157
  Jacob Kennedy TV Pforzheim 132
  Fabian Heimpel RG Heidelberg 131
  Jeremy Te Huia TV Pforzheim 121
  Alex Jessop TV Pforzheim 112
  Tim Kasten Heidelberger RK 105
  Shaun Walker Heidelberger RK 105

Per clubEdit

The top try and point scorers per club were:

Club Player Tries Player Points
Berliner RC [15]   Robert Taylor 5   Raphael Hackl 55
RK 03 Berlin [16]   Christian Lill 9   Christian Lill 45
SC 1880 Frankfurt [17]   Kieran Manawatu 10   Kieran Manawatu 86
TSV Handschuhsheim [18]   Rob May 15   Mathias Pipa 162
DSV 78 Hannover [19]   Nikolai Siekmann 6   Steven Bouajila 48
RG Heidelberg [20]   Bastian Himmer 6   Fabian Heimpel 131
Heidelberger RK [21]   Caine Elisara 31   Luke James Muggeridge 234
RK Heusenstamm [22]   Benjamin Polheim
  Patrick Weber
  Tim Biniak
5   Pascal Schuster 76
SC Neuenheim [23]   Manasah Sita 13   Sam Harris 163
TV Pforzheim [24]   Rusell Ngamarama Kupa 24   Jacob Kennedy 132

Semi-finals and finalEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

2012-04-28
14:00
SC 1880 Frankfurt 25 – 46 TV Pforzheim
Try: Raea 37', K. Manawatu 40', Shepherd 80'
Con: K. Manawatu (2) 37', 80'
Pen: K. Manawatu 16', T. Manawatu 49'
Report Try: Güngör 28', Bain 51', Kupa 59', Jessop 84'
Con: Te Huia (4) 28', 51', 59', 84'
Pen: Te Huia (6) 23' 34', 43', 46', 62', 76'
Sportanlage an der Feldgerichtstrasse, Frankfurt
Attendance: 500
Referee: Jan Craenen

2012-04-28
18:00
Heidelberger RK 71 – 21 SC Neuenheim
Try: Rodriguez (2) 10', 36', Muggeridge 13', Walker (2) 20', 79', Mathurin 25', Elisara (2) 28', 60', Kasten 54', Armstrong 56', Liebig 72'
Con: Muggeridge (7), 13', 20', 25', 28', 36', 54', 56', Liebig 60'
Report Try: Strauch 37', Nechironga 79', Da Fonseca 80'
Con: Harris (2) 37', 80', Nechironga 79'
Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark, Heidelberg
Attendance: 400
Referee: Florian Forstmeyer

FinalEdit

2012-05-05
16:00
Heidelberger RK 20 – 16 TV Pforzheim
Try: Liebig 23', Elisara 51'
Con: Muggeridge (2) 23', 52'
Pen: Muggeridge (2) 28', 57'
Report Try: Shaw 58'
Con: Te Huia 58'
Pen: Te Huia (3) 35', 45', 64'
Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark, Heidelberg
Attendance: 1,900
Referee: Frank Himmer

2nd Bundesliga tablesEdit

South/WestEdit

The final standings in the table:[2][25]

Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Difference Bonus
Points
Points
1 SC 1880 Frankfurt II 16 12 0 4 446 214 232 14 62
2 Heidelberger TV 16 10 0 6 436 269 167 8 48
3 RC Luxembourg 16 10 0 6 347 276 71 6 46
4 ASV Köln Rugby 16 10 0 6 318 317 1 5 45
5 Heidelberger RK II 16 7 0 9 389 406 -17 8 36
6 RC Mainz 16 6 0 10 289 392 -103 8 32
7 München RFC 16 6 0 10 220 263 -43 6 30
8 TSV Handschuhsheim II 16 7 0 9 250 434 -184 3 27
9 RC Aachen 16 4 0 12 270 394 -124 7 21

North/EastEdit

The final standings in the table:[3][26]

Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Difference Bonus
Points
Points
1 FC St. Pauli Rugby 14 13 0 1 537 190 347 11 63
2 SC Germania List 14 10 0 4 453 197 256 8 48
3 USV Potsdam Rugby 14 8 1 5 390 305 85 8 42
4 Hamburger RC 14 7 0 7 287 266 21 6 34
5 DRC Hannover 14 7 1 6 254 346 -92 4 34
6 TSV Victoria Linden 14 6 0 8 256 302 -46 9 33
7 Berliner SV 92 Rugby 14 4 0 10 194 403 -209 3 19
8 Welfen Braunschweig 14 0 0 14 117 479 -362 5 5
9 RU Hohen Neuendorf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2nd Bundesliga finalEdit

2012-05-01
14:00
FC St. Pauli Rugby 22 – 32 SC 1880 Frankfurt II
Report
Rugby-Arena Saarlandstraße, Hamburg
Attendance: 350
Referee: Scharmann

ReferencesEdit

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