About

SA RUGBY UNDER-21 SHIELD

The Pumas were crowned champions of the SA Rugby U21 Shield after they beat Eastern Province in a pulsating final in Middelburg on 30 September. In 2023, the participating teams were divided into two sections - South, comprising Boland, Border, Eastern Province and SWD; and North, featuring the Griffons - the 2022 champions - Griquas, Pumas and Valke. Teams in the South Section played three home and three away matches and in the North a single round. At the conclusion of the league phase, the two teams with the highest number of log points contested semi-finals within their sections, and the two winners played in the final.

The history

SA Rugby Under-21 Shield 2023 table
North
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Pumas U21
3 3 0 0 121 72 49 17 8 15
2
Griffons U21
3 2 1 0 110 88 22 16 12 12
3
Valke U21
3 1 2 0 112 106 6 15 15 7
4
Griquas U21
3 0 3 0 56 133 -77 7 20 1

South
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Border U21
6 5 1 0 244 96 148 35 15 25
2
Eastern Province U21
6 4 2 0 215 132 83 29 19 22
3
Sanlam Boland U21
6 3 3 0 162 180 -18 24 26 16
4
SWD U21
6 0 6 0 79 292 -213 12 40 0

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

30 Sep|Hoërskool Middelburg

Pumas U21

39 - 32

Eastern Province U21

23 Sep|Police Park, East London

Border U21

21 - 36

Eastern Province U21

23 Sep|Hoërskool Middelburg

Pumas U21

42 - 24

Griffons U21

Tournaments

Women's Premier and First Divisions

Top four sides collide in Women’s Premier Division

The top four sides in the Women’s Premier Division will clash on Saturday in what may just turn out to be a dress rehearsal for the semi-finals, which are a few weeks away.

Carling Currie Cup

The 2024 Carling Currie Cup Bulletin #3

Can Suzuki Griquas, the Hollywoodbets Sharks XV and DHL Western Province bounce back and gain their first Carling Currie Cup Premier Division victories this coming weekend, and are the NovaVit Griffons capable of causing an early-season upset?

Carling Currie Cup

The 2024 Carling Currie Cup Bulletin #2

The Carling Currie Cup Premier Division got off to a cracking start with a statement victory for the defending champions, the Toyota Cheetahs, while the Airlink Pumas, Fidelity ADT Lions and Vodacom Bulls all made a positive starts on the road.

Women's Premier Division

Queens break Women’s Premier Division duck

The EP Queens secured their first win of the SA Rugby Women’s Premier Division season on Saturday, while there Sanlam Boland Dames and DHL Western Province recorded good victories in their round eleven fixtures.

Women's Premier Division

Crucial log positions at stake in Premier Division

There will be some keen interest in games played elsewhere amongst the six teams in action in the Women’s Premier Division on Saturday, with all three matches having the potential to change the current standings.