About

SA RUGBY UNDER-20 SHIELD

In 2022, six teams participated in two pools: North – Limpopo, Pumas, Valke; and South – Boland, Border, SWD. The competition kicked off early in April and the teams played a double round of matches in their pool, with the top team from each pool progressing to the Final, where the Valke beat Border. The previous time this competition was held, in 2019 under the guise of the SA Rugby Under-20 Provincial Championship, the Down Touch Griffons defeated the EP Elephants by 37-29 in the final, claiming the title for a fourth time.

The history

SA Rugby U20 Shield 2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Valke U20
4 3 1 0 119 95 24 16 14 16
2
Border U20
4 3 1 0 106 59 47 13 8 15
3
SWD U20
4 2 2 0 89 102 -13 14 12 12
4
Limpopo U20
4 2 2 0 102 111 -9 15 15 10
5
Pumas U20
4 1 3 0 96 111 -15 13 15 7
6
Boland U20
4 1 3 0 85 119 -34 12 19 7

NORTH
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Valke U20
4 3 1 0 119 95 24 16 14 16
2
Limpopo U20
4 2 2 0 102 111 -9 15 15 10
3
Pumas U20
4 1 3 0 96 111 -15 13 15 7

SOUTH
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Border U20
4 3 1 0 106 59 47 13 8 15
2
SWD U20
4 2 2 0 89 102 -13 14 12 12
3
Boland U20
4 1 3 0 85 119 -34 12 19 7

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

27 May|NWU Vaal RC, Vanderbijlpark

Valke U20

42 - 34

Border U20

21 May|Wit River Rugby Club, Nelspruit

Pumas U20

22 - 33

Valke U20

21 May|Police Park, East London

Border U20

40 - 0

Boland U20

Tournaments

Review

Feast of tries highlights day two of Craven Week

Attack held sway over defence on day two of the SA Rugby Under-18 Craven Week in Cape Town on Tuesday, with four exciting matches keeping a good crowd at Rondebosch Boys High School’s Tinkie Heyns Field on the edge of their seats.

Women's First Division

Runaway victories highlight Women’s First Division

Free State and the SWD Eagirls started their SA Rugby Women’s First Division campaigns on high notes with commanding victories over the Griffons and Griquas respectively, while in the northern section, Limpopo Blue Bulls rebounded strongly with a good win over the Pumas in Middelburg.

Review

Craven Week back with a bang

The return to the SA Rugby rugby calendar of their flagship schools tournament, the Under-18 Craven Week, was celebrated with a barrage of tackles, sidesteps, counter-attacks and ultimately, tries at Rondebosch in Cape Town on Monday, with four matches celebrating the resumption of the tournament in 2022 after a two year absence.

SA Rugby Youth Weeks

Best of the best to assemble in Rondebosch

SA Rugby’s annual Youth Weeks tournaments will come to a highly anticipated conclusion in Cape Town this week with the U18 Craven Week bringing together the best of South African schools’ rugby talent.

Carling Champions Match

Carling Champions Team too good for Italy A

It wasn’t 2021 all over again as the Carling Champions Team had to work hard for a 31-27 victory over a tough Italian ‘A’ side at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday night, after the visitors led by 17-10 at the break of the second annual Carling Champions Match.