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2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B
2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B
CountriesSouth Africa
Date15 August - 10 October 2015
ChampionsSWD U21
Runners-upLimpopo Blue Bulls U21
PromotedNone
31
249
(average 8 per match)
Dylan du Buisson (89)
Warren Williams (12)
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The 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B was contested from 15 August to 10 October 2015. The tournament (also known as the ABSA Under-21 Provincial Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the second tier of the 2015 edition of the Under-21 Provincial Championship, an annual Under-21 inter-provincial rugby union competition featuring fifteen South African provincial unions.

The tournament was won by the SWD U21s; they beat the Limpopo Blue Bulls U19s 32-29 in the final played on 8 October 2015.

The 2015 season was the final season that smaller provincial unions will compete at Under-21 level; from 2016, the Under-19 and Under-21 championships will be merged into a single Under-20 Provincial Championship.[1]

Competition rules and information

There were eight participating teams in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B. These teams played each other once over the course of the season, either at 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-off 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 final was played as a curtain raiser for the 2015 Currie Cup First Division final.

Teams

Location of teams in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B

The following teams took part in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B competition:

Standings

The final league standings for the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B were:[2][note 1]

2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Boland U21 7 5 0 2 375 223 +152 55 29 6 1 27
2 Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 7 5 0 2 256 167 +89 37 23 5 0 25
3 Griquas U21 7 5 0 2 203 175 +28 22 22 3 1 24
4 SWD U21 7 3 0 4 176 190 -14 23 23 3 2 17
5 Border U21 7 2 0 5 116 262 -146 15 39 1 1 10
6 Falcons U21 7 0 1 6 178 227 -49 25 31 3 3 8
7 Griffons U21 7 0 1 6 116 290 -174 14 41 1 1 4
8 Pumas U21 7 7 0 0 288 174 +114 38 21 6 0 0
Pumas U21 were deducted 34 points. [note 1]

Round-by-round

The table below shows each team's progression throughout the season. For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets:

Team Progression - 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Semi Final
Boland U21 4
(3rd)
6
(4th)
7
(5th)
12
(4th)
17
(3rd)
22
(2nd)
27
(2nd)
Lost N/A
Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 4
(4th)
9
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
15
(2nd)
20
(2nd)
20
(3rd)
25
(3rd)
Won Lost
Griquas U21 1
(6th)
5
(5th)
10
(3rd)
15
(3rd)
15
(4th)
20
(4th)
24
(4th)
Lost N/A
SWD U21 1
(7th)
2
(7th)
6
(6th)
11
(5th)
15
(5th)
15
(5th)
17
(5th)
Won Won
Border U21 4
(2nd)
8
(3rd)
8
(4th)
8
(6th)
9
(6th)
10
(6th)
10
(6th)
N/A N/A
Falcons U21 2
(5th)
3
(6th)
3
(7th)
5
(7th)
6
(7th)
8
(7th)
8
(7th)
N/A N/A
Griffons U21 1
(8th)
1
(8th)
1
(8th)
2
(8th)
2
(8th)
4
(8th)
4
(8th)
N/A N/A
Pumas U21 [note 1] 5
(1st)
10
(1st)
15
(1st)
20
(1st)
24
(1st)
29
(1st)
34
(1st)
N/A N/A
Key: win draw loss bye

Fixtures and results

The following matches were played in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B:[4]

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Round Four

Round Five

Round Six

Round Seven

Semi-Finals

Final

Honours

The honour roll for the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B was:

2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B Honours
Champions: SWD U21
Top Try Scorer: Warren Williams, Boland U21 (12)
Top Points Scorer: Dylan du Buisson, Pumas U21 (89)

Players

Player statistics

The following table contain points which were scored in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B:[45]

Top Ten points scorers
No Player Team T C P DG Pts
1 Dylan du Buisson Pumas U21 2 23 11 0 89
2 Jean Grobler Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 4 28 3 0 85
3 Warren Williams Boland U21 12 0 0 0 60
4 Christo Coetzee Griquas U21 1 10 11 0 58
5 Fizell Fredericks SWD U21 5 9 2 0 49
6 Erwin Harris SWD U21 0 12 8 0 48
Deon Taljaard Griquas U21 1 8 9 0 48
8 Valentino Wellman Boland U21 7 4 0 0 43
9 Darian Hock Boland U21 1 15 0 0 35
10 Adriaan Carelse Boland U21 0 13 2 0 32

Squads

The teams released the following squad lists:

Discipline

The following table contains all the cards handed out during the tournament:[54]

Sendings-off and multiple sin-binnings
Player Team Red card Temporarily suspended
Michael Herbert Griffons U21 1 1
Etienne Storm Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 1 0
Chris van Leeuwen Pumas U21 1 0
Dylan van der Merwe Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 0 3
Christoff Craill Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 0 2
Deon Taljaard Griquas U21 0 2

Referees

The following referees officiated matches in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group B:

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c The South African Rugby Union received a complaint from the Falcons that a number of players that were registered with their club sides played for the Pumas U21 side without obtaining the required clearing certificates from the Falcons. On 30 September, the Pumas were found guilty of breaching the SARU Player Movements regulations and they were deducted all 34 log points they gained during the competition and were fined R200,000, suspended for 12 months.[3]

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