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Varsity CupThe 2013 Varsity Rugby competitions will be contested from 28 January to 8 April 2013. Varsity Rugby is the collective name of four rugby union competitions played between several university teams in South Africa, with the Varsity Cup being the premier competition. The 2013 season will be the sixth edition of this tournament.

There are eight participating universities in the 2013 Varsity Cup. These teams will play each other once over the course of the season, either home or away. The points-scoring system of two points for a penalty and a drop-goal and three points for a conversion, which was first trialled last year, will continue in 2013.

Teams receive four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points are awarded to teams that score four or more triesMaties in a game, as well as to teams that lose a match by seven points or less. Teams are ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded).

IkeysThe top four teams will qualify for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finishes first will have home advantage against the team that finishes fourth, while the team that finishes second will have home advantage against the team that finishes third. The winners of these semi-finals will play each other in the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

There will be no promotion/relegation between the Varsity Cup and the Varsity Shield at the end of 2013

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Maties win 7, UCT win at last
19 March 2013

The Maties have secured a home Semi-Final as they pipped Pukke by 37 points to 34 in Stellenbosch last night. The hapless Ikeys recorded their first victory of the tournament by just beating bottom of the log Wits by 50 points to 40. Maties Tukkies UJ and NMMU will contest the semi’s.

Maties on Top
12 March 2013

Maties skipper Helmut Lehmann scored a hat-trick in their 48-21 victory over Wits on Monday, which left the newcomers still searching for their first Varsity Cup win and ensured that Maties will end the season at the top of the standings. Read on...

UCT Draw with Shimlas
12 March 2013

The Ikeys winless streak in the 2013 Varsity Cup continued on Monday when they played out to a 21-21 draw with FNB Shimlas in Bloemfontein. An early try from Tiger Bax for the Ikeys got them off to the perfect start. Ross Jones-Davies slotted the conversion, handing Ikeys an 8-0. Read on...

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