Club Leagues And Competitions 2012

1. LEAGUE COMPETITIONS

1.1 FIDELITY SECURITY Premier Division League - Moor Cup (8 teams):

Two league rounds consisting of 14 matches for each team will be played on a home and away basis.

Durban Collegians Varsity College Old Boys
Crusaders Jonsson College Rovers
FNB UKZN Maritzburg Ricoh PMB Collegians
Zululand Rhinos Bluff Superspar Harlequins

The team accumulating the most log points in the Premier Division shall be awarded the Fidelity Security Moor Cup and will represent KwaZulu-Natal in the 2012 National Club Championships. (15 - 21 September).

1.2 Premier Reserve Division League Wylie Cup:

The Second XV will follow their First XV - see 1.1 above. The team accumulating the most log points in the Premier Reserve Division will be awarded the Wylie Cup.

1.3 First Division League Dewar Shield:

The First Division has been divided into two sections:

1.3.1 North Section (6 teams):

Vryheid
Volksrust
Newcastle Highlanders
Piet Retief
Ladysmith
Sentraal

Two league rounds consisting of 10 matches for each team will be played on a home and away basis.

1.3.2 First Division Reserves League:

The Second XV will follow their First XV in their respective section - see 1.3.1 above. With the inclusion of Pongola 1st XV and Sentraal 1st XV.

1.3.3 South Section (8 teams):

Two league rounds consisting of 14 matches for each team will be played on a home and away basis.

Criss Cross South Coast Warriors Amanzimtoti
FNB UKZN Durban Teichmann/Bell Ballito Dolphins
Hillcrest Fidelity Security Jaguars
PMB Waratahs Richards Bay

The teams accumulating the most log points in the North Section will play against the team accumulating the most log points in the South Section (neutral venue). The winner shall be awarded the First Division Dewar Shield.

1.3.4 First Division Reserves League:

The Second XVs will follow their First XV in their respective section (see 1.3.3 above).

The teams accumulating the most log points in the North Section will play against the team accumulating the most log points in the South Section (neutral venue). The winner shall be awarded the First Division Reserves Brian Irvine Cup.

1.5 Under 20 A Division Frank Norris Trophy (6 teams)

Two league rounds consisting of 10 matches for each team will be played on a home and away basis.

Durban Collegians Varsity College Old Boys
Crusaders Jonsson College Rovers
Midlands Bluff Superspar Harlequins

The team accumulating the most log points in the U20A Division shall be awarded the Frank Norris Trophy.

1.6 Under 20 B Division Kings Park Challenge Cup (8 teams)

Two league rounds consisting of 14 games for each team will be played on a home and away basis.

Jonsson College Rovers B Durban Collegians B
Bluff Superspar Harlequins B Amanzimtoti A
Criss Cross South Coast Warriors A Midlands B
Jaguars A FNB UKZN Maritzburg

The team accumulating the most log points in the U20B Division will be awarded the Kings Park Challenge Cup.

1.7 U21 Division - KZNRU Cup (5 teams)

Three league rounds consisting of 12 games for each team will be played on a home and away basis.

Clermont U21 Amanzimtoti U21
Newlands East Brumbies U21 Hillcrest A
Teichmann/Bell Ballitto Dolphins U21

The team accumulating the most log points in the U21 Division will be awarded the KZNRU Cup.

1.8 U19 Division Pete Booysen Cup (8 teams)

Two league rounds consisting of 18 games for each team will be played on a home and away basis.

Clermont U19 Kwantu U19
Ushaka Warriors U19 Newlands East Brumbies U19
Amabubeshi U19 Ogwini Bafana U19
Wentworth U19 Teichmann/Bell Ballito Dolphins U19

The team accumulating the most log points in the U19 Division will be awarded the Pete Booysen Cup.

2. KNOCK-OUT COMPETITIONS

These dates and venues will be determined by the KZNRU Fixtures Committee.

2.1 Castle Murray Cup Knockout Competition

The eight (8) teams in the Premier Division, together with the top three (3) teams from the First Division North and the top five (5) teams from the First Division South will compete for the Castle Murray Cup competition, which will be played on a Knock-out basis. For the Qualifying round, the eight (8) First Division Clubs will be drawn against the eight (8) Premier Division Clubs with the fixture to be played at the First Division Club venue. The winners will continue to compete for the Castle Murray Cup and the losing teams will compete for the Junior Murray Cup. There will be a Quarter and Semi-Final draw for teams qualifying for the Castle Murray Cup. The KZNRU Fixtures Committee will together with the sponsor adjudicate the venue for the Semi's and Final by means of a Venue Hosting Tender.

2.2 Peter Taylor Trophy

The 16 Club 2nd XV teams are not involved with a Qualifying round. Only after their 1st XV team has won their Qualifying round of the Castle Lager Murray Cup will the second teams start their Knockout Competition and compete for the Peter Taylor Trophy, which is played on a knockout basis. The KZNRU Fixtures Committee will determine the venues for the Semi's and Final.

2.3 Junior Murray Cup

Clubs participating in the Knockout Competition that are unsuccessful in the Qualifying round of fixtures will continue to compete for the Junior Murray Cup, which is played on a knockout basis. KZNRU Fixtures Committee will determine the format, venues at a later stage.

2.4 Keith Parkinson Cup

The 16 Club 2nd XV teams are not involved with a Qualifying round. Only after their 1st XV team has lost their Qualifying round of the Castle Lager Murray Cup will the second teams start their Knockout Competition and compete for the Keith Parkinson Cup, which is played on a knockout basis. KZNRU Fixtures Committee will determine the format and venues at a later stage.

2.5 3rd Division - Findlay Cup

The following teams will contest the Findlay Cup which will be based on a knock-out system.

Winner SKZNRSU President's Cup
Winner DRSU Walker Cup
Winner MRSU Crowe Cup
Winner ZRSU Stewart Shield
Winner NKZNRSU The President's Cup

The first round draw (Saturday 11 August)

NKZNRSU vs ZRSU NKZNRSU (Winner 'A')
SKZNRSU vs MRSU SKZNRSU (Winner 'B')
BYE: DRSU

Saturday 18 August (Second round)

DRSU vs Winner B DRSU (Winner 'C')

Saturday 25 August (Final)

Winner 'C' vs Winner 'A' TBC

Under 20 'A' Division - Frank Norris Trophy

The Six (6) teams on completion of one round of the league in the Under 20 'A' Division will compete for the Basil Medway Trophy which will be played as a knock-out bases. The draw will be seeded after one round of league.

2.8 Under 20 'B' Division - Kings Park Challenge Cup

The Eight (8) teams in the Under 20 'B' Division will compete for the D. W. Geddie Cup which will be played on a knock-out basis. The draw will be seeded after two rounds of league.

2.9 Under 21 Division - KZNRU Cup

The top (4) teams in the Under 20 'C' Division will compete for the Chris Edwards Cup which will be played on a knock-out basis. The draw will be seeded after three rounds of league.

2.10 Under 19 Division - KZNRU Cup

The Eight (8) teams in the Under 19 'D' Division will compete for the Ashley Bowls Cup which will be played on a knock-out basis. The draw will be seeded after two rounds of league.

3. KZNRU SPONSORS

3.1 The KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union once again expresses its appreciation to FIDELTY SECURITY for sponsoring League Rugby in KwaZulu-Natal.

This sponsorship is directed at Clubs in the Premier Division and the First Division.

PRIZE MONEY:

Premier Division 1st Division South 1st Division North
1st Place R 40 000 R 6 000 R 6 000
2nd Place R 30 000 R 3 000 R 3 000
3rd Place R 25 000
4th Place R 21 000
5th Place R 18 000
6th Place R 15 000
7th Place R 12 000
8th Place R 10 000

3.2 KNOCKOUT COMPETITION:

The following prize will be made available and is directed at those Clubs qualifying for the CASTLE Murray Cup.

Murray Cup

1st Place R 50 000
Runners Up R 20 000
Losing Semi-finalists R 12 500
Losing Quarter-finalists R 7 500
Losing Qualifiers R 2000

4. Duikers

Fixtures to be confirmed at a later stage.