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2015 Under 21 Provincial Championship Group A

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Countries  South Africa
Runners-up  Free State U21
Matches played  45
Champions  Western Province U21
Relegated  N/A
2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group A
Date  10 July – 24 October 2015

The 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group A was contested from 10 July to 24 October 2015. The competition (also known as the ABSA Under-21 Provincial Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the top tier of 2015 edition of the Under-21 Provincial Championship, an annual Under-21 inter-provincial rugby union competition featuring fifteen South African provincial unions.

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The competition was won by Western Province U21; they beat Free State U21 52–17 in the final played on 24 October 2015.

Competition rules and information

There were seven participating teams in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group A. These teams played each other twice over the course of the season, once at home and once 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 Premier Division final.

Teams

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

Standings

The final league standings for the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group A were:

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:

Fixtures and results

The following matches were played in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group A:

  • All times are South African (GMT+2).
  • Honours

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

    Player statistics

    The following table contain points which were scored in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group A:

    Squads

    The teams released the following squad lists:

    Discipline

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

    Referees

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

    References

    2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship Group A Wikipedia


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