13/05/2020 - Varsity Cup - UWC Looking For New Varsity Cup Coach - The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has begun its search for a new head coach for its Varsity Cup rugby team. With all university sports competitions suspended for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UWC Rugby has retained its status among the elite in the most prestigious university rugby tournament in the country.
29/04/2020 - Varsity Cup - Madibaz Promoted As Varsity Cup Set To Be Declared Incomplete - The Varsity Cup team is in constant communication with all stakeholders, including member universities, sponsors, partners, broadcasters and SARU. The board took note of the possibility that sport may not be able to take place within the university space in the remaining calendar
16/03/2020 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Postponed For Now - In a short statement by the management of the Varsity Cup they announced that: All FNB Varsity Cup matches for Monday, 16 March 2020 have been postponed. The FNB Varsity Cup Board will meet on Tuesday, 17 March where a decision on the rest of the tournament will be taken."
10/03/2020 - Varsity Cup - Week 6 Varsity Cup Ends In Excitement And Controversy - Week six of the 2020 Varsity Cup produced very exciting matches with three of the four matches up for grabs with 10 minutes to go. Maties and Wits are the only unbeaten teams in the competition and if taking into account that they played one game less than TUKS and Ikeys they will host the semi-finals.
09/03/2020 - Varsity Cup - Four Matches That Could Go Either Way - This Monday we are blessed with four matches that could go down to the wire. The four top sides take each other on in matches that will determine the positions in the playoffs, which will be vital. The Pukke has a bye with the bottom four teams in their own battles. An exciting day of Varsity cup to just sit down with a beer, relax
03/03/2020 - Varsity Cup - Maties And Tuks In Titanic Battle - Round five gave us what we all wanted, a proper match of rugby which kept you on the edge of our seats for the full 137 minutes. Hats of to TUKS that did not bow their heads to the Mighty Maties in an incredible display of rugby. It also answered several questions regarding the semifinals and who will win it. At this stage, Maties will host Wits and TUKS will host UCT with
02/03/2020 - Varsity Cup - The Final Before The Final At Danie Craven Stadium - There are only three teams unbeaten in the 2020 Varsity Cup competition with Ikeys also unbeaten but one game a draw. With four rounds left semi-finalists will be TUKS, Ikeys, Maties and Wits with the Pukke who have a very remote chance to qualify. However, all eyes will be on the Danie Craven Stadium where the mighty maties will host a
25/02/2020 - Varsity Cup - Maties In Control With Ikeys Suprised In Bloemfontein - We were again treated by open running rugby when the universities in South Africa met in the 4th Round of the 2020 Varsity Cup competition. After the Ikeys vs Cut draw only three teams are left who won all their matches with the Maties mauling of UWC again confirmed their favourite status. Maties is unbeaten since they lost the Varsity Cup
23/02/2020 - Varsity Cup - Wits vs NWU The Place To Be On Monday - It is known that the quality of rugby in the Varsity Cup of 2020 is but a shadow of the quality we got used to since its launch in 2008. This is especially true in Pretoria since the "divorce" between TUKS and the Blue Bulls. However, is it not what we asked for? Gone are the professional players that are in pre-season mode with just varsity kids playing ball,
18/02/2020 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Round Three - It Was Exciting But *&@*( Rugby - The third round of the Varsity Cup did not have any surprises at all. We were robbed of the biggest surprise when TUKS came back from 7-19 at half time to steal it from UJ after the hooter. UWC again showed that they will not easily be relegated and lost 28-31 running out of time with their comeback as they trailed 12-22 at half time.
17/02/2020 - Varsity Cup - Is The Varsity Cup Already A One-Horse Race? - Unfortunately, the Varsity Cup 2020 seems to be a one-horse race. Maties have already shown that they will not easily be dethroned. The wannabees at this stage must be TUKS, Ikeys and Wits, but if one has, to be honest, it is just TUKS that have a hope to beat Maties in the final. However, it is a well-known fact that the depth of TUKS in 2020 is not what it
11/02/2020 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Round 2 - History Made And A Major Upset - I watch the game between Wits and UJ and again was disappointed with the quality of play in this year's Varsity Cup. Admittingly it is still early in the season but the defence and decision making was well below expected standards and honestly, I could not imagine any of the two teams remotely stand a chance against the
10/02/2020 - Varsity Cup - Wits, Shimlas, TUKS Aaaand Ikeys Or Maybe NWU? - The only question that needs to be answered in the 2020 Varsity Cup is not who will be crowned champions, again, but rather who will be relegated and who not. With Maties having a bye this week, the wannabees will have their time in the limelight. Last year's FNB Varsity Cup newcomers, UWC could not get the
13/01/2020 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Align Quotas With SARU Guidelines - According to the Sunday newspaper Rapport, the quota requirements for the Varsity Cup competitions have been adjusted. The organisers merely adjusting required quotas to that of SARU's targets as set in their "Strategic Transformation Development Plan 2030" which was
14/11/2019 - Varsity Cup - Varsity Cup Fixtures for 2020 Announced - The fixtures for the 2020 Varsity Cup and Young Guns was announced. Maties start their title defence against Shimlas who they beat in the semifinals 47-5 in 2019 while runners up Tukkies, start their season against the Pukke who lost to Tuks in the other semi-final with 24-18.