With the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season getting under way, South Africa’s four franchises have named squads heavily laden with Varsity Cup and Shield alumni.
The nine Varsity Cup university teams have each unveiled their captains for the 2020 season in Johannesburg on Friday.
Former Griquas captain Kyle Steyn has been included in Scotland’s squad for the upcoming Six Nations tournament.
The Stormers played four 20-minute matches against university opposition on Saturday, as they continued their preparations for the upcoming Vodacom Super Rugby season. Take a look at all of their tries here.
Defending champions Maties, 2019 finalists UP-Tuks and semi-finalists NWU will all have new coaches at the helm for the 2020 Varsity Cup season.
All but one of this year’s Varsity Cup fixtures will kick off at 7pm in a new innovation to allow for greater attendance at this season’s games.
John Dobson’s Stormers will face some of the best young talent in the Western Cape at Florida Park in Ravensmead on Saturday.
The two-day Varsity Sevens Festival (4-5 October) kicks off today at the Pirates Club in Johannesburg with the best university sevens teams clashing for the coveted trophy.
Hawies Fourie is expected to be unveiled as the new Cheetahs head coach on Thursday following the departure of Franco Smith to Italy.
The legal case between Stellenbosch University and SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux will reportedly go to arbitration in November.