The 2019 Varsity Cup season will end with a derby match between a northern and southern XV in Bloemfontein.
All the results from day one of the Varsity Sevens at the Pirates Rugby Club in Johannesburg as they come in.
Defending champions Maties are set to open court proceedings against the Varsity Cup due to its reluctance to approve one of the university’s prospective sponsors.
Maties thrashed Tuks 52-10 in the final of the University Sport South Africa rugby tournament at Wits University on Friday. THEO GARRUN reports.
Defending champions Maties will meet Tuks in the final of the University Sport South Africa tournament at Wits on Friday in a repeat of last year’s decider. THEO GARRUN reports.
The hearing into the financial mismanagement case against SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux could only take place in 2019. Roux is being sued by Stellenbosch University after he allegedly manipulated funds to favour the rugby programme during his time as the chairperson of the Maties Rugby Club. This happened over a period of nine years when Roux had access to… Read more →
Maties will look to extend their unbeaten run in this year’s Varsity Cup against winless Tuks on Monday, while CUT host NMU, Wits travel to Shimlas and UCT host Pukke.
Wits upset Tuks 25-19 in Johannesburg, while there were also wins for UCT, Maties and UJ in round two of the Varsity Cup. Wits – who beat Ikeys in Cape Town last week – are now second on the log, with Tuks, who lost at home to Shimlas in round one, languishing in seventh. It was Tuks who drew first blood with… Read more →
Head coach Hawies Fourie says Maties have spent a lot of time preparing for the Varsity Cup’s new power play experiment. This year, captains will be able to remove any two nominated backline players from the opposition for three minutes of playing time during matches. The power play, which will also be part of the Varsity Shield, can only be… Read more →