Former Springbok flyhalf Andre Pretorius says he is in his ‘dream position’ after being appointed as the new NWU head coach for the 2020 Varsity Cup. DYLAN JACK reports.
NWU will host Tuks in a shootout for a Varsity Cup home semi-final, while Shimlas take on CUT, Wits welcome UCT and UWC look for a first win, against UJ.
Edwill van der Merwe scored a hat-trick to help Maties claim a 43-15 win over NWU in Stellenbosch on Monday. DYLAN JACK reports.
NWU produced an excellent defensive display to claim a 26-13 victory over Shimlas in Bloemfontein on Monday. DYLAN JACK reports.
CUT beat UJ 27-26, while there were also Varsity Cup wins for Shimlas, NWU and Maties on Monday.
Maties travel to Pretoria for a north-south Varsity Cup clash with Tuks on Monday, while NWU face UCT, Wits take on Shimlas and CUT go up against UJ.
NWU started their Varsity Cup title challenge with a 23-8 victory over UJ, while there were also wins for Maties, Tuks and UCT on Monday.
Pukke coach Jonathan Mokuena wants his team to forget about last year’s Varsity Cup final defeat and focus on winning the tournament this year. DYLAN JACK reports.
UJ will face Pukke in the opening fixture of the Varsity Cup on 4 February at the UJ Stadium in Johannesburg.
The 2019 Varsity Cup season will end with a derby match between a northern and southern XV in Bloemfontein.