UJ will face Pukke in the opening fixture of the Varsity Cup on 4 February at the UJ Stadium in Johannesburg.
Newcomers UWC, who were promoted after winning the Varsity Shield, will open their Cup campaign with a derby against Ikeys in Cape Town.
Defending champions Maties will face a tough start against Wits at the Danie Craven in Stellenbosch, in a replay of last season’s semi-final.
CUT, who narrowly escaped relegation, face Tuks in Pretoria, with the hosts looking for an improved 2019 after a disappointing 2018 where they finished in seventh place.
The playoffs are scheduled for 8 April and the final is set to be held a week later on 15 April.
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