• Varsity Cup gets NFL posts

    The Varsity Cup semi-finals and final will see the traditional rugby posts replaced with American football-style posts.

    The dimensions for these new posts are the same as the current rugby posts above the crossbar, with the exception that it stands on one leg and has a catching net.

    Monday night’s action will see Shimlas host defending champions UCT in Bloemfontein (4:45pm) while Tuks will host Pukke in Pretoria (7pm).

    Such innovations are not without their challenges, though. The new-look poles might be somewhat challenging for the kickers, as it will be a first for both teams, but both universities will have a captain’s run on Friday in order to remedy any major concerns and have a trial at kicking towards them.

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    Simon Borchardt