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Varsity Cup almost here
January 24, 2017
The 2017 edition of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International gets underway on 30 January 2017. The competition celebrates ten years of rocking rugby as nine universities battle it out for top honours.

Tournament organisers have been working closely with each university and their respective vice chancellors, not only ensuring the completion of fixtures but more importantly recognise and acknowledge the challenges that universities are facing.

“The excitement of the tenth season is tangible amongst universities,” says Varsity Cup CEO, Duitser Bosman. “Varsity Cup understands the challenges that the universities are facing, across the country. Contingency measurements have been put in place by each university after lengthy discussions with each vice chancellor. The universities have been very helpful and accommodating.”

Safety and sensitivity is a key priority and the competition understands the challenges that universities are facing and as a result have extended their full cooperation in working closely with the tertiary institutions.

The addition of a ninth university, FNB Wits, sees the 2017 tournament kicking off a bit earlier than previous years.

Three universities including FNB UCT, FNB Madibaz and FNB UP-Tuks will have alternative venues for their opening matches. FNB UP-Tuks will be playing their opening match against FNB Maties at Loftus Versveld due to the field being used as a student registration location while FNB UCT will be playing their first game at Florida Park in Ravensmead.

Exams will be taking place in the UCT Sports Hall, which is located right next to the rugby field. The NMMU Stadium is being upgraded and as a result, FNB Madibaz will be playing all their matches away.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 18 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Saturday, August 25 2018
21:10 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Saturday, September 08 2018
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, September 15 2018
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, September 29 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, October 06 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Friday, November 02 2018
00:00 - England vs South Africa
Twickenham, London
Saturday, November 10 2018
00:00 - France vs South Africa
Stade de France, Paris
Saturday, November 17 2018
00:00 - Scotland vs South Africa
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday, November 24 2018
00:00 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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