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White card makes a comeback

November 24, 2014
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White card makes a comeback

The FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International for 2015 is set to continue its grand tradition of trying out experimental laws, further cementing the tournament’s status as a testing ground for the laws of rugby…..by Varsitycup.co.za This season sees the exciting reintroduction of the White Card – which was used in the inaugural...
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Varisty Cup fixtures for 2015

November 4, 2014
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Varisty Cup fixtures for 2015

The fixtures for the 2015 Varsity Cup have been released amid much fanfare and excitement from the South African rugby community.   The new season once again promises much in terms of excitement-filled student rugby fuelled by youthful flair and an attacking approach. In last year’s final, the UCT Ikeys snatched victory from the...
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Stormers trio back for WP

April 10, 2014
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Stormers trio back for WP

Stormers squad members Stephan Coetzee, Tazz Fuzani and Sikhumbuzo Notshe are all back in the Western Province team for Saturday’s Vodacom Cup clash against the Free State XV at City Park (16:00 kick-off). Coetzee, Fuzani and Notshe all spent some time with the Stormers in Australasia last month and were also part of the...
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The Greatest comeback- UCT Champions Again!!

April 7, 2014
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The Greatest comeback- UCT Champions Again!!

If there is every a game that all rugby coaches should show their teams then this Varsity Cup final is the one. It had it all…..great tries, controversial decisions from TMO and referee’s alike and one of the greatest comebacks from any team I have ever witness. With 5 minutes to go UCT still had...
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Varisty Cup: All Eyes on Potch

April 7, 2014
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Varisty Cup: All Eyes on Potch

The 2014 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International title will be decided on Monday when Potchefstroom hosts its first-ever final. Apart from the showdown between FNB NWU-Pukke and FNB UCT, the Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championship final and the promotion/relegation battle between FNB UJ and the FNB UKZN Impi will also be decided at the...
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Ixias get their Varsity Cup reward

March 31, 2014
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Ixias get their Varsity Cup reward

FNB CUT Ixias will play in the 2015 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International after they won 35-26 against the FNB UKZN Impi in the Varsity Shield Final in Bloemfontein on Monday.  The Men from Bloemfontein celebrate becoming champions for the second consecutive year and the third time in total, but it is...
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Preview: High stakes in Shield Final

March 30, 2014
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Preview: High stakes in Shield Final

The CUT Ixias will host the UKZN Impi in the Varsity Shield Final in Bloemfontein on Monday, with promotion to the Varsity Cup on the line. It will be the Impi’s first appearance in a Varsity Shield Final, and they will have their work cut out for them against the Ixias who have played...
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Ikeys packing for Potchefstroom

March 24, 2014
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Ikeys packing for Potchefstroom

A late penalty from replacement Rhyno Smith saw FNB NWU-Pukke clinch a 19-18 victory over NMMU in Potchefstroom to set up their first-ever home FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International final. NWU-Pukke will host the FNB UCT Ikey Tigers in the final on April 7 after edging the Madibaz in a dramatic finish...
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FNB Varisty Cup heats up

March 11, 2014
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FNB Varisty Cup heats up

The coastal teams made a charge up the standings at the conclusion of Round Six of the 2014 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International on Monday night. There were important wins for FNB UCT, FNB NMMU and FNB Maties in an enthralling penultimate round of matches before the play-offs, leaving the competition wide...
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FNB Varsity Cup Round Six

March 10, 2014
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FNB Varsity Cup Round Six

With the play-offs on the horizon, Round Six of the Varsity Cup will have a major bearing on which teams make the knock-outs. The penultimate round of the league phase of the competition has served up some intriguing clashes, and with seven of the eight sides still in the running for the semifinals there...
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FNB Varsity Cup: FNB UCT 16, FNB UP Tuks 26

February 24, 2014
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FNB Varsity Cup: FNB UCT 16, FNB UP Tuks 26

Defending champions UP-Tuks are the only unbeaten side left in the competition, but they will still have their work cut out for them against a UCT team high on confidence. Having won their last two games on the road, the Ikeys will be aiming to claim a big scalp in front of their home...
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FNB Varsity Cup Round Four

February 23, 2014
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FNB Varsity Cup Round Four

Just two log points separate the top four teams in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International ahead of Round Four on Monday. Defending champions FNB UP-Tuks are the only team yet to lose a game this season, and they lead the way but not by much with the chasing pack breathing down...
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FNB Varsity Cup wrap

February 17, 2014
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FNB Varsity Cup wrap

FNB Maties bounced back from a disappointing start to the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International to beat FNB NWU-Pukke 31-21 in Potchefstroom. It was the first win of the competition for the three-time champions, following defeats to FNB NMMU and FNB UCT, whilst it was the first defeat of the season for...
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Varisty Cup: Round 3

February 17, 2014
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Varisty Cup: Round 3

Three teams remain unbeaten in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International, and they will all be on home turf in Round Three on Monday. FNB NWU-Pukke lead the way after claiming bonus-point victories in both their matches, and they will host a desperate FNB Maties side that have just a single bonus...
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Varisty Cup Round 2 Results

February 11, 2014
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Varisty Cup Round 2 Results

Log-leaders FNB NWU-Pukke were the only home side to secure victory in an exciting second round of action in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International. The team from Potchefstroom kept their spot at the top of the standings with another bonus-point win against old rivals FNB UFS-Shimlas, on a night which saw...
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Varisty Cup Round 2

February 10, 2014
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Varisty Cup Round 2

The second round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International will feature two classic rivalries which will both be televised live on Supersport. The action will kick off on Monday night with the clash between FNB Maties and FNB UCT from the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch and will be followed by...
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Varsity Cup: Ikey Tigers 24 NWU Pukke 47

February 3, 2014
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Varsity Cup: Ikey Tigers 24 NWU Pukke 47

The FNB NWU-Pukke opened their 2014 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International campaign in clinical fashion as they beat the FNB Ikey Tigers by 47-24 at the Green Mile on Monday. The Men from Potchefstroom made a mockery of the notoriously windy conditions in Cape Town, as they built on their 21-16 half-time...
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Varsity Cup: MNNU 45 Maties 29

February 3, 2014
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Varsity Cup: MNNU 45 Maties 29

The FNB NMMU Madibaz avenged their semifinal defeat to Maties last year by beating the three-time Varsity Cup champions 45-29 in Port Elizabeth. It was the perfect start to the tournament for the Eastern Cape side, as they ran in six tries to claim a comprehensive bonus point victory and leave the visitors stunned....
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Varsity Cup 2014: Round 1

February 3, 2014
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Varsity Cup 2014: Round 1

Varsity Cup 2014 will give everyone it first look at a few new rules in this year’s competition. Firstly and most importantly we have the “double trouble” on the field were two referees will monitor and referee the game. Secondly we have the new and improved jersey’s for the prop’s to be able to...
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Maties out to put things right

January 30, 2014
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Maties out to put things right

FNB Maties only lost one match in the Varsity Cup last year, but it was a home final, and coach Chris Rossouw is determined to go one better this season. After winning the first three Varsity Cup titles the Stellenbosch side have experienced three relatively lean years, including consecutive defeats to FNB UP-Tuks in...
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Mitchell’s Impi fire warning shot

January 28, 2014
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  John Mitchell’s FNB UKZN Impi may have lost his first game in charge, but they showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the Varsity Shield this year. The KwaZulu-Natal outfit were edged 26-25 by the FNB CUT Ixias in Bloemfontein on Monday night, but the defending champions were...
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Varsity Rugby kick-off

January 27, 2014
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Varsity Rugby kick-off

The waiting is finally over and the 2014 Varsity Rugby season will get going on Monday with the first FNB Varsity Shield matches. With promotion to the Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International on the line this season, competition in the Shield will be fierce from the outset as all five teams gun for...
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Starting gun for Varsity Rugby

January 24, 2014
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Starting gun for Varsity Rugby

The waiting is finally over and the 2014 Varsity Rugby season will get going on Monday with the first FNB Varsity Shield matches. With promotion to the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International on the line this season, competition in the Shield will be fierce from the outset as all five teams gun...
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Varsity Cup – More Innovations

January 20, 2014
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Varsity Cup – More Innovations

The 2014 Varsity Rugby season kicked-off in grand style at De Zalze Golf Club on Monday, with the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International moving into its seventh year of existence with some exciting innovations planned for this year. And the 2014 season promises to be another jam-packed one, with the Varsity Shield...
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Godfrey to Lead FNB NMMU

January 20, 2014
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Godfrey to Lead FNB NMMU

Loosehead prop Roy Godfrey has been named as FNB NMMU Madibaz captain for the Varsity Cup ahead of Tuesday’s important warm-up game against the Free State Cheetahs. Godfrey will skipper the NMMU side for a second year running – his third in the national competition. New head coach David Maidza made the announcement at...
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FNB UP-Tuks op dreef

January 20, 2014
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FNB UP-Tuks op dreef

FNB UP-Tuks se Varsitybeker-wiele rol stadig, maar seker – en dit is al wat belangrik is met die oog op die verdedigende kampioene se eerste wedstryd van die 2014-reeks teen UJ op 3 Februarie in die Tuks-stadion. Dit was die eenparige mening in die afrigtingskamp ná UP-Tuks se oorwinning teen die gedugte span van...
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Daniller to Captain Maties

January 10, 2014
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Daniller to Captain Maties

Loose forward Tertius Daniller has returned from Free State to captain Maties in this year’s Varsity Cup. Daniller, 24, was contracted to Free State for the 2013 season and was also loaned to the Griffons during last year’s Currie Cup First Division. Maties on Thursday announced that Daniller will skipper them in 2014. He...
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Oud-Matie voer UP-Tuks aan

December 29, 2013
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Oud-Matie voer UP-Tuks aan

Die oud-Matie Reniel Hugo is gister aangewys as UP-Tuks se FNB Varsitybeker kaptein vir 2014. Die 23-jarige Hugo, wat vir sy skitterspel vir Maties in die 2013-kompetisie met die Beste Voorspeler-toekenning beloon is, is in 2014 ‘n nagraadse student aan die Universiteit van Pretoria. Die Universiteit van Stellenbosch ken op 12 Desember ‘n BCom-graad...
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