Richard Ferguson

It’s Varsity Cup time


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 1 Jan 2011 at 17:59
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On the 7th February, we see the return of the Varsity Cup to our TV screens and news headlines. Over the next few weeks, I will be looking at the 8 teams that will be competing for the Cup.

The teams are:

1. Maties – University of Stellenbosch
2. Ikeys – University of Cape Town
3. Shimlas – University of the Free State
4. Pukke – North-West University
5. UJ – University of Johannesburg
6. Tuks – University of Pretoria
7. TUT – Tshwane University of Technology
8. NMMU – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Maties won the 2009 Varsity Cup after defeating Ikeys in the final. Maties won 7 from 7 games last year, and were deserved winners. Maties have won all three tournaments to date, and will be working hard to keep that record in tact.

Fixtures:

Monday, February 7 – Round One:
17.00: Shimlas v UCT, Xerox Shimla Park, Bloemfontein (TV)
19.00: Maties v NWU-Pukke, Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch (TV)
19.00: NMMU v Tuks, Xerox NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
19.00: TUT v UJ, TUT Stadium, Tshwane

Monday, February 14 – Round Two:
17.00: NMMU v UJ, Xerox NMMU Stadium (TV)
19.00: NWU Pukke v UCT, Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom (TV)
19.00: Tuks v TUT, Tuks Rugby Stadium, Pretoria
19.00: Shimlas v Maties, Xerox Shimla Park

Monday, February 21 – Round Three:
17.00: TUT v Maties, TUT Rugby Stadium (TV)
19.00: UJ v Shimlas, UJ Stadium, Johannesburg (TV)
19.00: NWU-Pukke v Tuks, Fanie du Toit Stadium
19.00: UCT v NMMU, UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town

Monday, February 28 – Round Four:
17.00: UCT v TUT, UCT Rugby Grounds (TV)
19.00: Shimlas v Tuks, Xerox Shimla Stadium (TV)
19.00: UJ v NWU-Pukke, UJ Stadium
19.00: Maties v NMMU, Craven Stadium

Monday, March 7 – Round Five:
17.00: UCT v Maties, UCT Rugby Grounds (TV)
19.00: Shimlas v NWU-Pukke, Xerox Shimla Stadium (TV)
19.00: UJ v Tuks, UJ Stadium
19.00: NMMU v TUT, Xerox NMMU Stadium

Monday, March 14 – Round Six:
17.00: NWU-Pukke v NMMU, Fanie du Toit Stadium (TV)
19.00: Tuks v Maties, Tuks Rugby Stadium (TV)
19.00: TUT v Shimlas, TUT Rugby Stadium
19.00: UCT v UJ, UCT Rugby Fields

Monday, March 21 – Round Seven:
17.00: Tuks v UCT, Tuks Rugby Stadium (TV)
19.00: Maties v UJ, Craven Stadium (TV)
19.00: NMMU v Shimlas, Xerox NMMU Stadium
19.00: TUT v NWU-Pukke, TUT Stadium

Monday, March 28 – Semifinals:
16.45: Semifinal One – Log position 2 v Log position 3, venue TBC (TV)
19.00: Semifinal Two – Log position 1 v Log position 4, venue TBC (TV)

Monday, April 11 – Final:
19.00: Final – Winner 1 v 4 v Winner 2 v 3, venue TBC (TV)



18 Comments

  • MATIES VIR ALTYD!!! :)

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.01.11 18:11:11 by jessi Reply
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  • @jessi (Comment 1) :

    Maties will be first up this week, seeing as they are the defending champions.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.01.11 18:19:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • A u a u a uct

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.01.11 19:01:33 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • plz can u do something about varsity shield/UKZN

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.01.11 19:04:51 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Rovers kicked all of their asses at club champs anyway ;)

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.01.11 19:34:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : :razz:

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.01.11 20:20:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • As soon as the Varsity Cup is done I will do an arti covering the Shield teams and fixtures

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.01.11 21:07:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • GO Maties GO :oops:

    and pic up ur act Pukke :mrgreen:

    what the hell may the best team win :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.01.11 07:42:23 by chaz Reply

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  • and good morning in the new year :grin:

    looking forward to some monday rugga – will shorten time spend waiting for S15.

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.01.11 08:39:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 8) : you have one angry shark in your avatar :shock: too long wait for feeding time :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.01.11 08:40:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 9) : morning my sister how are you its been on hell of a long wait i must say but its new year and the rugby is going to on in a couple of weeks :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.01.11 09:03:27 by chaz Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 10) : eeee

    thats just for the snoils ;-) he got to be mad its a new year and the comp is on again so the other teams better be awear of Chaz she on her hills this year :smile:

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.01.11 09:05:29 by chaz Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 10) : oh and feeding time is not that long to wait :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.01.11 09:08:50 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 12) : :mrgreen:
    oh well, I always thought it would be nice if Snoils get better – this loosing and loosing all the time is not good for SA rugga and if some sharks can help them out then so be it.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.01.11 09:11:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) :

    oh my but what are you going to say if the snoils take the CC :twisted: etc and thats just because of their poaching now that we are talking about it i wonder what or how would they feel if we did unto them as they are doing unto us :???:

    but what ever we hv and still will hv a solid team and a young one to :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.01.11 09:26:01 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 15) : think about it this way – we have big Vic and they don’t :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.01.11 09:27:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 16) : yes we do :mrgreen: and some other senior players 2 so its nt so bad if we think of it that way so who ever wants to just hv fun because the CC trophy is staying in the Tank and then i want to hear what the snoils will say to that :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.01.11 09:31:16 by chaz Reply

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  • Can’t wait for the kick-off!

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.01.11 10:10:51 by bergshark Reply

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