An incredible team try for Wits flyhalf Kabelo Mokheti is among the eye-catching highlights from the opening round of the Varsity Cup.
NWU Eagles got the defence of their title off to a winning start in the first round of the 2024 Varsity Cup with a hard-fought away victory over Maties.
Ntokozo Makhaza kicked 23 points as last season’s runners-up UCT Ikeys commenced their 2024 Varsity Cup campaign in style with an impressive victory against Shimlas at Shimla Park.
The new season of the Varsity Cup, which gets under way on Monday night, will give South Africans a first taste of the tackle law changes for school and club rugby.
With the 2024 season of the Varsity Cup kicking off on Monday, 19 February, here are players to watch from each of the eight teams.
Maties Rugby Club has reportedly been left “dismayed” by the process that was followed in appointing former Springbok flank Kabamba Floors as the new Varsity Cup head coach.
Maties have confirmed that ex-Springbok and England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has been replaced as head coach of the Varsity Cup side by a former Springbok.
Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield is reportedly on the shortlist of candidates to fill the vacant UP-Tuks coaching post.
The NWU Eagles survived a second-half onslaught from the UCT Ikey Tigers to secure their first Varsity Cup title since 2016 in a thrilling final in Potchefstroom on Monday night.
The NWU Eagles and UCT Ikey Tigers will battle for the Varsity Cup title in the 2023 final.