FNB UWC will play FNB UCT in the first round of the FNB Varsity Cup in 2019.
With a new FNB Varsity Cup season beginning on 4 February 2019, another season of unearthing South Africa's talented rugby students awaits.
Newly promoted FNB UWC will take on FNB UCT in the battle for Cape Town in the first round, while FNB Maties’ first game will be against Johannesburg challengers FNB Wits at the Danie Craven Stadium. FNB UJ will take on last year’s finalists FNB NWU at the UJ Stadium in Johannesburg, FNB CUT who narrowly escaped relegation last year will journey to UP-Tuks with the Pretoria-dwellers looking to start with a bang after a disappointing 2018 campaign.
FNB Maties were victorious last season, after claiming a resounding 40-7 victory over their Northern arch-rivals FNB NWU. The men from Stellenbosch will be confident going into the season after keeping a host of their players from their winning run.
FNB Varsity Cup manager Xhanti-Lomzi Nesi is ecstatic about the new season, as well as the new and old rivalries taking place.
“It’s an always an exciting time as we head towards the FNB Varsity Cup season. We have some great match ups in the first round to get us off to an exciting start.
“It will be great to see FNB Maties take on FNB Wits who gave them trouble last season, and of course, we’re excited for what FNB UWC will bring when they play against their neighbours FNB UCT.”