Varsity Cup footprint seen across South African rugby

FNB Varsity Cup

Ten years on from the Varsity Cup’s inaugural season and the player footprint has spread wider than you may think. These stats show just how far.

As the Currie Cup drew to a close with a pulsating final between the Sharks and WP, with a number of Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield stars in action, here is a look at the involvement of Varsity Cup players this season and in the past 10 years.

2018 Super Rugby Varsity Cup representation
(% of players to have taken part in Varsity Cup rugby):

Blue Bulls: 65%
Lions: 59%
Sharks: 29%
Stormers: 42%

2018 Currie Cup Varsity Cup representation
(% of players to have taken part in Varsity Cup rugby):

Blue Bulls: 50%
Lions: 70%
Sharks: 47%
Stormers: 71%
Cheetahs: 73%
Griquas: 43%
Leopards: 91%
Pumas: 60%

All-time player numbers since 2018
556 Currie Cup players
298 Super Rugby players
81 European Pro 14 players
53 Junior Boks
44 Springboks