FNB Varsity Shield 2021-22 combined log

Promotion/relegation explained:

Two teams will be relegated from the FNB Varsity Cup and one from the FNB Varsity Shield at the end of the current two-year cycle.

Come the end of the 2022 season, the two teams at the bottom of the combined 2021-2022 FNB Varsity Cup log will be automatically relegated to the FNB Varsity Shield.

The team at the bottom of the combined 2021-2022 FNB Varsity Shield log will be automatically relegated from that competition.

No team will be promoted from the FNB Varsity Shield to the FNB Varsity Cup at the end of the 2022 season.

From the 2023 season, there will be eight teams in the FNB Varsity Cup and eight in the FNB Varsity Shield. The team ending bottom on the Cup log will be automatically relegated to the Shield, while the team finishing top of the Shield log will be automatically promoted to the Cup.

There will be no promotion/relegation match between the seventh-placed FNB Varsity Cup team and the second-placed FNB Varsity Shield team.

Teams will be automatically promoted and relegated on an annual basis, rather than at the end of a two-year cycle. The Varsity Cup Board of Directors will review the system annually.