Statement by FNB Varsity Cup

Further to the FNB Varsity Cup Board meeting held at 10:00 on Tuesday, 17 March 2020, all FNB Varsity Cup matches, including FNB Varsity Young Guns and FNB Varsity Shield are suspended with immediate effect.

Member universities are currently restructuring their academic calendars and programmes, which will have an effect on lecture dates and times, university recess breaks and examination periods.

SA Rugby is in ongoing deliberations on the reworked domestic rugby calendar and as a result, the Varsity Cup Board will reconvene towards the end April 2020 to reassess the situation and take a final decision on the 2020 competition.

Varsity Cup will continue to engage with all stakeholders and partners to ensure that the tournament adheres to all statutory and legal obligations whilst prioritising the health and safety of players, management and spectators.