It has been confirmed that there will be no promotion or relegation after the conclusion the 2021 Varsity Cup tournament.
WSU’s inspirational 2019 captain Phumlani Blaauw will fulfil a coaching role for the East London side in the 2020 Varsity Shield.
Newly appointed NMU Madibaz captain Luvo Claasen is adamant that his side will gain promotion to the Varsity Cup this season.
Varsity Shield fixtures will take place on Friday evenings with one fixture broadcast per round as the tournament heads into its tenth season.
CPUT fought back from 17-3 down to beat NMU 32-28 in the Varsity Shield final in Port Elizabeth on Thursday night.
Aimee Barrett-Theron will officiate the Varsity Shield final between NMU and CPUT in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
NMU will host CPUT in the Varsity Shield final after thrashing UKZN 46-0 in their semi-final in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
Walter Sisulu University captain Phumlani Blaauw says his side aims to dominate the Varsity Shield for the next two years, after failing to qualify for the Varsity Cup.
Four Eastern Cape-based Varsity Shield sides will descend upon the Buffalo City for a celebration of rugby history on 21 February.
Varsity Cup CEO Duitser Bosman has announced that he will leave his position at the end of July to pursue personal interests.