Varsity Cup Betting Tips

The Varsity Cup is an annual tournament in South Africa involving the best university rugby sides in the country. The Maties are the most successful side in the competition’s history. It is a very popular tournament amongst students of the respective universities and matches are shown live on South African television.

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Where is the Varsity Cup played?


The Varsity Cup is played on an annual basis in South Africa. It is the premier Varsity Rugby competition in the country.

When is the Varsity Cup played?


The Varsity Cup is played from February to April every year.

Who won the 2019 Varsity Cup?


Maties were crowned Varsity Cup champions in 2019 after beating UP Tuks 34-12 in the final at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 season has been postponed. There is a possibility it could be cancelled.

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Varsity Cup History


The first edition of the Varsity Cup was held in 2008 and won by Maties. It was created in order to bring a sense of professionalism to the game of rugby at university level. This fierce competition has since produced many professional players, including the likes of Eben Etzebeth, Handre Pollard, Malcolm Marx, Aphiwe Dyantyi, and Trevor Nyakane.

In 2011, the Varsity Shield was launched, which introduced promotion and relegation into the Varsity Cup format. This involves the winner of the Shield taking on the bottom-placed side in the Cup in a play-off, with the prize being a spot in the following season’s Varsity Cup.

Maties are the competition’s most successful side, having won the title 5 times. They have also reached 9 finals in total, making them the team to beat each year. Five different sides have lifted the trophy in the competition’s 12-year history.

Varsity Cup Teams


The teams taking part in the currently postponed 2020 Varsity Cup season are listed below.

  • Maties
  • UP Tuks
  • Wits
  • UCT Ikey Tigers
  • NWU Pukke
  • CUT
  • UFS Shimlas
  • UWC
  • UJ

Varsity Cup Winners and Runners-up


Maties love a Varsity Cup final and have played in 9 of the 12 finals to date. They have won 5 titles.

Year
Winners
Runners-Up
Score
2019 Maties UP Tuks 34-12
2018 Maties NWU Pukke 40-7
2017 UP Tuks Maties 28-21
2016 NWU Pukke Maties 7-6
2015 UFS Shimlas NWU Pukke 63-33
2014 UCT Ikey Tigers NWU Pukke 39-33
2013 UP Tuks Maties 44-5
2012 UP Tuks Maties 29-21
2011 UCT Ikey Tigers UP Tuks 26-16
2010 Maties UCT Ikey Tigers 17-14
2009 Maties NWU Pukke 11-6
2008 Maties UCT Ikey Tigers 16–10

Who has won the most Varsity Cup titles?


Maties have won 5 titles to date, while UP Tuks have 3 wins to their name.

Varsity Cup Betting Odds


The odds are not yet available for the 2021 Varsity Cup.

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Varsity Cup News


The official Varsity Cup website has all the latest news to keep you up to date with the latest happenings. Interviews, stats, injury news, and more are all available to help you make a decision on your punts.

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Varsity Cup FAQ

When is the Varsity Cup played?

The Varsity Cup is played from February to April every year.

Where is the Varsity Cup played?

The Varsity Cup is played on an annual basis in South Africa. It is the premier Varsity Rugby competition in the country.

Who won the 2019 Varsity Cup?

Maties were crowned Varsity Cup champions in 2019 after beating UP Tuks 34-12 in the final at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 season has been postponed. There is a possibility it could be cancelled.

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