2021 Varsity Shield News
The 2020 season was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and is unlikely to continue.
We will keep you updated with news from the Varsity Shield as it becomes available. Official news for the competition is available on their website
2021 Varsity Shield Teams
The competition consists of the following seven teams:
- FNB CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
- FNB Madibaz (Nelson Mandela University)
- FNB Rhodes (Rhodes University)
- FNB TUT (Tshwane University of Technology)
- FNB UFH (University of Fort Hare)
- FNB UKZN (University of Kwazulu-Natal)
- FNB WSU (Walter Sisulu University)
2021 Varsity Shield Fixtures
The 2021 Varsity Shield has not released the fixture list yet.
2021 Varsity Shield Results
The Varsity Shield results will be published as soon as they become available.
2021 Varsity Shield Betting Odds
Odds are not available currently for the 2021 Varsity Shield. We will keep you updated once they become available.
2021 Varsity Shield Free Bets
Be sure to take advantage of betting specials that online bookmakers offer to new and existing account holders. Check-in regularly on your favourite online bookmaker.
2021 Varsity Shield Social Media
Keep up to date with the latest social media news on the official social media channels of the Varsity Shield.
Varsity Shield History
The Varsity Shield was introduced in 2011 and runs concurrently with the more prestigious, Varsity Cup. The Varsity Shield champions have an opportunity to be promoted to the Varsity Cup.
The Varsity Shield was introduced in order to expand the reach of rugby to other Universities and allow a larger base of players to develop. The Universities that have participated have larger student volumes and has resulted in the game of rugby being expanded.
Varsity Shield Previous Winners
There is no 2020 champion as yet because of the postponement due to COVID-19.
FNB CUT (Central University of Technology) have won the tournament the most times in its history with three wins.