2011 Varsity Cup launched


The University of Fort Hare launched its Varsity shield campaign on 25th January at the University's Sports Complex with the Chief Executive Officer of SA Rugby, Jurie Roux and the 1995 World Cup winning Captain François Pienaar, the latter as guest speaker. The visiting delegation were impressed by the University's state of readiness in terms of facilities, ahead of the crunch encounter with Wits University on Monday,31st  January 2011.

Blues will show their famous bite against Wits in a game to be televised live by Supersport channel next Monday. Pienaar encouraged young school kids who were part of the audience to play sports as it helps building and healing the Nation, referring to his 1995 experience of seeing a diverse fan base for the springbok's team. This also brings about opportunity for both players and coaches to showcase their talent, said Pienaar.

Roux said, broadening of rugby is foremost in their planning, focusing on the competition that would entail everybody, referring to club and school rugby. The Varsity Shield Launch concluded with a quick tour of the Liberation Archives.