Varsity Cup

Protesters disrupt Varsity Cup clash

2016-02-22 21:46
Varsity Cup trophy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Varsity Cup match between UFS Shimlas and the Madibaz was disrupted on Monday night due to protest action.

Play had to be stopped 17 minutes into the first half, with the Shimlas leading 12-7.

“We have contingency plans in place for dealing with match interruptions,” said Duitser Bosman, Varsity Sports CEO.

“The possible disruption of matches due to pitch invasion by individuals and groups with other agendas on our campuses, was discussed at length at previous Varsity Cup board meetings. A decision was made to respect the challenges universities face. No special rules were put in place to deal with disruptions, as our current competition rules are sufficient,” added Bosman.

The match resumed approximately an hour after the police and university security settled the situation and both teams agreed to continue with the match. 

Shimlas ran out 46-19 winners. 

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27 February 2017
UCT v Maties, Cape Town 16:45
CUT v UJ, Bloemfontein 18:30
FNB Tuks v Wits, Pretoria 18:30
Shimlas v FNB NWU-Puk, Bloemfontein 19:00
06 March 2017
FNB Tuks v CUT, Pretoria 16:45
FNB NWU-Puk v Wits, Potch 18:30
FNB Madibaz v UJ, Johannesburg 18:30
Shimlas v Maties, Bloemfontein 19:00
13 March 2017
UCT v UJ, Cape Town 16:45
CUT v FNB NWU-Puk, Bloemfontein 18:30
Shimlas v FNB Tuks, Bloemfontein 18:30
Wits v FNB Madibaz, Wits Rugby Stadium 19:00
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