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    Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the country. To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of talent in universities. FNB has a passion for development, and what better way to showcase this passion than through the sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield competitions? To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of rugby talent at universities. FNB undertook the Varsity Cup/Shield sponsorships in 2008, with the objective of widening the talent pool of South African rugby. The FNB Varsity Cup has given university rugby players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. It also paves the way for these youngsters to be scouted and make the transition from the amateur to the professional rugby ranks. As Callie Visagie, the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament, said in his acceptance letter, the FNB Varsity Cup has managed "to change the lives of the players taking part in the tournament". He was also impressed by "the contribution FNB is making not only to this exceptional tournament, but to the development and promotion of rugby for upcoming players in South Africa". The FNB Varsity Cup has been a huge success and has produced players that have gone on to become professional rugby players who compete in the Currie Cup, the Super 15, and even with the national team. Some of these players include Juan de Jongh (Western Province and Springbok centre), Josh Strauss (Golden Lion loose forward and Currie Cup Player of the Year), Robert Ebersohn (Shimlas' centre who has also represented the Springbok Sevens team), and Demetri Catrakilis (Top points scorer in the 2011 Varsity Cup and Stormers' place-kicker) among other talented, successful South African players. FNB's sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup hopes to unearth more talent and continue brightening up Monday evenings around the country.

    Meet Rayno Mapoe, a fleet-footed, young talent studying Political Science and International Relations at the University of Cape Town. Rayno first got into rugby after watching his older brother and cousin Lionel Mapoe play, and he hasn’t looked back since. “I’ve been playing rugby for as long as I can remember,” Mapoe said. “It must […]

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    Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the country. To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of talent in universities. FNB has a passion for development, and what better way to showcase this passion than through the sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield competitions? To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of rugby talent at universities. FNB undertook the Varsity Cup/Shield sponsorships in 2008, with the objective of widening the talent pool of South African rugby. The FNB Varsity Cup has given university rugby players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. It also paves the way for these youngsters to be scouted and make the transition from the amateur to the professional rugby ranks. As Callie Visagie, the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament, said in his acceptance letter, the FNB Varsity Cup has managed "to change the lives of the players taking part in the tournament". He was also impressed by "the contribution FNB is making not only to this exceptional tournament, but to the development and promotion of rugby for upcoming players in South Africa". The FNB Varsity Cup has been a huge success and has produced players that have gone on to become professional rugby players who compete in the Currie Cup, the Super 15, and even with the national team. Some of these players include Juan de Jongh (Western Province and Springbok centre), Josh Strauss (Golden Lion loose forward and Currie Cup Player of the Year), Robert Ebersohn (Shimlas' centre who has also represented the Springbok Sevens team), and Demetri Catrakilis (Top points scorer in the 2011 Varsity Cup and Stormers' place-kicker) among other talented, successful South African players. FNB's sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup hopes to unearth more talent and continue brightening up Monday evenings around the country.

    Former FNB UCT lock James Kilroe’s story is not that of a typical rugby player. While it was never his intention to make rugby a full time career, the sport has allowed him to follow his academic dream and make plenty of friends along the way too. James was quite happy with playing for the […]

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    Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the country. To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of talent in universities. FNB has a passion for development, and what better way to showcase this passion than through the sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield competitions? To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of rugby talent at universities. FNB undertook the Varsity Cup/Shield sponsorships in 2008, with the objective of widening the talent pool of South African rugby. The FNB Varsity Cup has given university rugby players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. It also paves the way for these youngsters to be scouted and make the transition from the amateur to the professional rugby ranks. As Callie Visagie, the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament, said in his acceptance letter, the FNB Varsity Cup has managed "to change the lives of the players taking part in the tournament". He was also impressed by "the contribution FNB is making not only to this exceptional tournament, but to the development and promotion of rugby for upcoming players in South Africa". The FNB Varsity Cup has been a huge success and has produced players that have gone on to become professional rugby players who compete in the Currie Cup, the Super 15, and even with the national team. Some of these players include Juan de Jongh (Western Province and Springbok centre), Josh Strauss (Golden Lion loose forward and Currie Cup Player of the Year), Robert Ebersohn (Shimlas' centre who has also represented the Springbok Sevens team), and Demetri Catrakilis (Top points scorer in the 2011 Varsity Cup and Stormers' place-kicker) among other talented, successful South African players. FNB's sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup hopes to unearth more talent and continue brightening up Monday evenings around the country.

    Former scrumhalf for the FNB UFS Shimlas and FNB NMMU Madibaz, Enrico Acker hales from Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape where he attended Hartenbos Primary School and Outiniqua High School respectively. After school he kicked off his tertiary career at the University of the Free State, where he spent three years playing FNB Varsity […]

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    Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the country. To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of talent in universities. FNB has a passion for development, and what better way to showcase this passion than through the sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield competitions? To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of rugby talent at universities. FNB undertook the Varsity Cup/Shield sponsorships in 2008, with the objective of widening the talent pool of South African rugby. The FNB Varsity Cup has given university rugby players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. It also paves the way for these youngsters to be scouted and make the transition from the amateur to the professional rugby ranks. As Callie Visagie, the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament, said in his acceptance letter, the FNB Varsity Cup has managed "to change the lives of the players taking part in the tournament". He was also impressed by "the contribution FNB is making not only to this exceptional tournament, but to the development and promotion of rugby for upcoming players in South Africa". The FNB Varsity Cup has been a huge success and has produced players that have gone on to become professional rugby players who compete in the Currie Cup, the Super 15, and even with the national team. Some of these players include Juan de Jongh (Western Province and Springbok centre), Josh Strauss (Golden Lion loose forward and Currie Cup Player of the Year), Robert Ebersohn (Shimlas' centre who has also represented the Springbok Sevens team), and Demetri Catrakilis (Top points scorer in the 2011 Varsity Cup and Stormers' place-kicker) among other talented, successful South African players. FNB's sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup hopes to unearth more talent and continue brightening up Monday evenings around the country.

    The 2016 FNB Varsity Cup season was a tough one for the FNB Tuks team, but they found their rhythm to make it to the semi-finals where they eventually exited at the hands of FNB Maties.  Scrumhalf Andre Warner was one of the senior players in the squad who had to lead by example and […]

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    Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the country. To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of talent in universities. FNB has a passion for development, and what better way to showcase this passion than through the sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield competitions? To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of rugby talent at universities. FNB undertook the Varsity Cup/Shield sponsorships in 2008, with the objective of widening the talent pool of South African rugby. The FNB Varsity Cup has given university rugby players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. It also paves the way for these youngsters to be scouted and make the transition from the amateur to the professional rugby ranks. As Callie Visagie, the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament, said in his acceptance letter, the FNB Varsity Cup has managed "to change the lives of the players taking part in the tournament". He was also impressed by "the contribution FNB is making not only to this exceptional tournament, but to the development and promotion of rugby for upcoming players in South Africa". The FNB Varsity Cup has been a huge success and has produced players that have gone on to become professional rugby players who compete in the Currie Cup, the Super 15, and even with the national team. Some of these players include Juan de Jongh (Western Province and Springbok centre), Josh Strauss (Golden Lion loose forward and Currie Cup Player of the Year), Robert Ebersohn (Shimlas' centre who has also represented the Springbok Sevens team), and Demetri Catrakilis (Top points scorer in the 2011 Varsity Cup and Stormers' place-kicker) among other talented, successful South African players. FNB's sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup hopes to unearth more talent and continue brightening up Monday evenings around the country.

    In arguably one of the tightest rugby finals ever witnessed in South African rugby, the FNB NWU-Pukke beat FNB Maties 7-6 in the 2016 FNB Varsity Cup final at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on Monday. Both teams defended like trojans throughout the match, with the Pukke defence keeping the Maties at bay on […]

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