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The Wits Rugby Club was established in 1909 and has a rich, proud history and tradition. The club has produced many national and provincial players over the years – some of these players include Marvin Orie, Tyronne Green, Wandisile Simelane, Daniel Kasende and Gianni Lombard who have all gone up to play for the major Super Rugby franchises.

The club has both a men’s team and a women’s 7s team. The men’s side competes in the annual Varsity Cup, Varsity 7s, University Sports South Africa (USSA) Rugby Tournaments, the Pirates Grand Challenge League and other local tournaments. The women’s side is still in its growth phase -  the team competes in the USSA 7s tournament, the Pirates Grand Challenge League, the Golden Lions Rugby 7s Tournament and other local women’s 7s tournaments.


2021 FNB Varsity Cup Fixtures
Varsity Cup Highlights

FNB Varsity Cup Highlights Round 1 – FNB UWC vs. FNB Wits

FNB Varsity Cup Highlights Round 2 – FNB Wits vs. FNB UJ

FNB Varsity Cup Round 4 highlights – FNB Wits vs. FNB NWU

FNB Varsity Cup Round 5 highlights – FNB UCT-Ikeys vs. FNB Wits

FNB Varsity Cup Round 6 highlights – FNB Wits vs. FNB UP-Tuks




Contact Us

Rugby Sports Officer: Ferdinand Kelly 

Tel: 011 717 9417



Follow @Witsrugby on Instagram to keep updated with the latest Wits Rugby news.



Wits Rugby Pirates Grand Challenge Champions!

Arabela Chilwane in action in the USSA Women’s 7s tournament against Tuks (Photo Credit: Michele Williamson)

Christian Humphries in action in the Varsity Cup game against CUT (Photo Credit: Varsity Cup)

Daniel Kasende in action in the Varsity Cup game against UJ (Photo Credit: Varsity Cup)

Kurt Webster in action in the arsity Cup game against Maties (Photo Credit: Varsity Cup)