Big boost for club rugby

Fidentia has signed a five-year partnership with Saru to sponsor the annual National Club Championships.

This follows their already massive sponsorships of Boland rugby and Warriors cricket.

Meanwhile, SABC2 will be the official host broadcaster for the tournament. As part of the agreement, the SABC has agreed to televise both the Plate and Cup final matches live from Stellenbosch on the last day of the tournament.

Sixteen teams will take part in the 2006 Fidentia National Club Championships from Sunday, 24 September to Saturday, 30 September.

In addition to the live matches, the SABC will also screen two highlights packages in its midweek rugby magazine show, Rugga Zone.