UKZN rugby chairman Nic Haswell has no issue with the ruling that cleared Pukke for allegedly fielding an ineligible player, but is disappointed by the manner in which the whole process was handled. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Charges brought against Pukke for allegedly fielding an ineligible player in this year's Varsity Cup have been officially dismissed.
Pukke have been found not guilty of fielding an ineligible player in this year's Varsity Cup.
Maties beat UWC 19-5 in the Cup final of the Varsity Sevens in Cape Town on Monday.
The hearing into the alleged contravention of the Varsity Cup regulations by champions Pukke in relation to an ineligible player has been postponed.
Pukke could be stripped of the Varsity Cup title for fielding an ineligible player throughout the season.
Wits scored five unanswered tries to thump UWC 39-2 in the Varsity Shield final at Wits Rugby Stadium on Monday.
Pukke piled on the pressure for a full nine minutes before scoring the match-winning try against Maties.
Pukke scored an 89th-minute try to beat Maties 7-6 in Stellenbosch on Monday night and claim their first Varsity Cup title. TYRONE ENGEL reports.
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