A week before the start of the 2023 Varsity Cup, former Springbok prop Ollie le Roux had no idea that he would be involved in the tournament, but his services were enlisted by the giant-slaying CUT.
There was a close call for Maties in a 110-point thriller, while earlier in the day the CUT Ixias continued their dream run in the Varsity Cup on Monday.
Bloemfontein-based CUT grabbed another upset victory to leave UP-Tuks winless after three rounds of the Varsity Cup, while Maties survived a scare in Potchefstroom to get their campaign back on track on Monday.
An action-packed opening round of the Varsity Cup saw defending champions Tuks beaten in Pretoria, while Wits snatched a 108-point thriller in Bloemfontein on Monday.
In the first of two parts, the Varsity Cup introduces the men that will captain the contenders in the 2022 season which gets under way on 14 February.
Former CUT coach Pieter Bergh has been appointed as Griquas head coach for the 2022 season.
Follow the live action as CUT take on UJ in Pretoria as the new-look Varsity Cup kicks off.
Springbok and Cheetahs flank Oupa Mohoje featured as Varsity Cup’s The Tour visited Bloemfontein to look at the derby between CUT and Shimlas.
Take a look back at all the action from the fourth round of the Varsity Cup which brought victories to Maties, Tuks and Wits while UCT and CUT played out to a thrilling draw.
Ahead of the second round of the Varsity Cup, check out the teams that will be in action on Monday.