The Varsity Cup numbers are in and it’s clear that, despite sometimes comedic attempts to reshape the game, rugby is resistant to change, writes ZELIM NEL.
Defending champions Maties held on against a brave UCT performance to claim an 8-7 victory in a Cape derby match in Stellenbosch on Monday. DYLAN JACK reports.
All the teams from the sixth round of Varsity Cup on Monday, as the UCT Ikey Tigers target a win against defending champions Maties.
UCT continued their unbeaten start to the season as they held out for a 31-28 win over a brave UWC in Cape Town on Monday. DYLAN JACK reports.
UCT came from a half-time deficit to seal a 31-22 victory over NWU, while there were also wins for UP-Tuks and UWC in round two of the Varsity Cup.
The UCT Ikey Tigers defeated Bordeaux University 17-3 in Japan on Monday to secure a second-successive World University Rugby Cup title.
UCT captain Liam Greenhalgh says his team is ready to defend their title at the World University Rugby Cup in Japan later this month.
UCT will be without captain Nama Xaba until the Varsity Cup playoffs after the flank injured his ankle against UWC.
Maties will begin their Varsity Cup title defence with a tough encounter against Wits in Stellenbosch on Monday, while UJ kick off the competition against Pukke, UCT host the newly-promoted UWC and Tuks take on CUT.
UCT coach Christiaan Esterhuizen wants his team to be smarter on attack in this year’s Varsity Cup. DYLAN JACK reports.