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.