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Maties produced a powerhouse performance against UCT, while defending champs Tuks fought back to upset Shimlas, on Monday to set up an exciting 2022 Varsity Cup final.
Maties produced a powerhouse performance to avenge the round-robin loss to UCT in Cape Town and progress to the Varsity Cup final on Monday.
Ahead of Monday’s Varsity Cup playoffs, take a look back at some of the tournament’s classic finals, including the dramatic encounter between UCT and the NWU Eagles in 2014.
Shimlas and the UCT Ikeys will host the Varsity Cup semi-finals, while UWC was relegated to the Shield after a dramatic final round of fixtures on Monday night.
Jonathan Mokuena’s UJ secured their place in the Varsity Cup for next season by hammering UWC, while there were wins for Maties, UCT and NWU in the eighth and penultimate round on Monday.
Seven teams – including Shimlas, the Ikeys, Tuks, Maties and Wits – are set to battle it out over the last two rounds of the Varsity Cup for a place in this season’s semi-finals.
Round seven of the Varsity Cup saw plenty of thrilling action, including wins for UP-Tuks, NWU Eagles, UWC, Shimlas and UCT in the tournament’s 500th match on Monday.
UCT centre Suleiman Hartzenberg scored two point-of-origin tries in the final 10 minutes to help his team beat rivals Maties in the Varsity Cup’s landmark 500th game in Cape Town on Monday night.
The team lineups for the seventh round of Varsity Cup fixtures on Monday, including the competition’s landmark 500th game contested by UCT and Maties in Cape Town.