The UCT Ikey Tigers beat the University of Bordeaux in the final of the World University Rugby Invitational Tournament in Bordeaux to retain their status as world champions for another four years.
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.
Maties slotted a penalty in the final play to come from behind and beat Cape rivals UCT in the opening round of the Varsity Cup on Monday.
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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.