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.
Follow the Varsity Cup semi-final action as UCT host Maties while Tuks travel to Bloem to face Shimlas for a spot in the 2022 final.
The Varsity Cup final contenders will be decided in Cape Town and Bloemfontein on Monday when the UCT Ikeys and UFS Shimlas host Maties and Tuks respectively.
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.
UP-Tuks are through to the Varsity Cup semi-finals after claiming a bonus-point victory over the University of Johannesburg in the final round of fixtures on Monday.
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.
Shimlas scored a 78th-minute try on Monday night to seal a crucial bonus-point victory over Tuks and boost their hopes of finishing top of the Varsity Cup table.
Catch all the untelevised Varsity Cup round-eight action from around the country.
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.